Originally Posted by ChopShop1
The 5312beNeo looks fantastic. I'd love to get a listen to it for comparison with something like my TD15M seos12/dna360. Of course, the Radian, even with discount is twice the cost of each of mine....not saying that will mean anything performance wise, but should be considered. I may experiment with the 951Be in the mains over the winter, if so, I'd grab one of these to play with too.
Chop, sounds great.
If one had the wherewithal
, it would be fascinating to assemble a multi-box, modular vertical stack of cabs. With ample DSP and amp channels, the ability to mix and match specific sections, measure, align and voice the system from the LP (we hear so dramatically different than we measure*
). In addition to fleshing out differing tonal presentations and driver to driver polar match ups, it'd be interesting to determine the subjective appeal of a SEOS based top end, vs. a coaxial based approach, vs. a Beyma pleated ribbon, etc. Who knows, but I'm guessing it'd be tough to beat a quality compression driver/SEOS, mated to quality LF support, those curves are so smooth.Wth, nothing but wherewithal, proper tools, time and of course the technical chops, standing in the way
But seriously, getting a grasp on how impactful these high end drive units are, and how much they matter at typical residential room SPLs, would be something I'd be interested in. More specifically, where one needs to focus their financial efforts, and where one can save a buck or two. Also, the manner in which the different approaches affect the sidewall contributions if of interest to me.*
(I don't know much, but I do know we have the ability to discriminate, whereas the mic sums all the complex direct/reflected energy dependent on phase and amplitude)
Anyway, if you do experiment, keep us informed.