Originally Posted by coctostan
I've heard that 18Sound is using them in their new uber driver.
Interesting,...wondering, is this the drive unit PNW employed in the PS compression waveguides?
btw, coctostan, those were fascinating discussions you all had wrt his addressing of various acoustic distortions, I wish I could've added somethin of substance but was way outta my wheelhouse.
Carl, those look wonderful, just simple and well executed. Thanks fo sharing the pics. Scott I'd be all over that, just sayin'. Report back. Yhis is an aspect of this hobby that in my opinion is terribly lacking; ie, visiting like minded others, talking audio. One gains a well needed dose of perspective (at least I did). A few months ago, I traveled out of state to hear BWaslo's diy Synergys. Wow,.... quite the ear opening experience in what's attainable for an incredibly small amount of money. I mean I'd just taken delivery of quite an expensive Seaton Cat, and multiple SubM system. Then I hear how these dirt cheap drivers sound he's put together in a Danley Synergy based floorstander, and I couldn't believe how these modest drivers could amount to what I heard.
$45 compression HF drivers, combined with (4)$2 mids, and (4)$9 woofers!
A recent post I read illustrated all parts for a triple, LCR set, was $419!
Anyway, a trip visiting another forum member showed me a perfect example of what's attainable with a well executed (very ingenius Danley) design, with the most modest drivers you can imagine.
Here's a quote from BWaslo;
"Tom's synergy concept really does make it all sound like one driver. Not like a driver, even, more like an emission from the air in that region. The SEOS15 had a slightly different sound between the woofer and waveguide, not at all bad, but not like one driver. Some of that effect is likely psychological, it is odd with a synergy that everywhere the sound character is the same no matter how close you are to them. ..... Very easy to listen to, no mental confusion at all from split up sound sources."
I concur, wide, wide sweet spot, very natural easy presentation. Most importanly, superb conversation. I'm sure Carl would be equally as engaging
I missed a good opportunity to talk shop with him at a Cedia demo a year ago. Man, I'd love to hear those IWATA horns mated to those sweet compression drives. I've read his posts mentioning other speakers he's heard,... saying these two ways are the best, possesses some considerable weight.