MK, I'm glad the Sony is working out.
I own a few Sony ES products, one being a receiver. I'm no longer using it in the big system, but it's a fabulous sounding piece.This
one, I loved the way it looks. I bought the 400 disc player too. I own ES DAT decks, as well as pro DAT recording piece. Don't use any of it anymore really. I believe I've never sold a single piece I've ever owned (even still own my first system, played 8track and cassette in the same slot
I'm glad you're enjoying that system of yours, you've certainly had your share of curve balls thrown at you.
Originally Posted by LTD02
might be a cheap pioneer receiver, but he measured next to zero crossover distortion and so it does what it needs to do.
he also says that drivers are a commodity item, but then goes on to use top of the line drivers from b&c with shorting rings to reduce distortion.
so just be careful in reading what dr. g. has to say, as it could be taken out of context rather easily.
You're right, he's relatively poor at communicating his knowledge in small bits and pieces, quite often lends itself to being misinterpreted. Little quips here and there, forum style, can quite often be the worst possible manner in which to impart a deeper level of understanding on certain less than intuitive
topics, ... ie., small room acoustics
Regarding the B&C drivers, I guess everyone's different, however I wouldn't characterize the GedLee Abbey as using high-end drivers. At $250 for the woofer, and $110 for the tweeter, ... certainly not excessive.
But you're right, one should be careful reading Geddes, all said, ... he's still a good read imo.