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MKtheater 04-24-2014 01:33 PM

So I am comparing my current speakers to the Unity's as I picked them up for a fellow member. Once I am done I will ship them to him, you know, in about a year or so wink.gif I will start the fun once my Minidsp Nanoavr and mic arrive so I can dial these bad boys in.

MKtheater 04-24-2014 01:35 PM








Sorry for the phone pics but once I get them inside I will use my better camera and finally get a better pic of the wall.

jkkwaz 04-24-2014 01:47 PM

Excited to hear what you think. I was able to hear these at gpmbc's and was really impressed.

lukeamdman 04-24-2014 01:58 PM

Looking forward to the review!

What amp will you be using?

MKtheater 04-24-2014 02:05 PM

I have my Sony es 2800, then my Ada. I could always slap the clone on any if need be. What is the sensitivity of them? Most likely around 99 dBs with dual woofs? My Sony could take them pretty loud and the clone could blow them up so I have it covered. The Ada is the so called high end amp with class A,AB. I don't listen above 105 dBs with speakers so any would work. I will also try one out as a center channel compared to mine.

lukeamdman 04-24-2014 02:09 PM

98db

lukeamdman 04-24-2014 02:11 PM

If you HP them at about 50hz or up they should be able to handle over 1kw

MKtheater 04-24-2014 02:18 PM

Yeah, I won't need to use that much power as my listening levels are reference and lower.

Swolephile 04-24-2014 02:41 PM

These are picky speakers in my opinion. I would not use a receiver to power them.

MKtheater 04-24-2014 02:50 PM

Sorry, power is power and I will show the THD to go along with them. My puny Sony ran my speakers, JTR 888LP's, and SEOS to reference all with less than 2% THD. The DR's and JTR's had one frequency with more though. I do have amps in case

Swolephile 04-24-2014 02:56 PM

To each his own. But I dont believe in graphs when it comes to sound quality. These speaker's high end can sound harsh and their midbass very average when they are given low power.

LTD02 04-24-2014 02:57 PM

cool.

having acclimated to the speakers that you have now, it may take some time with the new ones before they sound right.

MKtheater 04-24-2014 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Swolephile View Post

To each his own. But I dont believe in graphs when it comes to sound quality. These speaker's high end can sound harsh and their midbass very average when they are given low power.

Trust me, If I can tame the highs on 40 piezo horn tweeters I don't think the unity horn will be a problem. I don't just plug and play, I will dial them in and then start over again and again if need be.

MKtheater 04-24-2014 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by LTD02 View Post

cool.

having acclimated to the speakers that you have now, it may take some time with the new ones before they sound right.

I don't know, after all this time I know what I like and if something sounds off I will find why. The SEOS seem to sound great out of the gate as well as the JTR's and others.

MKtheater 04-24-2014 03:13 PM

BTW, my room was built for taming highs! The first thing people say is wow that screen is big and then your room is dead.

gpmbc 04-24-2014 04:07 PM

I'll be tuned in!

MKtheater 04-24-2014 05:15 PM

If you guys have not figured it out yet these are Luke's speakers. As you guys know I always like to listen for myself to the popular speakers and subs that get hyped around here and now I can hear these which are at that level. It keeps me updated! My minidsp did not come in today so tonight will be useless. I can always just hook them up for now.

lukeamdman 04-24-2014 05:16 PM

Hook em' up!

tuxedocivic 04-24-2014 07:34 PM

Those will compliment Luke's massive sub setup nicely.

lukeamdman 04-24-2014 07:43 PM

Oh man, my TV will look even smaller...

MKtheater 04-24-2014 07:58 PM

I got in late after tennis. I will drag them downstairs tomorrow. I still have my speaker wires from my SEOS comparison but I just have to replace the binding posts with speakons.

lukeamdman 04-25-2014 03:09 PM

Minidsp make it today?

Seems like a really nifty option, but since I need different HP/LF filters for two different sets of subs, it wouldn't really work for me.

Mfusick 04-25-2014 03:13 PM

In.

Gorilla83 04-25-2014 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by lukeamdman View Post

If you HP them at about 50hz or up they should be able to handle over 1kw
Quote:
Originally Posted by lukeamdman View Post

If you HP them at about 50hz or up they should be able to handle over 1kw

I have put 1800ish program to mine without an issue. I have crossed them from 40-120 depending one what subs were being used.

lukeamdman 04-25-2014 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post


I have put 1800ish program to mine without an issue. I have crossed them from 40-120 depending one what subs were being used.

I have a CC2800 on the way just for them. I'm sure ~900w/ch will be plenty!

I see the -3db is 45hz, but do you know what the tuning of the cabinet is?

MKtheater 04-25-2014 04:12 PM

1800 watts would be 130 dBs! Unless I care about max power compression sweeps 105 dBs peaks is all I need.

I am hooking them up tonight to just get a feel but only sony EQ and built in computer mic. My calibrated behringer mic's sound card is not compatible with windows 8. So just initial feel and ready for serious listening. I will check the front door again in case it shows.

MKtheater 04-25-2014 04:13 PM

I will check to see where they rolloff in my room. My DR's rolloff at 90hz and the center which are larger at 70hz.

Reddig 04-25-2014 04:43 PM

Definitly subscribed. Love the way these sound but have only heard them at a live venue. Looking forward to how they compare in your room.

Eyleron 04-25-2014 05:01 PM

MK, have you heard the Danley speakers like the SH-50?


Gorilla83 04-25-2014 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by lukeamdman View Post

I have a CC2800 on the way just for them. I'm sure ~900w/ch will be plenty!

I see the -3db is 45hz, but do you know what the tuning of the cabinet is?

Tuning I believe is in the low to mid 40s. In room my -3 point is around 20hz but I almost never play them that low.


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