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|Originally posted by KLee:
Which line of paradigms (Reference? Monitor?) and B&W (600 series? CDM-NT?) speakers did you benchmark against...
Although I know speaker choices are subjective, it would be usfull to me (and perhaps others) to know which line of Paradigm/B&W speakers the Divas are targeting since we cannot demo them in a showroom....
Just so you know,
|Originally posted by cwilson:
The speaker correction system is an interesting concept. It's supposed to not only smooth out frequency response but also correct phase shifts, and I believe a couple of reviewers found a dramatic improvement when switched on. It is speaker specific, and I believe it is placed between the DVD or other source and the preamp. I'm also guessing that it consists of two channels. So at this point it wouldn't be used for the surrounds and subwoofer and probably not the center channel in most cases, and I wonder if correcting the phase for two channels but not the others would be a problem. If so, it may not be appropriate for surround systems. Hopefully the representative can enlighten us. At this time only a few speaker models are supported, and I don't believe you can create your own settings.
Also, can Divas be auditioned anywhere? One idea would be to have a few centers across the country that would let you listen to a number of mail order speakers and electronics, including the new low cost offerings from Asia. Might be worth a fair amount of travel time for some of us.
|Originally posted by Swampfox:
I have had the pleasure of having Genny Vs in my system for a few months, through the kindness of a friend. They are remarkable speakers, but the are very expensive, very heavy, and have some inconviences. Yet, they were the best sounding speakers I have ever had. Much more open and musical than my B&W 802s. Will this new speaker line incoporate some of the features of the Genny products. I would love to find affordable Genny like speakers.
|Originally posted by pmf:
Welcome back Mark.
The Genesis 2000 sounds very interesting so it will be a four way, ported like the Divas? How does it compare to something like the B&W 802? I only read about Genesis on their website and get this feeling that cost isn't their top priority. This one model (number slipped my mind) has every gadgetry from metal drivers, ribbon tweeter, bipolar radiation, active powered servo SW plus lots of equilization adjustments. Of course something like that weights a ton & costs a fortune.
As for the P-1A SOCS, isn't it supposed to only work on PCM signal at least for now? I know for sure it won't work on DD or DTS but is there a chance in making it work on DSD (SACD) &/or MLP (DVD-A) signals? If so it will be way http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/cool.gif .
Mark any idea about when the Genesis will debut for I've been looking around for some different 'transducers' lately and may wait a bit till I take a listen to the Genesis. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
|Originally posted by Ben Henry:
WOW! All the information is wonderful! I had no idea we would get this kind of input from AV123. Really appreciate it. Steve O. had mentioned to me that a sub to be mated with the Diva line was in the works. I'm very curious about this as I am going to go ahead and order my system after I close on a home. I think I'm going to get the 6.1s,2.1s, and the C3 for now. (might pick up the R3s later for 7.1 ch use.) Since I am not as handy with the power tools as Bob Sorel, (he made his own sub enclosure), I would be very interested in what's ahead for the Diva line.
[This message has been edited by Ben Henry (edited 07-01-2001).]