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post #4921 of 4927 Old 03-17-2015, 08:30 PM
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Hei Dennis,
Just curious if you're able to get the PE version out already. I know you've been swamped w/ the challenges you ran into recently, but thought I ask anyway
I have two sets of front baffles routed for the irregularly shaped BMR midrange--all I need is some free time. Designing speakers is one thing--building them is another. Those Pioneer mods kind of took over my life. That, and some Slims and Phil 3 builds keep me going 24/7.
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I have two sets of front baffles routed for the irregularly shaped BMR midrange--all I need is some free time. Designing speakers is one thing--building them is another. Those Pioneer mods kind of took over my life. That, and some Slims and Phil 3 builds keep me going 24/7.
I've got the pair of the raal + bmr + scanspeak monitors. They sound absolutely glorious.

I'd be posting more but between traveling for work and having a small child at home, my time online is limited.

Even in a non idea setup (Schiit wyrd > ciunas USB converter > Sonic Frontiers TransDAC > Schiit Ragnatok) it sounds glorious. Early on a headphile friend with a PWD MK2 > Eddie Current Balancing Act> HD800 came over for an audition. By one AM he was begging me to turn the system off so he'd leave or he'd end up spending the night listening. This is in a terrible set up office with no treatments.
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yea, Dennis recently shipped me a pair of the RAAL/BMR/Scanspeaker speakers and since it was nice in Iowa, I haven't had much of a chance to listen to them. I will post a full review soon.

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
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I suppose I could wait until the promised review is posted, but since when was patience fun? I'm curious of the sizes of the drivers on the "prototype" 3 way speakers being tested, if anyone who has seen them can comment. With what I've read about BMR and the height of the speaker, I'm speculating the design might include a larger woofer, perhaps 8"?

If this was covered in a previous post, I missed it, and apologize.

DM needs to get some interns to help him build his designs, as there is clearly a fair mount of demand.

EDIT: Also wondering if DM will be offering a 3-way center configuration for the new model (it may well be too early for him to have decided).

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I suppose I could wait until the promised review is posted, but since when was patience fun? I'm curious of the sizes of the drivers on the "prototype" 3 way speakers being tested, if anyone who has seen them can comment. With what I've read about BMR and the height of the speaker, I'm speculating the design might include a larger woofer, perhaps 8"?

If this was covered in a previous post, I missed it, and apologize.

DM needs to get some interns to help him build his designs, as there is clearly a fair mount of demand.

EDIT: Also wondering if DM will be offering a 3-way center configuration for the new model (it may well be too early for him to have decided).
The BMR monitor uses a heavy-duty 7" Scan Speak woofer that is good to 32 Hz. Someone who bought a custom pair built by Jim Salk is using my Slims center channel, which has the same tweeter, a titanium midrange, and two 6" woofers. I think it should match very well, but we'll see what the buyer says when he hooks everything up this week.
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Quick review, as I have short stretch of time- I am just going to call them the Phil-BMR for now, until Dennis comes up with an official name! Btw, I have the PE version of these speakers, so the cabinet is very nice, but nothing extra special. Until recently, my music-only speakers was a set of low end JBLs, so the bar isn't terribly high. My EMP are in my theater, so less music and more movies there, where there excellent and slightly forward midrange really excels.

Dennis has shared some measurements with me (Phil-BMR) and this speaker is flat +/- 2 db from 40 hz to around 40 Khz.

The Scanspeaker woofer is very good and while I haven't measured how low it can hit, I have no reason to question what Dennis says about the woofer. This speaker hits low and is very defined in its lows! for music, this speaker needs no subwoofer!

I love ribbon tweeters and the RAAL tweeter in these speakers doesn't disappoint- absolutely stunning clarity and detail! Classic music just comes alive and I find myself hearing single violins/strings and the instruments just seem more distinct. Jazz, excellent, Rock, well not as much improvement. If I were a metal head, I would thank the woofer way more than the tweeter!

The BMR, well, it kinds of disappears in between the excellent bass and very clear and detailed high end- like I say, I am use to a speaker that has a bump in the midrange, but the whole idea about the BMR is the seamless crossover with the tweeter, and it sure seems to accomplish that. As Dennis has suggested, every speaker needs to break in and especially I need to break in my ears to the more recessed midrange! Also, Cambridge Audio suggests that their BMR driver require a longer break-in period, but I think Dennis tested that with the CA Aero and didn't find any difference after a bunch of hours.

I will post a more detailed review when I have more "ear hours" on this speaker, but nothing I have heard so far makes me regret the purchase!

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
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