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Solid-State's Avatar Solid-State 10:56 PM 02-04-2012
I can't imagine what this rig is going to sound like with all those fantastic best of bread...

"BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK"

the gear is going to have...

SYNERGY!

Eternal Velocity's Avatar Eternal Velocity 11:07 PM 02-04-2012
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I think he's talking about basic voicing, not dynamic limitations. But perhaps he can elaborate further.

I mostly just meant that open back or open baffle or panel type speakers give a bit more reflected sound off the wall behind them.
Eternal Velocity's Avatar Eternal Velocity 11:09 PM 02-04-2012
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PS Now I just need to find a deal on an ATI AT2007 and wait for MDS/Emo to finish the XMC

Why not get a 3003 and 1805
Solid-State's Avatar Solid-State 12:11 AM 02-05-2012
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Why not get a 3003 and 1805

hmm... that's good advice. I was thinking I'd use the extra two AT2007 channels for two Bill Fitzmaurice Tuba HT DIY subs! There is a rather large jump to the AT300x modules and I dunno if I really need that kinda power across the front.

I might just have to rethink that if the numbers are right.

Perhaps the AT3003 and an AT1803 or 5 might be smarter. And you're right in saying I should get the AT1805 as the five channel would be easier to resell down the road.

OR

I could just buy the lifer AT3007 but I'd have to have a separate breaker ran for it!

LOL

PS might be a good opportunity to give the circuit an isolated ground... hmm...
pragmatic001's Avatar pragmatic001 01:20 AM 02-05-2012
I want to ask a bunch of questions, but I think hearing them is the only answer that will satisfy me.
pragmatic001's Avatar pragmatic001 01:26 AM 02-05-2012
Okay, I thought of one question worth asking. I'm a classical junkie. How much power would you recommend to get realistic dynamics?

Now, I'm not talking about Loud, I don't care much about that. I think you know what I mean Dennis. That moment when the mallet meets the tympani, a raging brass section.

Do you have an amp you particularly enjoy with your speakers?
Dennis Murphy's Avatar Dennis Murphy 08:25 AM 02-05-2012
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Okay, I thought of one question worth asking. I'm a classical junkie. How much power would you recommend to get realistic dynamics?

Now, I'm not talking about Loud, I don't care much about that. I think you know what I mean Dennis. That moment when the mallet meets the tympani, a raging brass section.

Do you have an amp you particularly enjoy with your speakers?

Hi I'm not really an amp guy. Their basic voicing sounds pretty much the same to me. What I'm concerned about is the ability to drive 4-ohm loads to realistic levels when all the orchestral stops are pulled out. I'm currently using a Van Alstine Inight amp and preamp. It think the amp is rated at 120 watts/channel--higher into 4 ohms--and it takes everything I can throw at it, including the Salk SounScapes. In comparison, my Marsh amp rated at 200 watts shuts down on the Salks just when I'm starting to enjoy things. And I know you're not talking about shere volume. But Wagner should sound like Wagner, and that takes a really well-engineered amplifier.
Chu Gai's Avatar Chu Gai 08:51 AM 02-05-2012
Are you using a sub, Dennis?
AcuDefTechGuy's Avatar AcuDefTechGuy 08:52 AM 02-05-2012
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I was thinking I'd use the extra two AT2007 channels for two Bill Fitzmaurice Tuba HT DIY subs! There is a rather large jump to the AT300x modules and I dunno if I really need that kinda power across the front.

Perhaps the AT3003 and an AT1803 or 5 might be smarter.

I could just buy the lifer AT3007 but I'd have to have a separate breaker ran for it!

This reminds me of back in the school days with those multiple choice questions. You know what they say, the first answer is usually the right one.

I would get either AT2007 or AT3007. All depends on your budget. Both will be great.
Dennis Murphy's Avatar Dennis Murphy 09:32 AM 02-05-2012
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Are you using a sub, Dennis?

Hi No--neither the 3's nor SoundScapes require one. The 2 doesn't either for 99% of the music I listen to.
woodsart's Avatar woodsart 07:55 AM 02-06-2012
Agreed, Dennis, no sub for me the servo just sits quietly. In fact many times when I was listening in the "pure audio" mode, I could have sworn the sub was on, still......VeRy HaPpY!!!
Nuance's Avatar Nuance 08:21 AM 02-06-2012
Am I the only one skeptical about a certain person's claim to (future) purchase? Just curious...

ADTG, what's the ETA buddy?
AcuDefTechGuy's Avatar AcuDefTechGuy 09:06 AM 02-06-2012
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Am I the only one skeptical about a certain person's claim to (future) purchase? Just curious...

ADTG, what's the ETA buddy?

I think Dennis can answer that question better than I.

I believe Del has completed the cabinets, which look very sexy high gloss.

Dennis might be waiting for some packing materials to arrive. We want to reduce the risk of scratching those sexy high gloss cabinets.
Dennis Murphy's Avatar Dennis Murphy 09:34 AM 02-06-2012
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I think Dennis can answer that question better than I.

I believe Del has completed the cabinets, which look very sexy high gloss.

Dennis might be waiting for some packing materials to arrive. We want to reduce the risk of scratching those sexy high gloss cabinets.

Hi I've got all kind of wrapping. But Del also has a boatload of cabinets for me to pick up, and I want to do it all at once with a van(he's about 70 miles away). So I'll have to wait until everything this ready, tentatively scheduled for Friday.
bfreedma's Avatar bfreedma 09:54 AM 02-06-2012
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Am I the only one skeptical about a certain person's claim to (future) purchase? Just curious...

ADTG, what's the ETA buddy?

No, you aren't...
AcuDefTechGuy's Avatar AcuDefTechGuy 12:06 PM 02-06-2012
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Hi I've got all kind of wrapping. But Del also has a boatload of cabinets for me to pick up, and I want to do it all at once with a van(he's about 70 miles away). So I'll have to wait until everything this ready, tentatively scheduled for Friday.

No rush on my part, Dennis.
Solid-State's Avatar Solid-State 04:24 PM 02-06-2012
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Hi I've got all kind of wrapping. But Del also has a boatload of cabinets for me to pick up, and I want to do it all at once with a van(he's about 70 miles away). So I'll have to wait until everything this ready, tentatively scheduled for Friday.

Is the top and bottom boxed separately? Also did you get formed foam made-up when you had the cabs from Asia for the 2s manufactured? I didn't think you'd be using bubble wrap if that's what you mean Dennis. I'd thought the Phil 2 cabs would come from Asia boxed like a loudspeaker manufactured there less drivers and xover.

No double boxed with formed foam inserts?

Also because the XMC1 release will affect my ATI purchase, I was wondering about experience driving these speakers with Emotiva XPA modules. I have a stack of UPA1 monoblocks that are basically XPA modules with their own PSU and more capacitance. I probably will be using those amps until late spring early summer.

Here is an Audio Precision report with a 4ohm load.
http://emotiva.com/upa1/upa1_4ohm.pdf
Dennis Murphy's Avatar Dennis Murphy 05:50 PM 02-06-2012
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Is the top and bottom boxed separately? Also did you get formed foam made-up when you had the cabs from Asia for the 2s manufactured? I didn't think you'd be using bubble wrap if that's what you mean Dennis. I'd thought the Phil 2 cabs would come from Asia boxed like a loudspeaker manufactured there less drivers and xover.

No double boxed with formed foam inserts?

Also because the XMC1 release will affect my ATI purchase, I was wondering about experience driving these speakers with Emotiva XPA modules. I have a stack of UPA1 monoblocks that are basically XPA modules with their own PSU and more capacitance. I probably will be using those amps until late spring early summer.

Here is an Audio Precision report with a 4ohm load.
http://emotiva.com/upa1/upa1_4ohm.pdf

Not to worry. All of the Philharmonics have custom foam endcaps and double boxing. The lower and upper cabinets are boxed separately, each with the endcaps and double boxes. The wrap I'm talking about is just to provide protection when I pick them up from the cabinet shop and work with them during assembly. I've never had the Emotiva in my house, but any decent amplifer with at least 100 watts/channel into 4 ohms would work fine with the 2's.
Nuance's Avatar Nuance 07:02 PM 02-06-2012
What are you waiting for Solid-State? You've asked more questions than they do in a presidential debate. Place the order already!
AcuDefTechGuy's Avatar AcuDefTechGuy 07:41 PM 02-06-2012
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I'll be placing an order soon Dennis!

PS Now I just need to find a deal on an ATI AT2007 and wait for MDS/Emo to finish the XMC

Here is the place to buy ATI. Authorized ATI dealer. Full 7 yr warranty.

The AT1807 is only $2K. Spec very conservatively says 180wpc 8ohms, but will probably do 200wpc 8ohms.

http://www.classicaudioparts.com/ind...fiers.html?p=1
Solid-State's Avatar Solid-State 01:09 AM 02-08-2012
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Are you using a sub, Dennis?

On Dennis's site there is a huge section with all kinds of test on the MLTL bass section of the loudspeaker.

I can imagine it's bass performance is fantastic looking at those measurements.

With 30 watts into the SB driver Dennis is outputting 100 dB plus from 40Hz up. It starts it's dive at about 36 Hz. With the Revelator it starts it's dive at 28 Hz.

These speakers are serious business in the bass department!

Is it possible to see full gate 6ms quasi-anechoic at 90 dB ?

(farfield with short gate, farfield with a long gate, and splice of nearfield/farfield)

I'm learning here... at 1m + would that help to create a decent reading below 200 ?
Nuance's Avatar Nuance 06:48 AM 02-08-2012
^ And the questions begin...AGAIN. I predict he never buys a pair...
Chu Gai's Avatar Chu Gai 07:59 AM 02-08-2012
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^ And the questions begin...AGAIN. I predict he never buys a pair...

Awwww, I'm sure he wouldn't let an opportunity slip through his hands like this guy.


Nuance's Avatar Nuance 08:08 AM 02-08-2012
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Awwww, I'm sure he wouldn't let an opportunity slip through his hands like this guy.


LOL! I have more faith in Wes than SS.
AcuDefTechGuy's Avatar AcuDefTechGuy 09:52 AM 02-08-2012
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Awwww, I'm sure he wouldn't let an opportunity slip through his hands like this guy.


That wasn't the only opportunity that slipped through the Patriot's hands. How can a linebacker beat out 6'6" Gronkowski for that jump ball? Don't even start.

I'm telling you. It was destiny. Again. Deja vu.
AcuDefTechGuy's Avatar AcuDefTechGuy 09:58 AM 02-08-2012
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^ And the questions begin...AGAIN. I predict he never buys a pair...

I think he wants to score the ATI amps first. Maybe undecided on speakers. Or trying to fit his budget. Or still negotiating with the boss, I mean wife.
Nuance's Avatar Nuance 10:03 AM 02-08-2012
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I think he wants to score the ATI amps first. Maybe undecided on speakers. Or trying to fit his budget. Or still negotiating with the boss, I mean wife.

Follow his posts...that's all I'm sayin'.
grubadub's Avatar grubadub 10:33 AM 02-08-2012
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That wasn't the only opportunity that slipped through the Patriot's hands. How can a linebacker beat out 6'6" Gronkowski for that jump ball? Don't even start.

I'm telling you. It was destiny. Again. Deja vu.

too bad gisele wasn't on that route. she would've wrestled it away from the linebacker for sure


but i digress. what would be the minimum size room needed for these phil2's?
Eternal Velocity's Avatar Eternal Velocity 10:44 AM 02-08-2012
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what would be the minimum size room needed for these phil2's?

In general, it's best to give your head 4+ feet from the wall behind you, speakers 3+ feet from the side wall, and the phils will need a few feet from front wall as they are a deep speaker.

It's generally preferable to give speakers 6+ feet distancefrom each other (mine are over 10feet apart) and i'd probably sit 6+ feet away from most multi way. The taller the ceiling the better. A carpet or rug on the floor is normally a good idea.

What is your room like??
grubadub's Avatar grubadub 10:53 AM 02-08-2012
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In general, it's best to give your head 4+ feet from the wall behind you, speakers 3+ feet from the side wall, and the phils will need a few feet from front wall as they are a deep speaker.

It's generally preferable to give speakers 6+ feet distancefrom each other (mine are over 10feet apart) and i'd probably sit 6+ feet away from most multi way. The taller the ceiling the better. A carpet or rug on the floor is normally a good idea.

What is your room like??

actually, i'm house hunting so i don't know yet. thanks for the response.
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