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I think the RAAL 64-10 is OEM, but yes the RAAL70-10 runs about 300/pair!

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I think the RAAL 64-10 is OEM, but yes the RAAL70-10 runs about 300/pair!
Right--there's no way I could use the 70-10 in any speaker that was even close to being affordable. The 64-10 is not nearly as heavy-duty as the 70-10. If crossed within its optimal operating range, and then very carefully, it can provide sound nearly equal to the 70-10. But in a 2-way, it takes very careful design work and a woofer with exceptionally smooth, broadly dispersed sound up to 3 kHz. I haven't found any 6.5" woofers that qualify, so some sacrifice in bass reach is inevitable. Still, the 5" I'm using can provide useful response to 50 Hz in the ported version.
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Is there a minimum listening distance recommended for either the Philharmonitor or the BMR Philharmonitor? Specifically, would one work better (or would both or neither) in a 'sitting on top of a computer desk about 1.5 - 2 feet' from the listener type situation?
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Is there a minimum listening distance recommended for either the Philharmonitor or the BMR Philharmonitor? Specifically, would one work better (or would both or neither) in a 'sitting on top of a computer desk about 1.5 - 2 feet' from the listener type situation?
A number of people have used the BMR nearfield on computer desks, but it wasn't designed for that. The 3 drivers won't integrate optimally up close, and the bass could get boomy with a flat surface below the big woofers. The Philharmonitor would be a better choice, or the forthcoming smaller Philharmonitor referenced above.
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'Cause then they wouldn't be affordable. Also, the RAAL can't make it down nearly low enough to mate with the woofer. The woofer's response drops like a cliff at 2 kHz, and the RAAL is only good to 3 kHz at best. I am working on a Quasi-Affordable monitor using a custom version of the RAAL and hope to have that out soon. It will use a very high quality but not super-expensive 5" driver that is very smooth up to 3 kHz and works in either a .38 cut foot ported cabinet or a .25 cu ft sealed cabinet.
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