Philharmonic Audio - Dennis Murphy - Page 204 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 727Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #6091 of 6165 Old 08-02-2017, 10:55 AM
Member
 
jomama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodsart View Post
I have a bit of dilemma ... I have been dismantling the larger theater and moving the "theater" to a small room in our home. This room will not accommodate the wonderful "large" center channel I bought from you. So I will need to sell it to purchase something smaller. It was the one with the seas woofers and the fountek tweeter. Do you or anyone know a possible buyer. Thanks, Robert
hey bud,
just PM'd you about the center speaker. not sure if you still have your OG philharmonitor 2s - i still do and this would be a perfect match. hope all is well!
jomama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #6092 of 6165 Old 08-02-2017, 11:41 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Dennis Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,271
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 555 Post(s)
Liked: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by jomama View Post
hey bud,
just PM'd you about the center speaker. not sure if you still have your OG philharmonitor 2s - i still do and this would be a perfect match. hope all is well!
Hi You'll need to e-mail me at info@philharmonicaudio.com I can't retrieve any of my PM's on AVS.
Dennis Murphy is offline  
post #6093 of 6165 Old 08-02-2017, 11:43 AM
Member
 
jomama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post
Hi You'll need to e-mail me at info@philharmonicaudio.com I can't retrieve any of my PM's on AVS.
sorry for the confusion dennis - i was reaching out to woodsart (robert) about the center channel...unless you're telling me you're brokering the deal for him! =)
jomama is offline  
 
post #6094 of 6165 Old 08-05-2017, 06:26 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 16
The abilities of the Phil 3 are quite remarkable. I've been gradually tweaking my system, hopefully bringing upgrades to it. It's mostly Schiit gear now: linux nuc box -> Gungnir multibit -> Freya -> DIY Anaview class D amp.

Each time a component is swapped there is plenty of resolving power remaining in the Phil 3s for me to hear the changes (improvements, sometime not..).

The latest have been small ebony speaker cones replacing heavy duty 3M bumpers. I always felt that since the speakers are pretty hefty and sitting on solid concrete flooring the would be relatively ok using the rubber bumpers. Wrong! Three cones on each speaker (not easy to stick on give the weight of the bass module) have improved imaging and clarity as much as swapping in the multibit DAC. The bonus is that the cones & pads allow the speakers position to be adjusted more easily.
mervinb is offline  
post #6095 of 6165 Old 08-05-2017, 06:54 PM
Member
 
canyoncreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 67
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Liked: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by mervinb View Post
The abilities of the Phil 3 are quite remarkable. I've been gradually tweaking my system, hopefully bringing upgrades to it. It's mostly Schiit gear now: linux nuc box -> Gungnir multibit -> Freya -> DIY Anaview class D amp.

Each time a component is swapped there is plenty of resolving power remaining in the Phil 3s for me to hear the changes (improvements, sometime not..).

The latest have been small ebony speaker cones replacing heavy duty 3M bumpers. I always felt that since the speakers are pretty hefty and sitting on solid concrete flooring the would be relatively ok using the rubber bumpers. Wrong! Three cones on each speaker (not easy to stick on give the weight of the bass module) have improved imaging and clarity as much as swapping in the multibit DAC. The bonus is that the cones & pads allow the speakers position to be adjusted more easily.
Very similar to my setup. Iinux nuc->OPPO Sonics DAC->Freya->ATI542 class D

Just using some felt on hardwood over cement. My wife says the speakers are sublime with voices. No argument from me.



Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
canyoncreek is offline  
post #6096 of 6165 Old 08-05-2017, 06:55 PM
Member
 
canyoncreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 67
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Liked: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by canyoncreek View Post
Very similar to my setup. Iinux nuc->OPPO Sonics DAC->Freya->ATI542 class D

Just using some felt on hardwood over cement. My wife says the speakers are sublime with voices. No argument from me.



Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
I've been toying with the idea of a r2r DAC, but not sure I'd be able to tell a difference.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
canyoncreek is offline  
post #6097 of 6165 Old 08-06-2017, 03:03 AM
Senior Member
 
uncola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Posts: 392
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 43
hey I'm using class d with my new philharmonitors! Thought I'd be the only one using class d with Dennis speakers. Inline maraschinos. I definitely recommend playing with r2r or other nice dacs with advanced power supply or inputs like hdmi i2s
current r2r dac that ticks all my checkboxes is Denafrips Pontus but I'm kind of out of the dac game til my preordered Nativ Wave dac arrives
klh007 likes this.

Gear list: Main setup - Kef Q900, Svs sb12-nsd subwoofer, onkyo 609 receiver, epson 8350 projector, elitescreens sable 92" screen, mac mini htpc
Bedroom setup: Philharmonic Audio New Philharmonitors, Odyssey Kismet Monoblocks, Soekris Dac, Hattor active preamp

Last edited by uncola; 08-06-2017 at 03:40 AM.
uncola is offline  
post #6098 of 6165 Old 08-07-2017, 02:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston Metro
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Phil 3's

Hi All:

Just thought I would post an image of my system using Phil3's and a mtm center by Dennis/Philharmonic Audio.
While the shiny black finish on the 3's doesn't always photograph well it looks real nice in person.
Thank you Dennis for the outstanding speakers!

Cheers all
Leslie
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Phil 3 5.JPG (2.00 MB, 147 views)
Ericglo likes this.
ad5wb is offline  
post #6099 of 6165 Old 08-07-2017, 03:17 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
gajCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 9,397
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4298 Post(s)
Liked: 2752
Quote:
Originally Posted by ad5wb View Post
Hi All:

Just thought I would post an image of my system using Phil3's and a mtm center by Dennis/Philharmonic Audio.
While the shiny black finish on the 3's doesn't always photograph well it looks real nice in person.
Thank you Dennis for the outstanding speakers!

Cheers all
Leslie
Very nice.

Look like Dennis no longer sells a RAAL center speaker so you have a rare bird there.

Geoff A. J., California
gajCA is offline  
post #6100 of 6165 Old 08-07-2017, 03:22 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Dennis Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,271
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 555 Post(s)
Liked: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by gajCA View Post
Very nice.

Look like Dennis no longer sells a RAAL center speaker so you have a rare bird there.
Thanks for the pic Leslie. My mind ain't what it used to be, but I don't recall ever selling an MTM center channel with a RAAL tweeter. I've always used the Fountek ribbon because it can be crossed low enough to work with the Seas ER15 woofers. I only use the RAAL in my WMTW center.
Dennis Murphy is offline  
post #6101 of 6165 Old 08-07-2017, 03:33 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
gajCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 9,397
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4298 Post(s)
Liked: 2752
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post
Thanks for the pic Leslie. My mind ain't what it used to be, but I don't recall ever selling an MTM center channel with a RAAL tweeter. I've always used the Fountek ribbon because it can be crossed low enough to work with the Seas ER15 woofers. I only use the RAAL in my WMTW center.
Don't see it on your site any more, (the RAAL center).

Geoff A. J., California
gajCA is offline  
post #6102 of 6165 Old 08-07-2017, 05:42 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Dennis Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,271
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 555 Post(s)
Liked: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by gajCA View Post
Don't see it on your site any more, (the RAAL center).
Sorry--I'm still not following this. I never had a RAAL MTM center channel on my site. Jim Salk does, but it uses the wider 70-20 OEM RAAL that can be crossed at 2 kHz.
Dennis Murphy is offline  
post #6103 of 6165 Old 08-07-2017, 08:33 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
laserjock II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Texas Coast
Posts: 1,807
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 777 Post(s)
Liked: 440
And I don't see the center in that last picture.
laserjock II is online now  
post #6104 of 6165 Old 08-08-2017, 05:57 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston Metro
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by gajCA View Post
Very nice.

Look like Dennis no longer sells a RAAL center speaker so you have a rare bird there.
No Raal tweeter. Fountek. Sorry for any confusion.
ad5wb is offline  
post #6105 of 6165 Old 08-08-2017, 05:59 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston Metro
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post
Thanks for the pic Leslie. My mind ain't what it used to be, but I don't recall ever selling an MTM center channel with a RAAL tweeter. I've always used the Fountek ribbon because it can be crossed low enough to work with the Seas ER15 woofers. I only use the RAAL in my WMTW center.
Yes Fountek.
Did not say it had a Raal in it.
Sorry for confusion.
ad5wb is offline  
post #6106 of 6165 Old 08-08-2017, 06:04 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston Metro
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 16
center channel and speaker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post
Thanks for the pic Leslie. My mind ain't what it used to be, but I don't recall ever selling an MTM center channel with a RAAL tweeter. I've always used the Fountek ribbon because it can be crossed low enough to work with the Seas ER15 woofers. I only use the RAAL in my WMTW center.
Quote:
Originally Posted by laserjock II View Post
And I don't see the center in that last picture.
One shelf down from the top.
Right above the Receiver.
right hand stand.

I guess I could have taken the grill off. :-)

Using New Philharmonitors as surrounds for a complete Philharmonic speaker system.
Marantz 7008 driving an Anthem A5
Oppo 103 player.
Custom power distribution box.
Audio spikes all around.

Cheers
ad5wb is offline  
post #6107 of 6165 Old 08-08-2017, 06:29 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston Metro
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Center channel

Here is a better picture of the center channel by Dennis: MTM using a Fountek ribbon.
Would have loved to go larger but as you can see this fits my space.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_5171.JPG (1.95 MB, 111 views)
ad5wb is offline  
post #6108 of 6165 Old 08-08-2017, 09:16 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
gajCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 9,397
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4298 Post(s)
Liked: 2752
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post
Sorry--I'm still not following this. I never had a RAAL MTM center channel on my site. Jim Salk does, but it uses the wider 70-20 OEM RAAL that can be crossed at 2 kHz.
IIRC it was a three way center not an MTM and had a RAAL.

Recently disappeared off your home page.

But maybe it's me that was confused and it was not a RAAL after all.

Don't recall seeing a second center on your site that was MTM with ribbon, but that may have been before the first time I visited your site.

Geoff A. J., California
gajCA is offline  
post #6109 of 6165 Old 08-08-2017, 09:28 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Dennis Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,271
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 555 Post(s)
Liked: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by gajCA View Post
IIRC it was a three way center not an MTM and had a RAAL.

Recently disappeared off your home page.

But maybe it's me that was confused and it was not a RAAL after all.

Don't recall seeing a second center on your site that was MTM with ribbon, but that may have been before the first time I visited your site.
It doesn't much matter, but I've never had a 3-way WMTW center on my site. I do offer one, though. Need to get that up.
Dennis Murphy is offline  
post #6110 of 6165 Old 08-08-2017, 02:37 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Michigan, Tip of the mitten under the bridge
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Thumbs up Sound as a pound

Speakers unpacked and set up! Took these pics on the patio. I enjoy looking at them as much as listening to them. Thank you Dennis for these amazing creations. Oh yeah, thanks to Jim Salk also for the cabinet work, love the wood you guys selected. I'm in heaven owning these!

Pics from my camera of Philharmonic Slims towers in cherry below:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	slims_tower01.png
Views:	169
Size:	1.42 MB
ID:	2264962   Click image for larger version

Name:	slims_tower02.png
Views:	150
Size:	1.35 MB
ID:	2264964   Click image for larger version

Name:	slims_tower03.png
Views:	121
Size:	1.16 MB
ID:	2264966   Click image for larger version

Name:	slims_tower04.png
Views:	125
Size:	1.39 MB
ID:	2264968  
abd1, gajCA, obdav and 4 others like this.

Van Alstine Synergy 300 | Schiit Bifrost & Freya | Samsung F5300
Off_Tempo is offline  
post #6111 of 6165 Old 08-08-2017, 03:45 PM
Member
 
canyoncreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 67
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Liked: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Off_Tempo View Post
Speakers unpacked and set up! Took these pics on the patio. I enjoy looking at them as much as listening to them. Thank you Dennis for these amazing creations. Oh yeah, thanks to Jim Salk also for the cabinet work, love the wood you guys selected. I'm in heaven owning these!

Pics from my camera of Philharmonic Slims towers in cherry below:
Beautiful. Enjoy!

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
canyoncreek is offline  
post #6112 of 6165 Old 08-09-2017, 07:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston Metro
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Off_Tempo View Post
Speakers unpacked and set up! Took these pics on the patio. I enjoy looking at them as much as listening to them. Thank you Dennis for these amazing creations. Oh yeah, thanks to Jim Salk also for the cabinet work, love the wood you guys selected. I'm in heaven owning these!

Pics from my camera of Philharmonic Slims towers in cherry below:
Very nice. I know they will sound fantastic!
ad5wb is offline  
post #6113 of 6165 Old 08-10-2017, 07:01 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
butie120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,327
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 646 Post(s)
Liked: 126
Hi folks. Curious how loud people are able to play their AAM speakers? I usually play movies around -10dB so with the sensitivity at 84dB not sure if this will strain the speaker. I'm running a Denon 1913. Thanks.
butie120 is offline  
post #6114 of 6165 Old 08-10-2017, 09:06 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by butie120 View Post
Hi folks. Curious how loud people are able to play their AAM speakers? I usually play movies around -10dB so with the sensitivity at 84dB not sure if this will strain the speaker. I'm running a Denon 1913. Thanks.
I use mine everyday. About half the time really loud both with music and movies. I have had no issues.
Brian Boro is offline  
post #6115 of 6165 Old 08-10-2017, 09:06 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Dennis Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,271
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 555 Post(s)
Liked: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by butie120 View Post
Hi folks. Curious how loud people are able to play their AAM speakers? I usually play movies around -10dB so with the sensitivity at 84dB not sure if this will strain the speaker. I'm running a Denon 1913. Thanks.
The issue is not really whether the speakers will be strained. Low sensitivity will make greater demands on your receiver, not the speakers. The Denon power supplies are pretty beefy--you should be able to get 100 clean watts under most conditions, and that should be enough if the room isn't too large.
Dennis Murphy is offline  
post #6116 of 6165 Old 08-12-2017, 09:11 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston Metro
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Phil 3 question

Hi All:

A question for you Phil 3 owners:

How much fill are you using in the upper cabinet?

I have removed most of it in mine and really like the sound. Just curious what others are doing.

Cheers
ad5wb is offline  
post #6117 of 6165 Old 08-12-2017, 10:56 AM
Member
 
canyoncreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 67
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Liked: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by ad5wb View Post
Hi All:

A question for you Phil 3 owners:

How much fill are you using in the upper cabinet?

I have removed most of it in mine and really like the sound. Just curious what others are doing.

Cheers
Mine are pretty full. How far from walls? Room size

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
ad5wb likes this.
canyoncreek is offline  
post #6118 of 6165 Old 08-12-2017, 01:57 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston Metro
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by canyoncreek View Post
Mine are pretty full. How far from walls? Room size

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
Room size is tough because it is an open floor plan. But, say 21ft x 21 ft approximately for main listening area.
Very live acoutic environment with lots of hard surface.
Back of woofer cabinet approximately 12 inches from wall.
I originally pulled about half of the fill out. Just took it down to roughly 1/4 of what was in there. Mine was packed tight.
Still loving those 3's ?
ad5wb is offline  
post #6119 of 6165 Old 08-12-2017, 10:47 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Mudslide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Liked: 98
I have my Phil2s in a 25x27 room, open floor plan, mostly hard surfaces, half full upper cabinets, woofers ~18" from walls. Love my Phils!
ad5wb likes this.

MARGARITAS,
they're not just for breakfast anymore.
Mudslide is offline  
post #6120 of 6165 Old 08-13-2017, 07:13 AM
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 541 Post(s)
Liked: 550
@DennisMurphy

Stupid question why not named speakers DennisHarmonic? Where does the Phil come into play??
Just a curious question

This came up in bar talk, talking about speakers when I said what I had...the young man said why didn't the speaker creator name his speakers DennisHarmonic? I said good question I'll ask....

Receiver: Integra DTR 50.3 , 7.2 ch, 135 Watt
AMP: Outlaw 5000
Subs: (2) HSU VTF2 MK5
Speakers LRC: Chane's A2.4
Rears: Chane's A1.4 Surrounds: Phil AAs
Outdoor Speakers: Definitive Technology AW 6500
mpk1970 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Speakers

Tags
bmr philharmonitors , slim towers

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off