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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!
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I am still loving my 3s and the rest of the speakers that Dennis put together. So good!
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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....
I'm guessing none of you friends are into Classical music.
Philharmonic is like saying Symphony. Or like the word Band, Chore, group, etc.
I don't think it has any thing to do with a person named Phil.

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“Philharmonic,” a word we started using in English in 1813, roughly means “loving harmony.” It too is commonly used to describe large, multi-instrument ensembles.
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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 ?
Yes, we are definitely loving them. I tried very sparse fill and found voices lost coherence. I did like that (sparse) better for Jazz, but overall like moderate fill. Probably, we should all weigh the fill. Mine have a fair amount of the material that Dennis uses to line the upper box. So, I already have some "fill, but may not directly influence sound coming out creating ambience. I also have lx521 speakers in theater setup with no backing. Definitely, need these to be farther from wall.

I like female voices better out of the phil3, but bass is tighter out of the lx521s. Love them both...

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I like female voices better out of the phil3, but bass is tighter out of the lx521s. Love them both...

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I know the Phil3's are full range but I think I would still pair them with a couple of Salk subs (with matching finish) crossed over at 60hz or lower.
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I know the Phil3's are full range but I think I would still pair them with a couple of Salk subs (with matching finish) crossed over at 60hz or lower.
Those look like rythmik based. I already have a f15h and a e15h. My wife would have serious problems with more boxes. The phil3s were a struggle...

But when she goes to visit family, maybe I'll borrow a dolly and try this out!!!

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lol, no need those are Rythmik units in a "better" box.
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I have visited Dennis at his home and saw a Grand piano, or (Baby Grand) and a Violin. I think that is when it was obvious to me that he loved music very much. Dennis is currently the assistant principal violist in the Washington Philharmonic Orchestra and also plays lead violin in two tango orchestras. This info is on his website and I think the inspiration for the Philharmonic Speakers. Correct me Dennis if I am wrong, but I believe I am right!

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lol, no need those are Rythmik units in a "better" box.
But they are not being used with the phil3s. I have a xsp-1 preamp that I could use to do the crossover. I am not disappointed in them, just a difference.

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I have visited Dennis at his home and saw a Grand piano, or (Baby Grand) and a Violin. I think that is when it was obvious to me that he loved music very much. Dennis is currently the assistant principal violist in the Washington Philharmonic Orchestra and also plays lead violin in two tango orchestras. This info is on his website and I think the inspiration for the Philharmonic Speakers. Correct me Dennis if I am wrong, but I believe I am right!

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Well based on the last page or so of discussion clearly it should have been Fillharmonic Audio!
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But they are not being used with the phil3s. I have a xsp-1 preamp that I could use to do the crossover. I am not disappointed in them, just a difference.

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Yes, OB bass is hard to match. At least that is what I have read. I have not heard OB bass. I did have a chance to heard GR Research Super V's but I did not make the drive.
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thanks to woodsart, i have a mtm center channel that matches my philharmonitor 2's making its way across the country as i type. now i just need something to power the speaker. looking at the cambridge audio cxr120 receiver. it doesn't have fancy features like dolby atmos, but it's be praised as being a great HT receiver for folks who like to listen to music a lot as well! excited to be getting the center - just not sure when i'll have it up and running.
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thanks to woodsart, i have a mtm center channel that matches my philharmonitor 2's making its way across the country as i type. now i just need something to power the speaker. looking at the cambridge audio cxr120 receiver. it doesn't have fancy features like dolby atmos, but it's be praised as being a great HT receiver for folks who like to listen to music a lot as well! excited to be getting the center - just not sure when i'll have it up and running.
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