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Never heard anything sound bright with Octave gear, now with Sim, that is a different story. At Axpona this year for the first time the Contour 20's sounded great with the Sim gear, previous years at Axpona with the C1's not so much. Frankly that's where the Raidho shine, as being more of a Nearfield speaker, they still had one of the better sounding rooms at the show, which is easier to do in a hotel room that's for sure.. But Lars knows how to setup a room along with Tyler and was evident this year as well.
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do any of y'all know where to get these tweeter protection things online? I am going to set up my "old" stereo in our spare bedroom since I have upgraded everything in the last 2 years and kept every thing. The speakers will be my old contour 1.8IIs. I have 3 small kids so I need some protection for the tweeters.

I guess I havent shown yall the getto tweeter protection screens I fabricobled for my c4s. I'll snap a pic later so y'all can make fun of me.



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do any of y'all know where to get these tweeter protection things online? I am going to set up my "old" stereo in our spare bedroom since I have upgraded everything in the last 2 years and kept every thing. The speakers will be my old contour 1.8IIs. I have 3 small kids so I need some protection for the tweeters.

I guess I havent shown yall the getto tweeter protection screens I fabricobled for my c4s. I'll snap a pic later so y'all can make fun of me.



I got them for my 260s from Mike M at Dynaudio NA. I just e-mailed him and that was it. Great service.

IMO Dynaudio should include them with purchase. Can't cost nearly anything to make.

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I wonder if they have any meaningful effect on dispersion.

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I wonder if they have any meaningful effect on dispersion.
No effect on sound.
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I wonder if they have any meaningful effect on dispersion.
Doubtful, they come pre-installed on the BMIII's, LYD etc...
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Here's a closer look at mine.

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GT: I just noticed your HK Receiver, do you still have it and or use it? I have the exact same one at our Lake House but I am replacing it with a Zone Amplifier and some Sonos/Dac instead. Going to give this receiver a go in my office, with my Emit 20's. Still debating getting a Special 40's.

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GT: I just noticed your HK Receiver, do you still have it and or use it? I have the exact same one at our Lake House but I am replacing it with a Zone Amplifier and some Sonos/Dac instead. Going to give this receiver a go in my office, with my Emit 20's. Still debating getting a Special 40's.
Yep, I didn't sell it. It's worth more to me than its current used market price. Besides, I have read that subsequent HK models aren't as nice. That said, I have no idea what I will do with it! I would be curious how it drives the M20s. My guess you would want something more for S40. Dyns love their power!

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Is it just me or does it look like these stands and speakers are tilted up a bit?

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Yep, I didn't sell it. It's worth more to me than its current used market price. Besides, I have read that subsequent HK models aren't as nice. That said, I have no idea what I will do with it! I would be curious how it drives the M20s. My guess you would want something more for S40. Dyns love their power!
GT: If I get a pair of the S40 they will be in my Listening/Home Theater room and be used with my Belles Gear, so they are in good hands at 400wpc into 4ohms of clean power! My main system stays pretty constant once I make my decision on a speaker and or equipment. It might seem like I switch gear a lot but I have 4 systems here and 2 up at my Lake House. The other systems are not expensive and usually nice used gear, Arcam Soloist running my office, HK 3490 running my zones at my Lake House with a Denon in the basement doing HT duties. I think the M20 are fine with just about anything and the HK3490 is one of the better Stereo Receivers HK has put out in some time.

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Is it just me or does it look like these stands and speakers are tilted up a bit?
They tilt up very slightly yes. They are the Dyn 3x so I assume that's how they designed it. That picture angle makes it seem like everything is leaning left as well, oh well...lol.

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GT: If I get a pair of the S40 they will be in my Listening/Home Theater room and be used with my Belles Gear, so they are in good hands at 400wpc into 4ohms of clean power! My main system stays pretty constant once I make my decision on a speaker and or equipment. It might seem like I switch gear a lot but I have 4 systems here and 2 up at my Lake House. The other systems are not expensive and usually nice used gear, Arcam Soloist running my office, HK 3490 running my zones at my Lake House with a Denon in the basement doing HT duties. I think the M20 are fine with just about anything and the HK3490 is one of the better Stereo Receivers HK has put out in some time.
Four systems...holy crap!,I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I am moving from my current house to an apartment for the foreseeable future,so my two systems will now become one.The good news is,since I am a loyal long term customer to the same dealer,he has found a buyer for my Taksim Reference 3a's,and I am getting exactly what I paid for them last year.He also agreed to do a straight up swap of my Naim Nap 250dr,for the Naim xpsdr that I demo'd a few weeks back.So I will be now running the 272/xpsdr into my XD 600's,which is a killer combo,best I have ever heard actually...but I have to lay off the volume at night,again,luckily I work straight nights,so most of my listening is during the day.
One thing for sure,I will be selling my two JL Fathom 112's,I really can not use those in an apartment,anyone interested,PM me,I doubt they even have 50 hours on them.

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I heard the Dynaudio Excite speakers today. Though a very nice small form factor speaker, the sonics seem too far apart from my EW speakers for me to feel comfortable using them in a height/Atmos application. Perhaps the Anthem 720 receiver was not a good match with these speakers? They sounded thin and the Isotec tweeter, though having glimpses of the Esotar's greatness, really was a bit flat. The new in-ceiling speakers, I presume will not match my EW speakers even more so.

I know many will say they are just ambiance speakers, but everything makes a difference at this level.

I did hear the Evidence today as well. They Sounded great. Unfortunately the upper tier Dyns I would be interested in do not have a workable form factor for elevation speakers.

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I heard the Dynaudio Excite speakers today. Though a very nice small form factor speaker, the sonics seem too far apart from my EW speakers for me to feel comfortable using them in a height/Atmos application. Perhaps the Anthem 720 receiver was not a good match with these speakers? They sounded thin and the Isotec tweeter, though having glimpses of the Esotar's greatness, really was a bit flat. The new in-ceiling speakers, I presume will not match my EW speakers even more so.

I know many will say they are just ambiance speakers, but everything makes a difference at this level.

I did hear the Evidence today as well. They Sounded great. Unfortunately the upper tier Dyns I would be interested in do not have a workable form factor for elevation speakers.
Placement/positioning is everything!
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I have posted this in my processor thread, but would be welcome to your suggestions and advice relative to what is the better option. Note that my amps for the Atmos speakers will be 200 watt per channel McIntosh amps. Perhaps the Dyns will open up better, than it did with the Anthem receiver I demoed them on?

I am finally gearing up for an Atmos upgrade. I have been patiently waiting for the right speakers to come out. I have it down to 2 choices: match my Egglestonworks speakers perfectly, and have 4 custom speakers made (2 on ceiling 2 on wall Katherine speakers) which include the Esotar tweeters (bigger $).

Or go with the less costly option, 5 Dynaudio Atmos speakers (3 in-ceiling and 2 on wall, which include 1 VOG). The Esotar is made by Dynaudio, but the cheaper Dynaudio speakers have a variant to the tweeter called the Esotec, which is good but not great like the Esotar.
The Dyn setup is less visually invasive than the EW speakers, but they will be custom painted to blend better with my multicolored painted ceiling.

http://hifi-unlimited.blogspot.com/2...ichannels.html

https://www.dynaudio.com/custom/studio-series/s4-c80

Both have excellent dispersion patterns, but the Katherine will have a much larger and more robust/full sound field. The Dyn has the ideal Atmos concentric/coaxial design, which has it's advantages, but it's simply outclassed by the EW on wall/ on ceiling, which should be the case considering that they are at two very different price points.

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G-Rex: I was into the whole HT setup and I have a dedicated room I built for it, but the whole Atoms thing is your typical over blown drawn out "Oh look I need more speakers and a update receiver because they are on their 8th rendition of HDMI"! <<< Rant over! Frankly your better going the Esotar route only if your doing boat loads of Muliti-Channel Music listening but if your doing mostly movies your better going the Esotec route.. All depends, 3 front Speakers using the Esotar2 is what I have along with rear and ceiling speakers using Esotec.. I use Contour SRs for rears and C2 Platinums and SCX Center which has the matching Esotar2, I will be adding more speakers when my room gets redone and the new Dynaudio in-walls will most likely be it.

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