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Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10,754
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Posted By beaveav
Yes, those are Gold series speakers, possibly the...

Yes, those are Gold series speakers, possibly the Gold Reference (GR) 60 tower and GR-LCR from around the year 2000-2004. Or perhaps the Gold series that came before that, in the late 1990s.

If...
Forum: Speakers   04-22-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10,754
Views: 1,425,939
Posted By beaveav
Well, considering the RX series was closed out a...

Well, considering the RX series was closed out a few months ago and all the models were available at substantial discounts (30-40% off list price), if he's providing you with the RX model instead of...
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By beaveav
That's a pretty interesting idea. I've thought...

That's a pretty interesting idea. I've thought about it a little myself, but I never bothered to do much more than a couple seconds of that! :-)

If you look at their response here...
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By beaveav
Which means a high-powered amp is less important...

Which means a high-powered amp is less important than you would have us believe.
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By beaveav
I can hear lots of things, but price isn't one of...

I can hear lots of things, but price isn't one of them. :rolleyes:
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By beaveav
4 Ohm minimum according to Stereophile's...

4 Ohm minimum according to Stereophile's measurements (but with reactance, so not a pure 4 Ohm minimum):
http://www.stereophile.com/content/kef-ls50-anniversary-model-loudspeaker-measurements

But...
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By beaveav
Where did you get that idea? I certainly don't...

Where did you get that idea? I certainly don't think you need an expensive amplifier to really enjoy any of these speakers. It only gets expensive if you don't know what to buy; or you're suckered...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-26-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 4,976
Posted By beaveav
^That's sort of my hypothesis at the time, but my...

^That's sort of my hypothesis at the time, but my reasoning was a little different. My hypothesis (which I didn't get to test out) was that the weaker amp wasn't voltage-clipping, but instead the...
Forum: Speakers   03-26-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By beaveav
The truth of the matter is that reviews are...

The truth of the matter is that reviews are subjective, and the only way to decide is to get both and compare them - in your room. I've owned many speakers and found my opinions of them occasionally...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-26-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,387
Posted By beaveav
^Fair points. I don't know which manufacturers...

^Fair points. I don't know which manufacturers buy it pre-veneered in bulk and which don't. Salk, and the old Thiel, used to do all of it in house. Some manufacturers may do it each way, depending...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-26-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 4,976
Posted By beaveav
My two cents (keep in mind I'm an EE but not an...

My two cents (keep in mind I'm an EE but not an amp designer, so my "credentials" will be good enough for some but not for others):

I've done some single-blind comparisons of two different amps...
Forum: Speakers   03-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,305
Views: 927,583
Posted By beaveav
Probably. Paper has been used successfully in...

Probably. Paper has been used successfully in good woofers for decades now. I suppose it might not have the expected lifetime of some other materials, but I'd guess it's still long enough (many...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-25-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,387
Posted By beaveav
As eljr pointed out, there's far more to it than...

As eljr pointed out, there's far more to it than this. Manufacturing costs of the drivers in speakers are high. Manufacturing costs of the cabinets are high. The application of veneers is a timely...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
Link to evidence that they are audible? I've yet...

Link to evidence that they are audible? I've yet to see it. You'd think in all this back and forth that somebody would produce it, but the best I've seen is Amir's admission that it's hard to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
Sorry, I somehow missed this post until just now....

Sorry, I somehow missed this post until just now. I wasn't "willing to give them a quote." I didn't even know of the existence of the article until a co-worker who read EE Times pointed out that...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
Exactly. You can spend your money chasing these...

Exactly. You can spend your money chasing these things that at most make a tiny difference (move your head a couple inches and you just made a bigger difference!), or you can spend your money on...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
You know somebody who can hear -90dB at 30 Hz or...

You know somebody who can hear -90dB at 30 Hz or at 19.5 kHz? If so, I'd sure like to meet them! :eek:

And please supply a link to this supposed "universally accepted minimum?" Does it apply to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
Hate to break the news to you, but washing your...

Hate to break the news to you, but washing your hands when leaving the bathroom isn't for your protection so much as it is for the protection of others. Fecal-oral transport is how many...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
Yes, I see the problem.. The problem is your...

Yes, I see the problem.. The problem is your continued personal attacks on me, when the reality is you still have no knowledge of what products I have worked on or tested, or how careful I was in...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
Yes, there are dozens of ways in which adding a...

Yes, there are dozens of ways in which adding a feature can possibly lead to worsening of the performance of another feature on the same board. Back in the 90s a common issue was SPDIF getting into...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
No, I'm not promoting lower quality as being a...

No, I'm not promoting lower quality as being a better thing. But I'm questioning just how far one has to go, and relatedly how much one has to spend, in order to get to the point where it's not...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
Once again I see you are purposely...

Once again I see you are purposely misrepresenting what I said in order to question my abilities and/or knowledge, all in the name of defending yourself. Sounds similar to FUD, if you ask me. ...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-23-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
Poor analogy. It's like going to Motor Trend and...

Poor analogy. It's like going to Motor Trend and asking them whether their lab measurements of suspension parts (assuming they do such a thing for the purpose of this discussion) actually indicate...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-22-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
What Amir is doing is cherry-picking. He finds a...

What Amir is doing is cherry-picking. He finds a single measurement that is better in an expensive piece of gear than in a cheaper piece, and based on that single measurement, claims that more...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-22-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,688
Posted By beaveav
Breaking my promise to ignore your posts because...

Breaking my promise to ignore your posts because I got an email alert on this post and saw that before coming here.

Let's all meet for lunch at FUDdrucker's and discuss this in person. Only you...
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