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Forum: Speakers   05-03-2015, 06:07 PM
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Posted By DS-21
For the record, they're not my speakers. (I do...

For the record, they're not my speakers. (I do use the 8" Uni-Q from the Q900 in my desktop speakers.) The only KEF speakers currently in my main system are R800ds surroundThe Q900's have really...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7,329
Views: 929,683
Posted By DS-21
Of course a salesman would interject something...

Of course a salesman would interject something like that. :rolleyes:

(The salesman who processed the return on the Parasound amp was not happy, either. :) )

A thinking person who understands...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By DS-21
Listener break-in, that is. The actual speakers...

Listener break-in, that is. The actual speakers don't materially change.

Break-in is basically the process by which bad speakers (or badly placed good speakers) end up sounding less bad due to the...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,329
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Posted By DS-21
My method is simply not to obsess about things...

My method is simply not to obsess about things that are generally non-issues in real life with modern equipment and bass management.

But on Q900s, a friend of mine owns a pair. He, as many people...
Forum: Speakers   05-02-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7,329
Views: 929,683
Posted By DS-21
That calculator is worthless, unless one is...

That calculator is worthless, unless one is talking about listening outdoors or in an anechoic chamber. For more, better to point you here...
Forum: Sewell Direct – Connect Anything   05-02-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By DS-21
What's the outer barrel on these? Is it...

What's the outer barrel on these? Is it non-conductive plastic like your (excellent) Deadbolt plugs and spades?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-02-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,978
Posted By DS-21
While I can't speak to 20 years ago, here's an...

While I can't speak to 20 years ago, here's an AVS thread from a decade ago discussing the issue....
Forum: Audio Gear   04-23-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By DS-21
It's more accurate to say the Outlaw M2200 is a...

It's more accurate to say the Outlaw M2200 is a knockoff of the NHT A1.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-22-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,978
Posted By DS-21
I generally don't bother to do sims of bass...

I generally don't bother to do sims of bass enclosures any more (except for power vs. excursion) because they don't seem to matter in real world home audio use. (Outdoors is a different thing, but my...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-22-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,978
Posted By DS-21
You can take a bunch of numbers and punch them...

You can take a bunch of numbers and punch them into a fancy calculator and scribble all kinds of cute equations on a virtual chalkboard. But if they don't correspond to physical reality, who cares?
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-22-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,978
Posted By DS-21
Those are just marketing terms. "Front...

Those are just marketing terms.

"Front loaded horn" is Marketer for "4th order bandpass" (closed chamber on one side of the driver, resonant chamber on the other, therefore monopole below cutoff...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-22-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3,020
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Posted By DS-21
Definitely basic stuff for someone who's played...

Definitely basic stuff for someone who's played with Phoenix connectors already, but I wrote that (wow, almost three years ago now; need to update it with better pics) because there was a lot of...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-22-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,978
Posted By DS-21
The main thing that matters in ported or vented...

The main thing that matters in ported or vented (as opposed to PR-based) bandpass (whether the marketers call them "bandpass" or "horn") systems are the above-passband resonances, which generally...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-21-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3,020
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Views: 186,625
Posted By DS-21
Worked for me both on my Mac and my iPhone. ...

Worked for me both on my Mac and my iPhone.

Does it work for you set up like this? (http://seriousaudioblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/easy-rca-inputs-and-outputs-for-2x4.html)
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-21-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,978
Posted By DS-21
I think models for subwoofers are overrated....

I think models for subwoofers are overrated. Rooms change things so much that who cares? I only looks at power vs excursion these days, to make sure a driver isn't likely to self-destruct in a given...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-21-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,978
Posted By DS-21
Bass "horns" are just 4th order bandpass ("front...

Bass "horns" are just 4th order bandpass ("front loaded horn") or 6th order bandpass ("tapped horn"). True, Unibox cannot do 6th order. But it does 4th order just fine.



Use good drivers and...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-21-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,020
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Views: 186,625
Posted By DS-21
http://seriousaudioblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/easy-...

http://seriousaudioblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/easy-rca-inputs-and-outputs-for-2x4.html

They use them because they're smaller. (I like them better, actually, because you can use them with bare wire...
Forum: Speakers   04-21-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,395
Posted By DS-21
That's a reasonable request. My apologies for not...

That's a reasonable request. My apologies for not properly citing.

The full measurement set for their $5000 flagship is here. (...
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 38,821
Posted By DS-21
FYI, I recently read that Bill Bush, who designed...

FYI, I recently read that Bill Bush, who designed these speakers (and was also involved in the design of landmark speakers such as the NHT 3.3) passed away. RIP.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 74,156
Posted By DS-21
Altering the spectral balance is hardly a...

Altering the spectral balance is hardly a "purist" approach.



That's my issue. For music, it really hasn't. The best (effective without altering the spectral balance of music) multichannel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 74,156
Posted By DS-21
For the record, while I share your opinion of...

For the record, while I share your opinion of Auro-3D on the same limited selection of demo material, I also mostly agree with the “all channel stereo” criticism of Auromatic for 2-channel music. I...
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,395
Posted By DS-21
One can argue about the aesthetic appeal of a...

One can argue about the aesthetic appeal of a pair of huge black tube socks in one’s living room, I suppose, but one cannot argue with the objectively low fidelity provided by the Goldenear tweeter. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 74,156
Posted By DS-21
If you feel like it, try 2-channel music in your...

If you feel like it, try 2-channel music in your HT rig in 2-channel and in DSU. I'm genuinely curious to read if you have the same impression I came away iwith.



Which one is the "all channel...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,395
Posted By DS-21
You guys really think a hunk of MDF in a sock is...

You guys really think a hunk of MDF in a sock is a good look? Must not have pets or children...

If you like the speakers' sound, whatever, but honestly I think it's embarrassing that they sell...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-18-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,020
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Views: 186,625
Posted By DS-21
I can't really answer that as I haven't tried to...

I can't really answer that as I haven't tried to push things high enough to get localization problems. But I don't have localization issues - once I added some blu-tack to the back of the lightswitch...
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