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Forum: Speakers   07-29-2016, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Kmiller, I own a pair of DWM's and combine them...

Kmiller,
I own a pair of DWM's and combine them with a set of 3.7i's. I also have an older set of IIIa's which I frequently fire up in another room.

I have experimented with thousands of...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Funny how opinions can differ so... Compared...

Funny how opinions can differ so...

Compared to the two Sonus Faber rooms on the 12th floor I found the Focals substantially smoother. The same model Focals on the lower floor sounded even better...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-15-2016, 12:21 PM
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Views: 1,766,586
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Thanks Don!

Thanks Don!
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-13-2016, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Thanks Don, Let me Set up my question...

Thanks Don,

Let me Set up my question better...

Some experts recommend that a way to integrate the sub and mains is to start by reversing the phase on the mains and then adjusting the phase on...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-13-2016, 12:37 PM
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Views: 1,766,586
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Thanks Don, Let me Set up my question...

Thanks Don,

Let me Set up my question better...

Some experts recommend that a way to integrate the sub and mains is to start by reversing the phase on the mains and then adjusting the phase on...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-11-2016, 12:37 PM
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Views: 1,766,586
Posted By Cardiff Kook
I have a very general sub/main integration...

I have a very general sub/main integration question for the forum...

Is it best when integrating the sub and mains to
1) align the timing perfectly OR
2) is it best to tailor the timing to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-11-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28,078
Views: 1,766,586
Posted By Cardiff Kook
I have a very general sub/main integration...

I have a very general sub/main integration question for the forum...

Is it best when integrating the sub and mains to
1) align the timing perfectly OR
2) is it best to tailor the timing to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-24-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 200,494
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Sonos compression

I spoke to Sonos customer service and they assured me that the signal is going through unprocessed but that they have increased the word length to 24 up from 16.

Does anyone else have a separate...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-22-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 200,494
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Sonos Compression Problem

Since upgrading software last week, my Sonos no longer plays uncompressed audio. It has switched from 16/44 to compressed MP3.

I have verified that I have selected uncompressed, I have set it at...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-12-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,875
Posted By Cardiff Kook
It Really Depends

I am as persnickety as they get as an audiophile. When I listen, I listen for perfect tone, imaging and soundstage. Any deviation from my perspective of perfection destroys the magic. I listen for...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-23-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,507
Posted By Cardiff Kook
The single most important upgrade this room could...

The single most important upgrade this room could get is to eliminate the high back chair. Seriously, this is going to severely affect everything about the sound, and almost completely in a negative...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 524,958
Posted By Cardiff Kook
It is actually kind of amazing that I haven't...

It is actually kind of amazing that I haven't tried it before considering all the experimentation I do. I am going to carry my 100s back down the stairs. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Speakers   02-23-2015, 12:18 PM
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Views: 524,958
Posted By Cardiff Kook
KMiller, Do you notice a lot of difference...

KMiller,

Do you notice a lot of difference between the sound of an amp driving the 1.6 and the DWM, vs the sound of using a separate amp for each?

Since you use a single DWM for L and R bass...
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2014, 02:20 PM
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Views: 524,958
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Here are some other considerations on tweets in...

Here are some other considerations on tweets in or out with Maggies.

1) there is the issue of side wall reinforcement. In a relatively narrow room, the side walls can reinforce the bass and...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 01:39 PM
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Views: 524,958
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Thanks Don! Excellent point. I did think of...

Thanks Don! Excellent point.

I did think of it though, and the 63hz dip occurs with and without the DWMs and or the subs. I really do suspect that Magnepan has tuned the speaker to normal or...
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2014, 12:49 PM
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Views: 524,958
Posted By Cardiff Kook
In comparing the speakers I am referencing...

In comparing the speakers I am referencing differences between models when measured in the exact same spot(s). I have both sets and am continuing to listen and measure both in various locations.

...
Forum: Speakers   08-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 524,958
Posted By Cardiff Kook
I recently upgraded from a 27 year old pair of...

I recently upgraded from a 27 year old pair of MGIIIa's to a brand new pair of 3.7i's. I am amazed at how similar they sound. I expected all the years and various model changes would lead to a...
Forum: Speakers   03-25-2014, 10:48 AM
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Views: 524,958
Posted By Cardiff Kook
I was thinking of adding a DWM to my system. But...

I was thinking of adding a DWM to my system. But do you think a Rythmik 15" would be a better investment and also cover a larger frequency range.

I have two DWMs and a fifteen inch Rythmik added...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-27-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28,078
Views: 1,766,586
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DonH50 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/14070#post_24407401)

I have an older...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-09-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DonH50 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/13650#post_24325514)

Glad to help!...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-07-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28,078
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Blacklightning http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/13620#post_24322903)

I have a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28,078
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by Mike...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mike Butny http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/13530#post_24313523)

Looking to add...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28,078
Views: 1,766,586
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rythmik http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/13350#post_24254523)

One thing may be...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28,078
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Thanks that reinforces the importance of...

Thanks that reinforces the importance of eliminating narrow peaks in the bass.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-18-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28,078
Views: 1,766,586
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Just a question.... Are bass musical notes...

Just a question....

Are bass musical notes narrow or wide? In other words, does the bass play a 51 hz sustained note, or is it more a blend of notes in the lower fifty range?

Just asking for...
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