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Forum: Speakers   07-15-2016, 07:35 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Yep. That's right in my backyard, so to speak.

Yep. That's right in my backyard, so to speak.
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2016, 04:44 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
ScanSpeak. :cool: It's a custom unit made...

ScanSpeak. :cool:

It's a custom unit made specially for BlueSky. It is based off of the 2604 dual-magnet model with rear chamber. The 6.5" woofer is a radial neo-magnet model that has excursion...
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2016, 09:02 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Oh, and for those who may wonder whether i am...

Oh, and for those who may wonder whether i am monogamous or if i indulge with other brands.

Indeed, i do. ;)

My lab:...
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2016, 08:46 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
I agree with Jon. These newer midwoofers have a...

I agree with Jon. These newer midwoofers have a truncated break in period for their long travel suspensions.

You're likely at least 80% there already.
Forum: Speakers   06-11-2016, 04:55 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Reference level is awfully loud to listen to a...

Reference level is awfully loud to listen to a movie for the duration.

I only use it for demos during short clips when friends come over. IMHO, it gets fatiguing after a short period of time. And...
Forum: Speakers   06-10-2016, 02:35 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Their current crop is atrocious in terms of value...

Their current crop is atrocious in terms of value or quality.

I remember Epicure's model Twenty Plus using a similar direct/reflected method off the ceiling.
Forum: Speakers   06-10-2016, 12:09 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
The drivers on the long front baffle won't...

The drivers on the long front baffle won't properly sum in the nearfield. Bookshelves are best.
Forum: Speakers   06-10-2016, 12:07 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Interesting write up. Thank you for doing the...

Interesting write up. Thank you for doing the work.

Though it's inherently compromised, i wonder what that basic layout could do with some modern 4"-5" quality drivers from SBA/SEAS/Scan...
Forum: Speakers   06-10-2016, 10:34 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Speakers   05-31-2016, 08:43 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
But the people returning haven't always purchased...

But the people returning haven't always purchased in good faith and they may not be educated enough to realize that an Ascend product would humiliate any like-priced box from BB or any other box...
Forum: Speakers   05-31-2016, 04:50 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Correct, we agree. However, returns ALWAYS...

Correct, we agree. However, returns ALWAYS increase when free shipping both-ways is offered. No matter how great the product. That exposure can add significant unplanned cost to the business model....
Forum: Speakers   05-31-2016, 04:43 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Free shipping is a proven tactic to increase...

Free shipping is a proven tactic to increase sales. It also tends to decrease profits and/or expose the retailer to the risk of unprojected costs. Lastly, the return rate goes through the roof on...
Forum: Speakers   05-30-2016, 08:11 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Lol. I can assure you that neither FedEx nor UPS...

Lol. I can assure you that neither FedEx nor UPS ship anything for free. Ever. The cost to ship the items, however reasonable, is shifted to another portion of the business model. And for retailers...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2016, 09:27 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Oh wow. I just saw it after you mentioned it. I'm...

Oh wow. I just saw it after you mentioned it. I'm so sorry for the wait!

I'll have you a solid reply in a day.
Forum: Speakers   05-27-2016, 05:37 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
The towers already have the updated midwoofers....

The towers already have the updated midwoofers. At some point in the future, they'll receive the waveguide planar tweeter and revised crossover. But that is a lot of work as it's a new topology that...
Forum: Speakers   05-11-2016, 06:39 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
I have listened to, extensively, the LX4 & LX5...

I have listened to, extensively, the LX4 & LX5 speakers. With respect to the sweetness and airy nature of the LX5, the Chane magnetic planar leaf tweeter does indeed possess that trait. But it is...
Forum: Speakers   05-04-2016, 03:27 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
That's actually how I'm using them right now. The...

That's actually how I'm using them right now. The center image is strong. I've actually been watching entire movies (with 5.1 HD soundtracks) in 2.1 and I'm not missing the center. And, unlike any...
Forum: Speakers   05-03-2016, 06:53 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Here's a stock photo Jon had taken of the Chane...

Here's a stock photo Jon had taken of the Chane SplitGap XBL2 midwoofer. You can see the vented VC former and fully vented spider. You can't see the vented pole piece (obviously). One byproduct of...
Forum: Speakers   05-01-2016, 06:53 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
I'm happy to do it. I am the lab head of a...

I'm happy to do it. I am the lab head of a regional forensic media lab under a major state law enforcement agency in Florida. To say that I'm busy is an understatement. However, in defense of others,...
Forum: Speakers   05-01-2016, 01:29 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
The Dana is an excellent speaker, but it's a last...

The Dana is an excellent speaker, but it's a last gen design and technology (though admittedly a sweet implementation of it) and it doesn't incorporate the new crossover architecture. For that price,...
Forum: Speakers   05-01-2016, 12:23 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Well, I'm also helping get them dialed-in (and I...

Well, I'm also helping get them dialed-in (and I think we're about there), so...while I'm enjoying myself, I'm also listening critically and repeatedly to familiar source material, checking cone...
Forum: Speakers   05-01-2016, 10:47 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
I can't speak with certainty, but I suspect they...

I can't speak with certainty, but I suspect they won't be quite that low again. Agreed that the value is very high at that price.
Forum: Speakers   05-01-2016, 10:06 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
The upgrade the A2.4 has received is three fold. ...

The upgrade the A2.4 has received is three fold.

1) The A2.4 has the newly revised midwoofer with a modified suspension for increased linearity, improved midrange presence (obviously doesn't apply...
Forum: Speakers   05-01-2016, 09:36 AM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
While the A3rx-c is excellent, the A2.4 is, dare...

While the A3rx-c is excellent, the A2.4 is, dare i say it, on another level.
Forum: Speakers   04-30-2016, 11:37 PM
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Posted By BufordTJustice
Subs have been discussed, and i don't want to put...

Subs have been discussed, and i don't want to put words in Jon's mouth, but i don't think they're part of any product development cycle right now.

So many good offerings in the market at really...
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