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Forum: Speakers   05-16-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,609
Posted By Ivan Beaver
Let's see if I can explain the various "holes" in...

Let's see if I can explain the various "holes" in the Synergy horn.

HF The HF exit hole is nothing special-a hole to let the sound out and enter the horn. On some models there is some "shaping"...
Forum: Speakers   05-14-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,609
Posted By Ivan Beaver
The Sh50 has a better phase response. They...

The Sh50 has a better phase response.

They are different tools for different purposes.

I think of all loudspeakers as "tools". There are advantages and disadvantages to all loudspeakers.

It...
Forum: Speakers   05-14-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,609
Posted By Ivan Beaver
Right now the prototypes are in the original...

Right now the prototypes are in the original SM60F cabinets.

We will be making some new cabinets in the next couple of weeks that will allow more room for the woofers-so they can get louder and go...
Forum: Speakers   05-14-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,609
Posted By Ivan Beaver
The horn on the Sm60 is NOT like your normal...

The horn on the Sm60 is NOT like your normal horns you find on other products.

It is MUCH THICKER and heavier/denser etc. It is capable of supporting pretty heavy woofers.

We are looking into...
Forum: Speakers   05-14-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,609
Posted By Ivan Beaver
The woofers are different. They are a custom...

The woofers are different. They are a custom driver made for us. We use them in other products (SM100B and TH28) and they are different than the ones in the SM60F.

Lower sensitivity, but they...
Forum: Speakers   05-13-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,609
Posted By Ivan Beaver
I imagine the "studio monitors" would be more...

I imagine the "studio monitors" would be more popular-specifically sonically and physically smaller-than the SH50s.

However they won't go as loud. But the Sh50s were never intended for home type...
Forum: Speakers   05-13-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,609
Posted By Ivan Beaver
When it all happens-there will be an active...

When it all happens-there will be an active version as well.

The beautiful thing about the synergy horn is that changing patterns is pretty easy (excepting the price of the mold) since the drivers...
Forum: Speakers   05-10-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,609
Posted By Ivan Beaver
I don't understand your comments. The parts are...

I don't understand your comments. The parts are not "randomly strewn" all over the place.

There are carefully placed in order to get then into the available space and to avoid inductive coupling...
Forum: Speakers   05-10-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 24,609
Posted By Ivan Beaver
The project has taken a "back seat" to other...

The project has taken a "back seat" to other products we are working on, but we will be showing (and playing) a "first version" of the cabinet at the Infocomm show in Orland in June in our demo room....
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-13-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 438
Posted By Ivan Beaver
So exactly what are you "mixing"? The FIRST...

So exactly what are you "mixing"?

The FIRST questions I ask about mixer needs are: 1: How many channels do you need?

2: How many Auxes do you need?

3: How many sub groups do you need?

4:...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-26-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Ivan Beaver
Meyer had very little to do with the design of...

Meyer had very little to do with the design of the system.

All they did was buy out LCS who developed the system, and then funded a few changes and put their name on it.

The LCS system had been...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Ivan Beaver
You are totally correct. I feel that home...

You are totally correct.

I feel that home geeks is not understanding the real needs or equipment types needed for the particular uses.

As with any install-FIRST you have define the REAL...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 725
Posted By Ivan Beaver
Lucky you. I have probably cooked several...

Lucky you. I have probably cooked several hundred drivers during my rentals years (by accident).

That does not count the drivers I cook on a regular basis during regular work and testing.
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ivan Beaver
I first heard this demonstrated in Oct 2001 at a...

I first heard this demonstrated in Oct 2001 at a Synaudcon intelligibility seminar. It was quite funny to aim it at somebody in a group of people and "talk" to them-and the look on their face when...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ivan Beaver
Tom has designed/built all sorts of "odd" audio...

Tom has designed/built all sorts of "odd" audio things.

He was the first (That I am aware of) to do acoustic levitation. At Infocomm in June we hope to have one of the original units in...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-08-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Ivan Beaver
It is hard to suggest something used. You...

It is hard to suggest something used.

You don't know whether he would be able to find anything-or the condition etc.

Trying to compare a new price to something that may or may not show up used...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-07-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Ivan Beaver
What model numbers would you suggest for HIS...

What model numbers would you suggest for HIS budget-that he listed in the first post?

It is fine to spend somebody elses money-but you have to stick to their budget-not what you consider...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-07-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Ivan Beaver
I was commenting on his first post that had his...

I was commenting on his first post that had his budget listed.

THAT is the limiting factor.

I agree there are a good number of decent sounding speakers pretty cheap these days-but not for his...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-04-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Ivan Beaver
Do you just want some noise-or do you want a...

Do you just want some noise-or do you want a "good noise".

Distorted/overdriven sound will drive me away real quick. It just gets me irritated.

Cheap speakers will not give you a decent sound...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   11-01-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Ivan Beaver
It depends on your measurement skills and...

It depends on your measurement skills and knowledge.

If you are just "guessing" or "adjusting to taste" then and 31 band is easier.

But if you have measurement skills, then an "average" DSP...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-31-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,770
Posted By Ivan Beaver
Sorry-here it is ...

Sorry-here it is

http://www.dbaudioandvideo.com/files/resource/loudspeaker_placement_rev041021.pdf
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Ivan Beaver
A "line array" has no control over the horizontal...

A "line array" has no control over the horizontal pattern-they pretty much just "spray" everywhere-so you will have lots of interaction with the walls.

The ceiling depends on the size of the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,770
Posted By Ivan Beaver
I forgot to attach a paper that I wrote about ten...

I forgot to attach a paper that I wrote about ten years ago.

It gets into combfiltering a little bit with some measurements and predictions etc.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-28-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,770
Posted By Ivan Beaver
It is NOT the center to center spacing that...

It is NOT the center to center spacing that affects what freq will have combfiltering.

It is the distance from each source TO THE LISTENER that make the comb filters appear where they do.

The...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-27-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Ivan Beaver
I see no case in which a "line array" would offer...

I see no case in which a "line array" would offer ANY advantage (other than in the looks department and for guys that want a "lying array"-for whatever reason) in a home theatre situation.

A well...
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