Originally Posted by HogPilot
Also, it looks like Carl (the guy with the stock of NIB Dunlavys) is now offering a free SCS2 with the purchase of a pair of III.a's, IV.a's, or any 5- or 7-speaker setup:http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/1773746167.html
Prices are still on the high side, but the free sub makes it almost palatable
So you finally sold the HRCC and IV.a's?
I have sold the HRCC but am holding the IV's so the manufacturer of my most recent acquisition can compare them (he will be here in a 3 to 4 weeks). My new system consists of Seaton Sound SubMersives Subs and Seaton Sound Catalysts and a TacT 2.2XP.
* High efficiency, Italian made, 8" coaxial midrange w/ Neodymium compression tweeter.
* Custom built, low distortion, high excursion, 12" sealed woofers utilizing a full copper sleeve over the pole piece for exceptionally low inductance and increased linearity.
Electronics & Amplification:
* Internally powered, tri-amplified design.
* Three (3) ICEpower channels of amplification with 24-bit/96kHz DSP executing the crossover design and response contouring.
* 300W powering the coaxial 1" Neodymium compression tweeter
* 700W powering the 8" midrange (coaxial with tweeter)
* 1000W powering the pair of 12" sealed woofers.
* Galvonic isolation of XLR inputs.
* Robust, multi-layer MDF cabinet construction with extensive bracing, precision cut CNC parts.
* Large 1.25" bevel on baffle edges beneficial in diffraction reduction, aesthetic appeal, as well as easier flush baffle wall installation.
* Tapered rear of cabinet with 3.5" chamfer to the rear long edges allows tighter placement when angled or toed in.
* Gross dimensions: 16" wide, 38" tall, 14" deep (including 1/2" grill)
* Intended range of use: 55-21kHz (mine are good to about 40hz but am crossing them over at 60hz.
When they sit on 22 inch stands, the tweeter/mid is at ear level. Because they (and the Submersive Subs) are sealed cabinet designs, they have more in common with the Dunlavys than not. My guess would be that the crossover slopes are much steeper but given they are digital, phase shift is not an issue. As noted, I would love to hear a pair of VI's and these in the same room.
The Tact 2.2 is the only way a system like this can work (IMO). You can select any crossover slope you choose (I'm using 24db per octave) and any frequency. It also time aligns the subs to the mains so the integration is totally seamless. And, of course, you get room correction from, in my case, 7Hz to 20K hz.
There are some things these do better than the Dunlavys and some not as good, but given the reasons for my selection, I am pleased.