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post #1591 of 1777
Cool - thanks, Rick. What time will things begin on Monday?
post #1592 of 1777
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Erin and I are in as well. Probably just heading there after work. Patrick, what time do you think?

See everyone soon,
Brandon
post #1593 of 1777
I'd like to offer a recommendation against the honorary hip-hop track played often at these GTG's. Boom Boom Pow Dem Chickens Jockin' Mah Style.

Don't get me wrong, B.E.P has some of the highest paid engineer's in the game being a huge pop-entity. I think we could do better being 'in the know' and all. Besides nothing hurts ears more than Fergie' turn up her "down-south-bad-bitch-annoying-high-pitched-voice" impression (think Trina & Nikki Minaj). The lyrics are also nothing to speak for in terms of delivery, flow, content, rhyme patterns, etc.

Lots of Hip-Hop songs are poorly mastered, or the ones that were mastered amazingly (such as Dr. Dre's 2001) are too explicit. That said, as a 'fun' song, I recommend Outkast - Bomb's over Baghdad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVyVIsvQoaE

Some consider it a momentary lapse in André 3000 and Big Bo's "cool level" but its a fun great song. Outkast pokes fun at rap clichés and just had fun here. On a technical level, the mix is fantastic. Outkast has best-of-breed engineers in the ATL studio.The song has plenty ton of subtle sounds and staging effects especially midway through the song.

Andre 3000s lyric-delivery opens the song matching it's uptempo 155beat per minute track with equal ferocity and absolutely perfect timing. Most fabricated/untalented mainstream rappers purposely rhyme offbeat (such as any rapper with "Lil" in his name) because it allows them to bypass the technical challenge.

The drum pattern used on B.O.B is a faster and modern take of the classic Break Dancing beats. Inspired by Afrikka Bambatta and the Soul Sonic Force Planet Rock from '82.

Just my .02! Give it a try. The best way to test the merits of a speaker is to see how well rounded they are. I could post other recommendations if peopole want to choose one. Sometimes ya' gotta mix up the bag a bit.
post #1594 of 1777
Count me in as well if you have the space. I can bring the token case of Coke!
post #1595 of 1777
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Erin and I are in as well. Probably just heading there after work. Patrick, what time do you think?

See everyone soon,
Brandon

I haven't gotten a time from Rick... Looks like it will be evening - just don't know what time he was going to be arriving.

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Count me in as well if you have the space. I can bring the token case of Coke!


ALM, you are welcome to join in sir...

With that gentlemen - we are full.... If anyone else would like to hear the CBT36's or any of his other products, please get ahold of rick directly for availability for auditions...

Selah Audio
1013 Oakwater Dr.
Garner, NC 27529
919-264-6776
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rick@selahaudio.com
post #1596 of 1777
Thanks for the invite Patrick! Looking forward to meeting you!

Oh, we aren't doing the audition in your bedroom are we? I seem to recall Mrs Nuance saying something about that earlier.......
post #1597 of 1777
Yes, be sure to bring the appropriate attire for such.... LOL

Actually, that is where my Salk SoundScapes are located...
Gotta have a rockin bedroom rig... Where the magic happens...
post #1598 of 1777
I never pictured Wisconsin as the Mecca for high end speaker auditioning, but it is looking pretty good this month.
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post #1599 of 1777
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I haven't gotten a time from Rick... Looks like it will be evening - just don't know what time he was going to be arriving.




ALM, you are welcome to join in sir...

With that gentlemen - we are full.... If anyone else would like to hear the CBT36's or any of his other products, please get ahold of rick directly for availability for auditions...

Selah Audio
1013 Oakwater Dr.
Garner, NC 27529
919-264-6776
.
rick@selahaudio.com

Actually this isn't the CBT36 but a new design based on the same concept. The time is flexible for me but I had assumed 6-7pm for a starting time since everyone probably works till around 4-5pm? I can arrive late afternoon to set up.
post #1600 of 1777
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Yes, be sure to bring the appropriate attire for such.... LOL

Actually, that is where my Salk SoundScapes are located...
Gotta have a rockin bedroom rig... Where the magic happens...

Which Soundscapes are those Patrick?
post #1601 of 1777
They are the very first set of M7's

I couple the with an 18" LMS like Terry's.

post #1602 of 1777
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Count me in as well if you have the space. I can bring the token case of Coke!

Glad you can make it again Joe, see you next week!

Oh,
don't forget ear plugs, Patrick has a "few" subs he might fire up
post #1603 of 1777
Nice looking speakers Patrick! Might be nice to hear how those sound as well......

And, I have just the thing!

http://www.menards.com/main/tools-ha...46-c-12170.htm
post #1604 of 1777
Anyone looking to arrive a bit early PM me, we'll work it out. I'm off work all afternoon.
post #1605 of 1777
I'm out, gotta reschedule my trip due to work. Maybe next time. Happy listening everyone!

-Keith Sikora
Los Angeles (but originally from Waukesha)
post #1606 of 1777
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I'm out, gotta reschedule my trip due to work. Maybe next time. Happy listening everyone!

-Keith Sikora
Los Angeles (but originally from Waukesha)

Sorry you wont be able to make it Keith.
post #1607 of 1777
Hey warpdrv,
What speakers do you use for the xcelerators and HT? Nice bedroom setup!
post #1608 of 1777
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Hey warpdrv,
What speakers do you use for the xcelerators and HT? Nice bedroom setup!


I'm running Paradigm Signatures all around S8, C5 and S2's with the Be tweeter...

Might have to move up to some Catalysts when mark comes out with the Skinny version...
Not a big fan of fattys.... LOL
post #1609 of 1777
Those Catalyst 12C's were definitely imposing. The question becomes when the 8CL's and 8ST's will come to fruition. Mark has several projects going on, including those, the new Sparks, The Terraform, The Terraform XL, and the Submersive XL.

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Might have to move up to some Catalysts when mark comes out with the Skinny version...
Not a big fan of fattys.... LOL
post #1610 of 1777
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Those Catalyst 12C's were definitely imposing. The question becomes when the 8CL's and 8ST's will come to fruition. Mark has several projects going on, including those, the new Sparks, The Terraform, The Terraform XL, and the Submersive XL.

How many years ago did the talk start regarding the Terraform and Terraform XL?
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post #1611 of 1777
He started talking about the Terraforms back in 2010 I believe. The Submersive 2 dates back to 2007 I think. The 8CL was originally anticipated to be done in early 2011.
post #1612 of 1777
I have heard nothing but good things about the Seaton Submersive, but I have not had an opportunity to hear it yet. I am gaga over the Catalysts right now, and I would really like to hear what the Terraform XL and Submersive XL can do. I am sure the Submersive HP is quite a sub, but I don't want to run into upgraditus.
post #1613 of 1777
Tjhub your inbox is full
post #1614 of 1777
^ And it will remain that way. I think he's sick of certain inviduals (not you) on this forum, and has since decided to not bother with this place much anymore. I cannot blame him.

Onto a more important topic...

Fine folks of AVS,

A discovery was made yesterday when Dennis received back the pair of Philharmonic 2's that were sent to me for our Wisconsin GTG (Randy's pair). Dennis removed the bottom plate that covers the crossover and discovered that one of the midrange output wires had snapped; this would certainly explain the midrange problems I (we) heard with this pair of speakers. Apparently our Wisconsin GTG was meant for doom, as first we had a damaged pair of Phil 2's arrive (which we just discovered last night), and then we found out the left monoblock amplifier that we used to power every (left) speaker (except the Seaton's) had a bad transistor. What a disappointment...

Anyway, I have attached a picture that Dennis snapped immediately upon finding the snapped wire. I feel terrible about all of this and sincerely hope to hear another pair of Phil 2's or 3's as soon as possible. Although I didn't play a role in causing damage to the speaker, I feel it is necessary for everyone involved with the GTG to learn what Dennis found yesterday. Dennis did not ask me to post this, but you all deserve to know.

And now I will predict the future: that Jeff troll guy will post some sarcastic comment about how I am a Philharmonic fanboy, or claim I am working for Dennis or getting some sort of kickback from him, which is laughably untrue.

post #1615 of 1777
Things always go wrong at these things, but you guys had more than your fair share.
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post #1616 of 1777
Maybe it was too close to Friday the 13th...
post #1617 of 1777
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^ And it will remain that way. I think he's sick of certain inviduals (not you) on this forum, and has since decided to not bother with this place much anymore. I cannot blame him.

Onto a more important topic...

Fine folks of AVS,

A discovery was made yesterday when Dennis received back the pair of Philharmonic 2's that were sent to me for our Wisconsin GTG (Randy's pair). Dennis removed the bottom plate that covers the crossover and discovered that one of the midrange output wires had snapped; this would certainly explain the midrange problems I (we) heard with this pair of speakers. Apparently our Wisconsin GTG was meant for doom, as first we had a damaged pair of Phil 2's arrive (which we just discovered last night), and then we found out the left monoblock amplifier that we used to power every (left) speaker (except the Seaton's) had a bad transistor. What a disappointment...

Anyway, I have attached a picture that Dennis snapped immediately upon finding the snapped wire. I feel terrible about all of this and sincerely hope to hear another pair of Phil 2's or 3's as soon as possible. Although I didn't play a role in causing damage to the speaker, I feel it is necessary for everyone involved with the GTG to learn what Dennis found yesterday. Dennis did not ask me to post this, but you all deserve to know.

And now I will predict the future: that Jeff troll guy will post some sarcastic comment about how I am a Philharmonic fanboy, or claim I am working for Dennis or getting some sort of kickback from him, which is laughably untrue.


Just for the record, I did not listen or set-up the Phil 2's when I got home. Dennis wanted me to send them back right away but because I was going out of town, they didn't go out until Monday. Dennis received them yesterday afternoon. Bummer.
post #1618 of 1777
I think it is great that you guys found problems with speakers and the amp, because I would not want my speakers of this caliber to have distortion listening at 90 dBs or so. This just tells me all the speakers can sound better and especially the Phil's. Problems always occur at these things but the real problem is from forum members thinking these problems are excuses or something. I thought I read that someone thought they heard the Seatons even distorting and if this is the case there must be a huge null at the LP for this to happen.

I can't wait for you guys to hear the line arrays! I am making a line array myself but using cheap parts, you would be surprised how good they sound.
post #1619 of 1777
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Just for the record, I did not listen or set-up the Phil 2's when I got home. Dennis wanted me to send them back right away but because I was going out of town, they didn't go out until Monday. Dennis received them yesterday afternoon. Bummer.

I am tempted to leave well enough alone, but not all of this is adding up yet. I intend to speak with Nuance this afternoon to try and figure out exactly what happened when. There is no question that there was shipping damage to the bottom corner nearest the snapped wire (you can see that in the photo). And that pretty much could not have happened on the trip from Randy's to my house, because Randy wrapped that particular box with a heavy layer of bubble wrap on the outside, and it was in perfect condition. And there's no question that the Phil's sounded like some of the descriptions from Wisconsin when I listened to them in their damaged condition. Heavy bass, thick and recressed midrange. Kind of foggy, which is exactly the kind of sound I hate. I played the one track that people seemed to have liked--the Copeland Fanfare--and it didn't sound too bad. But---------Nuance took measurements at his house, and they didn't show a recessed midrange. I'm not sure exactly how the measurements were done, and I'll pursue that with Nuance this afternoon. I remain puzzled, but in the future I will ask Fed Ex to route all of my Northern shipments around or over Wisconsin.
post #1620 of 1777
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^ And it will remain that way. I think he's sick of certain inviduals (not you) on this forum, and has since decided to not bother with this place much anymore. I cannot blame him.

Ah thanks. I feel that way sometimes as well.
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