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post #2731 of 4611
Well I fully acknowledge the fact that the amor-core upgrade won't provide an audible improvement. Personally i'm not one who believes in audiophile signal-chain folklore and psychobabble. I just meant that an "upgraded" version of the RAAL, albeit indiscerable from the cheaper version, is an added cherry and i'm happy to wait a little extra time for my Phils.
post #2732 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

Well, I have no vested interest one way or the other. If I hear or measure any difference, I'll certainly report it. All I know is that those things cost me $330 a pop versus $270 for the iron core.

If there's a difference, it would be in large signals I would imagine.
post #2733 of 4611
I never thought I'd get into classical, but Beethoven's symphony #5 is incredible. biggrin.gif
post #2734 of 4611
Monk,
You are missing out on some great music if you are omitting the classical stuff--though I agree Beethoven's 5th is a great piece if ya listen to only a few. I can send ya a list that my Phil 3s have had the pleasure of playing these past few months smile.gif Like any genre well recorded sounds best but the sound of a realistic symphony is a thing of true beauty IMHO.
Glad you are enjoying your new speakers and looking forward to a review like the rest of the guys here on the forum biggrin.gif
Greg
post #2735 of 4611
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Originally Posted by energyfun View Post

Monk,
You are missing out on some great music if you are omitting the classical stuff--though I agree Beethoven's 5th is a great piece if ya listen to only a few. I can send ya a list that my Phil 3s have had the pleasure of playing these past few months smile.gif Like any genre well recorded sounds best but the sound of a realistic symphony is a thing of true beauty IMHO.
Glad you are enjoying your new speakers and looking forward to a review like the rest of the guys here on the forum biggrin.gif
Greg

I would absolutely love said list! Always looking for new music. smile.gif

Thank you very much! I will write a review once my Phils get moved into the garage. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #2736 of 4611

Wonder if we should start another thread listing great music for the Phils......."The Official Philhamusic Thread" ....Share your Phils thrills and chills tracks!!!!

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Originally Posted by Monkish54 View Post

I never thought I'd get into classical, but Beethoven's symphony #5 is incredible. biggrin.gif

One of my favorites is Scheherazade, from there most anything from the Romantic period is high on my list. I was browsing my digital music collection just last night and found a passage from Leos Janacek's Sinfonietta that just beat the hell out of my speakers, can't wait to throw this at the Philharmonics once they arrive. I believe this came from a sampler disk but I'm not sure. Another beautiful piece from the same CD is Biebl, Ave Maria.

Other favorites include Wagner (The Ring is high on my list), Richard Strauss, Stravinsky and Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky. But then what do I know, I'd be just as eager to recommend Peter Gabriel, The Flaming Lips and Modest Mouse.

I'd be very interested in a list of Dennis' favorite classical composers (and conductors), for he is the master.
post #2739 of 4611

Monkish, you are nuttyeek.gif but in a good sort of way, enjoy your youth!!

 

Get posting!!!

 

and.....send me some musicbiggrin.gif

 

Nehawk, I'll bet Dennis does too!!

post #2740 of 4611
My brother came over for a demo. He didn't stay long, unfortunately, but he certainly enjoyed the Phils!

"You can't even tell where the music is coming from!"

"...Yeah, I like my mains...well, until I heard yours!"

A few weeks ago, when i told him they had shipped, he asked, "How much did they end up costing you"? I replied, "Twenty-one thirty, shipped." He freaks out and asks, "Two-Thousand One-hundred and thirty dollars?" He was convinced 2K was too much for speakers. When he left, he said "Well, you definitely got your money's worth." biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Thank you, Dennis!

And thank you EV! biggrin.gif
post #2741 of 4611
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Originally Posted by woodsart View Post

Monkish, you are nutty:eek:  but in a good sort of way, enjoy your youth!!

Get posting!!!

and.....send me some music:D

Nehawk, I'll bet Dennis does too!!

LOL Thanks, Robert!

Pshhh! What youth? I "blow" 2K on speakers and don't spend money for years at a time. What makes you think I have a youth? :P
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Originally Posted by Monkish54 View Post

My brother came over for a demo. He didn't stay long, unfortunately, but he certainly enjoyed the Phils!
"You can't even tell where the music is coming from!"
"...Yeah, I like my mains...well, until I heard yours!"
A few weeks ago, when i told him they had shipped, he asked, "How much did they end up costing you"? I replied, "Twenty-one thirty, shipped." He freaks out and asks, "Two-Thousand One-hundred and thirty dollars?" He was convinced 2K was too much for speakers. When he left, he said "Well, you definitely got your money's worth." biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
Thank you, Dennis!
And thank you EV! biggrin.gif

Which reminds me. I charged you shippng, but you gave me another account to use that would be cheaper. So I held you up for $130 you didn't owe. I'll get you a refund. Sorry--just wasn't thinking. But I'm glad you like the speaks.
post #2743 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

Which reminds me. I charged you shippng, but you gave me another account to use that would be cheaper. So I held you up for $130 you didn't owe. I'll get you a refund. Sorry--just wasn't thinking. But I'm glad you like the speaks.

Are you sure? I don't think you overcharged me.

The base price is $2,000. I payed $100 upfront for the cabinet. So that leaves $1900 owed. Shipping with my account was $130. $1900 + $130 = $2,030. The check you deposited was for $2,030. $2,000 (total price of Phil 2) + $130 (shipping) = $2,130

biggrin.gif Although, if you wanna send me 130 bucks cause i'm your favorite customer, well, that's a different story!
post #2744 of 4611

Ha Ha!! Monkish, you are enjoying your youth. Saving up and buying what you want is a spontaneous youthful thang, enjoy these years!

 

I have a feeling that 2k spent elsewhere would not bring you the joy this speakers will......smile.gif

 

A lifetime of joy!!!!

post #2745 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Monkish54 View Post

And thank you EV! biggrin.gif

Not sure what I did... thank yourself for trusting measurements in a totally blind buy.
post #2746 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

Well, I have no vested interest one way or the other. If I hear or measure any difference, I'll certainly report it. All I know is that those things cost me $330 a pop versus $270 for the iron core.

I just want to say thanks, your transparency is just the greatest. It gives me a big smile and while I won't, it just makes me want to hug you. biggrin.gif
post #2747 of 4611

Ben gives better hugs!!! (:

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Originally Posted by woodsart View Post

Ha Ha!! Monkish, you are enjoying your youth. Saving up and buying what you want is a spontaneous youthful thang, enjoy these years!

I have a feeling that 2k spent elsewhere would not bring you the joy this speakers will......smile.gif

A lifetime of joy!!!!

That is true. I get to be a poor rich man for the next few years. Yay! :P

I don't think anything would have been a better buy. Although....the Bunny Ranch wouldn't have been so bad. Hey Dennis, about that refund.... :P
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Originally Posted by Eternal Velocity View Post

Not sure what I did... thank yourself for trusting measurements in a totally blind buy.

You've been the "explain stuff to Monkish" guy, for sometime. You deserve thanks for that. smile.gif Considering all the Phil questions like "What's an open back midrange?", I think it's fitting to thank you.

2 blind buys! wink.gif
post #2749 of 4611
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Ben gives better hugs!!! (:

I don't think I want to know how you measured this wink.gif I'm a dog lover, we have 5 of the critters, so a hug from Ben would be just great.
post #2750 of 4611
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Ave Maria.

I just listened to this. Quite beautiful!
post #2751 of 4611

Hey, you're in the wrong thread, buddy!!!!rolleyes.gif

 

I am getting my list together are you?

post #2752 of 4611
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Hey, you're in the wrong thread, buddy!!!!rolleyes.gif

I am getting my list together are you?

Hahahahah :P

I'll post mine over there right now. :P Although, this is just off the top of my head. smile.gif
post #2753 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Monkish54 View Post

I would absolutely love said list! Always looking for new music. smile.gif
Thank you very much! I will write a review once my Phils get moved into the garage. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Igor Stravinski's "Firebird Suite" and "The Rite of Spring." Awesome stuff - just awesome.
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Originally Posted by Eternal Velocity View Post

The only person I've seen say the amorphous upgrade was worth it was a guy who thinks wires, preamps, cd players, amps, power outlets, power cords, and resistors all matter in the chain, but the speaker's power response doesn't.

Seriously? eek.gif Who doesn't think polar response and sound power is important? Yikes...
post #2754 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

Igor Stravinski's "Firebird Suite" and "The Rite of Spring." Awesome stuff - just awesome.

Which conductor/orchestra do you own? I heard Rite of Spring many years ago from LP and fell in love. When I got back into classical music it was one of the first SACD I bought, but I'm either not very impressed with this interpretation or I remember the LP less than I thought.

I'm still hoping Dennis throws a few choices our way. I'll trade musical knowledge for wine.
post #2755 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Nethawk View Post

Which conductor/orchestra do you own? I heard Rite of Spring many years ago from LP and fell in love. When I got back into classical music it was one of the first SACD I bought, but I'm either not very impressed with this interpretation or I remember the LP less than I thought.
I'm still hoping Dennis throws a few choices our way. I'll trade musical knowledge for wine.

I don't have the jewel case anymore, but in my "contributing artists" it says Eliahu Inbal. I also have a FLAC copy from Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.
post #2756 of 4611
Not for everyone but Joanna Newsom's "Book of Right On" from her Milk Eyed Mender album sounds scary real on the Phils. I use that and the version of "Time After Time" from the Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack as demo material for female voice. Note that that version of "Time After Time" is different than the version on her studio album I think. I put on The Wall the other night just to check one song and ended up listening to both albums it sounded so good.

What's killing me now is that I'm in New York until Friday night and I can't listen to my system.
post #2757 of 4611
just posted a few selections over on Monkish's phil track list forum. Agree with earlier poster that sometimes does make a difference on whom the artist/symphony performing a classical piece is as to whether it is really good versus grinning ear to ear good.

Now if it that darn soccer tourney in Europe I am watching and work would quit getting in the way I could spend time listening and add more tracks smile.gif
Greg
post #2758 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post


I have to be honest here. The Phil's were not designed for compressed rock music. It pretty much defeats the whole purpose of the design, which is to bring a realistic sound field to well-recorded source material with some natural ambiance. I had someone audition the Phil's yesterday--he brought some wonderful classical and jazz CD's, and some rock of Mpeg quality. The former sounded great, the latter flat as a pancake. You can probably get similar sound from smaller, less expensive speakers. I own the same model Marsh amp that you're running. It is not happy into low-sensitivity 4-ohm loads. It should do fine with the 2's, but I'm afraid the circuit breakers would trip with the 3 at very high volumes. But all-in-all, I prefer not to promote the Phil's as great rock speakers. The engineering and component quality that went into them is kind of wasted on compressed music. As I said, the 2's will certainly work, but I'n not sure you have to pay $2000 to get satisfactory results.

Dennis, Are you including Rock on CD and Vinyl records???
post #2759 of 4611
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Originally Posted by venture steve View Post

Dennis, Are you including Rock on CD and Vinyl records???

Certainly not all rock. But I don't listen to enough to judge what proportion is decently recorded, or is decently performed enough to be worth recording well. I would love to have about 3 really great sounding rock cuts for the Capital Audio Fest next month. I think there are a couple on the new track list thread (and thanks be to the Monk Man for starting that), but more would certainly be welcome.
post #2760 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Monkish54 View Post

Are you sure? I don't think you overcharged me.
The base price is $2,000. I payed $100 upfront for the cabinet. So that leaves $1900 owed. Shipping with my account was $130. $1900 + $130 = $2,030. The check you deposited was for $2,030. $2,000 (total price of Phil 2) + $130 (shipping) = $2,130
biggrin.gif Although, if you wanna send me 130 bucks cause i'm your favorite customer, well, that's a different story!


The problem is--I didn't pay dime one for shipping. That was billed to a third party account. So I shouldn't have charged you anything. You owe your Father, or Uncle, or whoever it was the $130.
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