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Originally Posted by Mudslide View Post

COOKIES?!! SLIMS?!! Why didn't you tell me? eek.gif

+ 1!

If I had known there would be cookies.......... biggrin.gif
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The CAF was the formal roll out for the Slims. I see that nobody on the net has made any comments on how the Slims sounded at the CAF!! Comments anybody?

Bob
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The CAF was the formal roll out for the Slims. I see that nobody on the net has made any comments on how the Slims sounded at the CAF!! Comments anybody?

Bob

+1. Curious to know myself.
post #4324 of 4611
There were some positive comments on the Slims at Audiocircle in the CAF thread.
post #4325 of 4611
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Originally Posted by mrlittlejeans View Post

There were some positive comments on the Slims at Audiocircle in the CAF thread.

Thanks, but I am looking for more detail than "I liked the Philharmonic slim towers too" without a comparison to the other Philharmonics or why the Slims were liked?

Bob
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Nice comment on the Philharmonic 3s near the bottom of the page.

http://parttimeaudiophile.com/2013/08/05/caf-2013-salk-audio-by-van-alstine-and-philharmonic/

Bob
Edited by fsimms - 8/5/13 at 12:44pm
post #4327 of 4611
^ Looking good, Dennis!
post #4328 of 4611
I know this was posted here before, but now I can't find it.....what are the dimensions of the new Slim?
post #4329 of 4611
The Slims are 45" H, 9" W, and 12" D.
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Dennis, what is tte price on the Phil Slims? Do they use the same RAAL in a 3-way configuration?
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

The Slims are 45" H, 9" W, and 12" D.

Thanks Dennis.

Sorry I missed hearing them at CAF. frown.gif
post #4332 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Martycool007 View Post

Dennis, what is tte price on the Phil Slims? Do they use the same RAAL in a 3-way configuration?


The regular price for the Slims is $2700/pr with the standard cabinet, and $3050/p with a custom cabinet made by Jim Salk. The Slims I used at the show are available for $2200/pr.
post #4333 of 4611
Somebody should scoop those up. That is a steal.
post #4334 of 4611
Are the Slims you used at CAF in the cabinet made by Jim?
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Hey guys, I just wanted to let you all know that the show slims and philharmonitors are sold. Jim Salk's custom slims are still available for $3050, pics are on the website philharmonicaudio.com
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Are the Slims you used at CAF in the cabinet made by Jim?

I wish--they probably would have got more attention next to those olive burl 3's. But as you can deduce from the last post, the show Slims were the standard ones. No way am I selling anything
Jim Salk makes for $2200.
post #4337 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

I wish--they probably would have got more attention next to those olive burl 3's. But as you can deduce from the last post, the show Slims were the standard ones. No way am I selling anything
Jim Salk makes for $2200.

Dennis, where can I find the specs for the Slims? Thanks.
post #4338 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Veda View Post

Dennis, where can I find the specs for the Slims? Thanks.

I'll try and get them posted on my site in a day or two. The dimensions are in a post above. They use the same RAAL tweeter as the Phil 3's, and the 6.5" version of the 8" ScanSpeak Revelator in the 3's. The midrange is a full range titanium unit (although I only use it over a fractions of its useable range), and it's open to the back just like the 3. Sensitivity is 85.5 dB, and the useful bass extension is 35 Hz. They sound pretty much identical to the 3's above 40 Hz.
post #4339 of 4611
Boy, if I had any money and didn't have a tendency to move to other continents - they'd be the speakers I'd get.
Edited by charmerci - 8/9/13 at 9:13am
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

They sound pretty much identical to the 3's above 40 Hz.

With the right music, the Philharmonic 2s sounded totally transparent in the midrange and treble at my condo. Although my SoundScapes sound even better to me, they aren’t quite able to perform that feat. Can the Slims sound as transparent as the 2s?

Bob
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With the right music, the Philharmonic 2s sounded totally transparent in the midrange and treble at my condo. Although my SoundScapes sound even better to me, they aren’t quite able to perform that feat. Can the Slims sound as transparent as the 2s?

Bob

Well, I think they're as transparent as the 3's, and the 2's and 3's are identical in the midrange. BTW--I've discontinued the 2's. Everyone wants the Revelator woofer in the 3's. The only thing the Slims can't do is lay out a carpet of super low bass that you feel more than you hear.
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Originally Posted by fsimms View Post

With the right music, the Philharmonic 2s sounded totally transparent in the midrange and treble at my condo. Although my SoundScapes sound even better to me, they aren’t quite able to perform that feat. Can the Slims sound as transparent as the 2s?

Bob

Well, I think they're as transparent as the 3's, and the 2's and 3's are identical in the midrange. BTW--I've discontinued the 2's. Everyone wants the Revelator woofer in the 3's. The only thing the Slims can't do is lay out a carpet of super low bass that you feel more than you hear.
post #4343 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

Well, I think they're as transparent as the 3's, and the 2's and 3's are identical in the midrange. BTW--I've discontinued the 2's. Everyone wants the Revelator woofer in the 3's. The only thing the Slims can't do is lay out a carpet of super low bass that you feel more than you hear.

So my 2s are a collector's item?
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Originally Posted by VicTorious1 View Post

So my 2s are a collector's item?

Pretty much. Now all you need is a collector. I'm only retiring them because I don't have any more of the Chinese cabinets that allowed me to sell them for $2,000, With the price increase necessitated by domestic cabinet production, they have to be priced too closely to the 3's to make them attractive.
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Here are some nice pictures of the Philharmonics at the CAF.

Philharmonics

Hint: Click slideshow to see full screen.

Bob
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Originally Posted by fsimms View Post

Here are some nice pictures of the Philharmonics at the CAF.

Philharmonics

Hint: Click slideshow to see full screen.

Bob

Thanks for posting the very nice pics!

Hey Dennis..........why are the slims taller than the monitors or 3s? I would expect to target the tweeter height at the same ear level as the others. Maybe the slims are designed for taller listeners? biggrin.gif Or was it necessary to accommodate the MLTL enclosure?

Thanks,
Marvin
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Originally Posted by M S View Post

Thanks for posting the very nice pics!

Hey Dennis..........why are the slims taller than the monitors or 3s? I would expect to target the tweeter height at the same ear level as the others. Maybe the slims are designed for taller listeners? biggrin.gif Or was it necessary to accommodate the MLTL enclosure?

Thanks,
Marvin


Well, the monitors can be any height you want depending on the stand, but as shown the tweeter is approximately on a typical listening axis. As for the Slims, you have to remember that the bass chamber stops just below the midrange, because the mid is open to the rear. So if you're going to get decent bass response you have to either fold the line, which didn't happen to model well with this woofer, or accept added height in a single line. The response is optimized for a listening position a little below the tweeter.
post #4348 of 4611
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

Well, the monitors can be any height you want depending on the stand, but as shown the tweeter is approximately on a typical listening axis. As for the Slims, you have to remember that the bass chamber stops just below the midrange, because the mid is open to the rear. So if you're going to get decent bass response you have to either fold the line, which didn't happen to model well with this woofer, or accept added height in a single line. The response is optimized for a listening position a little below the tweeter.

As I suspected. Thanks for the explanation, Dennis.
post #4349 of 4611
If you haven't visited the philharmonic audio website recently I'd and check it out. Pretty snazzy.

philharmonicaudio.com
post #4350 of 4611
I swear those pictures on the floorstanding page look exactly like the 3's and Slims I got.




Edited by mrlittlejeans - 8/16/13 at 4:18pm
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