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post #391 of 9127
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

I'll be off line for awhile starting next week--I have to go under the knife to get a defective heart valve replaced. But after that, I should have plenty of time at home to think about imaginative ways to top the HT3.


My best to you Dennis.

Not so fast on attempting to top the HT3's please, I have upgradeidus and this may cause my sickness to manifest again.

Mark
post #392 of 9127
Wow top the HT3's. From what I have read that would be hard to do! Good luck on your surgery. We wish you the best!!

-Chad
post #393 of 9127
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

Good thing you guys haven't met me. Scary stuff. But thanks very much for the kind words. I really do enjoy designing speakers--that's the only reason I do it. As I've said before, there's very little that's more rewarding than helping Mozart emerge from a little box (or a tall skinny one) more or less in tact.

I'll be off line for awhile starting next week--I have to go under the knife to get a defective heart valve replaced. But after that, I should have plenty of time at home to think about imaginative ways to top the HT3.

Hey Dennis-good luck with your surgery!! By the way guys, I have met Dennis and the only thing scary about him is his hearing acumen.
post #394 of 9127
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

I'll be off line for awhile starting next week--I have to go under the knife to get a defective heart valve replaced. But after that, I should have plenty of time at home to think about imaginative ways to top the HT3.

Dennis -
I pray your surgery is a huge success! I wish you the best.
post #395 of 9127
Pictures!!

First few are of the V3's in the HT and then the rest of the new, revised 2 channel room and visitors. And I removed the felt pads later in the day after the photos were taken and they are not going back on. An experiment.

http://alhull.com/room7v2/index.htm


The "man" himself, me, and Yooper conspiring...
post #396 of 9127
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Originally Posted by PAD View Post

Pictures!!

First few are of the V3's in the HT and then the rest of the new, revised 2 channel room and visitors. And I removed the felt pads later in the day after the photos were taken and they are not going back on. An experiment.

http://alhull.com/room7v2/index.htm


The "man" himself, me, and Yooper conspiring...

Who is who? It would be nice to put a name with the face. Great pics by the way. The room isn't as "themed" anymore, but still amazing! I am green with envy!

Hey...PAD, did you used to have a different name? I knew I'd seen you elsewhere!!
post #397 of 9127
The "man" himself, me, and Yooper conspiring...
post #398 of 9127
"And I removed the felt pads later in the day after the photos were taken and they are not going back on. An experiment."

Glad to hear it. The trouble is that felt applied in that manner has several sharp corners that introduce their own edge diffractions. The only real diffraction effect on the HT3 is a gentle dip between 5k and 9k, which goes away off axis. But the speakers and your rooms are beautiful. Wish I could have been there, but I had to brave the searing sun in Scottsdale while watching the Cubies play their last spring training game. Did I mention that it was 88 degrees?
post #399 of 9127
[quote=yatchaks;13549031]My best to you Dennis.

"Not so fast on attempting to top the HT3's please, I have upgradeidus and this may cause my sickness to manifest again."

Hi Don't worry. I'm always trying to top the HT3, and so far all I've produced are prototypes that sound, uh, interesting. There's not much room to improve upon the drivers Jim chose for the HT3, so it really comes down to trying to think outside of the box, literally. Don't look for anything anytime soon. I need to think more.
post #400 of 9127
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Originally Posted by PAD View Post

The "man" himself, me, and Yooper conspiring...

? Yeah, I mean which one is which? Which one is you? Which one is "the man" (Jim??) and who is Yooper?


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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

Thanks for all of your interest and support, Nuance. I'm working on one new speaker that may or may not hit pay dirt. I hope to fish or cut bait by the end of this long weekend. I know Jim is interested in cultivating new ground, and not just turning out another conventional 3-way or 2-way. In that regard, it would also be helpful to get some feedback from others. What kind of new designs would be particularly attractive to you guys (other than super cheap models, which just can't be produced profitably at low volume)?

Did this ever "make it?" That quote was from early January.
post #401 of 9127
Dennis best of luck with your surgery. I love my HT3s and the center and the HT1 surrounds. As a physician, I have inside knowledge of what you have to go through. My prayers are with you.
post #402 of 9127
OMG Pete! Looks awesome buddy. You know how that Pass makes me drool. For me, this is the money shot




BTW, what is the wood on your V3's?
post #403 of 9127
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

? Yeah, I mean which one is which? Which one is you? Which one is "the man" (Jim??) and who is Yooper?



Did this ever "make it?" That quote was from early January.

Jim is on the left in the sort orange jacket.
post #404 of 9127
Did this ever "make it?" That quote was from early January.[/quote]


Well, I haven't given up on it yet. It excels in soundstaging, but the midrange needs some work. It's kind of a trade off.
post #405 of 9127
Dennis,
Have you and Jim ever looked at the Accuton ceramic drivers?
Heal fast and take all of the opiates they give you
post #406 of 9127
Yup--we worked together on a special commission using Accuton drivers. My reaction was that the woofer is quite nice, though not better than the Seas Excel line. The 1" tweeter we used was very uneven, and I had to throw a whole lotta crossover components at it. They look cool, though.
post #407 of 9127
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

? Yeah, I mean which one is which? Which one is you? Which one is "the man" (Jim??) and who is Yooper?

I'm the Yooper! PAD is sitting down, and Jim is on the left. I go by yooper on AudioCircle. I'm originally from the upper peninsula of Michigan (U.P. = Yooper), and have moved to lower Michigan but am still trying to hang on to my roots!

Mark
post #408 of 9127
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Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post

Yup--we worked together on a special commission using Accuton drivers. My reaction was that the woofer is quite nice, though not better than the Seas Excel line. The 1" tweeter we used was very uneven, and I had to throw a whole lotta crossover components at it. They look cool, though.

Ah, good to know you feel that way. Someone was telling me that they were another level better than the Excels.
Now go to bed and quit answering ridiculous anal retentive driver questions!
post #409 of 9127
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

Who is who? It would be nice to put a name with the face. Great pics by the way. The room isn't as "themed" anymore, but still amazing! I am green with envy!

Hey...PAD, did you used to have a different name? I knew I'd seen you elsewhere!!

I have a "blue" themed home theater and really like the seats. What brand and model number are they?
post #410 of 9127
Dennis....may I pray for your speedy recovery!! As a happy HT3 owner for two years, I can't imagine going back to those days when I was listening mainly to Bose..

I would like to hear from you - if cost is no objective, what does it take to build your dream speaker? Let's save this topic until you've checked out of hospital..

Best of luck.
post #411 of 9127
Dennis recover quickly so that you can get back to designing crossovers.
Get well soon.
post #412 of 9127
Hey Bhagi, where are you in Missouri? Randybes and I are also in Mo and happy Salk owners!!
post #413 of 9127
Dennis- I hope everything goes well and you recover quickly. You'll be in all our thoughts I'm sure.

Chuck
post #414 of 9127
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Originally Posted by Randybes View Post

I have a "blue" themed home theater and really like the seats. What brand and model number are they?

I am guessing they are "stadium seats?"
post #415 of 9127
Oh yeah!!!!


the money shot ladies:





post #416 of 9127
Thread Starter 
^That is the coolest amp I have ever seen! But then I looked up the price and almost spit my coffee onto the screen when I saw it.

On April fools day I should have told my wife we were going to buy two of those for our speakers .

PAD - truly awesome man. My goal is to have a room and gear as nice as yours when I'm 40.

So now the question begs to be answered: How well do they pair with the Salk's?
post #417 of 9127
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

^That is the coolest amp I have ever seen! But then I looked up the price and almost spit my coffee onto the screen when I saw it.

On April fools day I should have told my wife we were going to buy two of those for our speakers .

PAD - truly awesome man. My goal is to have a room and gear as nice as yours when I'm 40.

So now the question begs to be answered: How well do they pair with the Salk's?

Extraordinary match. I have described the Pass as having total control of every aspect of the battle. While the triangle is twanging the upper register, the bass is still rumbling down below as if there were 3 amps in play, not one.

And heh, I bought that refurbed for way less than retail.
post #418 of 9127
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Originally Posted by PAD View Post

Extraordinary match. I have described the Pass as having total control of every aspect of the battle. While the triangle is twanging the upper register, the bass is still rumbling down below as if there were 3 amps in play, not one.

And heh, I bought that refurbed for way less than retail.

Good call on the refurb; simply gorgeous. I think I am still going to mess with my wife and tell her that we NEED two of those.
post #419 of 9127
OMG Pete! Looks awesome buddy. You know how that Pass makes me drool. For me, this is the money shot




BTW, what is the wood on your V3's?
post #420 of 9127
PAD,

That's one nice space heater you got there! No more cold Michigan winters in that basement!
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