And the quote an old Monty python line..."and now for something completely different"....
I heard my first Philharmonic speaker about 10 years ago...my brother in Oregon had purchased a like new used set of Phil Slims Towers and had them set up with a 2.0 system for music and HT. At the time, I owned a SLS audio 5.1 system, so of course, his system impressed me. Dennis you must have sold them to someone in the Northwest, as my brother bought them used, local.
When I joined this forum, I always appreciate the time and effort Dennis put into explaining his designs, giving his thoughts on theory, etc. Also, on a few occassion and at personal expense, Dennis would conduct test to provide data/context to some idea/myths that were out there. I remember participating in a thread about the Cambridge Audio Aeros, which use a BMR driver as a tweeter, and also had this strange myth that the BMR driver took weeks to break in. At his own expense, Dennis bought and tested the hypothesis that the BMR driver took many hours to break in and provided data to suggest that these "differences" were NOT likely to be audible...I assume, and Dennis can jump in here if he wants, this was were Dennis got the idea that the BMR might make a good midrange driver. He provided data to suggested it had limitations as a tweeter. I have always been intrigued by the BMR as it was released as a stand alone driver in the CA Minz speaker...
And now for something completely different- I have always loved ribbon tweeters...from the cheap partial ribbon in my SLS audio speakers, to the real RAAL in my brother's Phil Slims, the ribbon tweeters I have heard just give a clear, detailed and non fatiguing high end that is spectacular (long thread on RAALs not being ALL THAT notwithstanding!)
So, when I heard that there was a new design that had three elements:
1. Made by Dennis Murphy
2. Included a creative use of a BMR driver
3. Included a RAAL tweeter
Well, Dennis didn't have to ask me twice if I wanted to purchase his beta design and well, I have enjoyed them now for about 5 years. I won't even tell you Phil-BMR owners what I paid for them...we all know Dennis is generous, but I don't want to make anyone cry!
PS- Dennis, I am glad your web site is still up. I still enjoy looking and reading about your designs!