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I heard Nickís new speakers this weekend and they sounded pretty damn good. Especially after I put in the new carbon fiber digital interconnect and carbon fiber analog interconnects.  Overall I think you should be very happy with them. But then there is always moreÖ 😀

Gary

True, Gary, but you have speaker wanderlust, too :) More comments to follow soon after I plugged the rear ports and repositioned the LS 50s today
Nick
nick,

yes, i meant to ask you about the port plugs, as kef recommends them being plugged, either partially or completely, depending on how close you have them to the wall; i think you first mentioned you did have them close.  w/mine, i have them plugged, even tho they're way out into my room, as they're crossed to subs at 70hz.  and, i measured the total response w/a 12 band pink noise generator, and it was just a hair more even at 100hz, when i had the ports plugged.

doug s.
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Music Discussion / RIP Avicii
« Last post by richidoo on Today at 07:20:44 PM »


RIP Avicii, pioneer of EDM. My oldest son likes his music, he's getting me into EDM.

"Swedish superstar DJ Avicii died Friday at the age of 28 in Oman."

Obituary: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/avicii-dead-swedish-musician-was-28-1104501
CBS News tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDjxB6SLpz0
Samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcrbM1l_BoI&list=RDEM4eZDs_u8lV1UARX7tj9AEw
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Power Conditioning / Re: PIAUDIO BETABUSS
« Last post by P.I. on Today at 07:03:52 PM »
Rich (HAL) should have his tomorrow along with an occasional poster here at AN.  I am hoping that they get the same kind of results to what have been gotten so far!  Look forward to their reports.
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by richidoo on Today at 06:59:48 PM »
Whistle Stop
Per my notes, Rich sent it to me, THANKS RICH!

Great album, just pulled out my Acoustic Sounds 45 RPM Pressing.  :drool:

Showoff!  :-P  But you got me to listen to it on Tidal MQA 24/192  :thumb:

You're welcome Gene. I thought you'd like that. Some of KDs best post bop work, imo.
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by richidoo on Today at 06:51:39 PM »
You are right Rich, this one is a keeper.  8)

Glad you like it Tom!
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I heard Nickís new speakers this weekend and they sounded pretty damn good. Especially after I put in the new carbon fiber digital interconnect and carbon fiber analog interconnects.  Overall I think you should be very happy with them. But then there is always moreÖ 😀

Gary

True, Gary, but you have speaker wanderlust, too :) More comments to follow soon after I plugged the rear ports and repositioned the LS 50s today
Nick
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 I heard Nickís new speakers this weekend and they sounded pretty damn good. Especially after I put in the new carbon fiber digital interconnect and carbon fiber analog interconnects.  Overall I think you should be very happy with them. But then there is always moreÖ 😀

Gary
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Charles,
I tried full range drivers and actually ordered the Mark Audio. Single drivers just didnít work out for me. Now as to the Rethem you like, that may be in another league
Nick
nick, the rethm's are a completely different vegetable.  i mean animal.   :D  first of all, they have built-in subwoofers.  secondly, they use horn-type drivers with whizzer cones.

i heard these exact speakers (the bhaava's) in this exact room, (and ran into charlie there, as well as meeting jacob george, rethm's owner); this pic was taken at the 2017 caf:

totally excellent sound; i preferred it to the $1m von schweikert/vac set-up. (note the hungarian amp there, in the background... ;))

re: the roller thing; that's actually quite interesting - i have a pair of meret re's, which are fine (imo) stand-mounts w/excellent sonics.  (mine are now cosmetically challenged, thanks to the ex throwing them down the stairs onto the basement concrete-floor.  along w/a mesa baron amp, jvc surround processor, electrocompaniet amp & preamp - ah memories!   :roll:)

anyway, the re's have solid steel bottom plates, and came w/dedicated sound anchor stands that had three small circular cutouts on top to receive three ball bearings, which the re's sat on.  they were heavy enough - ~50lbs each; constrained-layer cabinets that included lead - that they didn't need any "bumpers" to keep them from rolling off the stands.  i never actually tried them w/o the rollers to see if there was a sonic difference...




also, re: inexpensive (and used, to boot) speakers, i saw these - i've never heard 'em, but, based on the old reviews of the sierra-1 editions, and w/the upgrade drivers they use, i bet they're not half-bad...  ;)  they've been f/s for 7 weeks, so the seller may be ripe for offers. 

ad:
http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649419656-ascend-acoustics-sierra-2-pair/

mfr:
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/SRM2/srm2.html

(also, the mfr sells sierra-2 drivers for $408, to replace the sierra-1 drivers, and the sierra-1 iterations are f/s used for asking prices ~$500...)

doug s.

Oh Doug,
Throwing audio equipment around, especially such stellar gear, made my heart sick 😪
Thanks for posting that pic. Iíd like to be closer to some of the audio venues to hear some of this great equipment, but circumstances donít allow it, especially at this time. I sent Danny at GR Research an email about upgrading the LS 50 xovers and Iím waiting to hear back. Using those little rollers Gary gave me does make a difference. 
Iím nitpicking with my impressions of the LS 50s. I am able to hear much of what I did with my beloved SP Techs, but those background singers and the instruments in the rear of the stage aren't quite as clearly defined. Everyone should have such serious problems 🙄
Iím keeping my options open and thank goodness there is no hurry on any of this and that Iím able to enjoy such quality speakers.
Nick
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Analog Devices / Re: thinking about selling my analog rig
« Last post by doug s. on Today at 10:06:24 AM »

Life without earbuds?? So it aint so, Bob. Good luck on this noble quest  :thumb:

earbuds?  the only time i wear earbuds is when i'm riding one of my motorcycles.  but, they don't have any wires connected to 'em, and they attenuate noise ~26db...  ;)

doug s.
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