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Speakers / Re: The Monolith open baffle planar array
« Last post by HAL on Today at 11:18:07 AM »
The new HX300 amp boxes are here from Jay.  Time for some gluing.
As much as I hate to send you to the Audio Circle from here, the information in this thread might be helpful:

Nah, thatís not a problem at all. AN exists now simply as a friendly place to exchange information and ideas. Whether it will morph later at some point, I donít know.

Now, I did go over to AC and read that thread and there are lots of glowing comments for sure. It seems that itís a dual 12Ē driver OB design and Iím not sure where Iíd put it or whether Iíd want to lift or move it. I believe Danny commented that it could be placed close to a side wall, but not close to the adjoining wall. So thatís potentially a big problem. Whatever my stereo system is composed of, it needs to work within the confines of my living room and not dominate it.

I was on Dannyís site and saw the one 12Ē driver kit, but Iím staying a mile away from any cabinet plans. I went through that whole routine with the failed single driver Mark Audio adventure.
However, maybe Parts Express has a premade cabinet that would work. Putting that together would be quite easy Iím sure.

When I get back from my trip, Iíll post a photo of my room so guys will see what Iím talking about
As much as I hate to send you to the Audio Circle from here, the information in this thread might be helpful:
Well, more good information to consider. If I got a sub for the LS 50s, it would likely cross over at 80, so weíre talking 60-80 hz and then the sub bass region. As I listen to very little material below 1% if that...I really wonder how much of a difference it would be. BUT, other than my very limited experience with the Nola sub, I know very little about subs. SO, Iím happy to explore servo subs as well. As usual, I do have concerns about size and weight.

Danny, Iíll give you a call when I come back from California next week.
Speakers / Re: If you were to design the Perfect Speaker...
« Last post by Danny Richie on Today at 09:16:55 AM »
I guess when discussions like this come up it's good to have your name thrown in there.

I think Danny Richie is interesting in that he'll sacrifice a little distortion to improve another aspect. Not many driver developers are willing to make this jump that may or may not measure in say a waterfall plot. I think that's a mature outlook.

I wouldn't say that I would sacrifice a little distortion, but I would say that if you are looking for a way to quantify performance then looking at distortion specs is a waste of time.

It's like looking at amplifier ratings and comparing .01% verses .02% verses .005% published distortion numbers and trying to say one is better than another. We know there hundreds of other aspects that effect how an amplifier will sound.

The same holds true for speakers. A way out there distortion number in a given range will point to a problem but it won't tell you how it will sound. And most people don't realize just how hard it is to get real distortion figures. There is no industry standard for it either. So there is no real bases for comparison.

Trade-offs should be type, size, shape and finish. Danny Richiees trade-off was to NOT pay attention to all the measurements but to stand fast in his conviction. Rant over. I need a nap.

Actually, all of our design work starts with the measurements. The measurements will point out an issue quicker than anything. But they won't tell you how good it will sound.

Thanks for mentioning us guys.

Nick, if you go servo control then you'l never go back. Give me a call if you want to talk subs and I'll give you some real options to consider.
Speakers / Re: Free services
« Last post by Danny Richie on Today at 08:57:55 AM »
What a great service. Assuming the measurements reveal problems, will you be able to make suggestions as to how to fix or control those issues?

Yes. And most people would be surprised at how many issues there can be and how easily they can be fixed once identified.
Anecdotal Evidence / Re: Strange....But True !
« Last post by Nick B on Today at 08:35:56 AM »
Sad news indeed .......
Anecdotal Evidence / Re: Strange....But True !
« Last post by richidoo on Today at 01:43:41 AM »
Frank Avruch was a big TV personality in Boston when I was growing up, after bozo
Anecdotal Evidence / Re: Strange....But True !
« Last post by BobM on March 22, 2018, 11:25:58 PM »
Not sure this is strange or just sad, but posting it here is probably what makes it strange.

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