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Manufacturer News / Re: Looking for Projects to Assemble, Soldering.
« Last post by dflee on February 02, 2023, 08:09:12 PM »
I've got a project I'll be talking with you soon Steve.
Too many irons in the fire right now.

Manufacturer News / Re: Looking for Projects to Assemble, Soldering.
« Last post by TopRound‎ on February 02, 2023, 04:36:13 PM »
what kit do you have? I'm game to have the kid build it

Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by GDHAL on February 02, 2023, 03:49:55 PM »
Boston Garden
Boston, MA
12 August 1977

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

01 Firebird Suite
02 Parallels
03 All Good People
04 Close To The Edge
05 Wondrous Stories
06 Beautiful Land
07 Turn Of The Century
08 And You And I
09 Flight Jam
10 Awaken (spliced)
11 E1: Starship Trooper
12 E2: Roundabout
13 E3: Yours Is No Disgrace

Nakamichi 550 Tape Recorder
Two Nakamichi CM-300 Microphones
Maxell cassettes

Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt (
Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ'ing.
Bipolar System Disorders / Re: Balance control
« Last post by ejk on February 02, 2023, 03:07:38 PM »
Big difference I can now feel bass guitar resonate on my body.
Bipolar System Disorders / Re: Balance control
« Last post by ejk on February 02, 2023, 02:35:51 PM »
Well, we were all wrong on this one. It was never perfect after my so-called solution. I was moving my left speaker today and heard a rattle on the bottom of the speaker. I took the plinth off the bottom to access the internals and found that the woofer chamber had become unglued from the bottom of the speaker and it wasn't aligned with the port of the speaker. Took out the trusty liquid nails and reglued the chamber to the bottom of the speaker. There it was centered image and balanced. 
Music Discussion / Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Last post by steve on February 02, 2023, 01:55:46 PM »
This recording provides a lot of individual instruments, even if for just a short period. Although
not perfect, one should be able to distinguish the various instruments. Example, horn, trombone,
trumpet and other instruments.

Almost forgot, I did not look for higher rez.


Manufacturer News / Re: Looking for Projects to Assemble, Soldering.
« Last post by Folsom on February 02, 2023, 01:22:40 PM »
You could consider our EC7293 vs Neurochome. One guy did a direct comparison and preferred ours.  The EAR clones can be very good. I have some recommendations about them if you kit one of the kits off of eBay.
Bipolar System Disorders / Re: Stereo Subs Anyone?
« Last post by jimbones on February 02, 2023, 01:09:15 PM »
Thanks Chuck, the system only has to make 2 people happy, me and my wife. That it satisfied a
 third person is pure gravy. Especially considering you're a picky cuss. 😆

  I recall sitting right next to the sub and heard nothing from it. Well done


Charles, sitting right next to a sub may not be the optimal way to judge it's performance. Low frequencies take many feet for the waveform to fully propagate/develop.



Not according to Paul McGowan. I say dont rule anything out. Try it, if it doesnt work, change it.

Bipolar System Disorders / Re: Stereo Subs Anyone?
« Last post by GDHAL on February 02, 2023, 05:27:35 AM »
Hi _scotty_

I have no reason to doubt you have an amazing sounding system, and frankly I'd love to hear it at some point assuming that it's logistically possible and you're up for company.

You write very intelligently and informatively. And you've also gotten Charles to write how grate your system sounds  :)

You're also posting links from people with phds and thesis data on the subject, so I'm personally in no position to question that type of authority.

To your point about the subtleties of the sub woofer so as to not draw unnecessary attention to itself , that too is very very true.

But this is the reason that I'm stating that it's not so simple to implement. I'm sure you'll agree you have two basic components to the matter ( some other things too but the two basic major ones) which are your crossover frequency (where the sub begins to kick in) and the output level setting.

The sub shouldn't be noticable (meaning shouldn't draw unnecessary attention to itself) when it isn't needed, meaning it isn't being called for by the source content of the recording.

On the other hand, setting the subs in such a subtle manner has to be balanced with the fact that there is plenty of music content that demands the use of subs in all of its glorious splendor.

For example, play (assuming you have access to this music) mickey hart - The Gates of Dafos - vinyl remaster 1644.

When played at a proper decibel level , say 90 DB or above, your subs should essentially emit such power, that it now gives you an opportunity to check if there are any unwanted resonances in the room. In other words, the bass and subbass is anything but subtle. The sound would certainly be penetrating walls.

Now what I don't know (have never tried it) is if using four subs in total (two in the rear and two in the front) means that the two that are in the rear and out of phase (as you suggested) firing towards the front subs is going to result in an accurate representation of how that particular song track should sound.

I suppose this is one of those cases where life is not being in the "know", it's being in the "mystery".


Manufacturer News / Re: Looking for Projects to Assemble, Soldering.
« Last post by TopRound‎ on February 02, 2023, 01:28:58 AM »
have him do a kit, I have my son building kits and I must say the performance can be amazing compared to the price.
Going for a Neurochrome kit next and a EAR 834P kit as well
lot of fun and pretty cheap and you can customize with the resistors and caps you want.
Chassis canbe had for cheap at PArmetal in NJ, if they don't come with a chassis
The Bottlehead stuff is pretty great too.

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