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Offline Emil

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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2015, 01:35:13 PM »
Greg, BobM and Stereonut

Thats right, Stereonut. Show off that ticket for the Menudo reunion at The Garden

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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2015, 03:23:12 PM »
Pair of Heathkits in the home theater room

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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2015, 03:26:50 PM »
JBL L100s in the basement



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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2015, 03:28:59 PM »
Audible Illusion pre sans cover

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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2015, 03:32:20 PM »
Audioengine computer audio

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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2015, 03:35:28 PM »
Lissnr having his ancient tube tester examined

 

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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2015, 04:06:55 PM »
Greg, BobM and Stereonut

Thats right, Stereonut. Show off that ticket for the Menudo reunion at The Garden



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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2015, 11:45:58 AM »
Thanks everybody for coming!

Bob M:  Your phone and min-amp sounded ridiculously good hooked up to the Advents upstairs.  Your USB DAC transformed the sound of the puter/Audioengines in the dining room.

Joe B: Thanks for taking the trouble to bring your music server and hi rez files.  Amazing sound thru the JBLs.

Emil:  The pics came out great!

Paul L:  Sorry we couldn't find cables to connect your music server/dac.

I think the olde speakers acquitted themselves quite well- several people told me they were better than the Martin Logan setup.  I'll still take the main system, thanks, and I'm still listening to mostly vinyl.

To anyone who wonders why I've made the main system so complicated- Whats his name at Audio Breakthroughs once told me it was like throwing boxes of band-aids at bad speakers.  If you've ever read a review of Martin Logan speakers, or have heard them in other systems, the weakness has always been matching the cone woofer with the estat panels. 

I was inspired by the Innersound systems- they used a big ss amp for the woofers with a built in adjustable x-over.  Martin Logan has now followed suit- their upper end speakers now feature powered woofers and woofer controls- add a tube amp and you've got something similar to what I've put together.

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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2015, 11:51:11 AM »
The best part for me was looking at the RTA curves on everybody's phone when I played the pink noise test. 

I used my Iphone to set a baseline for the system and eq out some nodes. 

Then I see 8 different phone apps, androids and Iphones, and the curves are way different on each one!  Who am I kidding?

Of course mine is telling me the truth, cause I'm pretty happy with the sound.  But I wonder how much better/different it might sound with an accurate RTA meter.

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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2015, 12:42:52 PM »

Of course mine is telling me the truth, cause I'm pretty happy with the sound.  But I wonder how much better/different it might sound with an accurate RTA meter.

I think the biggest difference is that cell phone have cheap little mics that are optimized for voice pickup and not much else. Just a guess , but I think they might be pretty similar in the 300 - 3000 cycle range and outside of that it's anybody's guess.

I know you are not using the Beringer unit in the main system anymore, but do you still have it hanging around. That had a pretty good RTA section in it. If you don't have the calibrated mic that goes with it let me know, I can lend you mine.
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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2015, 01:32:56 PM »
Greg, BobM and Stereonut

Thats right, Stereonut. Show off that ticket for the Menudo reunion at The Garden




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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2015, 08:47:48 AM »
Thanks everybody for coming!

Joe B: Thanks for taking the trouble to bring your music server and hi rez files.  Amazing sound thru the JBLs.

Thanks for hosting! Glad you enjoyed the setup on the JBLs, even happier everything worked with out a hitch.
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Re: January 2015 Meeting Notice
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2015, 10:05:52 AM »
The Behringer is sitting in the back of the den, underneath the Bryston.  It works perfectly EXCEPT for the RTA section, which died a couple years ago.  Don't know if its a soft switch problem, software or connection, but having it would be nice.  Not worth the money it would take to repair.

The dbx also includes its own calibrated RTA and mic.  To use it, full range signal has to be routed from the dbx to amps and spkrs.  Since I run the panels straight from the preamp, I don't get full range pink noise when I push the RTA button.  The RTA analysis function in the dbx doesnt work with an external pink noise source.

So I thought I'd start with the phone.  Now, if anyone has a working, calibrated RTA unit, I would be v interested in borrowing for an hour or so.