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Old 02-18-2011, 12:23 PM
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Thank you very much for sharing your system. I've learnt from this.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:34 PM
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Thank you very much for sharing your system. I've learnt from this.
Lee, take all that you've learned from me with a healthy dose of skepticism.

I still feel like a total rookie (dumbass?) in this hobby. I know for a fact that I don't have golden ears. I have a lot of respect for the guys here who have been doing this for a very long time, who can be more subjective about what they're hearing, more deliberate about what changes they make, and more helpful to the rest of us in the analysis of the results.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:39 PM
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Very cool system! Especially good to see so much DIY in there. Many thread documenting your projects have inspired other members, including me, to try their hands at building audio stuff. It can be incredibly rewarding to do so.

Keep it up!

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:49 PM
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Lee, take all that you've learned from me with a healthy dose of skepticism.

I still feel like a total rookie (dumbass?) in this hobby. I know for a fact that I don't have golden ears. I have a lot of respect for the guys here who have been doing this for a very long time, who can be more subjective about what they're hearing, more deliberate about what changes they make, and more helpful to the rest of us in the analysis of the results.
I hear you Nate, but there is something to be said about good use of a room. In this respect, I think you've nailed it. The room image made me want to come over to your place, lie on that couch and spin DSOTM with the lights out. You have a very welcoming and cosy room there!

Oh. I like your snuggle buddy on the couch too!
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:21 PM
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I like it too, most days.

I don't have big thumping bass, and though my speakers might be capable of some really high volume output, I don't listen that way.
How low would you say the Dixielanders usefuly reach?

Despite the cozy-looking nearfield look of the setup, the fact that it's comprising of big horns and bass bins certainly look like it could easily blast one back to kingdom-pain! That's the greatest strenght of highly-sensitive setups: to play at low levels so effortlessly and beautifully, mostly due to low cone excursions.

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Old 02-18-2011, 02:26 PM
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They don't dig that deep, az... 50hz on a good day, maybe?

They're heavily dependent on corner reinforcement.

Yes, with more juice they could cause real pain. The Dixielanders and the JBL compression drivers are more commonly found in theaters and pro audio applications, after all. But that's not the point here, obviously.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:37 PM
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They don't dig that deep, az... 50hz on a good day, maybe?

They're heavily dependent on corner reinforcement.

Yes, with more juice they could cause real pain. The Dixielanders and the JBL compression drivers are more commonly found in theaters and pro audio applications, after all. But that's not the point here, obviously.
That's not bad at all. A big room might find them lacking, but I bet it's adequate in your setup.

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Old 02-18-2011, 02:41 PM
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Cool set up.

I really dig the speakers, so simple and clean in both function and appearance. In a "previous life" I used JBL 2420s on Edgar saladbowls and enjoyed them a great deal.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:58 PM
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Thanks Tom.

I'd like to hear more about how you had them set up, what bass bins you used, crossover points, and whether you used a supertweeter or not. I've got a Fostex filling in the top end.

This speaker setup has turned out to be perfect for this period in my life, where tiny people in the house are drawn like flies to dustcaps and paper cones - there's not an exposed cone anywhere here! For a while, there was a real danger of the horns rolling off and injuring someone (they actually made their way to the floor a couple times!), but my leather and gravel pillows have taken care of that.

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Old 02-18-2011, 03:07 PM
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I think those horns are the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Absolutely fabulous!!!
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:26 PM
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I like it too, most days.

This hobby is much more about the journey than the destination for me. I guess "good sound" is the ultimate goal, but there are so many paths to good sound that I'd rather not limit myself to the shortest, straightest road.

My system's main strengths are probably resolution and imaging. I love a good stereo effect, and when things re right, they're really right. As revealing as it is though, when something's out of whack, you can't ignore it.

I don't have big thumping bass, and though my speakers might be capable of some really high volume output, I don't listen that way.
A real nice view and a great achievement.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:09 PM
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I had a feeling that you would have a pretty nice setup and boy was I right. I tend towards the same philosophy as you do as regards the diy aspects but my dreams overstretch my diy talents. Still, I plod on.
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Awesome Nate!
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Nice Space Nate ~ Very Subtle & Inviting set up !
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