New 3-way monitor

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New 3-way monitor
« on: 30 Mar 2017, 12:26 am »
Pardon the ugly test cabinet but it sounds much better than it looks! Scan-Speak beryllium dome tweeter, Satori mid (yes, the new one), and SB carbon fibre - Rohacell woofer. All using a modified Parts Express cabinet.






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Re: New 3-way monitor
« Reply #1 on: 30 Mar 2017, 01:30 am »
Interesting.
I had emailed you this week about possible Tempesta order. would certainly consider either one.
(also, if you know of anyone with your speakers in SoCal that would want to show them off let me know...)
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Re: New 3-way monitor
« Reply #2 on: 30 Mar 2017, 03:32 am »
Interesting.
I had emailed you this week about possible Tempesta order. would certainly consider either one.
(also, if you know of anyone with your speakers in SoCal that would want to show them off let me know...)
Greg

Yes - thanks for posting. This is a tonally correct speaker; in fact, take advantage of the 45-day in-home trial. Rest assured you'll be keeping these!

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Re: New 3-way monitor
« Reply #3 on: 30 Mar 2017, 03:46 am »
Thoughts on the beryllium tweeter vs RAAL for someone who's never heard either?

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Re: New 3-way monitor
« Reply #4 on: 30 Mar 2017, 06:45 am »
Rick,

Is this tweeter the same one that you used in my Ancora center speaker? [I like it a lot.]

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Re: New 3-way monitor
« Reply #5 on: 30 Mar 2017, 12:53 pm »
What are the dimensions, weight, frequency response, price, and crossover points? Curious about the crossover because Reference 3A has their Beryllium tweeter coming in rather low I think 1,000 hz.

Is that the crossover behind the speaker or is it for a different speaker?

The 45 day audition option is very attractive. Plenty of time for the customer to do some listening.

Thanks

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Re: New 3-way monitor
« Reply #6 on: 30 Mar 2017, 01:55 pm »
Forgot a question. What is the efficiency?

Thanks

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Re: New 3-way monitor
« Reply #7 on: 30 Mar 2017, 09:36 pm »
What's the array madness in the background. That looks like my kind of sub, if I could only talk Jen into 4 18s lol. What are the curved ones that look like our center?

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Re: New 3-way monitor
« Reply #8 on: 30 Mar 2017, 11:32 pm »
Rick,

Is this tweeter the same one that you used in my Ancora center speaker? [I like it a lot.]

Michael

No, but it's the beryllium version.

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« Reply #9 on: 30 Mar 2017, 11:41 pm »
Beryllium vs RAAL tweeter for those of us that haven't heard either?

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« Reply #10 on: 30 Mar 2017, 11:46 pm »
Beryllium vs RAAL tweeter for those of us that haven't heard either?

Sorry - crazy day and I missed answering your question. The dome is maybe a little bit softer in presentation with not as wide dispersion in the top octave. Not huge differences though, similar to a NY Strip versus a ribeye.

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« Reply #11 on: 31 Mar 2017, 12:15 am »
does it come in sealed and ported versions, or is this design exclusively ported?

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« Reply #13 on: 31 Mar 2017, 03:55 am »
Pardon the ugly test cabinet but it sounds much better than it looks! Scan-Speak beryllium dome tweeter, Satori mid (yes, the new one), and SB carbon fibre - Rohacell woofer. All using a modified Parts Express cabinet.

Rick,

Which Satori "mid" is this, please? I'm trying to gauge dimensions here, and I learned long ago that I have a difficult time gauging sizes in photographs.

Thanks...

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« Reply #14 on: 31 Mar 2017, 04:03 am »
What are the dimensions, weight, frequency response, price, and crossover points? Curious about the crossover because Reference 3A has their Beryllium tweeter coming in rather low I think 1,000 hz.

Is that the crossover behind the speaker or is it for a different speaker?

The 45 day audition option is very attractive. Plenty of time for the customer to do some listening.

Thanks

22" x 9" x 14.75", approximately 35 lbs. and response graphs just posted. The price is $2,400/pr. including shipping to the CUSA (gloss black and red cherry finishes). The crossover points are proprietary but the impedance graph will put you in the ballpark. That's part of the crossover showing in the picture with the optional Clarity ESA caps (Clarity PX is standard).

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« Reply #15 on: 31 Mar 2017, 04:06 am »
Forgot a question. What is the efficiency?

Thanks

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« Reply #16 on: 31 Mar 2017, 04:09 am »
What's the array madness in the background. That looks like my kind of sub, if I could only talk Jen into 4 18s lol. What are the curved ones that look like our center?

That's a large theater project. The curved cabinets are front height speakers but they also could be used as a center channel.

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« Reply #17 on: 31 Mar 2017, 04:14 am »
does it come in sealed and ported versions, or is this design exclusively ported?

Sealed is an option;in fact, this woofer performs very well either way.

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« Reply #18 on: 31 Mar 2017, 04:18 am »
Rick,

Which Satori "mid" is this, please? I'm trying to gauge dimensions here, and I learned long ago that I have a difficult time gauging sizes in photographs.

Thanks...

MR13P-4 which is the same size as the 13cm midbass used in the Ancora. If you look at the distortion curve I posted you'll see that it's an incredibly clean driver.

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Re: New 3-way monitor
« Reply #19 on: 1 Apr 2017, 01:32 am »
Hi Rick,
Maybe this is evident to everybody else but are you implying that the performance of this new 3way will beat or trump (sorry) the performance of the traditional Tempesta?

Cheers,
Lester