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...Of course, there's always the Neo 8....(one of my favorites...remember I didn't say this and I sure as heck didn't do it...)
I'm not saying which one I prefer. That's not what I took offense to. It was your statement of saying which one was better. You can't make that statement, unless you played them side by side, in the same room, with the same equipment... Even though you designed them......Also, I wish I had a dollar for everyone who pushing the benefits of how high a frequency a driver will go. Of all the times I've put in the Rives CD with frequencies above 16kHz, only 2 people I know of have heard the 20kHz test tone and the others had blank stares. Besides, when I had the Tact RCS 2.2X, it measured like 2 to 3 db down at 20kHZ. Not only that, but every Tact stock correction, which comes with the unit, rolls off the high at 20kHz at about 5db or more. If you go on the Tact forum and ask anyone if they run the curve flat at 20kHz, I doubt you'd get any who do this....
Quote from: Rick CraigQuote from: EProvenzanoRick,How much for the kit with standard parts? and how much with upgraded parts?ThanksEPI would be glad to quote prices but for $3,800 I can provide a kit with upgraded parts that will be better than the Excelarray. Six of the same woofers per side and six Fountek ribbon tweeters. And that includes integral powered 12" subwoofers RickSo, are you saying that the Excelarray kit is $3800, not including the ribbons?Thanks for the clarification.EP
Quote from: EProvenzanoRick,How much for the kit with standard parts? and how much with upgraded parts?ThanksEPI would be glad to quote prices but for $3,800 I can provide a kit with upgraded parts that will be better than the Excelarray. Six of the same woofers per side and six Fountek ribbon tweeters. And that includes integral powered 12" subwoofers Rick
Rick,How much for the kit with standard parts? and how much with upgraded parts?ThanksEP
Rick, thanks for your post. I'm glad to hear that you have adjusted your testing procedures to check for this problem.How would the on-site service work? You're far from New York City, so I assume you will not just fly up on the next flight.
Gosh folks, if the man says the new speaker is better, it's BETTER!Haven't heard the Fountek but the Newform ribbon is very good up to 18kHz where it mass limits. It's single-ended, which is not ideal if you plan to use it down to its 1100Hz cutoff. It lacks a little sparkle. An array of Founteks should give you about 1/2 octave more treble extension and maybe 4 kHz of LF extension, which is very good for that type of planar driver.Of course, there's always the Neo 8....(one of my favorites...remember I didn't say this and I sure as heck didn't do it...)
Well Brian it would really surprise me if the Fountek was a better tweeter then the Newform ribbon. To date I haven't heard another tweeter that I like better. So if the Fountek is a better tweeter, well that would be saying a whole lot. What other speakers use the Fountek tweeter? I've never heard of it.Gary
Hi Rick,Being the designer of both speakers, I'm sure you're aware of the overall performance differences between the two. Like frequency response and efficiency. However you've never lived for any extended length of time with either of these speakers, nor done a side by side comparison. I think what Brad was trying to say is, there may be subtle differences between the two that would lead someone to prefer the Excelarray's over the Incredarray.Gary
There are some significant differences between them which I think would cause most people to favor the Incredarray. The voicing is different though and some listeners may prefer the slightly shelved down top octaves of the Excelarray. The highs can also be adjusted for a similar response with the Incredarray.
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