Hey! What's this "Exotica"?

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charmerci

Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« on: 25 Apr 2014, 03:51 pm »
Was Frank supposed to spill the beans before you?  :scratch: 


http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=125493.msg1323268#new


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ernest787

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Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #1 on: 25 Apr 2014, 04:19 pm »
need more information... must have... now!!! lol

can't wait to get the scoop on these.

Austin08

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #2 on: 25 Apr 2014, 04:23 pm »
They are must be in 10k price range and very efficientcy.

Tom Alverson

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #3 on: 25 Apr 2014, 05:00 pm »
Was Frank supposed to spill the beans before you?  :scratch: 


http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=125493.msg1323268#new


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There is already a web page for the 2 way version of this speaker that was demo'ed as a previous audio show:

http://www.salksound.com/exotica%20-%20home.htm

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Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #4 on: 25 Apr 2014, 10:08 pm »
need more information... must have... now!!! lol

can't wait to get the scoop on these.

Jim will have to give you the details.  All I know is that the top half is basically the original Exotica with a passive Xover from mid to tweet.  The bottom half is a new sub integrated into the cabinet, and it's actively driven.  The sub provides the active low pass filter for the woofer.  I don't remember whether the midrange (formally the woofer) goes full range on the bottom, or whether there's a high pass filter provided by the sub. 

Big Red Machine

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #5 on: 25 Apr 2014, 10:55 pm »
Sound is sublime. Very smooth and detailed and the bass can shake the plaster lose

Smaller than an ss8. The 8 bass is tighter but not as room filling IMO.

Austin08

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #6 on: 25 Apr 2014, 11:28 pm »
Wondering what is a component on the middle of the stand which has a external power supply on top? New AVA dac or new Salkstreamer?

PSB Guy

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #7 on: 26 Apr 2014, 02:03 pm »
Wondering what is a component on the middle of the stand which has a external power supply on top? New AVA dac or new Salkstreamer?
In the close-up picture over at the AVA circle you can see the Salk name badge. Sure does look like a Salkstreamer with a built in CD drive, with an external PSU of some sort. Someone PLEASE spill the beans on this...

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Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #8 on: 26 Apr 2014, 02:25 pm »
I am also curious why you brought the domed version of the SongTowers.  Did the RT version give too much competition to the Exotica?   :scratch:

Bob

Austin08

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #9 on: 26 Apr 2014, 05:48 pm »
With bass management and powered sub build-in the bass module so there is an option to run low powered tube amp on top section of the new Exotica 3,  I think Salksound has created another winner.

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Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #10 on: 26 Apr 2014, 06:12 pm »
I am also curious why you brought the domed version of the SongTowers.  Did the RT version give too much competition to the Exotica?   :scratch:

Bob

People kept asking to hear the standard ST so that's what he brought.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=123432.msg1313126#msg1313126

AKLegal

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #11 on: 27 Apr 2014, 08:57 pm »
I'm probably wrong but the lower woofers look a lot like the 8 inch GR Research servos.  I see them everyday in my listening room. :icon_lol:

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Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #12 on: 27 Apr 2014, 09:16 pm »
I'm probably wrong but the lower woofers look a lot like the 8 inch GR Research servos.  I see them everyday in my listening room. :icon_lol:

The double 8"woofers are Rythmik eights driven by a Rythmik amp. I forgot to snap a pick of it.

Awesome sounding speakers IMHO.


Big Red Machine

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Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #14 on: 27 Apr 2014, 09:44 pm »
So Pete

Is this the new itch?

srb

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« Reply #15 on: 28 Apr 2014, 05:02 am »
 

Magnatest

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Big Red Machine

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #17 on: 28 Apr 2014, 04:04 pm »
So Pete

Is this the new itch?

This is a speaker I have hoped for that I can truly connect with. Some may not, but for me, and my wife, this is a speaker I really want.

jtwrace

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #18 on: 28 Apr 2014, 05:12 pm »

Nice Hypex UcD based plate amp.   :thumb:

Gzerro

Re: Hey! What's this "Exotica"?
« Reply #19 on: 28 Apr 2014, 06:50 pm »
Looks great!

Are there passive radiators on the sides like the SS8?

I am wondering what they look like from a side view. It looks like a grill on the sides but hard to tell from the pictures.