The OFFICIAL Super-7 thread

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Early B.

Re: The OFFICIAL Super-7 thread
« Reply #860 on: 27 Feb 2020, 03:54 am »
Put another way, treat the subs as high end pieces the same way that you do your main amps and you'll be rewarded with much better sound.

Yep. Let's face it -- bass is the foundation of most music. The stronger the foundation, the better the lows, mids and highs will be.

I never understood why speaker manufacturers would design a signature speaker using cheap plate amps to power the bass, or build tri-amp speakers and propose that customers power them with low quality multi-channel amps.       

Captainhemo

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« Reply #861 on: 27 Feb 2020, 06:28 pm »
Tyson,  what  gauge  wire  did you use for the servo output leads  ?

jay

Tyson

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« Reply #862 on: 27 Feb 2020, 07:32 pm »
Tyson,  what  gauge  wire  did you use for the servo output leads  ?

jay

14ga, which you can see from the pics is actually quite a bit heavier than the stock wire that was inside the amp.  I'd have used 12 ga, but I didn't have any on hand, and also 12ga silver would be hella expensive to buy.  So 14ga is where I settled. 

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« Reply #863 on: 21 Mar 2020, 11:50 pm »
Super 7

I recently moved my Super 7s to my living room to give them a little more breathing room and activity as they weren’t being used for a while.  It was tricky running them off my Denon AVR-X2500H receiver but after lots of trial and error I got it working.  One of the best things about the Neo drivers is that they are not ruthlessly revealing.  They are very forgiving and still bring a clarity that is really tough to match.  I’ve been playing lots of tv shows, movies, music, and video games and despite not having tweaked the crossover at all they just sound glorious.  Particularly on video games, they really bring them to life with incredible speed and dynamics.  Even my girlfriend has been enjoying them.  (She has accepted me and my hobby since the beginning!).

I know this might not be helpful right now since the neo10 drivers are unavailable but I just wanted to share my appreciation of these once more.

Captainhemo

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« Reply #864 on: 22 Mar 2020, 05:14 pm »
Cool to hear you are both enjoying them  :)

Found your comment   about them not being overly  revealing  interesting....  I'd have to say the exact opposite... my Super7's  continue to amaze people  at how revealing and detailed  they are 
Recently I've spread mine out closer to the side walls   and toe'd them in a bit more,  they have totally disappeared  into the   room and  all we've got  is  sound.  I  was always worried about having them too close to side walls but  they   do not  seem to care

Keep  enjoying them   man

jay

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« Reply #865 on: 22 Mar 2020, 07:26 pm »
I didn’t mean to say the 7’s aren’t highly resolving.  They absolutely are.  What I mean is that they sound great even with a $500 home theater receiver.  As in they don’t require a super high end system to sound great.  I’m sure with better gear they’ll sound even better.

mlundy57

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« Reply #866 on: 22 Mar 2020, 07:45 pm »
I didn’t mean to say the 7’s aren’t highly resolving.  They absolutely are.  What I mean is that they sound great even with a $500 home theater receiver.  As in they don’t require a super high end system to sound great.  I’m sure with better gear they’ll sound even better.

This is true even with Danny’s inexpensive designs. The X-LS Encores I took to the show last year scale really well. They sound great with $500 amps, better with my $5,000 front end, and even better with a $1,000,000 front end.

Captainhemo

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« Reply #867 on: 22 Mar 2020, 08:20 pm »
Yeah, good point  Rob/Mike......    we've made the comment here numerous times..." the speakers are never the limiting factor"

As mentioned  been making a  few changes around here  and  things  just keep  getting better.... kind of wish a fellow who was here   a month or so ago  could hear the Super 7's now....


jay

Tyson

Re: The OFFICIAL Super-7 thread
« Reply #868 on: 27 Mar 2020, 09:48 pm »
I didn’t mean to say the 7’s aren’t highly resolving.  They absolutely are.  What I mean is that they sound great even with a $500 home theater receiver.  As in they don’t require a super high end system to sound great.  I’m sure with better gear they’ll sound even better.

This mirrors my experience too.  The Super 7s sound good with anything, and just keep getting better and better as you put better gear in front of them.  It's a really neat trick they pull off - highly resolving and detailed, but extremely musical at the same time.  Usually it's either-or, not both.