The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE

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The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« on: 10 Jun 2016, 08:04 pm »

EDDIE debuted at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach last week. A number of reviewers dropped by including Robert Harley of THE ABSOLUTE SOUND. Here is the text from the show report:

Robert Harley’s Best of Show

Best Sound (for the money)

"The Eddie speaker from a new speaker company called Evoke caught my ear for its tremendous price-to-performance ratio. The $3995-per-pair Eddie features a ribbon tweeter, planar-magnetic midrange, and a cone woofer. Driven by NuPrime electronics, it sounded clean, fast, and transparent—and like it should cost much more than $4k."

Note that EDDIE is being introduced at $3295 a pair. I did correct his spelling from Eddy to Eddie. For a full version of all his reviews visit the link:
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-show-at-newport-robert-harley-on-analog-and-digital-sources/

 

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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jun 2016, 10:22 pm »
Congrats, they did sound very, very good in Newport! I spoke with John Casler when visiting your room!

Well done!

Cheers,
Pete

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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #2 on: 11 Jun 2016, 12:40 am »
Congrats, they did sound very, very good in Newport! I spoke with John Casler when visiting your room!

Well done!

Cheers,
Pete


Thanks, Pete. I'm glad you liked them. All the effort seems to be paying off. I remember the first time I tested those planar mids - they were amazing. Speaking of effort - no one can see is all the work that goes into building the crossover. I enjoy it when I finish building them  :lol:

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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #3 on: 11 Jun 2016, 01:28 am »
How about a pic of the crossover...edited in paint/photoshop to hide any values...:thumb:

Best,
Anand.

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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #4 on: 11 Jun 2016, 02:43 am »
How about a pic of the crossover...edited in paint/photoshop to hide any values... :thumb:

Best,
Anand.


I would like to but there is a lot more going on than just the components themselves. Let me say this: there are 5 inductors that have to be placed relative to each other and with concern to the woofer magnet. With inductors and capacitors the over a dozen components. So that made it necessary to have 2 boards. (In part that a larger board won't make it through any opening as well.) That's separate from the binding post and L-pad section. What gets hairy is the interconnecting harness between the 3 pieces so it remains neat and clean.


I do also believe in a bit of overkill. The Vishay resistors are rated at 50 watts. All signal path capacitors are Mudorf Supreme and all the air coil inductors are hand wound to meet specs.


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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #5 on: 11 Jun 2016, 09:29 pm »
Congratulations Mark!!  You know how badly I wanted to be there but that just wasn't possible.

Wishing you every success.

Bob

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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #6 on: 12 Jun 2016, 01:18 am »
Congratulations Mark!!  You know how badly I wanted to be there but that just wasn't possible.

Wishing you every success.

Bob


Thanks, Bob - I appreciate that! It was a great show. Maybe next year... And we can all work toward Rocky Mountain.


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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #7 on: 12 Jun 2016, 02:13 am »
I bet they would sound great connected with Pete's Triode Wire/American Speaker cables! :D

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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #8 on: 12 Jun 2016, 05:05 am »
I bet they would sound great connected with Pete's Triode Wire/American Speaker cables! :D


We had an "un-named" wire in the room before we tried the WyWires on EDDIE. It was like taking a layer of sand paper off and the system sounded liquid smooth. What are your thoughts on Pete's? Any experience with WyWires?

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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #9 on: 13 Jun 2016, 02:21 pm »
I bet they would sound great connected with Pete's Triode Wire/American Speaker cables! :D

If I'm not mistaken, "PETE" stopped by the room, and took a listen?  I seem to remember "Pete" and "TRIODE". 

Everything else is a blur  :duh:

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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #10 on: 13 Jun 2016, 03:24 pm »
If I'm not mistaken, "PETE" stopped by the room, and took a listen?  I seem to remember "Pete" and "TRIODE". 

Everything else is a blur  :duh:


I hear the blur part! Yes, I believe he did drop by.

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Re: The Absolute Sound Comments on EDDIE
« Reply #11 on: 13 Jun 2016, 07:45 pm »
Congrats, they did sound very, very good in Newport! I spoke with John Casler when visiting your room!

Well done!

Cheers,
Pete

Yes. . .and he posted above to cement it   :thumb: