The Monolith open baffle planar speakers

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #140 on: 25 Sep 2018, 02:23 pm »
Greg,
Yes, I owned the Super-V's.

The Monoliths will not play as loud as the Super-V's.  However depending on the room size will play plenty loud for any music I have tried.  The bass section is essentially the same, so will go as low and loud.   It really is a full audio bandwidth speaker. 

The difference to me is The Monoliths have wider dispersion than I remember the Super-V's having due to the narrower baffle.  Also the planars have a very coherent sound that I like more than the Super-V's coax.

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #141 on: 25 Sep 2018, 04:38 pm »
Thanks Rich,

that's exactly what I was wanting to know. My room is 20'x30'x10' so is pretty good size. The Super Vs go as loud as I want but was wondering about the upper section on your speakers.

I still haven't had a chance to hear any of the Neo speakers yet. I have a feeling I would really like them from what people have said.

Good luck on your projects, I have enjoyed following this thread.

Greg

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #142 on: 4 Oct 2018, 11:20 pm »
Just in from Jay and the finishing folks. 

The Monoliths planar open baffle top in Agean Blue!   :D



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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #143 on: 4 Oct 2018, 11:37 pm »
Just in from Jay and the finishing folks. 

The Monoliths planar open baffle top in Agean Blue!   :D


Wow!  :thumb:

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #144 on: 13 Oct 2018, 07:16 pm »
The modular servo subs and HX300 amp cabinets are finished and ready to get the drivers, amps and wiring installed.

Also got a nice front picture of the open baffle top before Jay packed them and now on the way.





Captainhemo

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« Reply #145 on: 14 Oct 2018, 03:11 am »
Should  be  a  great  combo  at the show   Rich.  Looking  forward to seeing  a photo  with the    Monoliths on top of the  sub  cabinets   soon  :beer:

jay

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #146 on: 15 Oct 2018, 08:21 pm »
Servo subs are completed and ready to test again after the reassembly.



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« Reply #147 on: 18 Oct 2018, 04:21 pm »
The Monoliths in final form for CAF2018.

System is wired and getting ready to do some listening.



SoCalWJS

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« Reply #148 on: 18 Oct 2018, 05:33 pm »
The Monoliths in final form for CAF2018.

System is wired and getting ready to do some listening.


They are very nice looking speakers - great painting work from the looks of it!

Looking forward to listening impressions Rich!

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #149 on: 19 Oct 2018, 12:14 am »
SoCalWJS,

The best way for me to describe The Monoliths sound is that they are like a really good pair of planar headphones with real low frequency response you feel.   

Having response down to below 20Hz really adds to the sense of music in a venue.

Since you have the S-7's, which I have heard as well, reminds me of a small version of those.

Tyson

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« Reply #150 on: 19 Oct 2018, 02:55 am »
Rich, looking good!   You should try doing some amp-swapping with those speakers.  I find the Neo drivers really, really let different amps shine.  From great SS amps to great tube amps, they all sound great with those drivers. 

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #151 on: 19 Oct 2018, 12:28 pm »
Tyson,

Thanks! 

Will be trying another pair of SS amps soon.   Even with the two Parasound Zamp v.3's they sound really good!  :D


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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #152 on: 22 Oct 2018, 12:13 am »
Getting time on the dspMusikLCD 2x8, Parasound Halo A23 stereo amps with The Monoliths to get ready for CAF2018.

Best part is listening to some music!




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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #153 on: 29 Oct 2018, 10:42 pm »
Avoosl came over today for a listening session before pack-up of The Monoliths for CAF2018. 

Time to get it all packed up for the show!

JakeJ

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« Reply #154 on: 30 Oct 2018, 02:50 pm »
Have a great demo, Rich!  And have some fun too.  Wish I were there (to quote a famous band).

Jake 

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #155 on: 30 Oct 2018, 03:49 pm »
JakeJ,
Thanks!   Will do! :D

Best,
Rich

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #156 on: 2 Nov 2018, 02:46 am »
CAF2018 setup day is done and system is ready for Day1 of the show.







Captainhemo

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #157 on: 2 Nov 2018, 04:45 am »
It's  finally show  time.  Looking  good  Rich .   :thumb:
Enjoy    !!

jay 

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #158 on: 2 Nov 2018, 10:19 pm »
@Hal, Good luck with the show.  They look great.

Tyson

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« Reply #159 on: 2 Nov 2018, 10:48 pm »
Any feedback on the sound, from attendees?