The Monolith open baffle planar speakers

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Captainhemo

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #160 on: 3 Nov 2018, 12:24 am »
agreed,  inquiring minds  want to know 

jay

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #161 on: 3 Nov 2018, 01:29 am »
Day 1 is complete and had really nice comments from listeners.   

Hopefully some that attended will comment. 

Biggest comment is open baffle bass is not supposed to work.   Not true in the HAL room!  Open baffle servo subs rule!  :D

SlushPuppy

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #162 on: 3 Nov 2018, 01:35 am »
Day 1 is complete and had really nice comments from listeners.   

Hopefully some that attended will comment. 

Biggest comment is open baffle bass is not supposed to work.   Not true in the HAL room!  Open baffle servo subs rule!  :D

Open baffle bass is the best...  8)

HiGHFLYiN9

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #163 on: 8 Nov 2018, 04:16 pm »
I was able to attend and really enjoyed this setup. Great deep bass and beautiful treble. The strums of acoustic guitar had a nice amount of air around them. Really tremendous value compared to other systems at the show.

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #164 on: 10 Nov 2018, 02:08 pm »
HiGHFLYiN9,
Thanks for stopping by and giving the system a listen.  Glad you enjoyed it!

Here is Greg Weaver's show report on EnjoyTheMusic.com of CAF2018 with The Monoliths system.

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/Capital_Audiofest_2018/page3.htm

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #165 on: 22 Dec 2018, 06:47 pm »
Very nice review on Audio Head by Eric Franklin Shook of the HAL room at CAF2018 by Eric Franklin Shook.

https://audio-head.com/hollis-audio-labs-caf-2018/

Thanks to Kemper Holt for letting me know about the review.

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #166 on: 4 Jan 2019, 08:48 pm »
Two very nice pictures of the HAL room at CAF2018 by Paul Elliot.





HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #167 on: 9 Jan 2019, 06:54 pm »
I have had enquiries about The Monoliths just selling the upper section kits.   

This is possible if the customer already has the two 2x12 OB servo subs.  The system is designed to use those with the dspMusikLCD 2x8 digital crossover and DAC's to drive the planar open baffle tops.

Contact me for details and pricing. 

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #168 on: 13 Jan 2019, 03:33 am »
A review by Part-Time Audiophile of the HAL CAF2018 setup.

https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2018/11/04/caf-2018-must-see-rooms-saturday/

mix4fix

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Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #169 on: 13 Jan 2019, 06:52 am »

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #170 on: 26 Mar 2019, 07:47 pm »
Another show report from CAF2018 by TNT-Audio about the HAL demo room.  The info is about 1/2 way down the page.

Thanks to KLH007 for spotting it and sending the link.

https://www.tnt-audio.com/shows/capital_audiofest18_e.html

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #171 on: 30 May 2019, 04:48 pm »
Have another pair of the open baffle planar section of The Monoliths from Jay arriving tomorrow.  This pair when built will have the GR-NEO3 tweeters like the pair at AXPONA 2019.   

The first pair of The Monoliths from CAF2018 have the BG NEO3-PDR tweeters installed.



HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #172 on: 18 Jun 2019, 02:45 pm »
Just to clarify some points.

The Monoliths are a different kit to the GR-Research Super Mini speakers. 

The Monoliths kit comes with a dspMusikLCD or dspNexus digital crossover system and the parts needed to build the speaker system.  This kit is not sold as partial pieces.

For the Super Mini passive crossover speakers, please talk to Danny at GR-Research and he will get you what you need.

Thank you for reading.
« Last Edit: 1 Aug 2019, 03:44 pm by HAL »

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #173 on: 1 Aug 2019, 03:45 pm »
Building a new pair of OB planar baffles from captainhemo to install the GR-NEO3 tweeters for comparison to the BG NEO3-PDR in the original pair of The Monoliths that are here.

Glue-up has begun.

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #174 on: 1 Aug 2019, 09:42 pm »
The Monoliths planar baffle glued and drying. 

Started on the second baffle glue-up.



HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #175 on: 2 Aug 2019, 12:10 am »
Second planar baffle glued and drying until tomorrow.



HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #176 on: 2 Aug 2019, 04:04 pm »
Completed planar baffles ready for wiring and testing with the dspMusikLCD system.



Captainhemo

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #177 on: 2 Aug 2019, 06:23 pm »
Looking  good  Rich.
Will be interesting  to compare the  tweeters

jay

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #178 on: 2 Aug 2019, 10:01 pm »
Thanks Jay!

They are now wired and ready for some testing and listening.

HAL

Re: The Monolith open baffle planar speakers
« Reply #179 on: 3 Aug 2019, 09:59 pm »
Just completed The Monoliths system demo, so back to new tweeter testing.

Checked the wiring to the planar drivers and the DC resistances look correct.  Now to get them installed.