DECWARE AUDIO PRODUCTS

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restrav

Re: DECWARE AUDIO PRODUCTS
« Reply #20 on: 14 Jan 2018, 01:05 am »
That's part of why I love my Serenity Acoustic Super 7's - 97db efficient open baffle planar magnetic "top" section (with flat 8ohm impedance) that covers 200hz and up, and then there's the open baffle powered bass section with 300 watts per side and dual 12 inch woofers.  So I can use a beautiful low watt amp on the mids/highs and still get percussive, strong bass. 

I don't know why more speaker companies don't use this approach.  It really, really opens up your ability to use small, beautiful sounding amps on the top end:






THais is the one speaker that would pay that much for. im happy with my sub powered omega but this would be my one step up. i would need some out of this world paint job and a grill the hind the ugly face since it will be in the living room, dont have a dedicated room. and im genuienly scared of the basement in my 120 year old house :D so living room is gonna be it for me for the forseeable future.

Tyson

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« Reply #21 on: 14 Jan 2018, 01:22 am »
THais is the one speaker that would pay that much for. im happy with my sub powered omega but this would be my one step up. i would need some out of this world paint job and a grill the hind the ugly face since it will be in the living room, dont have a dedicated room. and im genuienly scared of the basement in my 120 year old house :D so living room is gonna be it for me for the forseeable future.


Looks pretty good with the magnetically attached grills, IMO:






restrav

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« Reply #22 on: 14 Jan 2018, 01:24 am »
they do. this is exactly what i was imagening. i just had never seen these speaksers with the grills on

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« Reply #23 on: 14 Jan 2018, 01:35 am »
Nice room seems stuffed, these speakers dont need a live room?

Tyson

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« Reply #24 on: 14 Jan 2018, 01:52 am »
Nice room seems stuffed, these speakers dont need a live room?

The pic is deceptive - I'd pushed the speakers all the way to the front wall in order to get them both in the picture.  In fact, most of the time they're about 6 feet off the rear wall.  I also put up treatments on the side walls after these pics were taken.  Plus OB's aren't too picky about being placed close to a side wall.  And the smaller wood speakers are gone, of course. 

In fact, the room I have now for my audio system is one of the best I've ever had because its so quiet as it's a half-basement with full carpeting, and now GIK absorbers on the side wall, and I've put up custom roman shades to cover all the windows.  So the whole room is pretty awesome, especially for listening to classical music (my main music preference).

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« Reply #25 on: 14 Jan 2018, 02:08 am »
Tyson, your room sounds like mine.
I like your speakers, they "look like they'd sound good", I'm sure you understand.  :lol:

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« Reply #26 on: 14 Jan 2018, 05:26 am »
Looks pretty good with the magnetically attached grills, IMO:






Very nice, is that a glossy white finish I'm seeing? Did you build those or buy them that way?

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« Reply #27 on: 14 Jan 2018, 05:23 pm »
Very nice, is that a glossy white finish I'm seeing? Did you build those or buy them that way?

Yep a medium gloss finish and they are slightly off-white to better fit with our decor.  I did not build them, but I did work with the builder to customize the paint and grill colors.  Unfortunately Serenity Acoustics went bankrupt and I got the last pair.....  I’ll say this, in 30 years of being an audiophile, these are the best speakers I’ve ever heard.  There’s an official Super 7 owners thread over in the GR research circle where we talk about them in great detail.  In fact I think Danny might have a demonpair for sale - he designed them for Serenity.

rpf

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« Reply #28 on: 15 Jan 2018, 04:22 am »

In USA audophilia there are only 2 big names, Bob Carver and Steve Deckert and neither of the two is an electronic engineer, no electronic engineer did more for music and musiclovers than these two people imo.

What an absurd statement.

I have no opinion on Decware products, not having heard any (I'd very much like to hear the ZMA being a KT66/6L6 fan) but the two designers above being the only big names in US audio design?  :nono:

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« Reply #29 on: 15 Jan 2018, 06:46 pm »
What an absurd statement.

I have no opinion on Decware products, not having heard any (I'd very much like to hear the ZMA being a KT66/6L6 fan) but the two designers above being the only big names in US audio design?  :nono:
How so?  Unfortunatelly some of the first Bob amps wasnt refined sound as PhaseLinear nicked Phuzz Linear, but its a realistic statement, did you see what Bob did with the pompous critics of Stereophile magazine in 1985?

No audio designer or lay man did this on this planet, not even close to that, none, no one, Bob ate them with flour. I wont even mention the McIntosh case.

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« Reply #30 on: 15 Jan 2018, 11:40 pm »
I was not deprecating Bob Carver or Steve Deckert. I merely pointed out that they are not the only two distinguished audio designers in the US: past or present.

Bob Carver's interaction with Stereophile is not indicative of anything.

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« Reply #31 on: 15 Jan 2018, 11:44 pm »
I was not deprecating Bob Carver or Steve Deckert. I merely pointed out that they are not the only two distinguished audio designers in the US: past or present.

Bob Carver's interaction with Stereophile is not indicative of anything.
Not even of courage? He could have lost the challenge.

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« Reply #32 on: 18 Jan 2018, 03:20 am »
Not even of courage? He could have lost the challenge.

Not indicative of anything related to the existence of other distinguished designers. As you seem to keep ignoring my point, this is my last post on the subject.