Any news on the latest Veracity model?

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Rob Babcock

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Any news on the latest Veracity model?
« on: 24 Dec 2005, 07:56 am »
Sheesh, each time I think I'm getting close to deciding what to try, Jim announces a new one! :lol:   Any info coming up on the new Veracity you've got in the works, Jim? :)

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« Reply #1 on: 24 Dec 2005, 09:16 pm »
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Sheesh, each time I think I'm getting close to deciding what to try, Jim announces a new one! :lol:   Any info coming up on the new Veracity you've got in the works, Jim? :)


Still working on it.  But we're getting closer.  

Dennis Murphy is currently on vacation, but will resume work on the crossover as soon as he returns.  

I would suspect I will have something to announce by mid-January.

- Jim

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« Reply #2 on: 7 Jan 2006, 03:00 am »
Geez, is it mid-Jan yet? :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: 7 Jan 2006, 06:33 pm »
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Geez, is it mid-Jan yet? :lol:


Nope.  And I'm still working on them. I don't want to put anything less than my best effort into those cabinets.

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« Reply #4 on: 8 Jan 2006, 11:21 am »
Yeah, it was a shameless bump! :P   But I'm awfully anxious to get some news... :)

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« Reply #5 on: 8 Jan 2006, 03:55 pm »
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Yeah, it was a shameless bump! :P   But I'm awfully anxious to get some news... :)


So is Jim.  I've been driving him a little wacko with this one  MTM's are tricky, and I've also had to decide exactly which model of which ribbon tweeter to use.  But, thanks to a bad case of the flu, I pretty much did nothing other than sleep and work on this project for the past couple of days.  Now Jim will have to build a prototype cabinet at his end and see whether he likes what I've done.  So far it sounds good to me.

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« Reply #6 on: 8 Jan 2006, 06:54 pm »
Rob, You think you're anxious.
Truthfully, I haven't been.
I've tried to put these out of my mind and just wait for updates.

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« Reply #7 on: 8 Jan 2006, 09:22 pm »
In the last two or three months of the year I worked 60- 75 hours a week, and I didn't have much time to even listen to music, much less do any upgrades.  So now that my crazy season is over, I'm looking to get back to my main hobby- spamming AC! :lol:   Seriously, I'll probably buy five new speakers sometime between now and, say, July.  I'd been thinking it might be floorstanding HT-1s, but every time I get close to deciding I hear about something new!

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What Amp?
« Reply #8 on: 21 Jan 2006, 04:42 am »
Question for Jim and Dennis:
I'm going to be driving these guys with a BAT VK6200 configured with 3 amp modules.
What's your take(s) on this pairing?
FWIW, the 6200 is a true monoblock design.
Someone told me that the modules are sourced by ATI to BAT's specs.
I can tell you that the modules are built like the proverbial brick outhouse.

Plus for other prospective customers, what would be your general amplifier parameters for getting the most out of this configuration.

And forgive me, but one last question, why am I thinking about these things on a Friday night :?

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« Reply #9 on: 21 Jan 2006, 01:48 pm »
Sparks -

Dennis may have a different take on it, but from my perspective, you will not have any trouble driving them with your amps.  It sounds like a perfect match with plenty of headroom.

- Jim

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« Reply #10 on: 21 Jan 2006, 03:53 pm »
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Sparks -

Dennis may have a different take on it, but from my perspective, you will not have any trouble driving them with your amps.  It sounds like a perfect match with plenty of headroom.

- Jim


Just about any amp capable of working into a 4 ohm load should work.  The impedance never falls below 4 ohms in the bass and midrange, so the MTM does not present a difficult load.  (If you want to see what a problem looks like in this area, check out the latest Stereophile's review of a mega-buck Genesis 3-way.)

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« Reply #11 on: 21 Jan 2006, 04:11 pm »
Thanks guys.
Yeah I saw the graph on the Genesis, yikes.
1.4 ohms at 7.8khz and below 2 ohms in the lower midrange.
No tubes for that beast.

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« Reply #12 on: 30 Jan 2006, 12:38 am »
Alright, it's the end of the month now.  Can we get some more news! :P

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« Reply #13 on: 30 Jan 2006, 01:24 am »
Rob -

Things always take longer than anticipated.  So far I have cut panels for three sealed versions of this speaker and will glue them up this coming week.

Dennis is finished with the crossover design.

So as soon as I finish the cabinets, I will be assembling the first pairs.  Since the client has requested painted cabinets, they will be done sooner than if they were veneered and finished.

So it won't be that long.  I will post pics as soon as they are completed.

- Jim

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« Reply #14 on: 30 Jan 2006, 02:12 am »
Cool.  I'm anxious to see what they look like.

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« Reply #15 on: 30 Jan 2006, 05:14 am »
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Cool. I'm anxious to see what they look like.

Me too :D

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« Reply #16 on: 30 Jan 2006, 02:16 pm »
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Cool. I'm anxious to see what they look like.

Me too :D


Well, the first speakers I'm building will be painted black and are stand-mounted sealed versions.  So there won't be that much to look at.  The only thing unusual about them is I plan to use the black-coned version of the regular W18.  So these will be "stealth" speakers.

- Jim

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« Reply #17 on: 31 Jan 2006, 03:31 am »
Jim,
I like the Stealth moniker.
I know that to most they will look unremarkable compared to your usual artistry.
I hoping there will be a "form follows function" look about them.
And I hope the sound is what will make then remarkable.

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« Reply #18 on: 31 Jan 2006, 03:45 am »
sparks -

I will be sure to follow up with some ported floor-standers that will be more striking visually.

- Jim

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