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Except the JBLs have been supplanted in the final production model by an even longer stroke (14mm vs 11.5 one way, over 1" p-p) driver that also operates optimally in a small sealed enclosure. I spent the weekend torture testing the mules with the new driver. And the new class d amp that almost doubles the power of the show amp (200w rms vs 110). I designed these monitors specifically not to be hi-passed (unless you are watching WOTW movie effects) with any music, but rather to run full bandwidth (below 30hz extension in all rooms tested so far), so that there is a full bandwidth LF source elevated closer to center height of room. Feel free to add subs to extend below 20hz and smooth the response where modal issues will be most likely (40hz-150hz), I would encourage that if you already have them. There will be both line level and a slave power amplifier output on the Monitor for just such purposes, so that even a passive sub can be added. Or a stand like no other.The directional characteristics >1khz and suggested cross-fire toe-in should negate the need for any room treatments (which I eschew) in all but the narrowest spaces.Thanks for the compliment. The perceived sound was no accident. They are designed to do exactly what they did, to sound exactly like what they are designed to do.cheers,AJAt least this way, I won't have to answer to "Are those JBL's"?
Sounds like it's progressing nicely.
Have you received any orders yet?
This is EXACTLY what I am looking for. Sealed, I don't like trying to integrate ported mains with my sealed subs. I need something that can do bass in the front (up around the room's center line is a bonus), that allows me to move my dual sealed 18" subs elsewhere to smooth the room. I don't care for treatments (although I use light foam to knock down slap echo). I don't want to high pass the mains.
I have a genuine interest in these, some questions if you don't mind. You can PM me answers if you prefer.
1. What is the sensitivity rating, I am guessing between 86-88 dB? Yes3. XO : Is the KEF driver now high passed? Yes Is the stock XO retained between tweeter and woofer? No Any BSC? No. Full measurement data will be provided on the site2. When are these going to be ready? August 3rd, maybe sooner3.What do you call them? Monitor 14. Are those eD's? Yes, custom spec'd5. How do they sound playing "Korn"? (My "Gaucho" DVD-A just arrived in the mail, yay).All 4 of my Korn albums sound just fine.
Feel free to join the order queue. Cherry, Maple or Piano Gloss Black.
Dual 18's for music? That seems more like WOTW stuff. I would definitely recommended hi-passing for HT, where 5-10hz bursts are going to give even big subs a workout.
No, that's ok. Even if you were insincere and intending only to clone them (probably inevitable with DIYers and the sincerest form of flattery), I would still post this openly for all to be informed.
Actually it's been agonizingly slow. Finding a reliable CNC shop around here.Yep.cheers,AJ
I have half the dough saved, I''l buy one right now and the other in October. I have been saving for new speakers to buy this fall, already sold my B&W's. I had it narrowed down to one choice until you came along, now I have a decision to make while I save.
Nope, for music. I do watch movies but I'm not trying to hit reference levels. My modest system is in my gallery. I moderate a speaker manufacturer's forum, a HT forum and am the resident 2 channel guy on the HT one. I had a hand in the concept of the subs so I had to have a pair. Word on the street is they are very musical. FWIW, I agree. With the Monitor 1 in play, the 18's only need to do >20 Hz bass and smooth the room. If I don't need the 18's... bonus, I'll save them for movies. But I think they will help.
There is only one other speaker I am considering, the Chase SHO-10. It has attributes I like too, as I said, I have a decision to make.
Pardon my ignorance, but what's a "CNC shop"? Let us know when you get your website up and running. Also, like we discussed before, I hope at some point you are able to do a "speaker tour".
Nope, for music. I do watch movies but I'm not trying to hit reference levels.
p.s. have I officially turned the CapFest thread into my Ad?
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