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Hi Bear,Comparing the Von Schweikert room to the Econowaves is a difficult comparison.The VS room was a high-end vinyl / tube system (where the turntable probably weighed 100 pounds). I think the VS speakers are $12k or something? I've heard those speakers a total of three times now and they are good in many ways.The Econowave room was a DIY type of room, no fancy source or amps, just straightforward and the materials list was under $500. Bang for the buck, I thought it was unbeatable if you like the sound of constant directivity horns. If there's one aspect you don't love, you can always upgrade that one part (e.g., the woofer, the box, the compression driver) and then do whatever tweak on the xover. Endless possibilities.So they are two different extremes of hifi. (Great avatar, if that's Eastbound and Down).
Oooh! I see a Dodd Audio Battery Buffer in that setup!
Yea, Trung was nice enough to let me use his for the weekend. The Eastern Electric M88 has a switch that lets you bypass the pre section and use it as just an amp. So flipping that and using the Dodd buffer as the pre instead made for a nice upgrade. Nice little piece that I think I might have to add to my own system at home soon.
JimYes, I do have your "rain check Vietnamese food" here. Please let me know if you heading this way gain.
Oddwatt makes really interesting tube and solid state amp kits.
How do they sound? I've never heard of Oddwatt.
I'm sorry I did not catch the vendor's name but it was a killer vinyl setup and really nice amps. The Vandersteens I've heard twice previously and they are good.
I was hoping to make it up to the show to hear Wayne's pi3 speakers. Any additional comments on this room?
I'm a Pi speaker fan. I have a pair of the Two Towers, which were my first "DIY" speaker attempt. I've heard all of the models and many with the different upgrades. My personal favorites are the Pi 3's with the best drivers. I think they just do more right than any of Wayne's others. Especially if you've got a pair of subs to run with them. I suck at making audiospeak descriptions so I'll let others do that.
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