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Lastly, I secretly (or not so secretly now that I'm mentioning it) hope the early adopters of this speaker don't feel the need to mention it in every post like some of the owners of another popular waveguide speaker (er...Geddes). It's one thing to like your speakers but some of those guys are cult-like and creapy.
Jeeze guys, I meant it as a compliment. Not trying to get this guy to raise his prices or to imply that $1,000 is a small amount of money (it's a lot of money for me and most people I know!). I was merely pointing out this is a clever design at a very impressive price-point. Don't know how they sound and I don't know if I would even like them, but they appear to be a very good value. The designer seems like a good guy and I sincerely wish him luck in his venture. Hopefully, the exposure on AC will help launch a very successful business! Lastly, I secretly (or not so secretly now that I'm mentioning it) hope the early adopters of this speaker don't feel the need to mention it in every post like some of the owners of another popular waveguide speaker (er...Geddes). It's one thing to like your speakers but some of those guys are cult-like and creapy.
Listening to some rock...Acoustic guitars on 'Stranger Things Have Happened' by Foo Fighters are very good. Full and rich, just the right shimmer.I think we're onto something...
Setup, shmetup. These things sound good. Already waaaaaay better than what I had before in the same spot with the same electronics. I know that doesn't mean much to those who want detailed listening notes, but to me.... it means a lot .
What is each speaker weight?
Probably deserving of stand quality you'd find with $3k+/pair monitors. What is each speaker weight? Considering the 300W powered 8" they might benefit from clamping or at least good spikes.
Yeah, I'm already thinking that I'll need to improve the stands situation. My $70 Sanus joints are a bit rinky dink for these mama jamas.
Warmth and smoothness. That's what I'm so surprised and delighted by right now. Everyone was saying 'dynamic' and kick ass, so I was expecting that... but the sheer niceness of the sound has me really floored. It just makes me want to hear more.
Ha! If you'll look closely at my pics from the Capitol Audiofest report, you'll see AJ has them on the flimsiest of Lovan Prelude stands, $29.95 on eBay right now, free shipping. I have a pair for lightweight speakers and they're really quite nice for that, but I was amazed that AJ was using them for fairly large monitors, albeit the plate amps were on the floor in his prototype. Didn't seem to hurt the sound in the hotel room.
I'm sure it got lost in translation with the several threads that I've posted about these speakers in, but somewhere I noted they sounded great with a wide variety of musical samples. AJ had some kick ass jazz, some soft and delicate instrumentals, and a guy there had some warhorse classical pieces to play. All sounded superb. However the level of dynamics available from such a relatively small package is the overriding characteristic.
There are some gorgeous ones for sale for $500
Aj can you describe the drivers used, and how you came about choosing them? Also the crossover and enclosure construction? I understand you have a modified Elemental Design's 8".
AJ, any chance of these making an appearance at RMAF? Maybe on loan to a tube amp vendor
If you spend $500 on stands, I'm going to send you a bill for $300 for the non-introductory price. You did your equipment stand, DIY 'em yourself for a fraction of that, or get a more sanely priced one from an AC vendor. Heck Audio Advisor/PE have nice stands that you could use, just add some matching maple slats yourself.cheers,AJ
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