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Check parts express, audiogon or audio advisor. You would be better suited saving your money for a better amp or front end. Five bills is too much for stands IMO.
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
Excellent review, very well written. Captures what I heard when listening to the speakers. The one thing I didn't get a perfect handle on when I hear them was imaging and soundfield, hotel room and all. This is a deal maker or breaker for me. Sounds like you have good width, fair depth, but not spectacular rear wall melting depth, and the speakers almost disappear. I think you might get some improvements in these areas with modified placement. Try further out into the room, less toe (or more toe), and even a touch wider. Move the listening seat back if possible (no pics of that). Good luck with whatever you end up with in placement and happy listening.
Any thoughts on longer length powercords (10ft -15ft ) for the plate amps?I see that there are extensions made with IEC connectors.http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=110-180And I see IEC adapters for extension cords like the Walmart White cord:http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-PWA421-Female-Prong-Adapter/dp/B000AJM27AAny thoughts... the 6 ft will be too short for me.Jeff
James,I understand where you're going with that, but do keep in mind that the baffle/driver response is an integral part of the (low) filter design. One would have to be careful doing what you suggested. WRT to a center for HT, the new KEF Q centers would work just fine too, though yes, one of these could be flipped on its side with a relatively benign effect due to the coincident driver being a point source.RClark,The "mod" to the cabinet is the subenclosure for the coax internally. It does further stiffen the cab, but that's not it's main purpose.Neeko,Do you ever work or sleep? Couple things about soundstage:1) It's an artificial construct of the stereo recording process.2) It is highly dependent on speaker/room/listener position, though less so with a controlled directional characteristic loudspeaker.I eschew artificial "audiophile" ultra-precision to the mm imaging...because it's fake. It simply does not exist in real life. Anyone who attends live music heavily will tell you that.I even remarked to Gary Gill at Capfest, that it should have been mandatory for all exhibitors to attend the live jazz jam in the lobby to see exactly this effect, since it's quite apparent to me that many strive for this type of presentation.To each his own of course. But I'm squarely in agreement with what Toole's "Small Room" paper found.cheers,AJ
Neeko,Do you ever work or sleep?
James,I understand where you're going with that, but do keep in mind that the baffle/driver response is an integral part of the (low) filter design. One would have to be careful doing what you suggested.
...soundstage (is)...an artificial construct of the stereo recording process...I eschew artificial "audiophile" ultra-precision...imaging...because it's fake. It simply does not exist in real life.
Anyone who attends live music heavily will tell you that. I even remarked to Gary Gill at Capfest, that it should have been mandatory for all exhibitors to attend the live jazz jam in the lobby to see exactly this effect, since it's quite apparent to me that many strive for this type of presentation.
To each his own of course.
Have the monitors farther apart now. LP is at the apex of an equilateral triangle, again, relatively nearfield.
these look great, and i would love to hear them. mebbe when the tour speakers are ready, the speakers will have the feature to connect passive subs to the built-in amps - that's something that would be a requirement for me.
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