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6 hours ago, 4est said:

The horn guys wanted Altec and JBL. Klipsch were never taken seriously and likened to upscale Cerwin Vega. I'll stop there lest I upset Sal's notably fragile ego further.

Sounds like your believing scandalous rumors on both counts.  Another subjectivist failing   ROTFL

 

4 hours ago, 4est said:

LOL- I rode a bike or walked everywhere and didn't even own a car. I spent all of my money on audio and girls!

Girls gonna cost you a lot of money without a car.  They don't want to be seen on the back of your bike unless they're 10yo.  ;)

 

4 hours ago, firedog said:

JBL L100's is more than I'll ever be able to afford.

Have you heard the new L100's?  Pretty impressive for a big monkey coffin.

I'm repeating myself I think, but then I'm old and can be excused.  LOL

5 hours ago, Paul R said:

 

Those were the days of “Do I buy a loaf of bread and jar of peanut butter and walk to class and work - or - put gas in the car?” for me.

Gas, cash, or a-s, no one rides for free was my motto.  :)

Or a bit of Grass on occasion.


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14 hours ago, firedog said:

 

As for Klipsch spearkers, I think a lot of that live sound is also due to the characteristics of the horns.

 

No, it's a mighty simple formula: the electrical characteristics are such that they are very, very easy to drive with very ordinary amplifier power; they cause minimal levels of stress to the preceding electronics chain - which is  a very smart thing to do!

 

The "live sound" is merely what the sound of the actual recording is - the sparkle hasn't been choked out of it by misbehaving electrical circuitry.


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On 6/22/2019 at 5:27 PM, Paul R said:

 

I know you think differently Frank, but doing that is relatively expensive. That is why spending more money on speakers is almost always a good idea. 

 

If you know the 'right' speakers to get, :). As a BTW, I have never yet heard anything, in person, with the JBL logo on it produce sound that was worth listening to. I'm sure they exist, but every rig I've come across using them always smelt of 'pro' sound; you knew SPLs was the number one priority!

 

DIY is still the best solution, for people who are prepared to tackle that. Some of the current active speaker solutions are getting much, much closer - eventually value for money packages will come out, that will nail all the key needs ...


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4 hours ago, fas42 said:

 

<snip>Some of the current active speaker solutions are getting much, much closer - eventually value for money packages will come out, that will nail all the key needs ...

 

I wonder how long it will take for "current drive" to become the norm. My 4 channel actives were considerably improved by the current drive option.

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On 6/23/2019 at 12:42 PM, Sal1950 said:

Sounds like your believing scandalous rumors on both counts.  Another subjectivist failing   ROTFL

 

Girls gonna cost you a lot of money without a car.  They don't want to be seen on the back of your bike unless they're 10yo.  ;)

 

Have you heard the new L100's?  Pretty impressive for a big monkey coffin.

I'm repeating myself I think, but then I'm old and can be excused.  LOL

Gas, cash, or a-s, no one rides for free was my motto.  :)

Or a bit of Grass on occasion.

Why am I not surprised you are impressed by L100s? The originals sounded like crap. I gave a pair away that I picked up cheap at a garage sale.


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15 hours ago, GregWormald said:

 

I wonder how long it will take for "current drive" to become the norm. My 4 channel actives were considerably improved by the current drive option.

 

Of course I meant contemporary, when I used the word "current". How useful the concept of "current drive" of loudspeakers is I can't say; I have never investigated this area ...


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8 hours ago, 4est said:

Why am I not surprised you are impressed by L100s? The originals sounded like crap. I gave a pair away that I picked up cheap at a garage sale.

Have you heard them, or are you just making fantasy land judgements as usual?

 


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6 hours ago, fas42 said:

 

Of course I meant contemporary, when I used the word "current". How useful the concept of "current drive" of loudspeakers is I can't say; I have never investigated this area ...

 

Ha! Funny, I never connected the two "current"s in the wrong way. The different meanings totally overwhelmed the similarity (identicality?) of the words for me.

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1 hour ago, rando said:

@The Computer Audiophile do you have a delivery date yet on speakers or last shipment of acoustic treatments?  

 

Laugh or cry, I'll be happy to see this saga move into the final stages of transformation.  :)

Acoustics are up and speakers were delivered July 3rd 😁

 

Piano movers need to come to move the speakers upstairs. Far too heavy for me to move. I should have something to post officially next week. 


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6 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Acoustics are up and speakers were delivered July 3rd 😁

 

Piano movers need to come to move the speakers upstairs. Far too heavy for me to move. I should have something to post officially next week. 

 

Hot darn, you are such a tease 😫


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1 hour ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Acoustics are up and speakers were delivered July 3rd 😁

 

Piano movers need to come to move the speakers upstairs. Far too heavy for me to move. I should have something to post officially next week. 

 

will they collapse the joists?


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

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2 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

 

will they collapse the joists?

Oh no. My house has what my electrician called iron wood. When I drilled a hole through the floor once I couldn’t believe how hard and strong it was. 

 

Anyway, I believe the total shipping weight was 780 lbs 😁


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Wilson Sasha DAW?  Made in USA, shipping weight is around what you stated.

 

 

(I don't expect confirmation or denial, naturally, until your official unveiling haha!  Just getting in my guess early. :D )


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1 hour ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Here’s a hint. 

 

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That’s a big hint 


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I’m interested....

 

if if you don’t mind.....

 

Can you share your Top five speaker pics before you settled on your  winner?

 

Dont need an order....just wondering what others you considered.  

 

Thanks in advance


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Wilson audio is made in USA and CA lives in USA. The boxes have CE marking which I don’t know if gods that are both made and sold in the state will get.

 

Wilson Sasha is a great speaker, if it’s what he has got.

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No idea how off the beaten path the TAD were when he last bought.  Holding out that we're looking at something less likely to see Kingmaker Darko whet the seal of approval with his tongue.

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Could it be, by chance, 2 Electro Voice The Patrician IV???

Shipping weight single unit 390 lbs!!!

A 4-way system!

Did not see that in the discussion here, but you'll never know with a Minnesotian ... 😁😁😁

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