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28 minutes ago, firedog said:

I'm missing something: why a touch screen if it across the room from you?

I typically setup albums and playlists and listen for extended times.  I never touch stuff.  Also when I am listening to headphones I just move the rocking chair and everything is right there.

 

If I need to change things I do have my phone with me most of the time.  

 

Bonus you get a nice large now-playing display!

 

 

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Stand by me!

 

 

The factory stands for my FIVE17 speakers arrived today.  Some Assembly Required.

 

Fifteen Seconds of unboxing

 

 

 

Thirty-Four seconds of basic assembly

 


Note the DRY sand.  The stands are MDF, and I would worry about damp sand, so two bags of sand from Home Depot at $3.99 each.  I used about 70lbs.  The rest helped refill the grandkids' sandbox!


Twenty-two seconds of final assembly

 


I did not install the stick-on pads on the top of the stands because I am using ISOACOUSTICS OREA isolators.

 

Twenty-six seconds of setup!

 

 

 

I am using the Herbies Audio Labs gliders due to the plywood floor under the spikes.  Tomorrow cable routing cleanup so my wife is happier.

 

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Hi Bob...

 

Can you give some idea of the size of your room with ceiling height? 

 

I looked around for pictures and found some.  All I could find showed the front wall and that there is a room off to the left.  

 

 

 
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Just now, Evo-No-Revo said:

Hi Bob...

 

Can you give some idea of the size of your room with ceiling height? 

 

I looked around for pictures and found some.  All I could find showed the front wall and that there is a room off to the left.  

 

 

The room is 8ft high about 13ft wide and 21ft long.  There is a large opening to the Dining Room and there is a similar opening to the Front Hall at the other end.

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My room is 16ft deep and 26ft wide.  I have the audio system on the long wall.  The ceilings are 10ft.  

 

Do you have any input concerning the size of my room.  I am going to give Heavenly a call tomorrow and discuss it. 

 

It certainly would be easier than waiting for a used pair of 8c to show up as I am currently actively searching. I will probably hold out for the 8c but I want to look into an American company after dealing with major shipping issues concerning Europe.  It seems these shipping companies are getting worse and worse in shipping damage.

 

I did have a pair of Kii Thee a few years back and did enjoy them in a much smaller room.  

 

Great Review...so easy to follow and expressive without audio magazine fluff.  Thanks for the effort!

 
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4 minutes ago, Evo-No-Revo said:

My room is 16ft deep and 26ft wide.  I have the audio system on the long wall.  The ceilings are 10ft.  

That is a bigger room.  When you talk with the Jonathan or Kevin make sure you give them room size!

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7 hours ago, Evo-No-Revo said:

It certainly would be easier than waiting for a used pair of 8c to show up as I am currently actively searching. 

Act fast, they appeared on Tuesday.  TMR is very respectable.

 

https://tmraudio.com/speakers/bookshelf-speakers-monitors/kii-three-powered-bookshelf-speakers-dsp-graphite-pair-w-stands/

 

Good luck

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57 minutes ago, morespin said:

Great review. In simple English, it seems you like these better than 8C, Kii 3, and Buchardt A500? 

Thank you for the note.  I am VERY happy with these speakers.  From the sound to the look in my Living Room, they are what I was looking for.

 

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Thank you. Sounds great by the way you review, and given the august company in which you evaluated it. But a 5" woofer...it's hard to believe the physics. How odes that produce anything compared to the 8" woofer in D&D 8C? Or is there some other feature I'm overlooking? 

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12 minutes ago, morespin said:

PS. Qubuz is only available in the US. Might be helpful to share Tidal or Spotify playlists :)

Qobuz is available in many more countries than just the US. 
 

 

Qobuz is currently available in 18 countries 

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States

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That’s about 50 countries shy of spotify. Mine isn’t listed (Canada). Anyway qubuz has a small percentage of music that Spotify does. Tidal has about 95% of Spotify library now, qubuz about 50%. Anyway thanks. 

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3 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

My IEMs have pretty good bass :~)


Unless your ears are at the same distance from an IEM and a speaker, your logic makes very little sense. A 75 inch TV will look better than a 45 inch TV (simple visual physics), but one doesn’t argue that by saying “but my phone also looks clear”... well duh, the phone wouldn’t look as clear if it was kept on the wall. Your IEM is in your ear. Different principle. 
 

I’m sure a well executed 5inch woofer can go low. But there’s a reason Genelec has 8331, 8341, 8351... 

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4 hours ago, morespin said:


Unless your ears are at the same distance from an IEM and a speaker, your logic makes very little sense. A 75 inch TV will look better than a 45 inch TV (simple visual physics), but one doesn’t argue that by saying “but my phone also looks clear”... well duh, the phone wouldn’t look as clear if it was kept on the wall. Your IEM is in your ear. Different principle. 
 

I’m sure a well executed 5inch woofer can go low. But there’s a reason Genelec has 8331, 8341, 8351... 

it’s called a joke. 

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Yes I understand part of it was to make light but it’s a mistimed one. I’ve yet to see a 5” subwoofer displace as much air as an 8” one — regardless of how well they’re both executed. 
 

Anyway we are straying from the original thread. It’s a glowing review of Five17s amid some formidable company so these are definitely worth an audition, especially as they’re shipped already broken in. Love the all e-commerce type business model similar to Buchardt. Might give these a shot. 

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