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by chris661
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Headphones
Topic: House sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: House sound?

If there are any audio/DJ/music shops nearby, they're usually happy to give you a demo.
FWIW, I tried out some Shure SRH840s in a shop and couldn't leave without them.

Chris
by chris661
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10148
Views: 601154

Re: Nothing In Particular

Hi Mark, Yeah, the ~6.5kHz peak does need a precision strike. I found with that notched, they were pretty good full-range. Handing off to a dedicated tweeter does seem to improve things, so I think you're on a good track there. Let us know how you get on. The number of permutations my stereo has gon...
by chris661
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10148
Views: 601154

Re: Nothing In Particular

Been tinkering with the home stereo a bit today. The speakers I commissioned from Colin (Topps) years back are in place again, with the Tang Band 6.5" mini-subs, Fostex FE126E (P10 treated), and now some ribbon tweeters sat on top for a 3-way configuration. In the interest of tweaking things quickly...
by chris661
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Monacor SP-310CX Coaxial Driver MLTL's
Replies: 81
Views: 6021

Re: Monacor SP-310CX Coaxial Driver MLTL's

Just a quick note to say the Faital Pro coaxials have arrived. Through the magic of DSP I've got them sounding pretty good. A passive crossover is going to be a bit tricky, though. I'm going to give them a while to loosen up, and then measure T/S parameters.

Chris
by chris661
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Cube Nenuphar speakers
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: Cube Nenuphar speakers

Have you played with linear-phase stuff yet? Do you mean FIR or something else? Been thinking about amplifiers having to work into problematic loads. What never seems to be said is that they do that by eating into the feedback margin and so as the feedback is used dealing with non resistive loads, ...
by chris661
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Cube Nenuphar speakers
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: Cube Nenuphar speakers

Thing is as you say, its all IMO, but all you describe there sounds like a recipe for a sound that I try and avoid, and the exact opposite that the Cube speakers are aiming at producing. Fair enough, can't argue with that. FWIW, I personally look for something like good studio monitors - play any m...
by chris661
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Cube Nenuphar speakers
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: Cube Nenuphar speakers

But we're talking about a frequency response anomaly that has been shunted down in level. Listening rooms etc produce frequency response anomalies of the order of 10dB (the room here has a 7dB peak at 45Hz), so one of the drivers having a wiggle 40dB down from the nominal level seems pretty insignif...
by chris661
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Cube Nenuphar speakers
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: Cube Nenuphar speakers

Its still there though, its just you are choosing to roll off before they reach that point by the use of a electrical xover. Which I assume will require higher order xovers or active ones? Higher orders or notch filters, yeah. There are a few ways to skin that particular cat. Putting a "bottomless"...
by chris661
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Cube Nenuphar speakers
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: Cube Nenuphar speakers

Speakers with whizzers just trade electrical crossovers for mechanical ones. But there will always be a mechanical xover, so what you are really doing is removing a electrical one. (just saying). Hi Nick, Which mechanical crossover are you referring to? A 3-way design I'm looking at currently has a...
by chris661
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Speaker Surround Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Speaker Surround Replacement

Here's a trick:
Apply an AA battery to the speaker terminals to get the cone to move a bit. It gives you some working room for gluing one way, and will pull the whole assembly together the other.

Chris
by chris661
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Cube Nenuphar speakers
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: Cube Nenuphar speakers

Speakers with whizzers just trade electrical crossovers for mechanical ones.
What makes them more of a full-range driver than, say, one of the Audio Nirvana 15"s? Or even the Seas 8"s?

Going from 8" to 10" is only 3dB more cone area.

Chris
by chris661
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2271
Views: 277467

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Looks to me like that's price per pair. I still don't really get the Qms thing for a couple of reasons, but if you've decided that's your criteria, then I wish you the best with it. FWIW, Cube Audio also do finished speakers, which are reviewed online. Might be worth a bit of reading around to see w...
by chris661
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10148
Views: 601154

Re: Nothing In Particular

Some new (PA) amplifiers have arrived. Those of you that were at Steve's - these are better. The very latest in switch-mode digitally-controlled amplifiers. Linear phase processing, clever limiting, basically endless current supply, etc etc. They won't be officially released for another month, but I...
by chris661
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Brass Band Recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Brass Band Recordings

Anthony, you're quite welcome. Glad you enjoyed them.

Ed, that's fair enough. Hopefully you find something else to enjoy :)

Cheers, all
Chris
by chris661
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Brass Band Recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Brass Band Recordings

Hi all, Thought I'd split from the Nothing in Particular thread and start my own. Here's a link to all the songs they played: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SExR2jQa2Fa4-UgFXhPeDpmLet5VUTdT There are MP3 and WAV versions in there - click the folder you want. If you download all the songs, I've fi...