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by chris661
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Forget Cube speaker Drivers .........is this the future?
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Forget Cube speaker Drivers .........is this the future?

Nick wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:43 pm
I don't know enough about drive units to say, but 0.1% above 100hz, rising to 1% below seems a long way from low distortion to me.
Someone has done the work - http://zaphaudio.com/6.5test/
There's a link to click on that shows distortion levels etc.

Chris
by chris661
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Room Treatment (Split from Owston thread)
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: Room Treatment (Split from Owston thread)

Just wondering if we're anywhere closer to setting a date for a gathering. FWIW, I took delivery of some acoustic panels yesterday (found them on eBay - small manufacturing defects meant they were heavily discounted) and took a before/after measurement. The frequency response didn't change much, but...
by chris661
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10509
Views: 690727

Re: Nothing In Particular

Finally got the 8" speakers up and running. After a while playing with the HF level, it's sounding pretty good.

Pictures coming soon.

Chris
by chris661
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: North West Audio Show - Cranage Hall
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: North West Audio Show - Cranage Hall

Fair point, but if any HiFi buffs do need a PA system, it'd be nice if they called me first.
I'd like to attend, and will see how the calendar looks.

Chris
by chris661
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: ariels
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: ariels

What about building something to surpass them? IIRC, Ariels are an older design - perhaps something with modern drivers would be even better..? FWIW, the speakers I'm working on at the moment do well for bass precision - 8" aluminium cones in sealed boxes, crossed to a 1" compression driver at aroun...
by chris661
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: North West Audio Show - Cranage Hall
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: North West Audio Show - Cranage Hall

Thanks for the info, Nick. Bit rich for me - I was thinking of setting up the PA system as a HiFi with a small "for rent" sign, but that sort of money would be more risk than I'd like.

Chris
by chris661
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: North West Audio Show - Cranage Hall
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: North West Audio Show - Cranage Hall

Looks like an interesting day out. Will see what I'm up to that weekend.

Anyone got a ballpark price for a room, and know whether any furniture is provided? - Might be interesting to exhibit.

Chris
by chris661
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.
Replies: 241
Views: 24460

Re: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.

It varies a bit. Bands that tour with all their own gear usually have in-ear monitors. My stages are usually full of wedges - if they're hiring me, they don't have their own gear. The stage monitors I use the most are 8" coaxials - at close range, a couple of hundred watts into one of those is plent...
by chris661
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10509
Views: 690727

Re: Nothing In Particular

Nice pile of kit to play with. I think your plan is sensible. 2 batteries in series, 3x groups in parallel would give the 24v the controller is intended to work with. However, I don't know if the 3x groups will need any special treatment to avoid them interacting. If one battery fails, it might end ...
by chris661
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10509
Views: 690727

Re: Nothing In Particular

I do like this amplifier. There's a button on the remote for each input, so there's no cycling through and trying to remember which one you're on. When you switch the input, you get a couple of little clicks as relays move around. It's all very satisfying. Starting to wonder if I really need the big...
by chris661
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Having a bit of a clear-out
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Having a bit of a clear-out

It looks like I can't embed the pictures from Google Drive, but here's a link to the photos:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k5SX3 ... VcNwVbimGz

The rosewood cabinets will be heading to Phil shortly, but the FE126 drivers are still available.

Chris
by chris661
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10509
Views: 690727

Re: Nothing In Particular

A Cambridge Audio CXA80 fit the bill nicely. Found one on eBay, mint, for sensible money, and it arrived today. Chris I read a review of the CXA80 and it seems impressive. :) Well, the transformer is a tiddler compared to the ones in the Crown amp, but it seems to do the job. I've got Barclay James...
by chris661
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10509
Views: 690727

Re: Nothing In Particular

I've gone over to the dark side and bought a commercial HiFi amp. I wanted a few things: - USB input from a laptop - Plenty of power - Remote control - A few spare analogue and digital inputs - Pre & sub outs for future expansion - Sounds transparent enough to not worry about it. ... all in one box ...
by chris661
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Having a bit of a clear-out
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Having a bit of a clear-out

Greg wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:48 pm
This thread needs photo’s. 🙄😉😀
Working on it.
SimonC wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:46 am
Chris,
I'll take the EP 1500 :)

Rgs
Simon
I've replied to your message as I might have other amps that will suit you better. For now, the EP1500 has your name on it.

Chris
by chris661
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Having a bit of a clear-out
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Having a bit of a clear-out

PS - first to buy a pair of speakers gets first refusal on the stands.

Chris