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  1. Seems like a nice setup to spend a few hours with πŸ˜‚. Good luck this time.
  2. Thanks for the answers. I knew that xilica is a professional tool but do not know how to interpret all the data avaliable for the crossover. Therefore, I was not aware of possible limitations especially regarding its in house usage.
  3. Thanks for the answer. Since I already have Infinities QBs, which are of the same vintage as Quantums just cheaper build, I was curious if the house sound is kept the same 😊. I run mine with the 100 watt tube amplifier. Plenty of power for them. Opened up my pair, braced them, sealed all the cabinet joints from inside and recaped them. They also did not have any bracing inside the cabinets. Sound good though. Nice room you have. I bet it would be nice space to spend time in when finished.
  4. Thanks a lot. Yes I was referring to the skyline type. You are right about the difficulties about building these to cover larger areas. Taming the low freques with skyline type should not be such a problem, but then the depth of the particles should be rather large, making the whole thing pretty heavy hanging on the wall. That is why I am following your build closely.
  5. Could you maybe elaborate on difference between the so cold BBC diffuser and the one that you have built? I have been thinking of fabricating the BBC kind to my requirements, but your diffuser nay be easier to build.
  6. How far back on super MWMs can the K402s be positioned in active setup to compensate for delays using Xilica or DBX active crossovers?
  7. How are Quantums compared to Klipsch, soundwise?
  8. Looks good. Is there any loss in sound quality when MWMs are positioned verticaly?
  9. Do you have any idea why resistors went off?
  10. The point of hearing difference in less efficient speakers seems true to me. Most of these talks comes to me from poeple with very inefficient small monitors.
  11. I have heard a setup with Nova 300 in the system, but not with Heresies. Nova is a fine amp and I would not hesitate to hook it up with Klipsch.
  12. If you are having a laptop computer in your setup, there is a guy on www.thomann.de in the review section for Xilica that had a hum problem and how he solved that. I would copy/paste it but it is difficult doing that on my old smartphone.
  13. There are other practical issues. One thing that poeple are faced with is they can not wipe their records with a brush on the plater before lowering the stilus. LP has to be wiped somehow before that.
  14. The manufacturers of this TT is actualy close to me. I have been following development od this, not closely but out of curiosity. Early this year we had a chance to hear it playing music. This is not a "high grade" turntable. It usualy comes with entry level moving magnet cartridges. The audition was with Ortofon 2M black. It had problems with stability of the plater when starting. Later on the plater went smothly, not wobling on axis. Playbeck was ok, nothing to shout about. It is cool looking, fancy and expensive toy. May be it will mature later.
  15. Congratulations. I suspect the HF drivers will behave a bit better after some houres of playing. At least few poeple reported such behaviour with new drivers, so this might be the case here. How long have you been waiting for horns to arrive?
  16. Concure on Cambridge. Check also better phonos from ProJect. I was told they are pretty good for the money.
  17. parlophone1

    Horology...

    Congratulations, it is a very nice looking wristwatch. I would hesitate to buy a watch that has to go to Japan (if I understood correctly) for servicing. But then again, who can get them nicely ticking if not the maker itself. Would worry though it does not get lost in transport. My 4R36 movement would have to go for servicing every 3 years, but the salesman said that even 5 years would be ok.
  18. But why would you have to scrap them? Do them right the first time, and if you do not like them, just sell them.
  19. Claude, what would you say are the most improvements comparing the first usable generations of digital cameras and today's cameras? Of course except the count of pixels. Is it dynamic range, focusing...or something else? For example, in DSLRs I find very usable to be able to fine-adjust focus of a particular lens, which is a negative design issue with all SLR cameras and probably one of important reasons for designing mirrorless.
  20. So, now you are Sony guy 😊 I was thinking to get me one of these smaller mirrorless alphas, been thinking to buy the adapter for Nikkor lenses. But then again, things in photo world are going fast and I am no professional. My old equipment satisfy my needs and unless something radically changes, I will not go for new.
  21. Well the DOF appears shallow for sure on these photos ☺️ Almost as with my old manual Nikkor 135 f2,8
  22. Beware, some of them (I mean banana plugs) can be of a peculiar dimensions. I had Cambridge Audio on one of my cables sets and almost ruined a connector on my receiver because the banana was a bit too thick. Trusted a reputable company and got a lemon. It should go smoothly in and sit tight in the connector.
  23. If you would go for the look, then black should be as much as possible similar to the texture of the horns. Probably some kind of satin black. Or the opposite, paint in black (nothing to do with the Stones πŸ˜„) and put glass on horizontal surfaces. I never had such beasts, but would glass rattle in these?
  24. I do not see cleaning to be a problem. What ever finish on the speakers, just do not use wet cloth because that way you are producing mud on the surfaces. I would first vacuum clean and then dry clothed, preferably with cheap microfiber cloth. Do it every so often and the boxes should be clean enough.
  25. Maggie Reilly love her collaboration with Mike Oldfield.
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