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  1. Can you share if it's an intermediary horn as suggested or a possible k402 replacement? Is the K402 staying as is for awhile or those improvements soon to come?
  2. Can't say thanks enough. When you can't listen to music even at low levels or go to theaters without headaches to occur soon afterwards really puts a damper on enjoyment. It's been a long time since I've been able to enjoy speakers like this. These won't be going anywhere. So guys hoping for used ones some day are SOL. My only request would be if you could make sure the K33 are still made 30-40 years from now in case I ever need a replacement. So no retiring for awhile.
  3. This journey is quite incredible I must say. This week I'm experimenting with my Schitt Gungnir vs the Marantz 7703 DAC battle. Lots of songs on repeat and trying to be decisive. I must say the Marantz prepro really is impressive. I've run my Schitt for awhile through a lot of hifi headphones and IEMs and really grown accustomed to how it sounds. The Schitt gets a very tiny edge on separating the tones/instruments. I have to really focus to hear it and its only noticible on certain genres (electronic mainly) music. The Marantz has a more noticeable edge on the upper octaves. The Jubilees are smooth (more on that below), but the Marantz further compliments that without the upper spectrum fading. I was a but shocked at the results and thought I would be able to discern a more noticeable difference, but I can't. This also makes me very happy as I can now sell my Modi Schitt to a friend and rock the Gungnir at work with my IEMs. Before I go onto Jubilees, I want to add that about a month ago, I did hear klipschorns. I got lucky and met someone that put on a very good demo. They were absolutely amazing and made it that much harder for me to wait, as from what others have said. I plan to hear them again, however I feel it would be a great injustice to compare them as our rooms are entirely different as well as I'm all transistor and he is tube. After hearing them, for people that cannot afford the high price tag of Jubilees, I could confidently say you would be very happy with used klipschorns if you can locate a good used pair and set them up correctly. Jubilees - This is by and far not my final review, but just a pregame. I'm running with the current EQ (Thanks to Chris!) for a bit to get used to the sound and decide on the DAC. Also Thank you to Khornukopia for noticing my earlier mistake. Now that we are running right and I have a bit of a curve in the lower 20-60hz range. The soundstage is just unfathomable. I know I said it before, but I'm going to say it again. The way they project, not only throughout the room, but the house at such low volumes amazes me each day. I cant say how thankful I am that I will never need to dig around, subwoofer crawl (even though it works) to find the optimal corner or angle to ensure my sweet spot is perfect. The room they sit in is the sweetspot. From sitting to standing to laying down, the sound remains unchanged. (Ok maybe 1% difference for the naysayers). They are incredibly smooth for how much detail they reveal. The K691 is an absolute masterpiece. With my tinnitus, my listening sessions are usually very short, as severe headaches usually ensue, even at low volumes. I can not say how much joy this is to say and experience that I've had at least 30+ hours of listening time and they have not caused any fatiguing or headaches. "Fingers crossed that this continues". After my initial purchase, I reached out to several members, many that are following this thread about compression drivers. I looked into about everything, as I was a bit scared that the K69-A would have been harsh. I would still like to hear TAD-4002, but my lust in pursing that option is rather limp at the moment. At this point, I'm very happy with where I'm at so I feel there is no reason to change. Butterliciously smooth. (Going to put that in wikipedia with an ex- see Jubilee) The bass.......Oh the bass. It's very different from anything I've ever owned. Borrowing from Coytee, as he described how they pressurize the room, I would mirror that description. I've had various direct radiator subs and even the SVS Ultra, minus the SVS after hearing the Jubilee bass, they all seem like those cheap ported subwoofer kits you threw in the back of the car when you were in high school. While the SVS didn't seem boomy, the Jubilees now make me think it was. When the bass hits in music or movies it feels more like the thunder of a lightning strike that just landed outside your window, rather than the sound of someone wacking away on some stretched hide. I have found a new way to measure the fullness and boldness of the bass based on how inanimate objects become alive. We have a clock that is on the adjacent wall that is always accurate, I've noticed its about 5-30 mins off each day and I replaced the battery. Then one time while I was listening to some music that had a rather pronounced lower spectrum, I looked over and noticed the clock hands were dancing. Pending which side the minute hand was on, it would slowly make its way back to the 6. Thinking I will need to find a way into using this as an excuse next time I'm late to work. Now even with all that bass, I'm still on the fence on adding a subwoofer, the infrasonic bass is a definite nice to have. If I pursue this option, after hearing how folded horn bass sounds, I would continue towards building the lilwrecker. This is a big if still as the WAF is still adjusting to what we currently have. I've tried to find every owners input and review of these prior to purchasing them. And while some words escape me currently on describing the sound. Everything everyone has ever said about these things is true. Every single bit of it.
  4. Gotta admit, I really am starting to grow fond of these little gain nobs. If I turn them to 100% I can hear a very tiny bit or air coming from the horns at about 2'. But anything below 50% and nothing, with head inserted in the horn. Still a bit weak in the knees when I get close to the horns though. Even though I only had the incident once, they have shown me that they can bite.
  5. As a matter of fact, I had one that was scratchy. I was going to take it apart, but I sprayed a light amount of contact cleaner with a bit of compressed air and viola, problem resolved. I don't anticipate moving the knobs often so hopefully this will resolve. If you want a whole teardown, this was what I would follow.
  6. Grats! They are beautiful! You look like a happy man!! Good news is there are a lot of owners with the dx38, even though they aren't using the b&c75. If I were to do it again, I'd probably follow Coyotees advice on hooking up bass bins first to ensure everything is good. Even after all my reading and learning, I can admit I made a mistake of not having the filters applied correctly. No biggie as they just shared a bit of the same mid frequency. All good now. Good luck!
  7. Since im running a prepro, would you have the crossover do the bass boost or the crossover? I can also assume that audssey really isn't needed as well.
  8. You are spot on with what I was thinking. Even with all the reading and research, until pencil hits paper I have to keep reminding myself of the terminology. Very happy you have a DC-One as well, as others are using other brands. It also appears that I wasn't correctly using the Resp Q function using thru as well. I have edited mine, which is hopefully now correct. I plan to run REW, which I should have done awhile back and it would have quickly pointed out my errors. Thank you very much for this and the addition if I choose to use a subwoofer. I'm still a long ways away from that decision and further from its big (if) implementation. Attached updated pic.
  9. Thanks, I will be taking a look at it. Mine are wrong as most noted by the graph. I thought I had it all down, but appears I made a mistake. Part of the leaning process.
  10. Low pass at 450 for the bass bin? I must be upside down with my terminology as I thought low pass was where the cutoff was on the low end and high pass is where the cutoff is on the high end? Ex - if low pass on the bass bin is 20hz and high pass is 450, then the bass bin will play that. Frequency range would then be 20-450hz. I would assume everything would sound rather muddy if my settings are backwards, but it doesn't. "Scratches head"
  11. Good point. I would probably raise the low pass on the bass bins if I pursue the subwoofer option. Though preamps really dont have filters, which I thought would be the beneficial point of having the active crossover.
  12. So from what I can tell, 1. is the high pass the subwoofer should go with 450 and then the low is 20 hz. So the range is 20-450hz and then the horn(K402) is 3 high pass at 20000 and low to 400, so range is 400-20,000. When I align the top of the page with the columns, low hi this is what I did. Am I backwards?
  13. Im using the B&C 75 settings. Now you have me looking at it, I didn't think I was backwards.
  14. Marantz 7703