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Everything posted by MenloBob

  1. I will bring as much of this as will fit in my luggage..
  2. Because the final mix of the album took all ten hands of the band plus Alan Parsons to control all of the track levels from the multitrack tapes. Nick Mason recalled it as more complicated than playing any of the songs. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for that one.
  3. Chromecast audio does this well. You can still find them for a bit of a premium on FleaBay.
  4. They played a show for David Gilmour's 60th birthday. David said it was interesting as he'd never seen a Floyd show from the audience.
  5. FleaBay? I haven't had any luck finding cheap xilicas..
  6. Also switching to Tidal from Spotify is the cheapest upgrade you can make and should have substantial improvements in your setup.
  7. Anyone play with the newish nCore based DSP amps from Hypex? Looks like you could go active 2 or 3 way with nCore 500w channels on the big drivers for not that much more than a Xilica 4x8. Power supply, amps and DSP all in one unit. I might order the 2x125 FA122 just to see how much noise comes out of my K510s. Worst case scenario it would make a great plate amp for a small sub. https://www.diyclassd.com/plate-amplifiers/
  8. In that case this might a good path forward. But you would need a DSP unit to do it right. My 510s arrived last night and I just got them setup with a pair of old bookshelves until I retrieve my Heresies from storage.
  9. Although I see from another thread you used to have 402s. If your used to that sound it's going to be hard to replicate.
  10. What's your budget for this project? Do you have spare amplifiers available you could use for active crossovers? A K510 sits nicely on top of a Heresy... Won't have the deep bass of the 396 but the Heresy has great mid bass punch to which you could add a single sub to cover the low octave. I've ordered the K904HF bundle from Cory, which is the K510 horn with a K691 driver and a stand. I'll be combining this with a pair of H2 I have that are currently unused to solve a similar space problem to yours. I'll let you know how they sound vs the stock H2s when I have them up and running.
  11. That's true, so long as you're able to run a network cable to where the audio equipment is located. Depending on how you set up both the router and the Bluesound node (or whatever else you may choose), as well as the NAS, there can still be occasional network hiccups while DHCP leases are renewed, for example. Just for the record you can get LAN power adapters for the CCA which supplies both wired LAN and power over the CCAs micro USB. The CCA is an amazing piece of kit and I'm not sure I'll ever forgive Google for canceling it.
  12. Can you hear the improved response?
  13. Linkwitz was a real pioneer in this industry and an inspiration for DIYers. Such a loss.
  14. One advantage to two different amps is that you can match the different power requirements i.e. a more powerful amp for extra damping on the bass drivers vs. a super clean low wattage for the mid compression.
  15. I’m going to use hockey pucks for feet in my next speaker build...
  16. Thanks. Turns out the 30s were a scam anyway.
  17. Those are beautiful even in raw birch.
  18. I may drive up the California coast for a pair of KLF-30s this weekend. Seems like an almost ideal box with the dual 12 drivers. @Emile what are the dimensions of your 510s? Need to figure out if they will fit in place of the KLF-30 horns.
  19. Yeah I think I'm going to do the single Super H2s first, measure them and then look towards dual 12s in the summer when I have more spare time for cab builds. I'm looking forward to meeting a bunch of you in Hope in a few weeks.
  20. What driver should I use for the two 12 approach? The Eminence neo high output or LF? I won't be using passive crossovers and will have plenty of clean power to drive them, so maybe the LF would give a bit more bottom extension? I guess I need to setup a PC to run some modeling software..
  21. Thanks for all the feedback. If I could put Jubes in my house and stay married then I absolutely would. Where I live square footage is obscenely expensive, so removing a bunch of furniture for huge speakers is not a viable option. One goal of this project is stealthily getting any speakers in my living room, which is currently decreed an "electronics free zone." I can sell the Heresys as they aren't huge and I already have them. In fact step one will be getting them out of storage and building nice stands and just running the H2s for a while. I will be completely bi amping the 510s with active crossovers and eq, so I can easily balance the bottoms with the tops. With the single 12s they won't play much below 50, but I'll be powering each 12 with a bridged IcePower 125asx delivering well over 200w per driver. The tops will use a 125 in stereo. Really the goal here is to get the 510s in the house as a foundation for experimentation in the future. I'll never have room for 402s, but I'd like to experiment with wide dispersion, constant directivity 2 way systems in the space I have.
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