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3 hours ago, CECAA850 said:

Speakers sound the best outside .  Looks like a great time.

Not sure if ALL speakers sound better, bet LSs sure do. 

I have resurrected an old thread about that quite a few times. It is quite the experience.

My jaw dropped the first time I heard them outside, and I had owned them &/or Belles for several years.

Add that sub and I am sure it was wonderful

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26 minutes ago, MookieStl said:

Not sure if ALL speakers sound better, bet LSs sure do. 

I have resurrected an old thread about that quite a few times. It is quite the experience.

My jaw dropped the first time I heard them outside, and I had owned them &/or Belles for several years.

Add that sub and I am sure it was wonderful

Pretty much all speakers do.   You're getting them away from reflective walls and just hearing sound from the speakers as opposed to hearing the speakers and the reflected sound from the speakers miliseconds later.

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9 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Pretty much all speakers do.   You're getting them away from reflective walls and just hearing sound from the speakers as opposed to hearing the speakers and the reflected sound from the speakers miliseconds later.

What about Bose? They rely on reflecting surfaces.

Or dont them count?

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1 hour ago, MookieStl said:

What about Bose? They rely on reflecting surfaces.

Or dont them count?

Better audio through marketing.

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2 hours ago, MookieStl said:

Not sure if ALL speakers sound better, bet LSs sure do. 

I have resurrected an old thread about that quite a few times. It is quite the experience.

My jaw dropped the first time I heard them outside, and I had owned them &/or Belles for several years.

Add that sub and I am sure it was wonderful

I had that whole setup inside and though a friend of mine thought it sounded great, I thought it sounded awful.  WAY too harsh.  I suggested that we roll everything outside, we did, and wow did that make a HUGE difference.  Very few if any reflections outside.

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44 minutes ago, codewritinfool said:

I had that whole setup inside and though a friend of mine thought it sounded great, I thought it sounded awful.  WAY too harsh.  I suggested that we roll everything outside, we did, and wow did that make a HUGE difference.  Very few if any reflections outside.

 

You can tame that squawker down 1-2 dB with a crossover modification to make them more tolerable.

 

If its just reflections off the wall or floor a rug or similar material will make a big difference as well.

 

 

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On 11/27/2019 at 9:27 PM, codewritinfool said:

His jaw dropped again when he saw the little palm-sized amp that was driving it all.

What were you using to power them?

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22 hours ago, Rivernuggets said:
What were you using to power them?

 


A little palm-sized class D amplifier I built into a toolbox.  Originally I had a S.M.S.L. Q5, cool little amplifier, then a Dayton DTA-PRO.  Of the two, I think the Q5 is the better amplifier.

 

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6 minutes ago, Rivernuggets said:

How about the THTLP?

A 100W class-D plate amp, Yung SD-100D.  Built it right in.  At first, I was worried that 100W wouldn't be enough but I'm here to tell you that you can hear that thing plain as day all over the parking lot.  It seems to be plenty of power.

 

Remember, this is kind of a hack system all the way around to keep the budget under control.  As it is, almost every aspect could be improved.  However....  Nobody that has heard it has complained about any part of how it sounds outdoors.

 

I am going to switch to my Emotiva UPA-2 amp for the next session, though.

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Player and amp built into a Rigid toolbox.  Speakons / sub / power connections on the side.  Cable storage in the bottom.  Works pretty well for a Saturday hack.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, codewritinfool said:

I am going to switch to my Emotiva UPA-2 amp for the next session, though.

Had a couple of those and miss them. Love the gain control knob in the back.

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43 minutes ago, Rivernuggets said:

Had a couple of those and miss them. Love the gain control knob in the back.

I'd like to find one more of them.

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