Extra for experts: Which of the following speakers used Bessell aligned crossovers:
Kudos to all of the brave souls who have so far taken the challenge. I regret to report that, not only do we not yet have a winner who has gotten all of the first ten questions correct but not one person has correctly answered the "extra for experts" question. Answers and analysis will be posted Thursday evening late. Good luck.
Let me have a shot at these.
(07). I am going to guess "C". But I don't have that much experience with tube gear. I am more of a solid-state guy.
Well, I don't know how well I did. But at least I tried. Well, how did I do, Marty??
And the envelope please. The answers to the audio quiz are 1)B, 2)A, 3)E, 4)C, 5)A, 6)B, 7)F, 8)C, 9)E, 10)D and extra for experts both B and D.
Analysis: Audiophiles are spending way too much time in the kitchen as evidenced by so many knowing that a magnetron tube is the element in your microwave ovens. You need to get back to your audio rigs and order some take-out if you expect to nail the much harder "audio quiz 2" coming in about a month. Many of the tube heads were not familiar with the excellent Sanken outputs used in many cool Brit amps including the latest Rega Mira and several Musical Fidelity numbers. The Motorola piezo tweetrs in the Dayton Wrights seemed to cause problems, they were also used in another classic of the time the Dalquist DQ-10. Goes to show that you can make classic speakers with crappy drivers but the converse is much more prevalent, that you can make crappy speakers with great drivers. Finally, it seems that you are all familiar with John Bau's brilliant work at Spica but no one was familiar with the good-in-their-day Synthesis speakers by conrad-johnson, another line to deploy the Bessell alignment. All of the players are winners and I have arranged with Audiogon to allow each one of you a free wanted ad. Albert, perhaps next round you should play with both eyes open.
Sean, having correctly answered the magnetron tube question your fixation with coupons is clearly related to the excess time that you are spending in the kitchen and apparently in close proximity to the radiated energy from the microwave. What is it that you wish to request in your wanted ad? Perhaps I have an extra Kaypro computer laying around somewhere.