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You can tell they're good by the tasteful drape of the blankets behind them in the studio. Pretentious YouTubers with their clothes and stuff always turn me off. There's no substitute for that slapped together we don't GAS vibe. The authenticity is simply off the charts. Sound quality? Sound quality??? Waste of time. Narrative. That's what sells.
They look very cool and Danny Richie is a highly regarded loudspeaker designer. My question is are those planar drivers?
Don’t they have dynamic limitations compared to dynamic speakers? How can they move air? I know they are much more efficient than Maggie’s and the like. Maybe they use neodymium magnets. That would help with efficiency but I don’t know if that helps dynamics.
I have purchased a pair of Tri-Art open baffle speakers that I have not received yet. Making a move away from planar drivers to the impact of a dynamic driver. I currently have Eminent Tech planar speakers. IF the Line Force speakers are able to make dynamic driver like impact while still sounding detailed and coherent, I’m interested. I know there are always trade offs and no perfect speaker.
Wish we could go out and listen to this stuff now.
Everyone stay safe and healthy and don’t give into fear!
The original piece LS9s were made from aluminum. Danny sent pics 2 plus years ago. It was a work of art. I think he still has those. I haven't heard the LS9s Line Force but I owned the AV123 LS6s...
Very different, OB. The LS9s were all planars, the LS6s had round drivers, and planars in a two way, The planars served as mids and highs....
The reason I sold mine it took a BIG room for them to sound right... .. REALLY BIG...Dipole OB LS... sound is SO different than conventional Point source. speakers.
Once you hear speakers like these, whether OB, LS, PS, there is NO going back...Planars (and ribbons) are the bomb...
GRs servo bass systems, coupled with most any system ads a very high quality bass system. With the Line Force (LS9s), and planar based monitors, it needs to be heard. Words just won't do them justice, I suspect.
DEADLY ACCURATE, super fast, detailed, very VERY efficient.
It doesn't take ultra high dollar stuff to make planars sound good.
Danny has it down pretty pat how to set up or FIX bad or poor designs.
He is sharp.. AND aware of his customers.. He never gets wound up...Just cool as a could be...He has an almost cultish following. All earned because of his thoughtful demeanor, and approach to his customers and a great support staff too.. Thanks Jay...
Yup.. I'd love a pair... I really wish I had the first pair...The CnC and build quality was "One of a kind"
Hats off to GR.. Well done..
Oh one other thing.. The cost of drivers, Neo 3, 8, 10s have DOUBLED.
in the past 18 months or so...
32 neo 3s, 200. per driver. 6400.00
18 neo 10 @ 400.00 per driver. 7200.00
!/2 the price 18 months ago.... same thing not a single difference.
The manufacture went through ?????????? a doubling in price.
Greedy bastards... DOUBLE....
Danny Richie designed his own version of the NEO3, is having it manufactured to his specs, and using it in some of his designs. He is currently working on his own NEO10. The NEO3 magnetic-planar driver and all his kits are detailed (with prices) on the GR Research website.
And for anyone who hasn't heard, DR has made a series of very informative videos on the subject of loudspeaker design, viewable on YouTube. Watching them will make you a smarter consumer! Also worth your time is to read through the GRR AudioCircle Forum. SO much info, a free education in loudspeaker design!
Just heard that Parts Express maybe lowering the cost of the Neo 10's soon, which would be nice as Danny's having a tough time getting the results he's looking for on his. I've heard the original (aluminum) line Force speakers ~ 5 years ago, as well as the new composite version 3-4 months ago at Danny's,(my partner Jay and I make them with/for Danny) they are an amazing speaker for sure, the newer version did have a significantly upgraded x-over as well. I would say that they are very immediate and real as far as a signature goes and if you have the dough, a keeper!! they do need subs so you will need some space for them to really sing.