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Magnepan .7 Alternatives
@flasd wrote:  "Either too much treble..." "Too much treble" can be a symptom of "not enough bass". @flasd:  "Room dimensions: 11.5’ W x 12’ L... Listening Distance from Speakers 8.5’ - 9’..." This implies your Maggies are pretty close to the w... 
Raising Subs?
Imo an advantage of using more than one subwoofer is that  you can distribute them far apart and asymmetrically such that each is a different distance from the room boundaries.   The result is a significantly different room-interaction peak-and-di... 
Another HiFi Listening Room help request
@hleeid, the Magnums are sold by my colleague James Romeyn, as he lives near the cabinet shop that builds the enclosures. But I think a set would eat up too much of @bionicgiblets33’s budget. Speakerhardware.com sells subwoofer kits that I design... 
Another HiFi Listening Room help request
Thank you for the mention @soix but my Swarm subwoofer system would be inadequate for this application.  IF home audio subwoofers are going to be used, Hsu Research comes to mind as offering a LOT of SPL-per-dollar. The room size AND DJ-ing use bo... 
Another HiFi Listening Room help request
Very interesting set of requirements! Prosound ruggedness and functionality and value combined with high-end audio sound quality... imo that can be done with high quality prosound drivers and attention to system design, especially regarding the ra... 
Tekton haters and bashers you just got a new target!
"... you just got a new target!" *pew! pew!* [nothing happens] *pew! pew!* [nothing] Dangit, is this thing even loaded??  
What is your take on high efficient speakers vs. low efficient speakers?
@phusis wrote: "The EV Constant Directivity horns (HP9040 + DH1A) on my EV main speakers, by virtue of not narrowing the HF response on-axis, should require equalization in its upper band above some 3kHz, at least for their intended cinema use, b... 
What is your take on high efficient speakers vs. low efficient speakers?
@larryi wrote: "I sort of think that 95-96 is at the low end of the range. My speakers are 99 db/w efficient, and friend calls that medium efficiency (his speakers are above 112 db/w efficient." Imo this is something to be aware of: Very often t... 
What is your take on high efficient speakers vs. low efficient speakers?
@tannoy56 wrote: "What would you say are the attributes of low efficient speakers? Anyone?" Low efficiency speakers will give you deeper bass response for a given enclosure size, often dramatically so. The obvious implication of the above is, lo... 
Hyperacusis. Looking for recommendations
@tiggerfc, thanks for providing so much relevant information. I’m always at least a little bit skeptical when a dealer suggests the speakers he sells, so I invite you to be more than a little bit skeptical of me. Before I was a dealer, I bought ... 
Wendell Diller: "You don't wanna put a subwoofer with a Magneplanar; it doesn't work."
James M. Kates wrote an Audio Engineering Society paper many years ago (which I don’t have the reference for) showing the improved in-room bass smoothness of a dipole relative to a monopole. So if we want a subwoofer system which approximates the ... 
Speakers need to be placed close to back wall. Help
Regarding the Jern cast-iron loudspeakers: The castings are what’s known as "grey iron" which is incredibly inert, they are probably the most inert material that loudspeaker enclosures have ever been made from (and one of the heaviest, so we’re n... 
Speakers need to be placed close to back wall. Help
@rustler, I think that's a WONDERFUL gift!! Pardon me for muddying of the waters, you've probably already considered all of this, but just in case... If either of them have any interest in our hobby, OR if either if them are good candidates for ... 
Speaker positioning and center image depth
@blisshifi , if we can trick the ear into accepting the spatial cues on the recording as being the more plausible "package" of cues, rather than the spatial cues inherent to the playback room, we can achieve that elusive "you are there" experience... 
Speaker positioning and center image depth
@blisshifi, my impression is that soundstage depth can either be dominated by the room or by the recording, the latter being preferable but generally more difficult to accomplish. First looking at the room as the constraining factor: As a ballpar...