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Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
@dz13 wrote: "Any such case filed against Erin would be dismissed long before any trial." First, thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge of how these things play out. My understanding is that Erin does not live in an anti-SLAPP sta... 
Should Speaker Manufactures provide a Frequency Response Graph?
@erik_squires wrote:  "I'd much rather see off-axis frequency plots as done by Stereophile and others, as well as dynamic range plots." Yes!  The off-axis information in particular is imo extremely useful. I WISH John Atkinson did not "normalize... 
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
@tektondesign wrote:  "once we get into the 5-10 watt range the air pressure jets in and out of them at speeds above Mach1 and they get audible." I do not dispute the "audible" claim, but am skeptical of the "speeds above Mach 1" claim. North of... 
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
@audition__audio wrote: "You can call it product development, but the fact remains that in order to get the most from each type of driver you must do a great deal of modification to the crossover." Ime, how much modification to the crossover cir... 
LONE STAR AUDIOFEST JUNE 7-9 DALLAS WHO IS ATTENDING?
Unfortunately that's the same weekend as T.H.E. Show in southern California. Something I designed will be shown at T.H.E. Show for the first time, so I will probably be there.  Will miss seeing you and hearing your system and music selection, Calv... 
Geddes multiple subwoofer method - 3 subs vice 4
Earl Geddes investigated both symmetric and asymmetric placement of multiple subwoofers and concluded that asymmetric placement following a few basic guidelines was superior. Nothing against Todd Welti’s study of symmetrical placements, but there ... 
Planar Speakers and Diffusors
Hi @ozzy, 60 inches distance from the wall behind them is exactly what I would recommend.  More would be nice, but 60 inches will do the job very well. I use often fake Ficus trees for diffusion.  A real diffusion panel would be superior, but unf... 
Planar Speakers and Diffusors
@ozzy, I like your approach of diffusing rather than absorbing the backwave. Ime the backwave energy of a good full-range dipole can be very beneficial, but you want to preserve its spectral content rather than degrading it by using absorption, wh... 
15k USD Speakers for Classical and Pop Extended Listening, Near setup, Low volume
@ilikeclassical , thank you for posting your room's dimensions. This past Sunday I attended the SouthWest Audio Fest in Dallas with my wife, and she and I agreed on what our second-favorite room was.  Surprisingly it was actually one of the SMALL... 
Subwoofer - is there one that would work in this situation?
A Norwegian company called Sigberg Audio makes a very high quality and very slim subwoofer called the "Inkognito" which is designed to fit behind or underneath furniture, and would probably work great on a shelf below a TV.  No affiliation. Duke  
You don't lack bass, you have too much treble
@erik_squires, Omigosh yes, what a brilliant-in-concept and magnificent-in-execution speaker the Type A/III was! In 1988 or thereabouts I submitted a DIY construction article to SpeakerBuilder Magazine that was essentially a variation on the Type ... 
You don't lack bass, you have too much treble
Another side of the same coin:  If your system is well-balanced and you add subwoofers thereby extending the response an octave or more on the low end, the net result may no longer sound balanced.  In this case, it can make sense to flex your DIY ... 
directional speakers
@erik_squires, when the day comes that it's MY bad memory in the spotlight, I hope to remember your example and be half as gracious as you.  Mad respect. Duke  
directional speakers
Regarding the radiation pattern of ATC speakers which use that big 3" dome midrange on a shallow waveguide - As a general ballpark rule of thumb, a horn or waveguide starts to lose directional control below the frequency where its dimension in a ... 
Titanium Voice Coils - where to get best price?
I agree with @erik_squires, that you’re unlikely to find an off-the shelf replacement for your woofer that is functionally identical except for the voice coil former. I think you’re also unlikely to find a recone kit for your woofer that has a ti...