kingharold

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I totally agree about the virtues of active speakers.  My triamplified, fully horn loaded, DEQX DSP crossed over and corrected, DIY speakers are a good example of active speakers that allow the user to select enclosures (horns), drivers, amplifier... 
2023 Audio System Wish List
I hope to buy a new DEQX Pre 8 preamp/ DSP to replace my old DEQX. I'm rather frustrated because DEQX first promised the new product line would be available third quarter 2022; Then fourth quarter 2022.  Nor who knows.  Supply chain and semiconduc... 
What Power Cable Are You Using For The Serene Preamp...
I expect that the power cord which came in the box with the preamp will be just fine.   
Too much power?
I would feel severely abused if I were required to listen at only 70 dB SPL.   
Four Hour Tube Amp Warm-Up
bigtwin wrote: "I'm not aware any any manufacturer that suggests leaving equipment powered up 24/7?  I would think you are only shortening the eventual life span of things doing this?  Just asking." When I bought my Pass Labs XP17 phonostage I ca... 
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I second the opinion that horn loaded subs in the corners are hard to beat.  I use Bill Fitzmaurice designed HT Tuba corner horn loaded subs.  They are 18 cubic feet each.  In my fully horn loaded DIY DEQX DSP equalized system the output at 25 Hz ... 
Acoustic Suspension sound in 2020?
teo_audio wrote, "Acoustic suspension is still the finest in overall bass quality and lowest distortion. Caveat: If properly done." teo, I think if you ever heard good horn loaded bass you might change that opinion.  
Pass Labs Speaker Choices
In my triamplified system I have a Pass Labs X150 amp amplifying Bill Fitzmaurice designed HT Tuba folded bass corner horns, a First Watt F3 amplifying Oris 150 horns with AER BD3 drivers and another First Watt F3 amplifying Fostex t900a bullet su... 
Does a higher gauge electrical wire impact voltage level?
clearthionker +1.  
Does dose anyone see these speakers in real?
I think it speaks well for our species that they haven't sold any of them yet.   
Great review on HORNS Symphony Loudspeaker for you "aficionado's" of horn speakers
The Horns Symphony loudspeaker if not a horn speaker.  It is a hybrid speaker that includes a horn.  Horn bass is the icing on the cake.   
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Back in 1999 I had the idea to build a fully horn loaded speaker system with the bass being played by folded corner horns back in the corners and mid range (actually wide range) and super tweeter horns being well out into the room where they could... 
Hesitant to upgrade my phono cartridge
I share pindac's high regard for the Ortofon Cadenza Bronze.  I use a Cadenza Bronze on my Clearaudio Performance DC Wood with the Tracer tonearm, and I find the combination to be very realistic, warm, immediate and engrossing.  
Ditching Class A Amps due to Heat - Sort of a Poll
I have no intention of getting rid of the two class A stereo amps I use in my triamplified DIY fully horn loaded system because of the anthropogenic global warming scam.  
New Grandinote Mach 9 Loudspeakers: Holy Grail ?!
Like shinjitsuaudio I am quite curious about how they protect the tweeters without a crossover network or at least a capacitor.