lonemountain

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Klipsch!. The worst speaker company, EVER?
IF one can divorce oneself from opinion, the Klipsch originals attempted to solve one of the pillars of reproduction: dynamic range.  At the time, there were very few large power amplifiers.  Paul used walls and proper engineering to get inexpensi... 
Review ATC SCM 40 A floorstanders.....finally
mktmkt:Sonically yes, they are the same but the finish is a lot more than stain.  We use the same veneer house as Bentley and Maserati.  Consumer dealers service and support is WAY different than pro.  Pro dealers serve studio customers that are 1... 
Review ATC SCM 40 A floorstanders.....finally
Actually phantom_av, that is not current information.  Hans has Quested in his personal studio but all his work is mixed and produced on ATC and has been for 10 years?   His mix engineer Alan Meyerson (handling I believe all Remote Controls's pro ... 
1973
1973: graduated HS,  playing bass in band, Klipsch LaScala's as my PA, a biamped bass rig, and studying Bob Heils book on live sound.  Koss Pro4AA as my headphone stereo at home.  Great diversity of music!  Steely Dan, Doobie Bros, Mahavishinu Orc... 
ATC SCM7 vs SCM11 ? Which one would you choose?
ATC SCM11's sound warmer than almost any other speaker in the consumer line.  They are very balanced and don't feel bass shy or overly analytical.  They are the easiest of the Entry line to drive as well and are ATC's best selling home audio speak... 
Subwoofers.....Leave On/Off?
discnikThe thump you hear is likely discharge of capacitors in the power supply and causes no harm, nor is it a sign of something wrong.  I am associated with a company that manufactures monitors that do the same thing, and I have had long discuss... 
Sound quality vs. volume
There is one way of separating the system from the room and know for sure "is it system or room?" Set the system up outside in your driveway, far from any walls or boundaries.  Set up your seating position in the same place.  Repeat your tests and... 
Opinions and recommendations on active loudspeakers
@gostaWe'll there you could be right.  I listen to most of my stuff on ATC's, as do several of those artists in my list.  Since ATC's tell it like it is, you are right, some of the later CD re-releases and remixes can be quite awful.  This is quit... 
Opinions and recommendations on active loudspeakers
gosta: Doobie Bros, a Don Landee and Ted Templeman project, they did a lot of cool stuff in the 70s through 80s.  A power house those two!   I do think takin it to the streets while a great song and album but not my sonic favorite of the era.  Goo... 
Opinions and recommendations on active loudspeakers
Active speakers properly engineered, designed and built with top parts should sound great at home or the studio.   The is nothing about a studio that is different other than lower noise floor and perhaps more absorption.  The problem is a"better" ... 
Price vs performance
cd318"I would like to think the same about driver importance. However there's plenty of evidence stacking up that driver performance and quality has almost stood still for the past 70 years or so. Many feel that the performance of far too many a c... 
Opinions and recommendations on active loudspeakers
ATC does build passive because some folks just want a passive.  We know this is the reality of the market.   But we spend a lot of time talking about active because its genuinely a step forward (and it costs the customer less for higher performanc... 
Opinions and recommendations on active loudspeakers
jon_5912:Whoever told you passive crossover (a static device with lots of lots of loss through wire) offers more precise control than active crossovers (where the crossover is before the amplifiers; an electronic circuit with very precise control)... 
Price vs performance
cd318: I don't agree that drivers are less important than implementation.  Significant distortion begins in the driver itself, rarely a target of a home loudspeaker company engineering team or person.  Most home audio companies must make speakers ... 
Price vs performance
I think the differences in rooms make our subjective comparisons nearly impossible, as one cannot separate the speaker [sound]  from the room [acoustics] .  It is why near field monitoring came about in studios, to keep the speakers very close to ...