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David, very nice review in Stereo Times. Are you the 'Davis' mentioned in the article?- RWP 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
Nenuphar journey, part 5The next amp to be paired with my Mini Monitors was to be the SIT-3, which needs no introduction here. I had heard the combo at AXPONA, so that when I unexpectedly acquired a SIT-2 from a fellow in Hawaii the new boy jumped... 
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Nenuphar journey, part 4.The next amp to listen to with the Nenuphars was the FirstWatt F-1. The F1 was the first model of the then new First Watt enterprise. The amp in my living room was serial number 017, put together by the master himself at h... 
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Nenuphar journey, part 3.Now that the Nens were broken in, it was time to try different amplifiers. I had been using the LTA Z10 integrated. It sounded fine but lacked enthusiasm, a certain jump factor. Time to explore my FirstWatt collection.Firs... 
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Series vs. parallel.If the only link between the amp the speaker is through the resistor and then to the cable, then it would be in series.If the resistor makes a looping connection in addition to the regular cable connection, then it would be in ... 
Cube Audio Nenuphar Single Driver Speaker (10 inch) TQWT Enclosure
Speaking of the resistor solution, Stephen, could you elucidate more? Were they across the terminals? Were they at the amp or the speaker? Are they in series or parallel?TIA,Robert 
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Initially I had my Cubes pointed straight ahead but have found they do sound better with a slight toe-in. Haven't tried corner placement because of furniture constraints.Boenickes and Cubes are quite different animals but share something that I fi... 
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This week Jeff Day at Positive Feedback has a review of the Pass XP-12 preamp. He starts by writing:"I have been looking forward to telling you about the Pass Labs XP-12 line-level preamplifier, as I've found the XP-12 to make for an excellent mat... 
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Nenuphar journey, part 2.My new Nenuphar Mini Monitors sounded alright after setup, but as my mother used to say, they "didn't send me anyplace I couldn't get back from." Break-in time. As they were I my living room I couldn't just crank them up a... 
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In this month's TAS (October 2020) Jonathan Valin reviewed the Børresen 05 loudspeaker. In the course of the long review he discussed sound staging."I’m not sure I have ever before heard clearer, tighter mono focus than that delivered by the Børre... 
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I’m also looking into the Boenicke which I am hoping to demo soon. Well, you can't go wrong there. My other speakers (in my music room) were a pair of Boenicke W5se. I liked them well enough to upgrade to the W8se. Different styles but both provid... 
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It's a rainy morning here in Wisconsin so I thought I'd write some about my Nenuphar journey. Two or three years ago I decided to build a system around high efficiency speakers in order to see what people were talking about. I ended up with the Te... 
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"Parts Connexion listing for the part which is actually a 1 ohm resister not a 100 ohm resistor as the listing states.  Which interestingly enough brings the damping factor to 8."I assume the two resistances (the speaker at 8ohm and the 1ohm added... 
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Speaking of DF, a couple of weeks ago I was cruising the intranets reading about damping factors and came across an article by a couple of guys who put together PA systems (which explains why they talk about speaker cable lengths of 50 and 100 fee... 
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My Backert preamp is an original Rhythm, the 1.1 (they now sell a 1.3 version). There is a used 1.1 for sale now on Audiogon for $3500. The only thing I don't care for is that the Backerts invert polarity/phase so you have to reverse the red/black...