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@bigkidz  I agree.  When I set out to start something I wanted it to be differentiated.  Why bother putting out another MDF cabinet speaker using the scanspeak, SEAS or SB drivers.  Thus, my composite cabinets made from prefabricated sheets- I am ... 
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@elliottbnewcombjr  Thanks you for your POV.  I am leaning toward a higher efficiency stand-mount that would pair with the Art Audio Carissa (18w SET) which I import and have one in inventory to use for shows.   
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@keithtexas   Those Trenner and Friedl ISIS are $40K.  Holy crap.  The only way a pair of speakers that size could be made by hand for less than $6K would be to make it out of MDF and I am not sure I could ever hit $3k with drivers and crossover p... 
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@jeffseight  I can produce a Pulsar-like speaker using the exact drivers from Seas in a 1” thick Bamboo cabinet that would be stained or cleared for $4000.  I could also do them in a veneered or painted MDF but I think bamboo is the better choice.... 
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@Alexwichai2 12cm is very doable.  Shooting for 93dB, also very doable.  With compression drivers I could go much higher though I am not sure I can give you a low frequency response of 18dB.  With two 10” to 11”  woofers I am certain we can get lo... 
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@alexwichai1  I am not 100% sure I could do a high efficiency speaker with Eton drivers.  A “narrow” baffle, high efficiency speaker is a challenge at any price.How narrow of a baffle are you looking for and what kind of bass response are you look... 
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@gs5556  the single biggest differentiating factor in my current speakers is the cabinets.  The Nightshades are made using a fiberglass cabinet over a DuPont Nomex Honeycomb core and the Blackthorns are Carbon Fiber over the same core.  The compos... 
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My production facility is in PA.  I don’t have a showroom but will schedule appointments in my home.  Or, I will come to you so you can listen in your home.    
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Yes, I am in Greenwich, CT.   
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   @mcreyn I am leaning am leaning toward a speaker using compression drivers given that I import and Art Audio and that lineup is largely low power tube amps.  I have found a line of compression drivers I like and will do some experimentation.  R... 
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@kenjit I am using the Arcosia’s but I buy them direct from Eton making them much more reasonably priced.   If you hear them you will understand why I use them.  Spectacular drivers.   
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A sealed box that rolls off at 80hz is easy interesting.  I need to think about what to do with the crossovers tue drivers I am using can comfortably deliver that.  It certainly would maximize flexibility in terms of placement.  Something to consi... 
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They are not custom.  They are from Eton which are used less frequently here in the US than in Europe.  They are spectacular drivers and they actually sound better than they look, and I think they look pretty fabulous.   
Help selecting a new preamp
For for SS, for the money the Musical Fidelity M6 Pre is back and at $2K is a stupidly good value with a strong phono stage. The Art Audio Conductor Simply 2 is $5500 and brilliant. It has switchable gain and can be customized to your needs. It us... 
Harbeth vs. Focal - Apples and Oranges...
So, I almost always hear Focal gear demo’d With Naim equipment.  Focal and Naim are like peanut butter and jelly.  Together they are awesome and should be since they are owned by same company.  That at being said, Naim gear is shockingly warm for ...