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  1. Beerbudget audiophile

    What in Analogue Have You Bought Today?

    His sound quality on vinyl seems to be better than average on all of the albums I have (Mercury label in particular) this was one I was chasing for the best copy of “I need a lover” that I could get (the 7 inch singles are AM radio sound quality)... turns out that the tracklisting was wrong on discogs. This is still the cleanest, flattest album on vinyl I own and it survived airmail.
  2. Beerbudget audiophile

    What in Analogue Have You Bought Today?

    And just because I had to know... Metallica Black 4 x 45rpm
  3. Beerbudget audiophile

    What in Analogue Have You Bought Today?

    Not afraid to admit, I’m a bit of a John Mellencamp, Cougar, fan... I was never cool anyway This one is the best I have of his on vinyl yet,
  4. Beerbudget audiophile

    Transmission line speakers?

    All models should sound quite similar, but the frequency response is usually measured 1 metre in front of the speaker? This wouldn’t take dispersion etc in consideration. The adelaide speakers look like a well thought out design, and even just reading some of the specs on the individual drivers is impessive enough... may have to start saving some dollars... it is so hard when vinyl begs me to buy it...
  5. Beerbudget audiophile

    Transmission line speakers?

    Finally got to hear a set of PMC twenty speakers yesterday, only briefly, but with music I was familiar with. I “think” I understand the difference in bass. For the little bit I heard, it seemed less of a droning noise on this particular track than some of the ported speakers I have heard (The Old Richters don’t do too bad in this department though) The Bass wasn’t weird sounding, just seemed to be a few subtle things in the bottom end that were revealed. I think I would be just as happy with Transmission line as with a well designed ported Enclosure.
  6. Beerbudget audiophile

    Waving a magic wand over the Wizards

    Still looking ;), always looking...
  7. Beerbudget audiophile

    Waving a magic wand over the Wizards

    Stripped the black vinyl wrap off with a heat gun, carefully not to dig at the MDF. It peeled off relatively easily. Then used some 0.6mm real timber veneer, came in 310x2400mm length, glued to mdf clamped between 2 slabs of old granite bench top. Lightly stained to remove a little of the Brown, and hand rubbed shellac. I find shellac easier to use and retouch than any polyurethane coating, just have to be careful not to french polish it otherwise it looks a little out of place.
  8. Beerbudget audiophile

    Waving a magic wand over the Wizards

    I think I have cured the big Black Monolithic Elephant in the room... Timber veneer is the new Black...
  9. Beerbudget audiophile

    Transmission line speakers?

    Not yet, I have been a little busy, but I plan to before I make my next decision for a pair of speakers. It has been said that once I hear... I will never go back to ported... we’ll see
  10. Beerbudget audiophile

    Transmission line speakers?

    Oh, and timber veneer makes for a nice looking piece of art
  11. Beerbudget audiophile

    Transmission line speakers?

    I have thought a little about what I’m looking for, I think it is probably some of the same things everyone is after... 1. Perfection? Or as close as I can get to it without having to take a second mortgage out, the “hair standing up on your arms” kind of sound when listening to music. (My Little Richter Harlequin mk1 are the first speaker I have owned that has managed this, but I’m craving a little more lower Bass response) 2. Without getting into a p$ssng contest with neighbours or mates and damaging audio equipment - Good solid quality sound at low volume and be able to give a good kick in the guts when called for. 3. Aussie made/designed (bragging rights over mates that have bought off the shelf)
  12. Beerbudget audiophile

    Transmission line speakers?

    After seeing Ascension/Adelaide Speakers talked about on SNA it prompted me to look at their website. Are the specs really that impressive? Very low top and bottom end +/- 2db? If so, It would be a fairly safe buy without auditioning... surely... I have not yet listened to a Transmission line speaker, in simple terms, how do these sound compared to a ported box? Do they have the same presence when the volume is turned “up”? They all appear to have similar frequency response, and I’m sure all the models sound very different. I think I would aim at about the Summoner 1093sqtl or dqtl, if anyone has a set of these, can you let me know what you think?
  13. Beerbudget audiophile

    Ralph Waters, Richter loudspeaker magician

    And I would get them confiscated on 630m2 block.
  14. Beerbudget audiophile

    Ralph Waters, Richter loudspeaker magician

    Yeah, Coupled with the fact that they were probably out of the price range of the “average” enthusiast, so I would guess not as many sold. Still, they would likely be in ok condition if found, because they would probably be cherished. Someone near me was selling a set for $1100 a few months back, was tempted to “Audition” them 😂.... but would most likely have fallen in love with them.
  15. Beerbudget audiophile

    Ralph Waters, Richter loudspeaker magician

    Thank goodness for that, I only have enough room in my life and loungeroom for one speaker designer 😂 . I do have garage though. The few bits of literature on these have different timelines for release dates... I really like these, they seem to be the best bits of every speaker I have ever owned or liked.
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