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The QAC May monthly meeting on Saturday 21 May (12:00 pm - 5:00pm) sees us travel inland to Toowoomba to the residence of Paul S.

The following Saturday 28 May, Nigel S (SpeakerBug - Green Wagon) is holding a Manufacturers Showplace (12:00 pm - 5:00pm) for the new Tryptych speakers at my residence at Leichhardt (Ipswich).

 

The usual club courtesies, byo soft drinks, wine etc and nibbles welcome at both events. BBQ at Toowoomba.

 

Details for both meetings are as per QAC member emails.

http://queenslandaudio.club/

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It was the caviar that got me over the line. :)

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Well, we let you in :welcome:

 

Bwahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa. You funny. For a change  :D 

 

It was the caviar that got me over the line. :)

 

I can bring chicken eggs. We all know that bigger is better...........  :P

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Yep - I cleared a few old posts now. What's up?

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I would like to publicly give a massive thanks to Andrew for the use of his home for the demo today.

I think about 15 people showed up to eat my nibbles :D

And for that I am grateful.

 

I shan't say anything about my thoughts on how the speakers went.

I shall instead leave the comments to the attendees if they see fit.

 

Thanks Andrew  :thumb:

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You're welcome Nigel (despite lowering the property value by parking your Volvo in my driveway).

I just finished watching the Star Wars Bluray that Peter brought over.

Pebbles thanks you for the kabanossi :thumb:

I don't think the speakers are properly broken in yet.

They obviously need a good dose of power (which they got today).

They are very neutral and accurate, but could do with a bit more base for my tastes in music.

But they are right up there in terms of "bang for your buck".

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I was going to attend but I had a meeting scheduled at the same time

Would like to see what others think about the speakers and compare notes

I actually like the Volvo - A classic

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No opinion at all???

 

Me ?

I have lots off em :D

 

Others, give it time. Some may not even know of this little thread.

 

 

You're welcome Nigel (despite lowering the property value by parking your Volvo in my driveway).

I just finished watching the Star Wars Bluray that Peter brought over.

Pebbles thanks you for the kabanossi :thumb:

I don't think the speakers are properly broken in yet.

They obviously need a good dose of power (which they got today).

They are very neutral and accurate, but could do with a bit more base for my tastes in music.

But they are right up there in terms of "bang for your buck".

 

Thank you.

Aw. I thought it added a nice splash of color to the drive.

At least I didnt DRIVE over your little weed :P

Im sure the neighbors are grateful the movies over too :D

Pebbles is welcome, dont forget to see if you get that cake you left at the shops...

 

Possibly not broken in fully I havent run them that much. no idea how long those rubber surrounds might take.

A measly ~400 watts. Pft, Hole in ground covered with tarp. ;)

 

Bass, um yeah, but 8" vs your 13" (it is a 13 isnt it ?)

Actually, some of the material played at some of the volumes, I was rather happy with just how deep and punchy they were.

Yes yes, not up to the depth of yours sgr's, but......

Thanks you for your kind words.

I like the rest of your gear. Really shows what can be achieved.

 

I was going to attend but I had a meeting scheduled at the same time

Would like to see what others think about the speakers and compare notes

I actually like the Volvo - A classic

 

Thats cool.

Currently have an offer for a room for demo north side, Just trying to see what Marks work and painter schedule is.

I overheard a few comments.

But I'd be interested to see what they say now they have a chance to go away and think about the arvo.

Like all breeds, vovo have their good and bad. :)

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I have now formed the opinion that these woofers need to get some heat into their voice coils to get them up to the right performance. I noted that the bass of the Triptychs sounded a bit woolly at the start of the session and that by the end there was a transformation to that tight and low sound that I know they should have. The turning point was the drum track (can't remember the name) but at my request, Andrew turned the wick up to a fairly high level which gave everyone an opportunity to hear them handling low and loud frequencies - plus a few took the opportunity to feel for vibrations in the side panel.

After that point, I noted that things tightened up considerably and the bass got noticeably tighter for the rest of the session. So is it the suspension or the voice coil or both? Not sure. I haven't actually come across this is a speaker that I have designed yet so it's taken me a while to twig as to what has been happening. This ties in with @fullrange (s) observations I believe.

At least I can say in all honesty that it is a design that does not grab you initially as some speakers might but rather it lets you relax into it over longer listening rather than making you turn it off from fatigue.

Thanks Andrew for hosting the GTG. I haven't listened to a good vinyl deck for long while and you have a well assembled array of gear to bring the best out in a set of speakers.

Mark

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Yes Nigel, they are 13" Focal bass drivers.

 

Mark, the track you referred to is He Xun-tian "Earth Drums". Originally sourced from the 2015 HK Audio show sampler CD.

No QAC meeting would be without it.

I was slightly concerned that the bass cones were going to pop out, especially when I had my little "oops" moment (no one would ever describe me as "graceful") :oops:

I noticed that once they had been "exercised", the need to push the volume level up diminished significantly, so I would say it was more the suspension was tight than the voice coil.

Nigel had only played them at low levels at his place.

 

I'm very happy with the "little" Kuzma.

Many thanks to Warwick Freemantle at Pure Music for his ongoing assistance.

I'm still planning to tweak the LP12 some more and eventually will get the Pink Triangle up and running.

 

Andrew

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I would have to think its the suspension too.

A voice coil that heats up would transfer heat throughout the entire motor structure.

you'd loose conductance in the coil, and magnetism in the magnet etc, and thus drive.

Just how much heat you need to achieve that extreme I suspect would be 'A lot'.

 

Maybe the cooler weather had an impact on the surrounds ?

The room was getting warmer as the day went on, more people and heat from the amp perhaps ?

 

Yeah those cones like to move when pushed :D and yet I heard no compression or distortion.

I wonder, just how far can they be pushed ?

I think more than my hearing can cope with.

 

Andrew.

How is the poor little MC ? any signs of injury ?

I hope you got Thelma to load across.

I think you'll like her.

 

I know you don't want to know about it.

 

But I will be thinking about you tomorrow. I really hope this is the final chapter and all goes well.

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Yes,

 

Brain snap moment. It would have to be the surround and spider. Not quite sure what the end of Nigel's last post means but I did understand the best wishes on your surgery.

 

Mark

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His turn table bump, hoping the cartridge survived.

Thelma was a cd (on usb) I was hoping to have a listen to, but it wouldn't transfer across nas to server software to main rig for playback.

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I had a look on my main PC this afternoon and noticed that Thelma was on .wav files.

It didn't transfer to the Id (Linux) NUC as it is only setup to play .flac files (JRiver).

On my main PC .wav files are handled by Windows Media player.

I've had plenty of medicinal single malt scotch tonight to help me sleep.

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