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On 28/04/2021 at 1:09 AM, mwhouston said:

I couldn’t image this even working rather than sounding any good. These speakers suck the life out of any amp. A push-pull 40W tube amp would buckle here. 

I wonder if the front stack is for show. I can see some McIntosh stuff lurking in the fireplace.

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Not a big fan

I always thought Ken Fritz' story, room and system to be the pinnacle of the hobby. Most of the gear including the turntable, speakers and the whole room he built himself.  

Having heard 57s being driven by a Radford EL34 amp a number of times, I have to respectfully disagree here

16 minutes ago, aasza said:

"Would you like some speakers with your crossovers sir ?"

 

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Seems extreme. 

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15 minutes ago, mwhouston said:

Seems extreme. 

 

At 200Kg each and €199,000/pair I'd have to agree

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3 hours ago, aasza said:

"Would you like some speakers with your crossovers sir ?"

 

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Very impressive cable ties

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A Mexican Stand-off 😂

 

Cactus be like "OK guys you got me, I surrender"

 

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On 29/04/2021 at 7:45 PM, andyr said:

 

Nice looking spkrs - but they should be out from the front wall by an additional metre or two.  :(

 

Andy

 

Lyngdorf’s RoomPerfect is one of the best room correction technologies out there allowing the speakers to be positioned close to the wall.

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46 minutes ago, Hydrology said:

Lyngdorf’s RoomPerfect is one of the best room correction technologies out there allowing the speakers to be positioned close to the wall.

 

Interesting, H.  :thumb:

 

But does it include soundstage depth optimisation in its room correction algorithm?  Or merely FR?

 

Andy

 

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8 hours ago, mwhouston said:

 

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Either she is a teeny tiny miniature human or those doors are massively huge !!

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Assuming the table behind her is standard height, the speakers, doors, etc. are TALL.

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Definitely not standard door height!

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5 hours ago, muon* said:

Definitely not standard door height!

 

French Chateau?

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2 hours ago, dcathro said:

 

French Chateau?

Could be or similar.

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On 29/04/2021 at 3:41 PM, mwhouston said:

My post was not backed by any listening or evidence just my understanding of the components involved. To me low impedance low efficiency speakers usually don’t go well with tube amps. But until i hear the combo - which may never happen - I’ll reserve comment. 

Quad 57 impedance curve, high impedance at most frequencies suiting valve amps, but low impedance at high frequencies, and reactive 

http://www.justrealmusic.com/content/measurements.htm

 

Arguably the finest midrange to date,  of any loudspeaker.

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, stereo coffee said:

Quad 57 impedance curve, high impedance at most frequencies suiting valve amps, but low impedance at high frequencies, and reactive 

http://www.justrealmusic.com/content/measurements.htm

 

Arguably the finest midrange to date,  of any loudspeaker.

 

 

 

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Stacked Quads - verrry nice!  :thumb:

 

Are they connected in series or in parallel, each side?

 

And what amp is driving this setup?

 

Andy

 

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7 minutes ago, andyr said:

 

Stacked Quads - verrry nice!  :thumb:

 

Are they connected in series or in parallel, each side?

 

And what amp is driving this setup?

 

Andy

 

In series I'd hope!

 

Edit: looks like valve mono blocks.

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7 minutes ago, andyr said:

 

Stacked Quads - verrry nice!  :thumb:

 

Are they connected in series or in parallel, each side?

 

And what amp is driving this setup?

 

Andy

 

Hi Andy

They look like quad 2 power amps , as for driving them,  a article here delves into how it can be done  https://www.rstaudio.de/en-gb/stacked-quads-2/

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On 24/04/2021 at 10:53 AM, mwhouston said:

Whatever floats your boat. 

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Wow I wonder if that is a pond in front of him? Likely with Koi in it? But this room is dumb and just plain zero comfort.

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8 hours ago, mwhouston said:

Just a few.

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A bloke had a pair of these for sale in the Classifieds. I think he dropped down to 75K which would of been a bargain for someone in the market.

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1 minute ago, muon* said:

In series I'd hope!

 

Well, surely it depends which curve is impedance, Ian?  (Solid ... or dotted?)  If it's the:

**  solid line then:

  • in series you get max impedance of 60 ohms @ 40 Hz / min impedance of 2 ohms @ 17kHz
  • and in parallel, you get max impedance of 15 ohms @ 40 Hz / min impedance of 0.5 ohms @ 17kHz

 

**  dotted line then:

  • in series you get max impedance of 60 ohms @ 40 Hz / min impedance of 6 ohms @ 17kHz
  • and in parallel, you get max impedance of 15 ohms @ 40 Hz / min impedance of 1.5 ohms @ 17kHz.

 

Either way - they would seem to need a very special amp!  :o

 

Andy

 

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4 minutes ago, April Snow said:

Wow I wonder if that is a pond in front of him? Likely with Koi in it? But this room is dumb and just plain zero comfort.

Maybe a mirror :D

 

Agreed, It's a horrid room.

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4 minutes ago, andyr said:

 

Well, surely it depends which curve is impedance, Ian?  (Solid ... or dotted?)  If it's the:

**  solid line then:

  • in series you get max impedance of 60 ohms @ 40 Hz / min impedance of 2 ohms @ 17kHz
  • and in parallel, you get max impedance of 15 ohms @ 40 Hz / min impedance of 0.5 ohms @ 17kHz

 

**  dotted line then:

  • in series you get max impedance of 60 ohms @ 40 Hz / min impedance of 6 ohms @ 17kHz
  • and in parallel, you get max impedance of 15 ohms @ 40 Hz / min impedance of 1.5 ohms @ 17kHz.

 

Either way - they would seem to need a very special amp!  :o

 

Andy

 

I'd change the speakers 🤣

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On 09/05/2021 at 10:03 AM, mwhouston said:

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They look like Dunlavy SC5's on the outside on the Monolith's.

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1 minute ago, muon* said:

I'd change the speakers 🤣

Don't they have output transformers to work that **** out?

Or maybe they are coupled series/parallel.

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6 minutes ago, muon* said:

I'd change the speakers 🤣

 

But as stereo coffee said:

 

29 minutes ago, stereo coffee said:

 

Arguably the finest midrange to date,  of any loudspeaker.

 

 

Add a pair of sealed subs - and you have an outstanding music reproducer!  :thumb:

 

Andy

 

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1 minute ago, andyr said:

 

 

But as stereo coffee said:

 

 

Add a pair of sealed subs - and you have an outstanding music reproducer!  :thumb:

 

Andy

 

Also says It's arguable ;)

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10 hours ago, mwhouston said:

Just a few.

 

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if they’ve got that system there but they don’t have the listening chair pointed at it, does that mean they’ve got a better system against the other wall?

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11 minutes ago, RankStranger said:


if they’ve got that system there but they don’t have the listening chair pointed at it, does that mean they’ve got a better system against the other wall?

This will keep you awake at nights. 

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29 minutes ago, mwhouston said:

This will keep you awake at nights. 


If a needle drops in the forest and no one is around to hear it…

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1 hour ago, RankStranger said:


If a needle drops in the forest and no one is around to hear it…

We sow with needles, we knit with needles, we darn with needles, we get “pins and needles” when blood supply is restricted in our limbs, we  inject with hypodermics  and play records with a stylus.  
 

A stylus, not a needle. 

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32 minutes ago, mwhouston said:

We sow with needles, we knit with needles, we darn with needles, we get “pins and needles” when blood supply is restricted in our limbs, we  inject with hypodermics  and play records with a stylus.  
 

A stylus, not a needle. 


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