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Romy the Cat


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SpeedySteve at some kind of UK show.
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I got today an email from the site visitor with a link to some kind of UK show, look like DIY bash show…

Our friend SpeedySteve went with his acoustic system to the show. Here is the link and in the next page/s you can see his and other feedback and him cutting the upperbass horn to pass it through the door.

http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread.php?67089-Scalford-2012-photos&highlight=speedy

What can I say? It looks like he and his associates do not target any commercial interest and they went there just to show off Sound. If it is so then I applaud to it. I certainly like that that the upperbass horn lost it’s La‑Horn negative opening.  The lower MF horn that SpeedySteve has atop has to lose it too. The negative opening works only for upper MF horns, no matter what Jean-Michel Le Cléac'h pitch to his gullible but mostly stupid followers. Somewhere (follow the link that I posted before in the thread) SpeedySteve wrote that as soon he added the negative opening to the peripheral of him upperbass horn he had… much fuller and deeper midbass. When people make comment like this they are at risk to be permanently declared Morons, anyhow I was laughing to hear it.  Nevertheless, it looks like the upperbass horn dos not have that crap on it’s edge and this is a good sign. When the upperbass horn will turn to parabola opening it will be even more fun…

The horn are properly installed in the room in my view but at the very first picture you can see that the lower midrange horn is aligned to curve that meant for much closer listening distance. It is possible that SpeedySteve did not reset the time alignment for larger room, it is understandable but unfortunate.

Also, if you read his comment about his sound on the show then you see that he much prefer the sound in his room at home. From what I know from the picture his home room is 39592 times less interesting sonically than the large room at the show, I mean for the topology of his speakers. So, why SpeedySteve prefer sound at his home? Because in much larger and much different room at the show the configuration of his acoustic system needs to be change and adjusted for the sound of hew acoustic environment. In the larger room he lost of him upperbass from flat horns and his taped horns most likely did not go to 150Hz well enough. There are many changes that might took place and I do not think that SpeedySteve dealt with them.

SpeedySteve_show.jpg

The caT


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Romy the Cat


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A combination of Macondo and 'Oy Vey'
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He still is doing something and I do not know what and why.

http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread.php?54198-5-Way-horn-project-big-boy-system!&p=1627923&viewfull=1#post1627923

http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread.php?54198-5-Way-horn-project-big-boy-system!&p=1627744&viewfull=1#post1627744

Well, it might be better hobby then to build a toy rail-road in basement. Still, something suggests me that during my trip to UK in the end of this month I will not be asking Speedysteve to share with me his sound.

The Cat


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decoud
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Circumstantials
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Though it may be better than actually being in the Albert Hall if the weather remains as it is: it is so unbearably hot in there live radio is currently the only way. 
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speedysteve
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Hehe - no invite for you
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Well they are not my sound either...I've gone tractrix on upper mid and mid horns and exponential on mid bass. Still have the tapped horns.
The now black horns are someone else's and are intended to be used in light / small scale PA. That's the idea anyway. Whether they work or not the project is fun. Anything will better the kind of PA systems that are currently heard at jive dances and the like. That's what the new owner does you see.  They will be running in the near future - so we'll see.
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