Romy the Cat
Joined on 05-28-2004
….and do not miss the video.
Welll, I know very little about what they are planning to do
and if they have a formed products or if they more agile and do anything
customers want. For sure if they invested efforts and time into a professionally
made video then they do have objective to become commercial. I was this weekend
in Tanglewood, not far from Wheel-Fi and I semi-wanted to visit Jeffrey but I
was with Thomas (he had his first BSO concert) and I decided do not harass
people with baby visit.
Let see what Wheel-Fi offers. It looks like 4-way, with two conical sectorial
MF and Upperbass. Apparently sectorial people
heard my plays and started to make the sectorial horn with odd number of
section. Bravo, Jeffrey: the horn is 9 sections. It is conical, not my cap of
tea but it is what it is. The MF horn is less conical and has some influence of
La-horn profile with very nicely torn edge. The tweeter look like a direct radiator
or Fostex tweeter, unfortunately mounted into the baffle. I do not know if the
driver time-alight, I presume they are and if they are not then then if would
not be hard to align them in this configuration. The horns are mounted into a large
negative opening panel that I presume serves as host for mid-bass open-baffle channel.
In my estimation the size of the baffle shall give a confident 50-55Hz. The
driver looks like electromagnetic, I do not after which maker. I do not know if
the amplification come with the acoustic system and if it was made specifically
for this speaker.
What can I say altogether? A reasonable move with all
together fine design. For sure something
like this is not for any room décor but the new Wheel-Fi has own rustic look
and feel. I would not estimate how it might sound – it might be anything.
What I like. Color and pastoral appearance. A very slick
transition from conical midbass to semi-tratrix MF. They make own amplification
for own drivers. The horn bibbing system = very slick. The shape and curve of open
baffle. Jeffrey Jackson involvement – his is one of very few US-based, talented
What I do not like. The supporting leg for upper-bass horn –
it has to be more elegant solution. The baffle-mounted tweeter. Jeffrey Jackson
involvement – he has a tendency to align with nastiest industry scams – all those
Robinsons, Weiss and the rest…
Rgs, Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
It looks like Jeffrey Jackson formed a new company and along
with his friends makes a new horn-loaded products.