GoodSoundClub's Home
Manifesto Copyright
Statistics Site Links
Site Map Surveys
Send Email to Romy the Cat
Macondo/Milq vs Dannoy/SIT 
means
Audio Knowledge Tree ™
Romy's "Audio Rules"
Audiophile Satire
Melquiades SET Amplifier
Macondo Acoustic System
End of Life Phonostage
Audio Demoronizator AD-1
My Exotic Audio Leftovers
My Playback System
» Small SET’s bass, beside»
» Tubas and Mc-step
» How to insert pictures i»
» The Hannes Kastner’ Tocc»
» Tweeters for Altec 420y »
» Mozart: "Cosi Fun T»
» Tweeters: the most misus»
» The “Melquiades” Sound -»
» About speakers Imbedded »
» DBT - a signature of lis»
» Who owns what in FM
» Apple helped kill FM...a»
» I am not a Nostradamus, »
» Alicia De Larrocha, Bach»
» Audio Shopping vs. Piano»
» German Odeon horns.
» Big room vs small room
» The Dvorák’s Tone P»
» A primer on high-end mar»
» The tools to listening s»
» The not-so-big listening»
» Rudolf Barshai conducts »
» Valve Technology Timeline
» I good spot-light for a »
» Achingly Beautiful Arias
» DVD for pop, SACD for cl»
» What is High-End Audio?
» Suggested target curves »
» Non-MDF horns
» About audio hoarding
» The Norman Lebrecht’s ar»
» Hmmm... the sad truth ab»
» Gershwin's Rhapsody in B»
» The Brain Inertia.
» An Acquired Taste
» Sound of Ehernet cables?
» For one day only
» Zebra horns painting?
Bookmarked are red
Opera America
Classical Music Streams
Instant Encore
Pianist Yakov Kasman
Delta Entertainment
Thunderstone Audio Websi»
Exponential/Hyperbolic C»
Max Robinson’s “Fun With»
Direct Drive TT
MetManiac Opera Archive
Art Songs and Librettos
American Broadcasting
More Links »»
Romy the Cat's personal site dedicated to advanced audio and evolved music reproduction techniques

Posts Authors:  Listed only members with posts
 Posts Period :    to      Format: Year/Month/Date
Search Phrase:   
Search in Forum: 
Print Results per page:  Separate words by empty space
 

     Pages: 10, Posts: 299    Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 


Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #136: Magic Foo by anthony on 2021-11-28 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
[quote user="Romy the Cat"] .. what I am saying that playback certainly deliver sound but also it delivers let's call it at lubrication for sound which make consumption of Sonic messages to be more palatable for our conscious. This aspect, is this MS...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #117: My understanding... by anthony on 2021-11-25 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
...is that Dannoy were conceived and built in that upper box:  pull out one Scanspeak 10" and put in the Tannoy 10".  The remainder of the Dunlavy tower is redundant....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #115: I do not believe... by anthony on 2021-11-25 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
...that the Dunlavys have ever been in the mix N-Set.  Pretty sure they are parked up in the corner with the rest of Macondo/Melquiades....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #91: Constipated by anthony on 2021-11-11 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
Once had a Xindak Class A amp here on loan that was not too bad once it had warmed up,  but the first 20 minutes sounded like it needed to include a lot more fibre in its diet. ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #89: Never been my experience... by anthony on 2021-11-11 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
...that SS amps do not require significant warmup for best sound.  Class A SS in particular need time to get up to temperature to sound their best.  A 25W diy Class A that I have here does not stabilise bias for a good 40mins to an hour, more when am...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #75: These are the days of our lives by anthony on 2021-11-09 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
[quote user="Romy the Cat"]Dynamics and they mostly come from electric relationship between amplification and drivers. [/quote]I would certainly add to that the relationship between the driver and the enclosure.  I know I am on the other side of the ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #82: Good feedback by anthony on 2021-11-08 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 2+3 surround sound?? in Playback Listening  82 Replies 
Because the Yamaha units are just not available in Aus and I do not feel paying $250 shipping for something 20yo and probably in need of a recap I ended up going with the MX400.  It is less expensive here, brand-new and while getting used to things I...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #51: Final snippet by anthony on 2021-11-05 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
... so the new drivers, particularly the S2, may not be such a bad deal given the price of older drivers.   The woofers would probably be less of a risk than the compression drivers,  and at least new cones and bits and pieces are available. ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #50: Getting to the point by anthony on 2021-11-05 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
No time,  can only post in snippets...The second hand S2 and 15" Vitavox that I have were all compromised by age and use and have been thoroughly cleaned and remagnetised and where appropriate Sent to the UK to be reconditioned by Vitavox.  ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #49: Unsure by anthony on 2021-11-05 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
I have two pair of the old 15" Vitavox: two drivers coned as K15/40 and two as another less common variant with a softer suspension and lower Fs but I cannot remember right now the name.   Shortly,  a brand new pair of K15/40 shall arrive along with ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: A little by anthony on 2021-11-01 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 100V vs 120V in Audio Discussions  1 Replies 
I've played with this a little.  We are 230V in Australia but many years ago the standard was 240V and the power coming into our house is still a nominal 240V.  I remember playing with the Placette with a step down transformer and was not getting...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: Sage advice by anthony on 2021-10-26 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Think how a playback comes to your life.... in Audio For Dummies ™  2 Replies 
How things come into our lives can impact how we react to them over time, and playback is no different.  I was adamant that I did not want to fully develop a diy system from scratch because that could be too much learning and immersion in the "proces...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #17: I'm not buying it... by anthony on 2021-10-20 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Remedies the Beauty in Playback Listening  137 Replies 
...well, I do not understand how a "playback that loves you whomever you are" is to sound like and cannot even imagine what sounds or types of sounds could illicit that particular emotional response.  It is not that I do not believe you Romy, because...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #98: It is always the room by anthony on 2021-10-08 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Macondo's Axioms: Horn-loaded acoustic systems in Horn-Loaded Speakers  120 Replies 
Romy, yes it is an interesting subject and one that I have thought quite a bit about although not directly from the angle from which you are approaching it.One of Macondos great strengths is narrow directivity from high frequencies all the way down t...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #82: Red tens by anthony on 2021-09-30 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Macondo's Axioms: Horn-loaded acoustic systems in Horn-Loaded Speakers  120 Replies 
[quote user="Wojtek"]I have a warning that 60 years old Tannoy 10" red crossover is a sealed unit you won't be able to update and that nobody has the correct diagram of that crossover since Tannoy archive was consumed by fire.[/quote]I have a pair of...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #80: I think I get it now by anthony on 2021-09-29 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Macondo's Axioms: Horn-loaded acoustic systems in Horn-Loaded Speakers  120 Replies 
Ahhh, the penny has dropped.  Until now I've refrained from commenting because I have not felt as though I have understood the situation.  Finding any sane reasoning for your current direction, at least any reasoning that seems to make sense in my cu...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: Analogy is good by anthony on 2021-08-24 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Lavardin discovery in Audio Discussions  5 Replies 
Have not heard the Lavadin (nor heard of them to be honest) but with that analogy I think many will understand what you are trying to say.  Let's hope that the happiness continues......

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: Good one by anthony on 2021-08-23 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Some thoughts about bass in high-end audio. in Audio Discussions  4 Replies 
Thanks for this one Romy, very interesting...it sorta ties together several things that I have been thinking about lately.  I guess I am lucky that the Bass Cannons can be run off 9w from the DSET bottom channel and from memory I get about 115dB at 1...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #77: Haha, you got me by anthony on 2021-08-14 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 2+3 surround sound?? in Playback Listening  82 Replies 
Nice one with the new video.   I can recommend a good Tasmanian whisky from Lark or Sullivan's Cove.  Am partial to a rum cask finish myself during these winter months.  [quote user="Romy the Cat"] anth...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #73: Man in a suit by anthony on 2021-08-13 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 2+3 surround sound?? in Playback Listening  82 Replies 
Well, one thing about the videos Romy is that they are more difficult to get through for me than the writing, but more informative I think, so thank-you for doing them.  There is no way I can find an hour to sit and watch each of these so it was done...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #62: Be thorough... by anthony on 2021-08-07 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 2+3 surround sound?? in Playback Listening  82 Replies 
...you usually are quite thorough in your assessments.I use Macondo also for watching concerts and would also really appreciate any insight you may have into making surround sound successful even though this is not what you are doing here.  The Trinn...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #47: What is it we give away by anthony on 2021-08-04 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 2+3 surround sound?? in Playback Listening  82 Replies 
[quote user="Bill"]     I have set up a 16 channel system with 7 floor Edgar horns, six inexpensive height, and one overhead speaker (all under $150 each) and one subwoofer channel, all controlled by a Trinnov Altitude 16 pre-pro, which is a computer...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #22: Without photos it never happened... by anthony on 2021-07-20 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 2+3 surround sound?? in Playback Listening  82 Replies 
Bill, or Romy, what I am missing here is some kind of visual of the setup whether photos or a hand-drawn sketch.  I'm intrigued and would like to know more about it, especially in terms of its use with two channel and surround sound.  I am using a pa...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #87: Tuning the horn by anthony on 2021-04-09 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Deep End DIY - Australian take one Macondo. in Horn-Loaded Speakers  87 Replies 
Romy, it is the UB horn that I need to first tune.  Have found an earlier post of yours where you describe your process and will roughly follow it.  First thing though is to measure an impedance sweep of the horn sitting in place to get the base line...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #83: Had a moment today... by anthony on 2021-04-07 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Deep End DIY - Australian take one Macondo. in Horn-Loaded Speakers  87 Replies 
First upperbass horn is up and running.  Second one is now on the lathe with hopefully a quick turnaround.  Now I have to figure out how best to tune it... ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #77: Good to hear by anthony on 2021-02-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Deep End DIY - Australian take one Macondo. in Horn-Loaded Speakers  87 Replies 
Thanks Romy,I was hoping to hear that you remain happy with your midbass solution and was surprised at the time about the small cabinets that you used for the Vitavox 15"ers, but having measured T/S parameters of the drivers here I can see that indee...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #75: Vitavox midbass by anthony on 2021-02-19 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Deep End DIY - Australian take one Macondo. in Horn-Loaded Speakers  87 Replies 
Romy,I am considering a midbass channel similar to that you are currently using.  The plan is to use the channel as a form of EQ to help rectify a large circa 40Hz room mode...bass cannons below the mode, midbass above the mode, and upperbass horn ab...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #19: Here you go by anthony on 2021-02-04 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 3 way Tractrix Horn Build Questions - and Introduction! in Horn-Loaded Speakers  20 Replies 
Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #16: Its own instrument by anthony on 2021-02-03 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 3 way Tractrix Horn Build Questions - and Introduction! in Horn-Loaded Speakers  20 Replies 
Jorge, I remember the first time I put my hand on a 120Hz fibreglass horn with music playing and the vibrations were staggering...the horn was it's own musical instrument, making its own sounds for sure.  The smaller horns were less of an issue but a...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #14: Takes time by anthony on 2021-01-27 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: 3 way Tractrix Horn Build Questions - and Introduction! in Horn-Loaded Speakers  20 Replies 
For a large horn like this you can't glue all the rings together and start turning because the imbalance wil shake things to bits plus you have to account for where the cutting tool can safely and physically reach.  So the process is to glue a few ri...
All context of this site except the Forum's posts Copyright © Roman Bessnow 2004-2021
All messages within the Site’s Forum Copyright © by authors of the posts
Last 24-hours posts:  3  
Total human visitors:  35,836,360  
   
      Search Site Forum
     Search Site via Google
 
Login:
Pass:
    Create a New Account
    Forgot your Account
APR 10 Chamber Music in Bos»
APR 29 Tales from the Heart»
DEC 8 NEC Philharmonia in »
DEC 8 NEC Philharmonia in »
DEC 8 Orchestra FLEX in Ca»
DEC 8 Candide in Concert i»
DEC 9 Borromeo String Quar»
DEC 9 Candide in Concert i»
lang lang: tiny desk (home)»
marin alsop on her swing or»
mahan esfahani: tiny desk c»
cellist lynn harrell has di»
npr music's top 14 albums o»
anthony davis wins pulitzer»
augustin hadelich: tiny des»
c.p.e. bach: mercurial dive»
classical music news - leo»
classical music news - aug»
is bach better on harp?»
julian bream, maestro of g»
a woman takes the podium a»
he wasn’t toscanini, but h»
9 things to do this weeken»
classical music news. diab»
another trump blunder»
from concerts to cartoons:»
classical music livestream»
how to diversify orchestra»
ethel smyth, a composer lo»
classical music attracts o»
‘the lost pianos of siberi»
5 minutes that will make y»
it’s (almost) business as »
the lost pianos of siberia»
leon fleisher, 92, dies; s»
leon fleisher, 92, dies; s»
classical music news. augu»
More Music News »»
Willaert, Adriaan ( appr.»
Pasquini, Bernardo (7 Dece»
Mascagni, Pietro (7 Decemb»
Toch, Ernst (7 December 18»
Hengeveld, Gerard (7 Decem»
Caltabiano, Ronald (7 Dece»
Sharpe, Carlyle (7 Decembe»
Micro-Seiki air-suspend»
Pacific Microsonics Mod»
Vitavox S2 Compression »
Musatex’s Bidat Model "»
“Tree Blind Mice” colle»
Fane Studio 8 dual conc»
SME M2 - 12" Tonearm wi»
Micro-Seiki MAX-282 To»
Ortofon Mono CG 25 Di c»
ESS AMT-1A Heil Air Mot»
Micro Seiki RX-5000
More Leftovers »»