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Open Talk / Re: Quote of the Day
« Last post by Trompie67 on April 10, 2021, 12:26:53 PM »



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The irony here is that although horn speakers can play very loud and can do so with very little power, they are controlled directivity devices. That means they will throw a lot of energy in one direction with relatively little in other areas. This unlike even the smallest mini speaker that will have a wider energy distribution. I am always amazed at how low sound levels are outside of a horn's dispersion. Furthermore, to have real deep bass, a true horn must be enormous, so well balanced horn speakers may have lots of perceived bass but little in real terms. Lastly, most inefficient speakers need to have the hell kicked out of them to sound reasonably dynamic. A high-efficiency speaker ergo horn will need little power and volume to sound dynamic and will have wider dynamic swings. That will be a lot less irritating to neighbours than constantly loud.

That is my case and I stand by it. That is also the case of millions of Far East citizens who will stuff the biggest possible horn in the smallest possible apartment.


Reading through the replies until this one I was going to suggest a larger speaker.  One with a biggger bass cone rather than multiple small ones.   Or a small speaker and sub.  As per above many little cone  speakers need a kick up their backside (played loud) to get that bigger than they are sound.  Bigger cones sound, well, bigger, at lower volumes.  There are all the other drawbacks but if you like scale at low volume it works to scale the speakers up.


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General Discussion / Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
« Last post by Ingvar Ahlberg on April 10, 2021, 12:19:14 PM »
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Which Johan will that be - not this one, I hope!

Hi Johan, not to worry, in this case it was @Agaton Sax i meant as i steal/copy paste his writings about, for instance Michael Faraday and
compile those stolen texts into my "how the world works" encyclopedia that will land the Nobel prize for theft in my lap.

As for the pay per word fee the administrator has decided on this and will invoice me on a weekly basis, after counting words.

Littledotheyknowthatthereisthedontusethespacebetweenwordstrickupmysleeve.

Ingvar

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DIY for audio / Re: To plinth, or not to plinth...
« Last post by Zilch on April 10, 2021, 12:15:01 PM »
nice idea - see if you can source some of those wood inserts and then later get some good spikes for the plinth too

Thanks!

I have eight spikes with disks, as well as the inserts.


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DIY for audio / Re: To plinth, or not to plinth...
« Last post by Gerlach on April 10, 2021, 12:14:28 PM »
nice idea - see if you can source some of those wood inserts and then later get some good spikes for the plinth too

wood inserts



just need to find the right sizes for the spikes you can get

Galmer in Willow Bridge sells them. They stock 6mm and 8mm and I think 10mm. I got from them for my build.
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DIY for audio / Re: To plinth, or not to plinth...
« Last post by naughty on April 10, 2021, 12:00:30 PM »
nice idea - see if you can source some of those wood inserts and then later get some good spikes for the plinth too

wood inserts



just need to find the right sizes for the spikes you can get
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General Discussion / Re: In the shade of my Stetson
« Last post by Ingvar Ahlberg on April 10, 2021, 11:59:47 AM »
Did a quite extensive comparison yesterday evening, as I have never held the "audiophile" type of records to be interesting, or good, in this case there was a good reason to compare.

This:



With this, the 1974 original edition on Reprise records:



Before any sound quality issues thou, this is one really good record, his biggest success too, some amazing songs here, remember that Gordon Lightfoot is one of Dylans favourite songwriters, was John Prines favourite songwriter, and Bob Dylan said "there never was a better songwriter than John Prine".

The original 74 record sounds fantastic, there are signs of 46 years use but in good shape, extremely good recording.

The MOFI edition, pressed in Japan the same year, 1974, from the same master tape but half speed cutting of the master matrix, unopened until yesterday obviously is quieter regarding surface noise (using the JVC-MC1 surface noise is , more or less, not a problem)

Tested/compared through speakers and through the Grado phones and the differences are not major, except in the LF region wher the MOFI edition is far superior in extension, dynamics and resolution.

So if You have the original, stick to that, if shopping for this record and You find a MOFI, go for that.

Ingvar
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Headphones / Re: Headphone stand
« Last post by naughty on April 10, 2021, 11:54:12 AM »
Haha! That's brilliant!

thanks

actually here's a better pic of the terminator idea - still gonna try and sort this out too - ive been after that terminator one for over 10 years now - would love to get one of those




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Headphones / Re: Headphone stand
« Last post by Nikkel on April 10, 2021, 11:23:04 AM »
Haha! That's brilliant!
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That is also the case of millions of Far East citizens who will stuff the biggest possible horn in the smallest possible apartment.

Pics, or it didn't happen ;p


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