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Who Is Going To Be The First...

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussions' started by Zing, May 30, 2017.

  1. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

  2. JeffMackwood

    JeffMackwood Maxi-Me

    I applaud their use of traditional craftsmanship.

    If I was ever heading to Manhattan, I'd for sure fill out the application form to then maybe get invited to visit their Brooklyn-based showroom to give these things a listen.


    ps. I'll be sure to bring Elvis on vinyl if I do!
  3. rammisframmis

    rammisframmis Well-Known Member

    I saw an article about them quite a while ago in some financial website. Evidently they use "large format" compression drivers on their horns. Large format compression drivers use a 4" diaphragm verses the 2" on "small format" compression drivers such as on the Altec A-7 type speakers, and are very, very efficient as a result but they have very limited high frequency extension because of the mass of the diaphragm. The surprising thing is that using such an efficient driver in the same system as a direct radiator woofer means that the compression driver has to be throttled WAY back to almost nothing in order to match the output of the woofer. That wastes the efficiency of the driver among other things. Beyond that, exponential horns verses straight horns have been the norm for a good reason; they are better.

    This is in reality all academic since it seems pretty obvious that the manufacturer is more interested in visual presentation than in producing the best sonics consistent with the most efficient manufacturing means to get to that point. That's fine as I'm sure there are people who are in the market for that, but personally I feel that this is endemic of a larger problem with high end audio in that is is becoming less and less about pure sonic excellence for a fair price than audio jewellery for people who usually know nothing about audio and who could care less. The days of Heathkit, Eico kits, and Dynaco kits are long gone, and we all loose.
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  4. malsackj

    malsackj Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Knowledge is a good thing.

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