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Dutch & Dutch @ 'The Ear'

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  1. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Major Contributor Industry Insider Barrowmaster

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    Have you heard them Keith?
     
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    A Hi, this week ,apparently!
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    Purité Audio Major Contributor Industry Insider Barrowmaster

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    Unbelievably these are actually ready to ship!
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    They appear similar to these:
    http://philharmoniabyjeannouvel.com/en/
    I heard the Philharmonia speakers at Munich 2016. In an open hall they were rather exceptionally captivating in a near field listening way.... Pity about the cost.
    I wonder if they apply similar concepts?
     
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    The Philharmonia are pretty standard active speakers are they not, no cardioid response?
    Just active with a bit of on-board EQ?
    Keith
     
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    Good point Keith - just shows I should have read more before posting.

    Something about the Philharmonia was captivating (likely excellent drivers with dsp'd phase accuracy and time alignment, without nearby walls). They were in the middle of big hall, so no rear wall to worry about..... Quite possibly The D&D might achieve similar in a realistic room.... Will be interested to learn how you find them.
     
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    Murray I am all for active loudspeakers, especially those that cleverly use DSP.
    The Kii's and ( I hope ) the Dutch & Dutch 8C are slightly more advanced both creating a cardioid response ,although by different means and both being highly configureable.
    Martijn from D@D has a great deal of respect for the Kii loudspeaker and its designers.
    Keith
     
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    Actually arriving Friday, this Friday!
    Genuinely excited to hear these after such a long wait!
    Keith
     
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    Purité Audio Major Contributor Industry Insider Barrowmaster

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    As well as Being 'at the EAR' Dutch & Dutch 8C's are also now here!
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    Keith
     
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    It's been hours, no review yet? :) First impressions?
     
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    I really like the looks of Dutch & Dutch gear.
     
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    Bigger and heavier,

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    Keith
     
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    Looking forward to your impressions of the sound... (finally!!):)
     
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    Purité Audio Major Contributor Industry Insider Barrowmaster

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    Rear view, with twin 8" bass drivers,

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    Keith
     
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    Had a spare moment and set them up , the Kii's stands are a little high, I have ordered some custom stands, haven't adjusted them at all, had a really quick listen...
    They were worth the wait!
    Extremely 'full' sound, bass is superb and as I mentioned I haven't adjusted them yet, all adjustment is from their own app.
    Keith

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    Just experimenting with the 8Cs, pulled away from side and rear walls and. Set to 'free field'

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    Keith
     

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