Search results

  1. M

    Electrostatic speakers?

    I visited the factory to hear a pair of Amie monitors which I was considering purchasing at the time. The room they and the Blue Horns were in was treated extensively and thus utterly reflection free -- like an anechoic chamber and likely mimicking a recording studio at Skywalker sound and the...
  2. M

    Danley Sound Labs SH50

    Assuming you're sitting at the center of the horn you're listening to the woofers off axis and reflected. The diagram below while it looks nice isn't indicative of how the sound waves are actually propagating from flanking woofers in my understanding. I like that this design is coaxial and seems...
  3. M

    Electrostatic speakers?

    I think the assumption is that an electrostatic dipole achieves greater control of the transducer compared with a magnet based design. The symmetrical/equal nature of a dipole electrostatic panel is where I derive this assumption. I would bet that mylar is capable or 'ringing' like any other...
  4. M

    Electrostatic speakers?

    In a tubes vs transistors white paper on Roger Sanders's website he mentions constant switching on and off of an input signal associated with protection circuitry as a sonic disadvantage. I can't speak to whether this is true or not however it makes sense to me...
  5. M

    Electrostatic speakers?

    This makes sense to me and is similar to the logical assumption that a low mass conventional driver will yield better detail. Do you have any waterfall plots for the electrostatic section of your speakers? I would be curious to see how they compare with a driver such as this one...
  6. M

    Electrostatic speakers?

    "There’s little point in elaborating the intricacies of membrane design here because you can simply look at the frequency response graph. If a driver’s response is smooth and continues a long way, it’s ‘fast’." A Beyma 15P80Fen 15" woofer with a moving mass of just 88g is ~flat to 3khz. Similar...
  7. M

    Electrostatic speakers?

    Hi Jazzman53, I've admired seeing your speaker builds over the years and reading your very knowledgeable insights. In the latest iteration, how do your speakers fare playing loud volumes and also handling dynamics? Is there a max spl spec for these speakers? In addition, is there a disadvantage...
  8. M

    Electrostatic speakers?

    I share your experience going from electrostats to high efficiency horns. I too at one point owned a pair of Acoustat X servo tube driven electrostats. (Before) and after upgrading every last component in those amplifiers for stability and simplifying the circuit, those were excellent speakers...
  9. M

    BEYMA 12XA30ND 12" Coaxial Driver Impressions

    Here's a photo of my setup: I did a direct comparison today between the Genelecs and the Beymas in the same room. The initial observation is that the Genelecs are outstanding given their size. And the placement with windows behind them isn't optimal. The Genelecs produced substantially more...
  10. M

    BEYMA 12XA30ND 12" Coaxial Driver Impressions

    Looks quite nice. It's expensive compared with what I've got going though you're paying for the fit and finish of a hifi product. I'm sure it will perform very well if you opt to go that route.
  11. M

    BEYMA 12XA30ND 12" Coaxial Driver Impressions

    Both I think. The fanciest tower speaker I've heard was a Kharma Enigma Veyron 1D or one generation prior, the biggest one. It sounded quite good. The arrangement of the drivers is pseudo coaxial perhaps contributing to my liking it. I cant imagine the diamond tweeter tech or whatever it was is...
  12. M

    JBL Control X Review (Indoor/Outdoor Speaker)

    Oh. I have perceived a bias. Not my business as to whether that's a bad or a good thing. Just curious. They seem to produce good stuff.
  13. M

    BEYMA 12XA30ND 12" Coaxial Driver Impressions

    I wonder how the driver technology compares with the old money prestige series. I've heard much praise about the DMT monitors. I've got three projects in the near term pipeline, tempted to add a fourth. Did you own them and the Beymas simultaneously? And if so and you remember please share a bit...
  14. M

    BEYMA 12XA30ND 12" Coaxial Driver Impressions

    Tannoy does seem to be a classic brand. Fairly honest speakers imho.
  15. M

    BEYMA 12XA30ND 12" Coaxial Driver Impressions

    I've ordered some NCore amps to test in comparison with the 4w x 4w tube amp that I have on hand. Also I'm planning to install some Mark Audio MAOP 11 drivers in enclosures soon for bedroom speakers. These are rated at 88db sensitivity. I don't anticipate they will out perform the Beyma coaxials...
  16. M

    MOTU UltraLite-mk5 Review (Audio Interface)

    The 192khz distortion issue is related driver incompatibility which in turn results in a mismatch of clock frequencies between the interface and whatever device you have it plugged into. If running on Mac software this would not be an issue as Motu interfaces are optimized for Macs. On PCs I...
  17. M

    BEYMA 12XA30ND 12" Coaxial Driver Impressions

    Per the points addressed in this thread and countless others, I would decide based on the size of the room and listening distance. If you're near field and in a small room a waveguided ribbon tweeter with a supplementary mid driver would be interesting. If you're looking to fill a larger room I...
  18. M

    BEYMA 12XA30ND 12" Coaxial Driver Impressions

    All other factors being equal, a hypothetical full range driver with a lighter diaphragm will render more detail from a white noise signal (a signal comprised of infinite overtones) than a heavier diaphragm. I agree an efficient speaker isn't more dynamic operating within its specified limits...
Top Bottom