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    Technics SB-C600

    Anyone heard the Technics SB-C600 speakers, announced last Sept? Any measurements?? There was a thread here about the earlier SB-C700, which arguably sounded and measured better than the original KEF LS50s...
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    KEF LS50 meta vs LS50 Wireless II

    Yes it is! Temporary might mean a few happy years :)
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    KEF LS50 meta vs LS50 Wireless II

    Update: I got the passive Meta with a sub and kept the TDAI for now. The 1120 doesn't have digital out. It's a temporary solution until I get actives with room correction built in.
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    Focus - new active Dynaudio speakers

    I'll add that eventually I would expect an all-in-one solution to sell for less than separates and deliver better sound for the price. While these kinds of speakers are still new, there isn't yet much competition, and sales volume isn't high enough for full economies of scale, it makes sense...
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    Focus - new active Dynaudio speakers

    It's also to be expected that they would discount the old model when the new one has just launched. What was the going price in Australia a year ago? Imo, $2,500 USD for premium two way passive speakers that reach down to 50 Hz is fairly typical of the market. Make it active for another $2,500...
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    Focus - new active Dynaudio speakers

    Interesting! Thanks for those details. In the LS50 the surface area of the mid range drivers is smaller, and they need higher excursion, so it makes sense to add the shorting ring and disc. It might be that the more conventional driver in the Dynaudio has similar or lower distortion. The...
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    Focus - new active Dynaudio speakers

    The Focus 20 XD listed for $5,999 USD and the Connect hub was another $499. The new Focus 10 is actually a price drop of $1,000, with one less box and room correction. It's a price cut across the line. I'm not saying that makes it a bargain, but at least the prices are moving in the right...
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    Focus - new active Dynaudio speakers

    The way Dynaudio described their Focus tweeter, it sounded like they might have an equivalent to the KEF "meta" material for absorption. Is that right? I don't see anything like that in the woofer diagram, if I'm interpreting it correctly. Are there objective specs that are worse for the...
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    Philharmonic BMR Monitor Semi-Objective Review - Road Show Stop 1

    That drum solo sounds great! It makes me think domes aren't so bad on drums that are recorded well.
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    Philharmonic BMR Monitor Semi-Objective Review - Road Show Stop 1

    It's true, most music is delivered through inexpensive speaker amplification. A good home amp and speakers can easily do better than the typical music venue. When I go for live shows, it's the percussion that always sounds so different to my ears. Thanks for the drum solo recommendation! I'll...
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    Philharmonic BMR Monitor Semi-Objective Review - Road Show Stop 1

    Thanks! This is really interesting and makes sense. At least part of it is in the recording and mix.
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    Philharmonic BMR Monitor Semi-Objective Review - Road Show Stop 1

    A question for the community: To my ears, no speakers I've ever heard are able to reproduce the sound of percussion -- drum sticks hitting cymbals, or clapping hands, or snapping fingers -- with enough realism that you could close your eyes and really imagine you were hearing the live...
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    Monitor Audio Concept 50 announced

    They're definitely trying to make a visual statement. It does seem like it's out of the same playbook as the Blade. It's not as practical or compact a design. To shrink them down much, they'd need to switch to LS60 style opposed outward firing woofers instead of inward. Also, I have a hard...
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    Passive Speaker Recommendations for USA (by @sweetchaos)

    Am I misinterpreting the data on Stereophile and SoundStage? For several years, Stereophile has shown off-axis response plots like this: And SoundStage plots 15, 30, 45, 60 and 75 degrees off-axis, split into two plots. Here's an example of 45/60/75: It's a lot of valuable data that can be...
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    KEF LS60 Wireless Just Announced

    He's sincere. He's good at explaining features and summarizing the marketing literature. It's obvious to most people here that he's wrong about many things, but he's not a bad person. In one video, he mentioned that he was fine with 384 kb compressed audio and didn't particularly notice the...
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    Focus - new active Dynaudio speakers

    Yes. Eg, Platin makes a transmitter for $179 that converts HDMI or optical to WiSa. There are others. I haven't tested any of them though. I am definitely not an expert, but my hunch is that it really shouldn't make any difference, unless there's signal unreliability. I would hope any input is...
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    Focus - new active Dynaudio speakers

    After a little reflection... I feel like Dynaudio has got basically the ideal feature set here. If anything, they're a little ahead of the industry. Not many TVs support WiSa yet, but once enough do, there's really no need for a streaming box to plug cables into for most people. Vinyl and CDs...
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    Focus - new active Dynaudio speakers

    Dynaudio is pricey, yes. Not sure if they still manufacture everything in Denmark, even after being bought by a Chinese company several years back. If they do manufacture the Focus series in house, that might explain the whole price difference. KEF is owned by a Hong Kong company, iirc, and...
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    Focus - new active Dynaudio speakers

    If they measure as well as the LYD5 they're a great entry in this market. Dirac plus WiSa plus all the streaming options, with auto source switching and there's no need for another box... They've got the KEF and Buchardt beat in that regard. At a cost, though. Some people don't like the extra...
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    Buchardt A500 Measurements and Spinorama

    Does anyone know if the hiss mentioned in the original post (and mentioned by other reviewers online) has been fixed?
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