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Fluid Audio Image 2 Review (Monitor Speaker)

uwotm8

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the DD8C is cardioid
That does not make them incomparable but yes +1 big advantage of DDs.
Also I didn't start that. Just sayin' 40 Hz F3 may be enough but definitely not a last word in bass depth
 
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If you are asking me, yes. :) There is no such signal as a step in music. And your room will create plenty of that ringing.
But there is something in music called the two-step. It requires a speaker with good pace and rhythm
 

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Been lurking around this forum's pages for a while, thank you for the always great reports and for the useful discussions with members. I have been considering the Genelec 8341 + Sub for a while but, even if at a very different price range, I am wondering if these Image 2 could be a reasonable substitute, maybe especially if/when Fluid Audio will release the DSP correction for it? Or am I really talking nonsense as the sets I mention are so different in performance and target market that it's either one or the other depending on use? In my case Production/mixing home studio.
 

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Do I put too much emphasis on step response?
(I’m coming from Vandersteen 2C, but Thiel and Dunlavy people would likely also wonder.)
I am surprised that not more here are not interested in the time alignment of the actual speaker. The true greats of time alignment...Thiel and Dunlavy and Vandersteen. Don't forget Meadowlark hung in there for a while. Earthworks, made a nice little time correct speaker for a short time. On a powered speaker that has DSP built in....why is this not a time perfect design?
 

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I am surprised that not more here are not interested in the time alignment of the actual speaker. The true greats of time alignment...Thiel and Dunlavy and Vandersteen. Don't forget Meadowlark hung in there for a while. Earthworks, made a nice little time correct speaker for a short time. On a powered speaker that has DSP built in....why is this not a time perfect design?

^Exactly^

I picked up an Octo Dac-8 Pro a while ago.
It is still in the box.

I also got an RME ADI-2 Pro, which arrived last week…

I was/am/maybe thinking of doing the whole XO in s/w.
 

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I am surprised that not more here are not interested in the time alignment of the actual speaker. The true greats of time alignment...Thiel and Dunlavy and Vandersteen. Don't forget Meadowlark hung in there for a while. Earthworks, made a nice little time correct speaker for a short time. On a powered speaker that has DSP built in....why is this not a time perfect design?
I thought it has been shown to not make an audible difference to the brain as long as they are close enough?
 

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I thought it has been shown to not make an audible difference to the brain as long as they are close enough?
Yeah for the most part...most people say you can't hear it. I'm still a believer that it matters. It isn't a knock against the design, there are obviously tons of great speakers that don't subscribe to the time perfect thang. Honestly time perfect designs are only time perfect on it's design axis. Once you move up or down from that...now you are out of alignment. I feel if it can be right, why not make it that way.
 
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