- Nov 16, 2021
Indeed. I would be so great if @amirm could put a hand on a Baltic 3 (evo) or 4 : they're passive satellite balls (35 cm diameter 3 way 85-22000Hz) concentric spheres, it would be very interesting to compair with the Genelec 8341.I am too young to have known Georges Cabasse (RIP) when he was leading the brand, but he was hands down one of the most competent speaker designer that ever existed, with a lot of interest for research, and honest/no-BS approach.
About the Pearl Pelegrina: maybe it is effectively good or who knows, even "great"... I'm just sad they chose to use such nonsense numbers for overly agressive marketing purposes à la Devialet.
It is not a DSP in the usual sense, but an amp with some digital processing functions, accessible through physical control (knobs). The most interesting is the processing dedicated and optimised for GT loudspeakers serie. I had a side signal processing discussion about with T. Comte, they are some not told interesting signal processing features in this optimisation (I wont tell more). But once cannot configure specific processing.I stand corrected (and needed further information, TBH) but the gear you see on top next to the Atoll PRE400 is the Atohm RS700. I believed it was only some active crossover, but it is in fact a fully DSP-based power amp :
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What you've got is dual mono Class D (two IcePower 700AS1) with very interesting features such as pass-through outputs, LPF and HPF adjustments to match subs. It includes DSP optimizations for either GT1, GT2 or GT3-HD speakers, power adjustments and soft clipping to prevent excursion and so on. It will be released within the next few weeks at 3500€. Sounds very promising, but makes sense only if paired with Atohm GT speakers...
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Indeed. Does "DSP" have another meaning for you?It is not a DSP in the usual sense, but an amp with some digital processing functions, accessible through physical control (knobs). The most interesting is the processing dedicated and optimised for GT loudspeakers serie.
For the 3500€ asked, it better is !The processing board is specific to Atohm and was made for them.
When it allows to configure the filters, delays and EQs I want, like a miniDSP SHD, or a pro DSP like the ones from Xilica and others.Indeed. Does "DSP" have another meaning for you?
I find the new B&W design really ugly, the drivers stick out like portholes on a ship !While I'm no B&W fan, I have to give them credit when it comes to visual design - regardless if you like the looks or not - because they have a design philosophy which lets you know instantly that you're looking at a B&W. So many speaker companies seem to design each speaker as if its the only speaker a company makes and you have to look at the logo to determine who makes it. It's an issue many auto manufacturers have as well.
Vintage Flanker, many thanks for the info! I already get a free ticket to spend a day at the next Paris Audio Show!View attachment 232366
Free tickets for the Paris Audio Video Show 2022:
(Thanks to HomeCinema-fr forum)