Has he done the BMR?Danny Richey seems like such a likable, reasonable, rational guy that I truly want to trust him and believe in his "cures." But what stretches my credulity is that he is just one guy in Somewhere, Texas, who examines a plethora of speakers from many of the most experienced, respected and accomplished speaker designers and manufacturers and does not seem to find a single one that measures up to what he can achieve. Maybe I've missed some speakers that he found to be acceptable, but as far as I've seen, he finds everything he examines wanting to one degree or another. I just find it hard to believe that the likes of Revel, Wharfedale, B&W, Harbeth, ATC, etc. etc. don't measure up to this one man's standards. Then again, maybe he really is just that good.
I want a Danny Richie vs Dennis Murphy showdown.
(I'd also like to know what Mr. Murphy thought of the M106 if he has used them. I know he isn't a huge fan of waveguides)
I am completely serious here about a showdown, not joking although it should take place in good fun.
These two gents are the most famous modders consistently around. Different personalities it sure seems, yet both have adjusted the sound of many commercial designs and both have completed respected projects from the ground up.
I could see many ways to make this crazy fun and only Danny gets to use the tube connectors!
@Chaconne it is quite possible that many of the commercial designs out there would benefit from from some modds that lean into the project from a different view of acoustics and performance vs the original designers. We also can free the project from the bean counters this way. Danny Richie, for all his let us say questionable 'tude & used car salesman like moments, is IMHO helping open the doors for some folks to appreciate DIY/modding and to get into the guts of a speaker. He is experienced and some of his mods may be of benefit to more than just his pocketbook. Many folks have improved various speakers in the land of DIY/modifications and some folks have improved (often freely and for fun)a great many (guys like Dennis Murphy). As well some very competent DIY designs exist and even someone like myself has made a pretty good DIY speaker and is working to get better and make more. (of course I owe it all to numerous books, forums, websites and the people who shared loads of information for others to work with)
I want his videos from time to time and I also don't remember Danny liking many speakers and two he did like, a little Wharfedale and the Sony SSCS5, are speakers i did not care much for. ( I owned both for awhile as learning exercise in inexpensive speakers)
Anyway, back to D.R vs D.M! Someone send Danny a BMR and get this place rolling.
And heck someone send the guy a GENELEC while we are at it.