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Old 11th September 2013, 01:32 PM   #181
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John, this is taking too long, maybe later.
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Old 12th November 2013, 05:31 AM   #182
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Cal et al, for the life of me I can't believe that this thread has lasted for as long as it has (several years). I started reading this late at night as I am getting ready to order the Bybee Internal Speaker Bullet Kit Gen #2. I have an SET amp using output tubes of the 45 variety producing a wooping 1.5 wpc driving large BLH's with a single 8" full range driver each + super tweeters mounted on top of the cabinets.
I've been working on my system for a few years now, and adding an external power supply to my turntable and an external DAC have made a substantial and quantifiable difference. Since there is happy and yet happier I decided to give the Bybee bullets a try and I am ordering a set. I should be able to notice the difference (if any) or lack thereof.

I will install the Bybee's inside the cabinet right before the full range drivers and the tweeters. I plan not to pass any judgment until I have dummy played these (running them 24/7) for 10 days using another SS amp I have. After that I will report what I was able to observe (most important hear . From personal experience and that of others in the various forums, I know that tweaks are system and user preference dependent. Thus whatever my findings would apply mainly to my system and what I like best on my sound. More to follow in 15 days.

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Old 13th November 2013, 01:52 AM   #183
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Default Ain't 2+ years of trading insults enough?

I thought that this forum is for people that love music, and the gear we use is just the necessary medium that let us get closer to that original performance. But is just that, gear, without the music behind, these are nothing but chunks of metals, woods and plastics. I included a pic of my humble chunk.

Trading insults and trying to outpiss and outsnub one another has nothing to do with this hobby (passion, love, fixation) of ours.

I always felt that the mission of an audiophile forum is to share experiences in the hopes that others may profit from these, for the advancement of the community. Maybe I am too nave, but I am willing to put my money where my mouth is and get the darn things and give them a spin. Only then will I be able to experience for myself if there is any magic in the product or not.

What's the worse that can happen?, that I am out a few hundred bucks? I can always return them or re-sell them so the damage would be minimal. But if they turn out to be true and bring yet more spark to my system, the amount of enjoyment and satisfaction I would get from the product over the years is priceless (to me). In summary, the potential benefits far outweigh the potential downside.

For anyone out there that may care or give a hut, I'll post my findings as I go through the latest version of the Bybee internal bullets once I get them installed.

Once I try them after their break-in period I will be able to say what Bybees did or didn't do for me, which is not to say these would do for anybody else.

PS: One of the greatest revelations I got when I turned 50 a number of years ago, was that I no longer had to keep trying to look good for no-one that gave a crap.
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Old 13th November 2013, 01:59 AM   #184
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Old 13th November 2013, 02:18 AM   #185
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Cal,

I took a look at your speakers link, man, very impressive, they look great and probably sound likewise. I am glad that you have a wife that is more understanding than mine... or are you single? ;-)
 
Old 13th November 2013, 02:27 AM   #186
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She likes the fact that my interests keep me within a safety zone to some extent. The one and only time she complained about the abundance of speakers, I said "you're right honey, I should consider another hobby. I've always wanted to go skydiving, drag racing and submarine exploring."

No more complaints about speakers.
Best honey ever.

She didn't notice a difference with the Bybees either. I wanted her ears there because the female ears may be more sensitive?
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Old 13th November 2013, 02:58 AM   #187
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I know how you feel bro'. I said something similar to mine a long time ago:

"every man has to have a vice: Drugs, Booze, Gambling, Woman or Audio... which one do you feel should be mine?". And it is the cheapest of all five to boot!

The level of reluctant acceptance has since gone up, but there are still some complaints (much fewer though), as audiophilia remains the "other woman" in my life. Now, enter Bybees (...or not). We shall see.

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Old 13th November 2013, 01:46 PM   #188
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Ya, she does call herself a speaker widow when I have a project underway.

I wish I had mine for you to try but SY has them hidden in a box somewhere after his most recent move.
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Old 13th November 2013, 01:55 PM   #189
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Not hidden, they're in my desk drawer at work (I had them here to check the purported microwave miracles using our R&S network analyzer- when that showed no magic, the goalposts moved to sub-1Hz).

No excuse for my laziness and procrastination getting them back to you...
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Old 14th November 2013, 10:48 PM   #190
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Not hidden, they're in my desk drawer at work ...
Aha, so that's where you keep your 2 cents.
 

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