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Old 30th May 2008, 06:35 AM   #1
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Default Holy **** - beautiful response...

http://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/...vifa_ls_en.htm

edit: oops, sorry, here is the link: http://www.lautsprechershop.de/pdf/v...er/bgs1198.pdf

Vifa 10 BGS119/8

But, is it available anywhere?

Seems like anytime a driver is REALLY good, you can't get it?
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Old 30th May 2008, 07:20 AM   #2
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I asume they are not that hard to get at least in central Europe. I can't tell for the rest of the world however.

The new ones from Peerless (also Tymphany) seem to be nice as well, but I don't know whether they are officially available now:

http://www.spectrumaudio.de/breit/pe...rlessFR35.html

http://www.spectrumaudio.de/breit/pe...erlessFR3.html

http://www.spectrumaudio.de/breit/pe...erlessFR2.html

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Old 30th May 2008, 10:15 AM   #3
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First reaction would be to ask just how heaviily smoothed is that graph?

Doesn't look a bad little unit though, although sensitivity is mediocre.
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pretty graphs are one thing; sound in a system in your room is quite a different story.

For example, Fostex is well known for "optimistic" published specs, and the owners of many happy ears are either oblivious or ambivalent to the real world measures which are less impressive than these.
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Old 30th May 2008, 08:16 PM   #5
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Scott,

Indeed, the bull**** stops when the green flag drops.

However, it could be somewhat realistic. Perhaps they simply engineered the peaks out of the cone by design. leaving them with an albiet mediocre overall efficiency (being that the cone is not made out of a very lightweight material).

When one is not going for balls out high efficiency, the job of making smooth response is easier.

It is the amplifier that gets to have a difficult time with the result.

I am like you: I would wait to hear what happens when the rubber hits the road in a real world living room or on a desktop.

All that said, I am always happy to learn of a small full range driver I did not previously know of. It is such a great genre, and so much can be done for such little cost.

I am personally holding onto my FE87 (not "e") for use in a super non pretentious open baffle desktop audio system. spectacular little things.

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Old 30th May 2008, 10:16 PM   #6
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Clark, I had to manually edit your post when you tried to skirt the censor. No swearing.
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Originally posted by phase_accurate
I asume they are not that hard to get at least in central Europe. I can't tell for the rest of the world however.
Well, I couldn't find them for sale in Europe or otherwise, even if you can't read the language, it's not hard to tell when a website is showing them for sale vs. just talking about them...

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The new ones from Peerless (also Tymphany) seem to be nice as well, but I don't know whether they are officially available now:
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http://www.spectrumaudio.de/breit/pe...erlessFR2.html
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I'd like to get my hands on a couple of those.
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[B]First reaction would be to ask just how heaviily smoothed is that graph?
I don't think Vifa is known for doing that, I think their graphs are accurate mostly? (Not like the infamous Tang Band, which seems to use people from the marketing dept. rather than engineers to make their graphs)

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Doesn't look a bad little unit though, although sensitivity is mediocre.
Well, if we were to use it on our desks as a PC speaker a cheap little T-Amp would even have enough power for pleasant volumes...

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pretty graphs are one thing; sound in a system in your room is quite a different story.
Sure, but, it's a small driver so good dispersion, goes low enough to use with a small subwoofer, seems like it would be a good candidate for GREAT desktop/"PC" speakers, say, a tiny MTM w/a 3/4" rear mount tweeter?

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For example, Fostex is well known for "optimistic" published specs, and the owners of many happy ears are either oblivious or ambivalent to the real world measures which are less impressive than these.
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Old 1st June 2008, 11:27 PM   #8
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Default Ah yes...

I understand the reasoning behind the no swearing rule...
It would especially come into play in a cable burn in debate.

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Default Re: Ah yes...

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It would especially come into play in a cable burn in debate.
Debate about burn in? What debate? I'm just amazed how many persons put their speaker cables in the wrong direction. Very bad for electron flow. Especially those jumbo bass electrons.
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Old 2nd June 2008, 07:54 AM   #10
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Some of these Viva BBs have already been tested by the two German speaker DIY mags. Will have a look for graphs and the address of the distributors.

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