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Old 14th December 2009, 06:43 AM   #1
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Default Audio Nirvana Super 8 in 5.6 cu. ft. Cabinet by David Dicks

Before watching the video, please use a pair of good headphones or computer speaker to appreciate or have some idea on how Audio Nirvana Super 8 sounds like in 5.6 cu.ft. Bass Reflex Cabinet on video. The actual sound in actual or live is really amazing!

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YouTube - Audio Nirvana in 5.6 Cabinet.MPG

YouTube - AN Super 8 on 6 string Bass Guitar.MPG

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Old 14th December 2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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Er, no offense, but you can't make any kind of assessment of a speaker's performance whatsoever like that, other than it appears (probably) to be producing noise.

Come on: it's an unknown driver, in an unknown cabinet, in an unknown room, with an unknown system, playing an unknown recording. The microphone employed is an unknown quantity (i.e. quality is unknown, and 99.99999999999% of the population will not be familiar with its particular characteristics), as is the rest of the recording gear involved (the same applying to each and every piece). This has then been filtered, compressed & otherwise buggered about with by unknown computer equipment of unknown quality, using unknown software by an unknown person, before being presented as a low-quality video on Youtube. This is then attempted to be reproduced by your own computer chain, of variable quality, with it's own DAC, amplification, and speakers / headphone's characters overlaid on it.

I'm genuinely delighted you're happy with your speakers, but I don't think the rest of us are going to be able to provide you with any meaningful comments on the sound.
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Old 14th December 2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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That first group, SinosiKat? is a great group though. "Who is Kat?" == Kat is the lead singer, but it's also a play on words. What a lovely voice.
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Old 14th December 2009, 01:17 PM   #4
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England is right all the line, but finding videos on youtube is also encouraging thing to people approcing diy... until you do it the first time you won't believe it's possible, a box making noise really is a magic box.

Glad to see you've done them at the end, i thought you where going with the 2.8 model... these are quite big, aren't they??

do you care to spend some words of comparison with the spiral-horn you were loving before? not only about the bass, but also the rest of the spectrum... are you still using equalization from the amplifier?

reagarding bass performnce, here is a quick handy way you can tell us how it is behaving realtively to say the 1khz tone
Equal loudness contours and audiometry - Test your own hearing

best thing about those boxes is you can think to upgrade to the 12" model one day and the even add a supertweeter and end up with a very satyisfing system...

i recall that when using the super 8" i used to listen to them crossed somewhere in front of my nose... i think the way you have them you'll be missing many details that those drivers can retrive, maybe a bsc filter would help anyway, altought you have such a large baffle and they are close to the wall, the super8" have very rising energy from 1khz on...

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Old 14th December 2009, 02:21 PM   #5
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Nice cabinet, 5.6 cu.ft is 157 litres, a big box. Looks it is a dry box, through the port it is seen that the box has stuffing in the bottom.
A dry box do not have a soft mid or hi.
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Old 14th December 2009, 03:33 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments. Try to buy the CD Primus "Pork Soda" and play the track My name is Mud so that you can compare what you heard in the video. The video is not giving the true sound in actual listening session. So, I understand if you haven't heard what I experienced in testing them. I have some friends with me who owns a Dynaudio Evidence who can't believe that the AN Super 8 in this 5.6 cabinet performed well reproducing almost same sound like his speakers using Primus Pork Soda album.

You are correct that it is very hard to assess the performance through this video. Especially, if we are using poor quality headphones or computer speakers.
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Old 14th December 2009, 03:40 PM   #7
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England is right all the line, but finding videos on youtube is also encouraging thing to people approcing diy... until you do it the first time you won't believe it's possible, a box making noise really is a magic box.

Glad to see you've done them at the end, i thought you where going with the 2.8 model... these are quite big, aren't they??

do you care to spend some words of comparison with the spiral-horn you were loving before? not only about the bass, but also the rest of the spectrum... are you still using equalization from the amplifier?

reagarding bass performnce, here is a quick handy way you can tell us how it is behaving realtively to say the 1khz tone
Equal loudness contours and audiometry - Test your own hearing

best thing about those boxes is you can think to upgrade to the 12" model one day and the even add a supertweeter and end up with a very satyisfing system...

i recall that when using the super 8" i used to listen to them crossed somewhere in front of my nose... i think the way you have them you'll be missing many details that those drivers can retrive, maybe a bsc filter would help anyway, altought you have such a large baffle and they are close to the wall, the super8" have very rising energy from 1khz on...
Hello. I don't use any filters on speakers..or any special equalization. I am sorry, if I am a little bit different. I grew up listening to live band jazz, blues and most of all rock and roll. So, I know how the instruments sounds like. That's my reference in assessing an audio system. I assess the audio system via live and recording performance. I know how it sounds like in recording studio and I know the difference in live performance.

In my own head shell and enough experience in audio, I would say that the Audio Nirvana is transparent to my ears. My ears are my best instrument to assess a system. I invited selected people who have same experience like mine. Most of them are band members.

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That first group, SinosiKat? is a great group though. "Who is Kat?" == Kat is the lead singer, but it's also a play on words. What a lovely voice.
Thanks for the interest. Here is the link:
SinoSikat? - Official Site - Multimedia - Lyrics

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Nice cabinet, 5.6 cu.ft is 157 litres, a big box. Looks it is a dry box, through the port it is seen that the box has stuffing in the bottom.
A dry box do not have a soft mid or hi.
Can not edit this post anymore! ERRATA: I mean say the box looks have NO stuffing.
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Nice cabinet, 5.6 cu.ft is 157 litres, a big box. Looks it is a dry box, through the port it is seen that the box has stuffing in the bottom.
A dry box do not have a soft mid or hi.
There's no stuffing at the bottom (only dust from dried mud of the flood). David only require stuffing on the upper half area only for 5.6 (Top, Side, and Rear) with acoustic foam. I only use 1 inch thickness. The mid is soft as per recording. If I use the Album of Jacintha or Marta Gomez, it has soft mid. So it depends on the cd disc that I play. Also, warm mid is what I prefer. It has life. I've experienced listening in a recording studio and watching live performance of various bands. They are warm and not soft all the time.

So the 5.6 cu.ft. speaker cabinet is not a dry box but a live box that really sing. We have different kinds of experiences that affects our perception to what sound or music sounds like. So, I respect each other opinions on this forum. We came from different walks of life.
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