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Old 3rd May 2013, 09:56 PM   #321
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I heard it ones before 1980 on a HiFi show in Düsseldorf and it worked.
Hi Joachim, I'm wondering how well it worked
Did you hear the Snell with a cover on the front or were the drivers visible? Where did the sound appear to come from? Did you sit or stand in front of the Snell when listening?

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Old 3rd May 2013, 10:02 PM   #322
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As is said, the room was big and the speakers where quite far from walls.
I sat maybe more then 3m away. As far as i can remember the speakers where not angled in and they where quite far apart, say 3m.
Under that conditions the imaging was much higher then the drivers on the floor.
Well, this is over 30 years ago.
Today i actually did some experiments with angled mirrors on the floor.
Actually it is too early to tell if that makes any sense.
I asume that in a typical european 25qm room this may not work as well.
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Old 3rd May 2013, 10:07 PM   #323
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Here is a discussion of the Snell Type 1 :
Snell type 1? - Snell - The Classic Speaker Pages Discussion Forums
I am starting to read it.
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Old 3rd May 2013, 10:09 PM   #324
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Old 3rd May 2013, 10:14 PM   #325
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They say that staging is good but unfortunately they do not say if the image had any appreciable height.
Well, this was the infancy of high end and Harry Pearson just had coined the word " Sound Stage".
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A guy brought a pair to the Scalford show in the UK back in March, he was running them with decent amps and source and they still sounded very good. Slightly warm, with a pretty even response in a big room and decent staging. They were more than 12 feet apart so difficult to tell too much about how precise they could image, but they were universally liked by the majority of patrons who commented.



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Old 5th May 2013, 07:21 PM   #327
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I own a pair of Snell Type A.

I found them a bit veiled but tonal balance is good.
It lacks a bit of resolution and is not very dynamic.
I atribute that to the rather simple drive units and a very complex crossover with parts that would not be used today any more.
A long time ago i heard them in a big room and they had very good sound staging.
I find the concept fascinating. The woofer is down firing so it couples well to the room without floor notch. The wide and rounded baffle solves diffraction problems.
This with modern drive units and crossovers could be something special.
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