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Old 3rd May 2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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They arrived this morning. Believe it or not, this is the first pair of full-range (AKA wide-range) speakers I've ever heard. I love 'em, (with a caveat). They suit my second music system to a tee. They're warm sounding (when used close to the wall) and they're very tranparent and coherent.

They make the Paradigm Titans they replaced sound pretty coarse, and they easily see off the ATC SCM7's I had in the house a few months ago.

The caveat is, for my main system, I'd use a sub at the very least, and probably a tweeter. The highs are not in the same league as the Usher I've been using.

But for my non-critical-music-listening upstairs system, they're absolutely perfect. My main criterion for judging gear is "musical involvement" and the RAW-1F has it in spades. It was hard to turn the CD player off and get back to work.

I know this is a DIY site and I didn't DIY anything, but obviously others could. Personally I could never hope to produce as gorgeous a cabinet as this piano-lacquer black beauty.
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A wr125s running full range in an 11 L cab "lined with Ice Absorption damping material"

http://www.rawacoustics.ca/rawseries.html
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A wr125s running full range in an 11 L cab "lined with Ice Absorption damping material"

http://www.rawacoustics.ca/rawseries.html

7 L actually.
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They make the Paradigm Titans they replaced sound pretty coarse, and they easily see off the ATC SCM7's I had in the house a few months ago.
I'd like to see that information reach more people. When the WR125S first became available I thought it would generate more excitement than it seems to have.
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I'd like to see that information reach more people. When the WR125S first became available I thought it would generate more excitement than it seems to have.
If it was a Paradigm or B&W it would get a lot of buzz. But look at their dealer network and advertising budgets.

I'd say most audiophiles have never heard of Adire or Creative Sound or Raw or Allegria.
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I'd like to see that information reach more people. When the WR125S first became available I thought it would generate more excitement than it seems to have.
It is an awefully good driver, but it takes some time to build momentum. It still mostly lives in the DIY world,

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The caveat is, for my main system, I'd use a sub at the very least, and probably a tweeter.
Listening to these upstairs, where they're close to a wall has transformed the sound. It's much better than downstairs, even though downstairs I tried stereo subs.

Which I assume means that a bipole WRS125 would be a lot better. I wonder why no one's marketing this, especially since there's a 16-ohm version. Has anyone tried it?
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I came up with this and Planet10 and I have discussed a bipole version.
http://www.us.alegriaaudio.com/Rosa.htm

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It is an awefully good driver, but it takes some time to build momentum. It still mostly lives in the DIY world,
Even in the DIY world it's not getting as much attention as I thought it would, although maybe it feels like a long time already for me. I remember when Dan and Bob first started working on it and heard the prototype at CES 2004. Now we're 1/3 through 2005.
( I know patience, patience.....sigh)
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