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Old 23rd August 2005, 11:24 PM   #11
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I've got a pair of OBs with 20" bass drivers on the bottom and RS pod tweeters on the top. I've tried all sorts of widebands between (see pic below). Currently enjoying a pair of Stephens FR80's--very similar to LE-8T's.
Wow, cool setup!

I want to know more about the 20" woofers. It looks like there's an actual enclosure behind them? Sealed? Also, I assume you are bi-amping them with that amp that's sitting on the arm of the couch?
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Old 23rd August 2005, 11:40 PM   #12
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Hi,

The woofers are from steelsound.com. They're real sleepers—alotta sound for not alotta money. They're run OB and have solid performance down to ~30Hz. The sides you see are just ears projecting back to improve low response a bit and support the rest of the baffle.

I was running them off the amps you see (Parts Express cheapos with a useful 6dB 30Hz bass boost and variable lowpass crossover) with very good results. I'm now experimenting with triamping via a DCX2496 and two Panasonic XR25's, but I may return to the old setup for simplicity's sake.
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Old 23rd August 2005, 11:56 PM   #13
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Groovy. Bet they sound great.
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Old 24th August 2005, 12:10 AM   #14
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I find them very satisfying.

They're the simple product of the best bit of audio philosophy I've every heard: worship the midrange.

When you've got a nice, dynamic wideband covering the entire vocal range plus the first harmonic, comfortably nestled between a solid, room-friendly bass module crossed over quite low and a smooth supertweeter crossed over quite high, it's hard to go wrong.

So that's my advice for the LE-8T's...
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Old 24th August 2005, 01:51 AM   #15
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Old 24th August 2005, 03:12 AM   #16
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They're the simple product of the best bit of audio philosophy I've every heard: worship the midrange.
Bestest advice evar. (And pushing wide-range drivers to cover too much of the spectrum is disregarding it.)
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Old 24th August 2005, 03:26 AM   #17
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I find them very satisfying.

They're the simple product of the best bit of audio philosophy I've every heard: worship the midrange.

When you've got a nice, dynamic wideband covering the entire vocal range plus the first harmonic, comfortably nestled between a solid, room-friendly bass module crossed over quite low and a smooth supertweeter crossed over quite high, it's hard to go wrong.

So that's my advice for the LE-8T's...
Good advice for any fullrange driver, IMHO.

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Old 26th August 2005, 12:15 PM   #18
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Thanks,

I will add a Yamaha JA4281b for the upper end and I'm currently thinking on a bass driver (beyma 12BR100, Fostex FW305 ....) but I haven't yet enough money.

So what for the LE8 in a 60Hz - 10kHz range ? Closed or open baffle. Have anybody tried them both ?
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