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Old 30th April 2006, 03:06 PM   #481
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I havent' glued the base - yet . I screwed it with 2 inch wood screws after lining it with some weather stripping. This allowed easy access while experimenting with stuffing.
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Old 30th April 2006, 03:09 PM   #482
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They stand right up against the wall 6 feet apart and 6 feet away from the corners. Corner placement would augment the bass more, I am sure but the bass is just right for my tastes. I primarily listen to jazz/blues/classical of the small ensemble/acoustical variety. Although I did put them through the Bob Marley/Jimi Hendrix test and they performed admirably. Driven by a 3.5 watt 2A3 SET too.
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Old 30th April 2006, 03:17 PM   #483
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Nice setup indeed. Stain and polish works for me. But I love the look of ply, especially the edges (if you can bevel them, they look even better) when done right. Just a personal thing. I'm probably on my own with that!

Couple of questions: 1) what did they sound like on the Hendrix? and 2) What frequency (approximately) are they cutting off at in your room? We know what they'll do in 1/2 space, but it'll give us an interesting insight to know your own results.

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Old 30th April 2006, 06:24 PM   #484
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Hi there!
I've listened to my Monacor BIB's today and I agree with Uvellani.
There are a lot of high frequenses coming out of the mouth.
I started listen in a conference room about 50 sqm which is a total acoustical disaster. BUT, I swear by God, 40hz was audible!!!
AND, with a "high end" amplifier named Sharp (70 Euro mini stereo)!!
Hehe, this will probably make some people cringe in this forum, however I will take them home soon, to try them with my Naim equipment. It is not worth to evaluate them yet with the Sharp, but the bass is awesome already.
Anyway I moved them to an office about the same size but with acoustical treated ceiling and dividers. Bingo, all falls in place. Better voices, no booming and clearer midrange.
Still I have a feeling that the forward sound will still there with better electronics. Tomorrow there will be a surgical attack on the Monacors, whizzers going out. I have four of them, so its possible to compare. If necessary I will put a tweeter firing up at the ceiling with a first order filter.
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Old 30th April 2006, 06:52 PM   #485
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I reckon you will begin to hear below 40 lines as the drivers break in. Apparently they are pretty stiff for awhile, then really blossom. After good mileage they are supposed to be very, very musical machines. I am hopeful on the Monacors.
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Old 30th April 2006, 07:14 PM   #486
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Old 30th April 2006, 07:17 PM   #487
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Old 30th April 2006, 07:19 PM   #488
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