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gedlee 9th July 2009 03:07 AM

Abbey Review
 
I wanted to post this latest review of the Geddes Abbey loudspeaker.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php...;topicseen#new

Patrick Bateman 14th July 2009 11:06 PM

Are there any drawbacks to listening to the Summas upside-down?

For a few months I had the Summas on stands, with no tilt whatsoever. Later I noticed that they sound quite a bit better tilted back a few degrees, on shorter stands.

This is quite close to how you demo'd them at the RMAF, with very short stands, tilted up.

Because I have a theater screen behind the Summa, I've been thinking about flipping them upside down, because the movie screen will reflect off the waveguide more than the woofer.

IE, if it's upside down, it will fire under the screen.

Thoughts?

gedlee 14th July 2009 11:59 PM

I guess I don't see any problems, as long as they are on stands so that the midpoint is about at ear level, they should be fine. Might look weird.

But did you say that backwards? The Summas are behind the screen or the screen is behind the Summas? I found that the entire cabinet reflected light when behind the screen (my screen is very sheer). The only solution was a "matte" spray on the surface. That worked great, but of course no more "high gloss finish".

Try your solution, but I think that the cabinet will still reflect pretty bad.

Now that I think about it I'll bet you could dust the surface with talc and that would "matte" it out and wipe right off when you wanted to. If the talc won't stick, wax it and then talc it.


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