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Old 8th February 2012, 12:57 AM   #21
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That is correct. I can't see putting a pair in my living room! But in dedicated room it's a great setup.
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Old 8th February 2012, 06:54 AM   #22
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I see one other potential drawback: the HRTF for the 90 degree Watson speakers is rather different from frontal sources. This might lead to audible colouration, although it may be more realistic for reverberation.

Gainphile, any comments on this from your experience?
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Old 8th February 2012, 07:44 AM   #23
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Maybe that's the reason why a 'midrange' is recommended, to avoid the range of pinna cue.
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Old 8th February 2012, 09:00 AM   #24
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By the way, for close ranges (< 1.5 m or so), HRTFs differ depending on the distance of the source. The wavefront of the source is spherical, but for larger distances it approximates a plane wave (large radius sphere). This could hypothetically be a potential localisation cue for the Watsons. However, since they are time aligned with the Orions I think this effect would not be noticeable. It may be an extra factor to consider regarding colouration. And if it would be a problem, a good solution would be to simply turn the volume of the Watsons down a little

Note that Linkwitz also writes that bass output of the Watsons seems to provide a localisation cue. Since the speakers are positioned close to the ears, I suspect this might be due to propagation loss from near to far ear when bass levels differ between L and R channels.
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Old 8th February 2012, 10:21 AM   #25
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Andi, have you tried different delays, deliberately doing it "wrong" to see the impact?
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Old 8th February 2012, 04:06 PM   #26
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Here is a discussion about the optimum angle for phantom source reproduction.Stereo image stability with lateral movement vs speaker seperation
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Old 8th February 2012, 10:04 PM   #27
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I build my dipole Watsons in less then an hour.
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Old 9th February 2012, 08:29 AM   #28
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I build my dipole Watsons in less then an hour.
ScanSpeak 10F/8424G00, if I'm guessing right.
So, if the project fails, it can't be because of an inferior driver.

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Old 9th February 2012, 11:38 AM   #29
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Anyone planning to try this ?

I happen to have 3" fullrange TangBand. It should do the job.

Also, the MiniDSP can do 7.5ms delay, more than sufficient for typical listening distance.


I could use my pluto Clone too perhaps... but not enough amps on hand.

Also, I do not have much open space to the back...


Looks like Linkwitz is about to reinvent surround sound
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Old 9th February 2012, 11:47 AM   #30
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Rodolf, it is the new 13cm Scan-Speak Discovery midrange,
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