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Old 24th October 2012, 09:35 AM   #11
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Well that's a whole new option I didn't think of yet... Well, I did think of it, but actually dismissed it because of costs to be honest. A proper dedicated subamp will set me back quite some extra bucks.
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Old 24th October 2012, 10:22 AM   #12
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question is, how good is your friend
I ask, because if he isnt very good, it would be best to choose a proven design

Troels Gravesen is one of the good places to look at
that said, these days I have no idea how other than my own speakers sound like
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Old 24th October 2012, 02:52 PM   #13
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question is, how good is your friend
I ask, because if he isnt very good, it would be best to choose a proven design

Troels Gravesen is one of the good places to look at
that said, these days I have no idea how other than my own speakers sound like
He's pretty darn good and knows his stuff. BUT, I'm actually leaning towards the Vota2 on the previous page. The price and looks really appeal to me. (Although I'd make the cabinets a bit more elegant)

It's a shame it's new, I can't find any impressions about them.
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Old 26th October 2012, 06:29 AM   #14
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BUT, I'm actually leaning towards the Vota2 on the previous page.
The price and looks really appeal to me.
hmm, its cheap alright, but impressive dymanics ? I'm not sure about that
but you like the way it looks

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Price wise the Tarkus is exactly what I'm after.
And impressive, dynamic system that has a lot of bang for the buck.
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Old 26th October 2012, 12:24 PM   #15
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Yeah you might be right. ;-) A system like the tarkus is probably able to play on a higher level with better dynamics.

It's going to be a hard choice. Right now it's between the vota2 and a custom SB 3-way with a 10" and a monitor on top.
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Old 26th October 2012, 03:08 PM   #16
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But reading the description, the sound might not be exactly suitable for
my taste. I'm really font of vocals, male or female... Yes, I also like
some punchy dub-step or electro, but smooth jazz and singer
songwriter are genres that I play a lot.

Price wise the Tarkus is exactly what I'm after.
An Impressive, dynamic system that has a lot of bang for the buck.

Thanks,
Jasper
Hi,

You may be reading far too much into the description. The speaker is
designed to do stuff well smaller speakers can't, and not need a sub.

No doubt smooth jazz and acoustic singer / songwriters would be fine in a
small room with this : https://sites.google.com/site/undefinition/diy/amiga
or this : https://sites.google.com/site/undefinition/zx-spectrum

But lets face it, they simply can't compete level wise with the Tarkus,
Distortion at all levels is one of the advantages of bigger speakers.

You could make a similar 3 way, but its going to cost quite a bit to a
lot more and really not necessarily the same driver sizes or approach,
if you after some form of alternative sound for a small room.

E.g. its main rival I'd say is : Zaph|Audio - ZDT3.5 ,
which no doubt will sound distinctly different, and IMO more "hifi",
and likely more critical of the recording quality to most people.

I'd say go with the Tarkus, or go with a different tack, don't try
to "improve" the Tarkus. IMO its a great design making the
best of good "VFM" "BFB" drivers, just like the ZDT3.5 in fact.

rgds, sreten.

e.g. :
The Tarkus uses a fairly cheap 6.5" as a midrange driver. As a bass/mid
its easy to do better, but usually for a lot more. As used here, 400Hz to
2KHz its hardly breaking sweat, and distortion, especially intermodulation,
will be very low. The cone break up (well beyond 2KHz) indicates for
paper* its a stiff cone, avoiding the cone edge problems of softer paper*
cones lower down. *Paper really means an advanced fibre composite.
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Old 30th October 2012, 12:43 PM   #17
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SB 3-way with a 10" and a monitor on top.
Click the image to open in full size.

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In this case the 10" is passive and you have to cross it active.
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