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Old 23rd January 2013, 01:28 PM   #541
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Default Equipophiles -- NOT Audiophiles

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It is also well known that audiophiles buy and listen with their eyes, not their ears..
Let's not concede the word "Audiophile" to those who love everything but the music. These people are better classed and labeled as equipophiles -- they buy for status, or to impress their friends, or to demark how wealthy they are, and the visual 'aesthetic' component is at least as important as the sound (that is, if they ever get around to listening to something other than test tracks that show just how deep the bass goes....)

I love music -- and as I listen to it mostly in the dark, I don't care if there is a visual monstrosity out there in my audio room, as long as it sings sweetly to me, and lets me hear my Mahler as though I were at the Vienna Musikverein. It's purpose is not to impress my friends, but to convey music as accurately and truthfully as possible.

Audiophile = lover of music

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Old 23rd January 2013, 01:44 PM   #542
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..... and you would be right. well done on the video.
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Old 18th February 2013, 12:08 PM   #543
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I am in the process of building the 2nd pair of LX521's in Singapore... certainly in the 5th-10th pair in the world I am hoping.

All parts are almost in hand...some caps and resistors yet to land in my hands here, but drivers and wood all sourced. Boards and plans in hand. Time and effort now required to get them done in the next 2 weeks I hope.
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Old 17th July 2013, 03:55 AM   #544
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They have been built for a while now....

http://walaneh.com/LX521/

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Old 18th July 2013, 08:42 AM   #545
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BEAUTIFUL .

A few European dipole speakers engineers favor a rubber/spring shock mounted mid-tweet baffle, since it isolates vibrations. A variation of the LX521 that uses a suspended mid-tweet baffle in order to use 12" woofers in the same volume looks very efficient.

Is anyone evolving the LX521 to include a rubber/spring hung mid-tweet baffle?


The dipole world needs a modest cost AMT tweeter.
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Old 18th July 2013, 11:04 AM   #546
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If you're going to use some time of vibration control method I would suggest very strongly that the material is viscoelastic in its behaviour.
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Old 19th July 2013, 08:48 AM   #547
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That's a really good-looking build! On the AMT there are some (relatively) reasonably priced units out there- it's not as if you need much bandwidth in this context. The BG Neo 3 shouldn't be underestimated in dipole configuration either. It sounds a bit less sparkly than some other tweeters but it is actually very good at presenting detail and a sense of space in a relaxed, unfussy way. For the bass end I would recommend the GR Research 12" drivers with the matching plate amps. Really outstanding sound and high output for a dipole bass system.
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Old 29th December 2013, 05:29 PM   #548
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Anyone near Bristol, Uk have these speakers, I really want to hear some before committing to building a pair.

Still not sure if I like the aesthetic, perhaps there is scope to adapt them and alter their appearance without compromising on acoustics.
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Old 29th December 2013, 05:53 PM   #549
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You should ask here in the auditions thread

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Old 29th December 2013, 06:56 PM   #550
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Thanks, will do.
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