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Old 20th November 2003, 02:09 AM   #1
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Thought this was interesting -- does anyone have any first hand experience with these??

http://www.time.com/time/2003/invent...vspeakers.html

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Old 20th November 2003, 03:05 AM   #2
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No real first hand experience. I have heard very early lens prototypes of the lens system. It was about twenty years ago and they were impressive.

A few relevant links:

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Old 20th November 2003, 09:11 AM   #3
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Ive heard them and they sound good but nothing spectacular.

More a piece of classy furniture and show off techno-achievement than SOTA loudspeaker.

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Old 20th November 2003, 03:50 PM   #4
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Default 'Mise well go for a SOTA'...

Forgive me for asking SOTA?

Having heard Dave and Manny's early works with lenses, Im curious if you can separate your impressions between the speaker technology and the processing technology.

Hmmm, think i might have just found my next avitar.
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SOTA = state of the art.
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Old 20th November 2003, 06:16 PM   #7
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My experience with these speakers is short. It was only for about 3 minutes and the music was not of my taste.

However, the sound was more or less impressive. The soundstage was pretty wide, and the bass nice and tight! Still it didn't bring THAT to me..... I wasn't really satisfied!

I conversation in Denmark goes in 2 directions. Either people are delighted by the sound or they are dissapointed. Not really anything in between....
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Old 20th November 2003, 08:11 PM   #8
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Well Martin Colloms seemed to think that they were reasonably good and to that you get full aplification and DSP room correction in one packadge.

I have heard the Tact room correction with some Dali range toppers and subs with their digital amps. The sound of this was very impressive to say the least. Went VERY VERY loud, no distortion or fatigue or lack of power on transients. A very good drum track was played of a drummer going at it solo. Whenever he hit the snare drum it made you shut your eyes with the force of the sound, very loud very clean very sharp, pity I didnt have something to play that i was familiar with.
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Old 21st November 2003, 06:39 AM   #9
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I have seen an early demo model, and it was loaded with problems.

The people in the shop were quit embarrassed about it... especially at the price (15.000 euro)
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Old 21st November 2003, 08:01 AM   #10
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years ago,I inherited a bang and olufsen system from my grandfather...and it piqued my interest in sound!...got to looking at speakers (beautiful design) and realized the salesman sold the old man (originally from norway) two "left hand" speakers meaning the tweeter and mid were both shifted to the left in both 3-way speakers, rather than being mirror images. I remember him saying to me,"these are not quite right..! but they come from the land of your ancestors...and are in the smithsonian as an example of "design". These days, I take things apart, listen before buying, and feel sad that that old man bought something 'not quite right'. Also, (having tracked down the original seller) I will not deal w/magnolia Hi-Fi in the seattle wa.-area. Sorry for rant...hell, I retrieved some quality parts from those (old) speakers, and have built others...but it'd be 'better' if ol bang and olie knew what its agents are up to- Hmmm..perhaps the old man taught me something-
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