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Can audiophile speakers also rock?
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Old 24th February 2004, 04:36 AM   #1
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Default Can audiophile speakers also rock?

My listening is about 50% pop/ rock, 50% other including acoustic music.
I had Apogee Centaurus Minors, some things eg sounstage & upper range were superb, but they didn't play most rock well, primarily why I sold them.

Im now considering Linkwitz Phoenix/ Orion.

Do you know any audiophile diy speakers that also rock?
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Old 24th February 2004, 05:14 AM   #2
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The advice I offer to all who ask:

Build 3 way speakers; one 12" woofer, one 6.5" midrange, one tweeter. The crossover between mid and tweeter should be passive. Crossover between woofer and mid to be active(bi-amplify).

There is a whole load of 6.5" high definition two way designs to pick from. Use the mid in a "sealed" enclosure to get F3 up into the 80-100Hz range and the woofer can take care of everything below that.
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Old 24th February 2004, 05:22 AM   #3
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classic audio reproduction speakers.

but thems expensive
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Old 24th February 2004, 06:08 AM   #4
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classic audio reproduction speakers.

but thems expensive

Another cryptic post.
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Old 24th February 2004, 06:23 AM   #5
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I'm with Bill on this one, here's the fun/proof.
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Old 24th February 2004, 09:57 AM   #6
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Im now considering Linkwitz Phoenix/ Orion
The Orion is reputedly an excellent speaker -- and it rocks. At a price, and quite complicated though

(If you haven't already) you might want to contact Steved http://www.doddsy.net/steve6_009.htm
who lives down under & has built them. He simp[lified the x-over set-up using an off-the-shelf external dsp.

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Old 24th February 2004, 10:04 AM   #7
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Originally posted by Bill Fitzpatrick
The advice I offer to all who ask:

Build 3 way speakers; one 12" woofer, one 6.5" midrange, one tweeter. The crossover between mid and tweeter should be passive. Crossover between woofer and mid to be active(bi-amplify).

There is a whole load of 6.5" high definition two way designs to pick from. Use the mid in a "sealed" enclosure to get F3 up into the 80-100Hz range and the woofer can take care of everything below that.
Oh my gawd.....i so done that ..and a bit more (2 x 12 and 2 x 6)...see pic. 12" fire rear....buzz if you need to know more.

in fact i would consider the foll. mods to the pic above.
2 x 6" push push with the second one usd for BSC
2 x 12" Isobarik below 80Hz to reduce box size and improve WAF.
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Old 24th February 2004, 11:51 AM   #8
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classic audio reproduction speakers.
I dont know if you would call them audiophile speakers, but classic and audio reproduktion may fit for them. And i play also Led Zeppelin on them:

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Old 24th February 2004, 11:56 AM   #9
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Can audiophile speakers also rock?
Navin, those look frighteningly like my last set of speakers- except I used 300 liter subs. They rocked.

One thing that really can step up the boogie factor is using a floor boundary through the mid-bass to lower midrange. I use the Allison model, which involves having a woofer at floor level crossed over at about 300 Hz to the midrange, which is roughly a meter off the floor.

ESLs don't rock.
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this brand

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they use tad drivers in them.
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