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Old 28th July 2016, 07:01 PM   #11
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My own personal nightmare is being on a deserted island with crates full of Scanspeak drivers and absolutely no way at all to generate electricity.

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Old 28th July 2016, 07:36 PM   #12
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Nightmares?

Enjoy this lullaby...

http://www.gedlee.com/downloads/The%...Distortion.pdf

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measured quality – unless that measurement has been
scaled and correlated to subjective perception through
valid psychoacoustic tests." E. Geddes
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Old 28th July 2016, 09:03 PM   #13
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Just took a look at the JBL M2 monitors........holy phuk! Got to hear those somehow.

Good interview with Frank Filipetti on YouTube about them. He was apparently the first to take ownership of a pair and he says they are a 'game changer'.
They are expensive, but when I win the lottery.................................!
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Old 28th July 2016, 09:14 PM   #14
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Just took a look at the JBL M2 monitors........holy phuk! Got to hear those somehow.

Good interview with Frank Filipetti on YouTube about them. He was apparently the first to take ownership of a pair and he says they are a 'game changer'.
They are expensive, but when I win the lottery.................................!

Game changer? Are you posting from a casino? And if those were cheap, would you even matter posting...

Battery chargers, i wan one of those...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG6P-xtmYzw
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Old 28th July 2016, 10:11 PM   #15
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I heard the M2's at AES last year as a part of their atmos setup. My ears were not overjoyed. They would do great in a venue setup properly at a good distance but I wouldn't replace a home front end with them or anything. Crisp is the nonsense audio word I would associate with them.....


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Old 28th July 2016, 10:54 PM   #16
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I'll eat my words about the M2's. They were part of a multichannel demo with other speakers at the same time. If the polar response is as good as what JBL published, they are probably very very good at imaging. As an LX521 owner, I'm intrigued by the off axis response of that horn....


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Old 28th July 2016, 10:56 PM   #17
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The 10"-18" Acoustic Elegance speakers produce low harmonic distortion measurements.
The TD15M 15" midbass has lower measured distortion than the Altec 416, but it is not uncommon for Golden Ear designers to favor the timbre of Altec 416's AlNiCo motor.

JBL's Differential Drive woofers also generate low harmonic distortion measurements because the motor design cancels some non-linear suspension effects. Differential Drive motor tech is too large and expensive for lower cost and smaller size midbass/midrange.
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Old 28th July 2016, 11:02 PM   #18
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Old 28th July 2016, 11:03 PM   #19
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Ive heard many pro audio drivers with super low HD and reasonably clean impedance plots that sound honky and resonant

Then you have good ribbons with poor HD in the lower frequencies but performance in the higher frequency that make you never want to use a dome again

HD is the red herring of speaker design.

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Old 28th July 2016, 11:10 PM   #20
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I'll eat my words about the M2's. They were part of a multichannel demo with other speakers at the same time. If the polar response is as good as what JBL published, they are probably very very good at imaging.
Polar response is another small piece in the puzzle but perfect polars do not a perfect speaker make. It is much more complicated than that
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