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Old 10th January 2018, 04:53 PM   #31
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Old 10th January 2018, 05:15 PM   #32
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I first wanted to do an Audiophile cafe back in 1976. Almost did, tho it wasn't going to be called that. Wanted to use Magneplanar Tympani II speakers. . Glad to see the idea really catching on.

There are so many ways to do this that half the fun will be in figuring out what you want to do, and what will catch the passion of your customers. I suspect that will evolve over time.
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Old 10th January 2018, 05:45 PM   #33
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Pano, back in 1980, we attempted to provide a bar with Magneplanars. Unfortunately, what we did not quite understand was, that "The BOLT" was an S/M bar, and part of the requirements were that the sound system must HURT. Had to replace the Maggies with Klipsch... That did get loud enough.
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LOL! I understand the hurt. A friend of mine recently worked in a club like that in London. They had these horns (but red). He said they really hurt!
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Old 10th January 2018, 08:24 PM   #35
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We did later do a restaurant with 2 pairs of the Tympany 2 maggies, for background. That did work well, sounded good, and distributed the sound very well. All a matter of using the right tool when you know the job that needs doing...
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Old 10th January 2018, 08:47 PM   #36
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From a sonic perspective, they should have very wide horizontal dispersion with narrow vertical. Multiple subs placed throughout the room.

This kind of narrows it down to line arrays/symmetrical wmtmw/ or horns. Perhaps two floor to ceiling subs for dramatic effect with smaller subs spread about. A line array can also have the effect of making sounds larger than life or very detailed which can also add to the excitement of the system.

Good luck on your project!

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Things that would see me regularly frequenting an audiophile cafe:

A designed acoustic space with well controlled reverberation so I could talk to friends and enjoy a good hifi at the same time.

Different, interesting systems that were rotated out regularly and tuned for the room. Maybe hifi clubs and stores could be involved.

A visually inviting space with lots of timber and warm lighting.

And..Vacuum tubes; Interesting turntables; DJs who know how to create the right vibe for the night's particular crowd.
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We did later do a restaurant with 2 pairs of the Tympany 2 maggies, for background.
They would certainly be stealth speakers. How many customers even knew what they were? Room dividers?
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Things that would see me regularly frequenting an audiophile cafe:
I agree with your list. Seems to me the running of the place would be the hardest part. How to keep people coming back?
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I first wanted to do an Audiophile cafe back in 1976. Almost did, tho it wasn't going to be called that. Wanted to use Magneplanar Tympani II speakers.
We did a vegetarian restaurant, The Prancing Pony, with Magnapans hanging upside down from the ceiling in th elate 70s.

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