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Old 15th February 2005, 10:44 AM   #21
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The Morels 144s are very good, I'm looking at using a pair of the 114s for my centre as they fit under the TV nicely, very natural and intelligable for voice and excellent off axis response (and you can get away with 1st order Xovers too while giving them silly power).
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Old 15th February 2005, 10:49 AM   #22
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well spotted pink mouse..... I saw your mistake and then made one myself!!!! must have had tweeters on my mind

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Old 15th February 2005, 10:57 AM   #23
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My WR125s are still awaiting the boxes ... going to retrofit my pyramids for a monopole experiment and i've a bipole (with help from Tim) i have to get my butt in gear and draw.

Keep in mind that for the price of 2 Jordans you can have 4 WR125...i'm not a big fan of centre channels, you should consider making a stereo pair of WR125s as opposed to a single Jordan...

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Old 15th February 2005, 11:01 AM   #24
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Pinkmouse & wintermute

A quick surf shows that the Morels cover the desired range, and are excellent value.

But it’s unlikely that poly cones (albeit good ones based on Dynaudio) are unlikely to have quite the detail of metal cones.
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Old 15th February 2005, 11:19 AM   #25
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> “for the price of 2 Jordans you can have 4 WR125”

Haven’t done a price survey, but the only place I know selling both, Creative Sound sells the JX92S for $C200, and the CSS WR125S – ah - that’s a **pair** for $C165 (hadn’t noticed that before - thanks!).

> ...i'm not a big fan of centre channels,

Nor I.
In my main (dual music-movie) system, there will be no centre.
But this ‘system’ is pure movie & TV.
(nb: I have two locally home but professionally made 4.5 inch metal cones, with (I believe Seas Alnico magnet based) drivers that could later be the L&R in this widely dispersed seating arrangement for five people).

So price aside, as I’d need to find a use for the spare CSS from the pair (it wouldn’t be hard, but time is an issue) – which do you think should reproduce voice better - or not much difference?

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Old 15th February 2005, 11:59 AM   #27
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I’ve read eg:
“I heard the CSS twice, and was stunned. For such a small driver, the bass extension was surprising. High end good also. Hardly needs a tweeter.”

So great bass for the size & top extension, but he didn’t mention the mids.
Did you hear them before you bought them?

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Old 15th February 2005, 01:34 PM   #28
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Default Speech intelligibility

Hello

Speech intelligibility is influenced by the sound spectrum produced by your system. First thing is to choose of course a low distorsion driver for the midrange. But, if you want to increase intelligibility, you may want to change the frequency response of your system so you have less bass and more energy in the 300-5000 range. It will not be optimal for music, but for speech, it will be better.

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Old 15th February 2005, 04:50 PM   #29
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Rick, you may be interested in this:

http://home.new.rr.com/zaph/audio/4.5test

Also, I don't know if you need shielding or not, if so I don't know if the Jordan is shielded or not.
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But it’s unlikely that poly cones (albeit good ones based on Dynaudio) are unlikely to have quite the detail of metal cones.
Poly. i'm not that all fond of, but it is very hard to make a metal cone driver that has a decent response as it starts to roll off... the Jordans being one major exception. Ted has spent on the order of 40 years working on getting them to where they behave more like a paper cone does. The current drivers have come a long way since the Jordan-Watts modules i had 30 years ago.

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