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Old 22nd March 2006, 05:38 PM   #1
Ian J is offline Ian J  United Kingdom
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Default Review of commercial 'semi-omni' design has got me thinking...

A while ago someone - I think it was ScottG- on the full range forum here pointed to this review of an interesting German speaker which has the mid-bass firing upwards,
FJ OM review
Now I'm familiar with the recent threads about SL's Pluto and how omni designs activate the room more, but there a couple of interesting advantages to facing up with the big driver. Firstly, elimination of early reflections, important with light cone materials, and secondly, no 'rocking' force (and here I mean motion rather than music genre). They also look very neat! So I'm tempted to give this a go with my Audax HM170Z18s and 38mm ScanSpeak domes giving me the chance to implement a series filter at ~2kHz while I'm at it. Anyone tried anything similar?
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