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Old 29th June 2004, 11:21 PM   #11
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whadabout Hedlunds?
or mebbe even smthng like Big horns from Hornet?
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Old 30th June 2004, 12:51 AM   #12
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whadabout Hedlunds?
or mebbe even smthng like Big horns from Hornet?
Hehehe.

Actually I'm not sure I want to go with rear horns. Still in something of a quandry about just what high efficiency route I want to take.

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Old 30th June 2004, 01:01 AM   #13
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Default I want to hear them!

I think my speakers are a perect match for the new Firstwatt amplifier. They worked very well with a Zen V4 and Mini A.
I am using a Le Monstre right now. It is sounding excellent. My speakers are 5' tall folded TQWT's with 15 ohm PM2A. I have PM7A and PM6A, but in these cabinets the 2A has a little stronger highs to balance the big bass.
I just set up my digital RS SPL meter and the first Stereophile CD to check frequency response in room.

12' from speakers,meter same height as driver 43" centered between speakers, both channels playing

1KHZ 76 dB
200 72.5
160 72
125 68
100 69
80 74
60 72
50 69
40 66
30 65
20 58

Some of this is room related, so measured again.

10' from speakers, meter height 36', centered between speakers with both channels playing.

1KZ 73.5 db
200 77
160 73
125 62
100 64
80 70
60 70
50 71
40 69.5
30 65
20 58

These numbers show that I am getting good output 40 Hz or so and fair to 30. The RS meter is susposed to be a little low on the bottom also.
How long before details on the F1 is released?


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Old 30th June 2004, 01:47 AM   #14
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When I saw you casually refer to the first amp from First Watt as F1, I thought it quite appropriate (and enjoy the analogy). I'm a huge Formula 1 fan and have seen a number of sites using 'F1' shut down via copyright problems. Not that you haven't researched it, I was just saying something I've seen.

In my stomach, I felt that F1 via Nelson Pass is probably the same for me as F1 via the FIA. That is a huge compliment for those who don't enjoy what Formula 1 is to me.

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Old 30th June 2004, 02:44 AM   #15
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When I saw you casually refer to the first amp from First Watt as F1, I thought it quite appropriate (and enjoy the analogy). I'm a huge Formula 1 fan and have seen a number of sites using 'F1' shut down via copyright problems. Not that you haven't researched it, I was just saying something I've seen.
It's crazy. Just look at how the World Wildlife Fund was able to force the World Wrestling Federation to change its name because they share the same acronym.

On the other hand (wow, some lady on TV was saying the exact same thing as I was typing that), Tag McLaren had an "F1" line of electronics.

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Old 30th June 2004, 01:49 PM   #16
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Lowthers, 10 feet high?? I thought the new line was targetting the mid-market. Or maybe this is mid-market and I don't know it since canceling my stereop**le subscription years ago out of anger

What's the price point -- I seem to remember (or was it a dream!) that they would be in the $1200-$1300 range. Care to release a few specs/pix?
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Old 30th June 2004, 05:26 PM   #17
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Nelson's helpers, Chris and Matt (aka Arson and Sterno) are doing an absoulutely spectacular job on the horns. Nelson forgot to mention, the twins have never done cabinet work before.

Something about being too young and innexperienced to realize the difficult nature of the task at hand.

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Old 30th June 2004, 06:33 PM   #18
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Considering that there will only be 100 F1's available, they'll
probably be gone before anyone notices.

Regarding the most ideal speaker, so far the best examples
are Lowthers, but I've seen some improvement in all high
efficiency wide range drivers - the more sensitive, the better.

So far all the data is on sealed boxes of various sizes, but
Chris and Matt should finish the horns next week, and we are
also planning on including the Lowther Medallion enclosures
as rear loaded horn examples. I expect rear horn loading to
require some adjustment of the RC parallel loading networks,
but otherwise no problems.

We will launch when my PM4's arrive and after I get back from
Sea Ranch. At that time I will also post an article on the results
of all our driver tests, and I'm sure you will find it interesting.

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Old 30th June 2004, 06:50 PM   #19
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ver-ry int-er-est-ing indeed.

I have a pair of Dunlavy SC-IIs which are about 91dB efficient, with a relatively steady impedance curve, albeit a low one. I don't typically play them loudly.

Still, I'd like to try one of these amps out. Should I look at the local Pass Labs dealer when the time comes?

(Worst case I'll start building a Voigt Pipe and wait 'til your article comes out.)

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Old 30th June 2004, 08:15 PM   #20
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With only 100 of these for distribution, I don't think you're
going to see it on the floor of the local dealer. Actually, I
haven't worried about distribution - I'm still making this up
as I go along.
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