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rif 29th June 2004 05:47 PM

Any new news on FirstWatt??
 
I've been out of it for awhile, but last I can find Nelson was hinting that

1) we wouldn';t learn anything new from the designs since the Aleph X has been thoroughly analsyzed and yet

2) we'd be very very surprised.

On a possibly related note, I just saw a very nice design he posted in another thread for a Supersym. GC...

--rif

Nelson Pass 29th June 2004 08:31 PM

The F1 is in production, and we are listening to samples.
All the issues are worked out, and there will be 100 made
for sale.

At this instant I am awaiting a pair of Lowther PM4's which
have the potential for being the most perfect drivers to
mate with the amplifier. Currently the Lowther DX55's hold
this distinction - the speaker most improved by F1's.

As soon as they get here, we will perform a day's worth of
evaluation and then we launch.

:cool:

Jarno 29th June 2004 08:51 PM

Will you also perform the "Cabernet Sauvignon test"? :D
(perhaps champagne is more apropriate)

Bricolo 29th June 2004 08:54 PM

Alsacian wines are nice too ;)

Jarno 29th June 2004 09:06 PM

Aah yes, I am especially fond of white whines, Riesling, Gewurztraminer all very nice (sorry to be more than a bit off topic).
Really looking forward to the First Watt products!

Regards,

Jarno.

Steve Eddy 29th June 2004 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Nelson Pass
At this instant I am awaiting a pair of Lowther PM4's which
have the potential for being the most perfect drivers to
mate with the amplifier. Currently the Lowther DX55's hold
this distinction - the speaker most improved by F1's.

How are the Lowthers being used?

se

Nelson Pass 29th June 2004 09:36 PM

In these tests, sealed boxes. We will shortly also be
testing them in some nice horns which Chris and Matt
(the twins) will finish next week. They are 30 Hz taper,
10 ft high, and have a 30 sq ft mouth each. The wood
is Baltic Birch, and they are looking good.

Of course they'll require all new network calibration.

After that, Voigt pipes. :cool:

moe29 29th June 2004 09:52 PM

Sounds like there should be a First Watt speaker offering too...

but not if it interferes with the serious stuff...... like DIY! :)

Nelson Pass 29th June 2004 10:15 PM

First Watt will remain happy serving the high efficiency
drivers that already exist. However, the F1 is rather
special and typically requires new passive networks

Steve Eddy 29th June 2004 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Nelson Pass
In these tests, sealed boxes. We will shortly also be
testing them in some nice horns which Chris and Matt
(the twins) will finish next week. They are 30 Hz taper,
10 ft high, and have a 30 sq ft mouth each. The wood
is Baltic Birch, and they are looking good.

Thank God you qualified that with "in these tests." Using Lowthers in sealed boxes can get you tarred and feathered in some places. :)

Ten feet high? Hmmmm. Don't think that'd get along too well with my eight foot ceilings. :)

se


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