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diamondsouled 9th November 2010 05:15 AM

Heil arrays up and running ;^)
 
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Just got the arrays hooked up tonight. :)

The way I have the arrays placed, about a foot in front of the cabinets and a few inches to the outside, I figured that there might be some issues with linearity: treble and mids being too pronounced; but surprisingly there is none.

Am listening to Al Di Meola's Consequence of Chaos on CD and it is sounding very nice.

The arrays sound like a single Heil except more, lol. More of the same great rendition of mid and high frequencies. Cymbals, bells, etc are all incredibly realistic. Think I will put on some Andreas Vollenweider vinyl later.

I have my CD player going through a Dac Magic into my AI Modulous 3 then into a pair of VAS Citation Sound mono blocks running EI KT90s in triode.

My room is probably a wee bit small but all in all I'm happy so far with how the arrays are sounding.

Cheers

Lar

paulfx 12th November 2010 05:33 PM

Wow! That is what I call a lot of Heil. Do you plan on doing any experiments with absorbing or reflecting the back wave?
Paul

diamondsouled 14th November 2010 04:33 PM

I wasn't sure at first if I would have the clearance to place the arrays on top of the AMT cabinets but they will just fit. The speakers are in an alcove so it should be a good place for them as far as reflecting the back wave goes.

I've decided to replace the diaphragms in all of the Heil's because they are a bit uneven in output; probably because of varying amounts of use, and abuse ;).

I already have a pair of diaphragms so I'll probably order the rest from Parts Express since they offer them for $70 a pop if you buy more than 4.

Cheers

Lar

Cal Weldon 14th November 2010 08:34 PM

Nice!

Variac 14th November 2010 08:36 PM

Sweet!
Not married, eh?

diamondsouled 14th November 2010 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Variac (Post 2365213)
Sweet!
Not married, eh?

Married, but with a very tolerant wife. Anything that is in her domain, the upstairs, requires that it pass her WAF test :p

Downstairs I am basically free to do what I like, except for the laundry room.

Cheers

Lar

Cal Weldon 15th November 2010 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diamondsouled (Post 2365305)
Married, but with a very tolerant wife.

Tolerance is wonderful, when mine complains about the mess in whatever room I say "You're right dear, I'll clean up and then I think I'll head off to the motorcycle shop to have a look at the racing models."

Hmm... no further concerns with my hobby.

Cheers.


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