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Old 22nd December 2017, 06:36 PM   #21
straight8s is offline straight8s  Canada
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Come to think of it a race tuned inline 4 bike engine with 4 into 1 exhaust might have a soul. Or a two stroke V twin.

(Audi is a magnificent car maker). Oops, a couple got embarrassed here YouTube

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Old 22nd December 2017, 06:42 PM   #22
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I have about 20 speakers.
My favourite is a folded horn cabinet with a 1980's Fane 12-50WRMS speaker.
It always sounds better than the rest.
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Old 22nd December 2017, 06:50 PM   #23
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Come to think of it a race tuned inline 4 bike engine with 4 into 1 exhaust might have a soul. Or a two stroke V twin.

(Audi is a magnificent car maker). Oops, a couple got embarrassed here YouTube
I remember in the 1970's when Yamaha brought out the RD250 and RD350.
They just went like stink. No wonder the British bike industry died off after that.
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Old 22nd December 2017, 06:52 PM   #24
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And what comes to loudspeakers, these have more soul and guts than any other system I have heard. Legis is my friend and we live in same town fortunately!

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Old 22nd December 2017, 07:10 PM   #25
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I remember in the 1970's when Yamaha brought out the RD250 and RD350.
They just went like stink. No wonder the British bike industry died off after that.
I had an RD before I was old enough to get my street bike license. I traded that for a 2 stroke single cylinder dirt bike. Wished I had a few of them back (silly mistakes of youth).
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Old 22nd December 2017, 07:58 PM   #26
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Once I opened a 1959 Klipschorn woofer section and felt Wilbur Klipsch soul was around!
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Old 22nd December 2017, 09:15 PM   #27
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Do speakers have "soul"?
All my old bikes have soul when you've owned em' as long as I have. Sold My Norton Dirt tracker my father built in 1970 after 45 years of ownership. This Rd has soul when pushed hard and it's tried to kill me more than once.
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Old 22nd December 2017, 09:42 PM   #28
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If the requirements of the speakers is their ability to kill someone maybe my speakers do qualify. They are huge, not at all lightweight and could tip over under bizarre conditions.

I do consider my previous daily driver to have soul, at least for me. An old '82 flat 6 911 with pré '73 type stainless exhaust. As sound also seems to be a requirement. It's recently been promoted to be my old-timer. If I can help it I'll have it until I die or pass it on to my son.

Do my speakers touch me in my heart? Yes they do. And they better should! As it has been a multiple year journey and an immense amount of time spend to get there. So to me they are gold. I bet anyone that has poured amounts of sweat, blood and even tears to build their own would think like that about their accomplishment.

If it's about character, I think my previous next door neighbour's Altec setup qualified in some parts. I actually tried to copy it's sweet, lush and seductive midrange qualities and purely speaking for myself, I think I succeeded.

Would anyone else agree? I don't know if that actually matters.
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Old 22nd December 2017, 10:08 PM   #29
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I had a little RD125 that I blew up and put a 200 engine in, ridiculous bike, must have been half the weight of the RD250
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Old 22nd December 2017, 10:41 PM   #30
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Do speakers have "soul"?
Friend of mine messed himself up real bad on a 125, the high piped version. May have been better off dead.

Lots of soul here. Putting to the 4 cylinder bikes.

To new to have soul. There getting better with each tweek.
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