Mr pass please tell us about the seas exotic

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The one and only
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OK, for starters here's some measurements in an OB.
Note that we are looking at CS (current source amp) and
VS (voltage source).

By the way these are the new ones at about $130 each.

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One advantage of the SEAS drivers is that they don't
particularly require a bass driver.

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that was what i was thinking from your transfer function plots.
i'm not clear on how the cs amp and vs are affecting the fq. resp. across the bw? If i try a pair of these FA22RCZ drivers solo on a ob, what could i expect driving them with my Fi 2A3 set amp and can you guess whether they'd require a correction network or the like?
 
The one and only
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There is an obvious bump-up in the bottom when using
a high-output-impedance amp, but with the SEAS there
is not an obvious lift in the top as is often seen with other
speakers. One other advantage is that it's very easy to
adjust the top a bit by loading the amp at high frequencies.

These are things you can also achieve with impedance
inserted with a voltage source amp, but for some unknown
reason the perception of the sound is different - probably
due to the amplifiers themselves.

In any case, I found a pleasant improvement was available
on the Prestige pieces with a properly loaded current
source.

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Nelson,

Can you contrast the Exotic to the Prestige or at least give us an impression of the overall performance of the Exotic? It's obvious from the measurements that they both look okay...but what about the sound? $1500 is a fair bit to shell out for two drivers if $200 will do just fine.

Thank you for your time,
 
The one and only
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At the moment I am only going on memory, not having
played with the Exotics against the Prestige. If I get the
time to do an apples-to-apples I'll make a comment.

In the meantime, there have been so many complaints
about the price of the Exotics, I would be surprised if
many cared.

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