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The making of: The Two Towers (a 25 driver Full Range line array)
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Old 16th September 2018, 07:29 PM   #4441
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That's quite the combination! Given the relative sizes of the 2 breeds that would average out to a normal-sized cat.
That's pretty accurate... she still fits in the most unlikely of places...
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You're going to have a lot of hair stuck on the intake vents of your computer!

And everywhere else in the house!
The computer is fine and protected(*), it's not in an area where the cat houses... but you're right about the rest of the house!

(*) = Only the keyboard/mouse/monitor are in the living room, the PC is in our corridor. Less noise to worry about .
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Old 16th September 2018, 07:35 PM   #4442
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I did not get as far as I wanted, working on the subs, but glued up all the side panels with the logo's.
I'm pretty satisfied with that look. Time is hard to come by, as life continuously gets in the way. I'll get there eventually, got some big clamps for gluing and other small stuff...
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Old 16th September 2018, 07:54 PM   #4443
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That's pretty accurate... she still fits in the most unlikely of places...
Good to see that cat traps are a universal thing! Your catís markings are very similar to my daughterís Maine Coon.
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Old 17th September 2018, 10:44 AM   #4444
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Right now there is a fun discussion going on over on the other side of the Loudspeaker forum: Dynamic is Preferred over Electrostatic

While the title could be misleading, the resulting discussion is interesting. Rather than throwing out my opinion right there, I'm more comfortable to sprout it on my own thread.

I've said before, what I look for in a replay system is for it to do the "soundtrack of my life" justice. Meaning it has to be able to play a lot of different sorts of music and still do well.

So how do we get there? My opinion would be: take your time.

I've been playing with ambience again and had my reverb settings longer than ever, enjoying many songs this way. Last Friday I had a visitor over to listen. Most songs we played sounded pretty good, until I threw in "September in Montreal". While that song certainly does not belong in the soundtrack of my life, it has been used a lot to judge my system in the past. One thing it did make obvious: my ambience settings were a bit too much.
There's a slap echo in the song, that bounces off the (virtual) right wall from a drum being played on the left. My ambience enhanced that blow out of proportion at the back. However, this morning I meant to fix that.

I rearranged early and late levels, and more importantly changed the slope of those levels making lower sounds resonate longer than the higher ones.
No more exaggerated slap echo, but awesome depth on the songs I tried this session. So, is the recording to blame? Or was it my (virtual) room response. Yes, Koldby, I know how you feel about that song . Anne is doing something out of the Exorcist while sitting behind that piano.

All I'm saying is that the room is as important to what we hear as the speaker system is. They have to play well together to stand any chance on random material. I'll keep working on my dream, can't wait to add the subs!

Do you hear more flaws on a good system? Lets first make sure that it was a flaw on the recording, not something in our system or room before we judge. Do I hear differences in recordings? You bet I do! But I find more and more recordings that work, the longer I keep working on and in my room.

Just saying... spend a little more time on it before ruling out certain songs.
Are there badly mixed songs or recordings out there? No doubt. But good and well recorded songs are more than a handful!
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Old 17th September 2018, 03:20 PM   #4445
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I'm in agreement with you there. Excellent systems in excellent rooms make many more recordings enjoyable. It doesn't make bad recordings good, it just makes their faults more understandable and less objectionable. With a superb room and system and room combo you can hear past the recording, to the music.
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Old 19th September 2018, 09:57 PM   #4446
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Getting lost in the music was my goal.

There have been times where I worked so hard to get to that goal that I simply forgot to allow myself to actually get lost in what I was hearing.
Though trough the evolution of it all I've come at a point where getting lost, more often that not, simply takes over. I'll take that as a sign of progress.
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Old 19th September 2018, 10:48 PM   #4447
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Nice to know you are working yourself out of Audionervosa.
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Old 22nd September 2018, 06:44 PM   #4448
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Using everything on hand as tooling:

The making of: The Two Towers (a 25 driver Full Range line array)-tableguide-jpg
(it is good to save everything )

Cutting the sides for a brace:

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(not showing the actual brace)

Test fit:

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More testing:

The making of: The Two Towers (a 25 driver Full Range line array)-2subs-jpg
(yes I know the logo is upside down )

Good progress, but not nearly done yet! Lots of material on its way to complete things, hopefully more to come soon!

P.S. Yes, the 30W is an excellent fit into the cut-out. I did try that to be sure. The baffle will be 48mm thick in total with the woofer in-between the panels. I think it's going to work out nicely.

P.P.S. I know I said no pictures, but I decided to just take my time instead of racing to the finish. I was in a hurry to be able to get paint on before the winter sets in. I guess a layer of colored epoxy will have to do though.
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Old 22nd September 2018, 07:05 PM   #4449
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Looking great!
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Old 22nd September 2018, 08:49 PM   #4450
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Looking really nice!
Did you ever decide on the power amp for the subs?
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