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Old 7th March 2015, 03:08 PM   #11
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if your not happy with your L36's or don't think they're accurate i'll take em off our hands...
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Old 7th March 2015, 03:09 PM   #12
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Technically Accurate Speakers: Suggestions?
Genelec 8030B. Have you seen how flat the FR curve is?

http://www.genelec.com/documents/opm...50B_op.man.pdf
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Old 7th March 2015, 04:44 PM   #13
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My Nephila fit your price bracket, and have a very flat response. They use a Parts Express knock down tower cabinet with a couple mods. Distortion measurements are also very low. Listening axis has about a 5* vertical tilt, so that helps with the short height, depending on how far away you listen.

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Ehm, sorry Wolf, but TAS ( tech etc etc) demand to be 3 way
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Ehm, sorry Wolf, but TAS ( tech etc etc) demand to be 3 way
Sorry- I didn't read the criteria.
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Old 7th March 2015, 05:46 PM   #16
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Ehm, sorry Wolf, but TAS ( tech etc etc) demand to be 3 way
I didn't say they had to be 3-way! In fact I explicitly said I was open to multi-way or full range.

I like my JBL L36's, especially for jazz, but find them a little 'piercing' at times (likely something that could be tamed by someone who knew what they were doing). I also like my other speakers as well, but they all sound a little different. Certain voices, for example, sound very different on the L36's compared to the Boston A400's, and I have no way of telling which voicing is more accurate--hence my curiosity (at least in part).

I have considered selling the L36's, by the way, but there are certain things that I really like about them and so have a hard time letting them go.
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Phil,

Make it in the most logical way à la Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata. What is said in Post 2 makes sense ! Have to find the weakest links and then re beginn to improve the whole result. Like says a friend look at it in a (W)Holistic way.

If you begin by the speakers and you have the good idea to involve the members:

1) make a list
2) in the order of your prefered speakers
3) describe to us the whole links from the wires to the devices and the materials (here it can be borring as you have imho a concistency by listening always the same materials to have non moving reference point year after year!)
4) Be sure the dimensions of your listing rooms, the walls, the way the furnitures are populating the room is not the main reason of your insatisfaction

From here choose your country : accurate or colored , I have choosed mine : for example ; ultimate clearness and transparency where I can hear the 15 teeth of the singer is not of the top of my list !

Little by little you will choose the trade offs which you prefer and try to marry the devices :

A1- in the way you choosed your country according your tastes
A2- try to tame the most critical default
A3 - trying to stay in the order of your prioritary trade offs

B1- while listen to the good advices and ideas coming from the shared expériences here or elswhere

Tout un programme and some ...sometimes !

I Jump from ethic to étiquette...( a little Ethic).

Choose your trade offs in the order you prefer !Then maybe some will have a good idea you don't think about to improve your system !

I will beginn in your shoes by the measurements of the listening room !

Bah we want more and less the same things. At the end the pleasure is a good indication of a better result when you compare two configurations !

(ha sorry for my English, not so accurate as Spino wrote )
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damn that means the price would be higher because of sentimental attachment...
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Old 7th March 2015, 09:16 PM   #19
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Hi,

You can guarantee Zaph's designs are technically accurate.

e.g. Zaph|Audio - ZDT3.5

Technically Accurate Speakers: Suggestions?


Very flat, near perfect 2nd and 4th order L/R acoustic x/o's.
Very smooth upper midrange power response to the tweeter.

rgds, sreten.

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Hi,

You can guarantee Zaph's designs are technically accurate.

e.g. Zaph|Audio - ZDT3.5

Technically Accurate Speakers: Suggestions?


Very flat, near perfect 2nd and 4th order L/R acoustic x/o's.
Very smooth upper midrange power response to the tweeter.

rgds, sreten.
Smooth, off axis power response was also one of Toole's findings with regard to listener preference. How does Zaph's ZD3.5 do in that department? Polars? Phase?
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