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#420323 - 09/16/16 09:56 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: Gr8_White_North]
2x6spds Offline
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Dem funky freaky tubes. No sir.

Setting the EP2.8s up for triamping. I have 2 monoblocks (EP100.2SE)


2 mystery monoblocks
1 x 2 channel Odyssey Khartago

Some of their DSPs.

The EP2.8s are 99db efficient. Should be interesting.

I was thinking about using the Antique Sound Labs MG S1 15dt (5 watts per channel SET) for the mids, but I decided to leave it in its current 2 channel system because it sounds so wonderful.
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#420328 - 09/17/16 01:50 AM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
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I get the impression that the home theater and audio markets die every summer, when the outside world beckons... and then they come back to life once the snow starts to fall. I might make it up to the loft (where the HT is) twice in a summer, vs 2-3 times a week in the winter.

That said, I do remember that 10 years ago it seemed that the "affordable state of the art" became outdated a lot more quickly, at least for players and projectors. Progress still seems to be just as rapid, but it feels like we are reaching a point of diminishing returns in the sense that there isn't the obvious "OMG how can I live without that ?" sense that we got going from a CRT to a 720p or 1080p display/projector.

I am still running a Sanyo 720p projector and don't feel like I'm missing out on a lot, although I should upgrade to 1080p if only to avoid downscaling from BluRay.

But hey, winter is coming, I'll be back indoors...

...and down in the basement a record cleaning machine and 500+ LPs are waiting for me smile


Edited by bridgman (09/17/16 02:24 AM)
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#420337 - 09/17/16 11:31 AM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
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Me to John, my Z2 is still going strong, I have replaced the bulb once a few years back..
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#420338 - 09/17/16 11:38 AM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
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Sorry, didn't mean to stir the pot. I was just sitting around the other night after a few "high gravity" home brews and thought it had been awhile since I checked out Axiom's boards. I will try to come around more often so I can pass up Ken and Peter, lol
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#420340 - 09/17/16 02:27 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
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While I haven't posted for a while, I still lurk here a couple of times each day.

Seems like I have all 4 of my Axiom systems 'tuned up' perfectly with no more tweaking required - therefore no drama here & really nothing for me to talk about. I'm not in the market for anything at the moment - just enjoying the outstanding systems I already have.

I'm of the opinion that some people are more susceptible to 'placebo effect' than others. That is just fine if that is what makes them happy & I would not castigate them for it. I personally do not hear a difference between cables & my Tube Amp sounds more like my SS Receiver than it should, I suppose.

Perhaps it is because of my increasing age as I'm now a senior, where I've 'been there & done that'. Arguing incessantly over subjects like 'comb filtering' in a horizontal CC Speaker is just does not grab my interest much anymore.

Looking at other AV sites that I peruse daily, there seems to be an overall drop in posting traffic. Perhaps it is the younger generations that are not as much into this pastime as I was. The convenience of music from a portable type device with ear buds seems to suffice. Furthermore, there are so many other methods of posting on social media (that I don't & will never partake in), the amount of traffic is just being diluted.

Back to lurking, so I'm still watching, ha!...

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#420345 - 09/17/16 04:53 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
bridgman Offline
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I did rearrange the treatments in the living room again but hadn't had time to post an update because I was still trying to understand what I had learned.



In principle I didn't change much -- put back the nearer of the two 4" Safe & Sound panels and added a second rigid panel on the windows behind the speakers - but the surprise came once I figured out what I should be listening for when fine-tuning the treatments. Once you get the big things like bass trapping out of the way, the improvements come more in areas like imaging.

Making the most recent set of changes gave me a soundstage that was very evenly spread between and beyond the speakers (one of those "you know it when you hear it" things) but the biggest surprise was that the spatial effect from phasing (I was listening to Heart's Mistral Wind and the first Tubular Bells album) went from minimal to "room filling". In hindsight I'm surprised that I haven't heard anything like that on "demo disks".

That said, more of my time (when I wasn't working, which was about 99% of it) went into things like this:



The 4x8 plywood sheet was fastened to the horizontal 2x4's to make a target frame 200 yards from the top of the hill in my back yard (I live out in the sticks). A one pound reactive target (same idea as Tannerite but made in Canada) was perched on the top of the plywood leaning against the tree, and I was trying out a new rifle (Tikka T3 Lite in .260 Rem) after sighting it in at 100 yards.

First shot, yay. The explosion doesn't look like much with naked eye at 200 yards, but through a 10x scope it fills the field of view and you get an orange-red fireball that you don't see otherwise.

Still trying to make time for the annual boomershoot matches: http://www.boomershoot.org/

And yes, since taking the picture I have cut down the brush behind the target board so I can be sure nobody is standing in it. The firing position is actually up a hill so I'm shooting down into the ground (in fact the ground slopes up past 200 yards), and the brush only extends back about 10 feet so visibility behind the target is much better than it appears from this picture, but don't want to take any chances.

Anyways, I suspect I'm fairly representative of forum members - largely absent during the nice weather but back once the weather turns bleak. What the staff at the skeet club call "a foul weather friend".


Edited by bridgman (09/17/16 05:19 PM)
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#420347 - 09/17/16 06:43 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: SirQuack]
bridgman Offline
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Originally Posted By SirQuack
I haven't been around in awhile as life is busy and I do have other hobbies such as brewing my own craft brew and enjoying my kids sports and other activities.


Awesome. Brewing good beer seems like an absolute black art to me.
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#420350 - 09/17/16 08:32 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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I think it was bridgeman , he is always blowing shit up .
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#420351 - 09/17/16 11:49 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
2x6spds Offline
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Nice work Bridgeman. Bang.

I think room treatments can be very effective. Though, it seems to me, that it is a very hit and miss affair.

Seems to me that DSP is the way to go. The only objective way to even out the room frequency response is by using mikes and DSP(s), I think.

Mark Schifter is coming out from Colorado tomorrow to set up the Emerald Physics rig in my living room. He'll be using 2 DSP units (I think), and enough amps to triamp the EP2.8s. They are supposed to be pretty flat down to 20Hz, but I have an Axiom EP500 in my other 2 channel system that will be available to augment the bass, but I don't think it will be necessary.

Bridgeman, are those 2 couch cushions against the window?

Anyway, I will report back with my impressions on the new 2 channel system really soon.
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#420352 - 09/18/16 01:04 AM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
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Well I agree RC is a great tool, it works better in with a treated room , which requires a lot less correction. All rooms need a certain amount of absorptive and diffuse objects . Radical cuts and boosts by the RC can be harmful and cause their own problems.
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