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    April 2015 Toole video on sound reproduction

    A very interesting & recent (April 2015) video from Toole on "Sound Reproduction" here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrpUDuUtxPM

    Does anybody know the identity of the $1,800 a pair loudspeakers he mentions at time 1:03:00 & which he says are "dangerously close to perfection"?
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    Thanks John for that; I will certainly watch it all in my leisure time of best quietness. ...Mostly in the mornings and late evenings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkeny View Post
    Does anybody know the identity of the $1,800 a pair loudspeakers he mentions at time 1:03:00 & which he says are "dangerously close to perfection"?
    Probably a pair of Genelec's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce B View Post
    Probably a pair of Genelec's
    Really? He seems to talk about them as a consumer rather than a studio speaker - are Genelecs not studio speakers?
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    I can find out. But first I need to listen to the whole thing . THanks for posting it. It is another superbly done presentation from the bit of it that I heard.
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    I looked all over and I couldn't find those magical "dangerously close to perfection" $1,800/pair loudspeakers.
    Amir, please do.

    http://www.almainternational.org/yah....154134734.pdf
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    What ever the M2 is I cant find it on the Harman site.

    Great video.

    here it is

    http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/r...2#.VWK4F7uh3SU

    Nope that is not it 20k for those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthStar View Post
    I looked all over and I couldn't find those magical "dangerously close to perfection" $1,800/pair loudspeakers.
    Amir, please do.

    http://www.almainternational.org/yah....154134734.pdf
    Could be a Revel F12. Not sure of the MSRP, but it is close to that. A model that has been out a few years.

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    I totally agree that active crossover/delay offer a much superior technology over analog crossovers, especially for digital sources. However, it's odd that he's so opposed to using DSP for the room. The M2 includes the ability to use a target curve to deal with the room too. I think his knowledge of how DSP is used may not be up to date. Nobody tries to use DSP to correct off axis response, because that would be impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dallasjustice View Post
    I totally agree that active crossover/delay offer a much superior technology over analog crossovers, especially for digital sources. However, it's odd that he's so opposed to using DSP for the room. The M2 includes the ability to use a target curve to deal with the room too. I think his knowledge of how DSP is used may not be up to date. Nobody tries to use DSP to correct off axis response, because that would be impossible.
    I just watched the video and to be honest, didn't quite understand why he said you couldn't just correct the room+speaker response at the listening position.
    It its because you'll only get a good sound in a small sweet spot and possibly mess it up elsewhere? Or have I missed the point?

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