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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    Ron, unfortunately I don't. I did though find a mention of high-frequency taming in a write-up from Tom Mallin at WBF, a post that originally inspired me to investigate DeOxit: https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/contact-cleaning-the-right-stuff.1652/ Quote: Caig Deoxit GXL/GX5 Gold...
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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    Thanks for the tip, and congratulations! I played around with phase quite a bit, but eventually settled on phase "0 degrees" for both of my subs.
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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    Marc, the timing sequence is D5, let dry for at least 2 min according to manufacturer's recommendation; I do at least 5 min (and as I said, I wipe off male connections after that time). Then G5, drying for at least 15 min., I want everything to be absolutely dry before tightening connections...
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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    Updates 1. Speaker toe out, as described in my thread on the speakers: https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/review-reference-3a-reflector-monitors.26056/page-3#post-596536 2. DeOxit contact cleaning Lately, also with input from feedback by others, I have become more sensitive to irritating...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Exactly my point. Your point about side wall reflections is correct as well of course, but you can take care of that by room treatment, which more generally (not just for side wall reflections) is advised with cone speakers because of their radiation patterns, with also floor and ceiling...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    It's not clear to me from the video which is the short wall, but yes, short wall, I agree. You want the full 18.5 ft length of the room for spatial depth, being able to pull out the speakers from the front wall, and not having to sit too close to the rear wall which may avoid issues with bass.
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    Review: Reference 3A Reflector monitors

    To excellent result. But then, it appears that your speakers have little in common with the stock Martin Logans that you modified from.
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    Review: Reference 3A Reflector monitors

    Thanks Ron and Ack! Ack, I do think that with dynamic speakers, regardless of toe in, you deal more critically with issues like reflections because, as you say, the radiation pattern is different, and that can be problematic especially with the tweeter. So yes, in that sense dynamic speakers...
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    Review: Reference 3A Reflector monitors

    While I loved the sound of my speakers, I did think that sometimes the treble was a bit much and that, based on previous experiences, toning it down might also increase the perceived body of sound, especially in the lower midrange. I had briefly tried some time ago to somewhat toe out the...
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    ack's system - end of round 1

    As Ack mentioned, yesterday I visited to hear his system. The resistor modification to his speakers, which also tones down the treble, has worked very well. The sound was closer to what you would hear live, where the treble is mostly not as prominent as typically from a stereo system. I have...
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    A 74-year-old woman reportedly gave birth to twins, may be the oldest ever to give birth Joshua Bote, USA TODAY

    Selfish. However "good" the intentions of the parents may have been. And yes, medical malpractice..
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    Flow...continuity

    Close, but not quite in my view. Typically contrasts are not presented with quite the relentless successive speed as in Beethoven, and like Mahler, Shostakovich also at times intentionally "breaks" the flow for expressive purposes. Beethoven rarely breaks the flow; even his "stops" usually are...
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    Flow...continuity

    Of course natural flow is possible, and certainly, it may not always be subjectively enough. Yes, recently I have revelled in Debussy's Preludes Book 1 with the young Spanish pianist Javier Perianes in a recent recording on Harmonia Mundi, and all the decay laden flow, recorded in a suitable...
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    Flow...continuity

    I like both, a beautifully even flow on one hand, and wild contrasts and dynamics on the other. You can also get an incredible continuity of flow spanning across a constant onslaught of strong contrasts. Beethoven was a particular master at that, hardly equalled with such consistency by any...
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    Flow...continuity

    Nice music. What is that?

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