During my DIY period around 10 or more years ago I built up a pair of speakers with a Sierra Brooks 12” hard wood tractrix horn driven by Tad 4001 ( long gone sadly, may have the model wrong), bass was a pair of Altec 12” 414 drivers in bass reflex cabinets. I really enjoyed the immediacy...
would you mind commenting on your choice of midrange horn profile please? There are several available from Poland - tractrix, conical, Iawata - what properties of the le cleach horn took you in that direction?
Fascinating - thanks for that - sounds like I would be better off with the 45 degree panel, although sadly that wouldn’t be on the radar screen for quite some time.
My backplates have the AU90 transformers that were available for some time from Australia - a big jump in sensitivity, as the...
Fantastic system Mrmb -
my M1s are PX but with 90 degree curve - have you compared the 90 to the 45 degree panels? A friend of mine has the U1 with the bass focus panels- best I’ve heard, superbly transparent.
youve had some great amplification - I’d love to hear the SLs with the atmasphere...
I’d love to hear a pair of 845’s - what electronics are you using with them?
I’ll have to look out for that sampler disc as well. Lots of great blues players out there - also a big fan of Taj Mahal - “recycling the blues” is great music and a fantastic recording. Also people like...
for Louisiana Red, Midnight Rambler on the Tomato label is very good - some of the lyrics are very dark, but great music and well played. I saw him and Keb Mo at the pocono blues festival years ago - each playing acoustic sets - quite excellent.
For Sonny Boy, I can’t find my other...
One of my favorite blues harp players is Sonny Boy Williamson - this is “Don’t let your right hand know” from Portrait in Blues on Storyville. My copy is noisy - borderline really, but I love this record
Dipping my toes into the world of iPhone recording of my system. This is an excerpt from Ansermet’s recording of Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale (London CS) - appropriately played on my London Reference/3012 series II on the Technics.
Hi Tang - nice to meet you as well - next time your in Boston drop me a line….
Hi Tima - for Shostakovich, I probably listen to the most obvious material generally - the violin and cello concertos but also the second piano trio is a favorite. I do like the Brahms double - Heifetz and...
Hi Microstrip - my back plates have the AU90 transformers from Australia. This mod removes the RC network entirely - was a good improvement.
Hi Peter - I’ll see what I can do about a video - no promises :)
yes real near field listening - what you don’t see in the picture is a chimney breast which necessitates the geometry of the listening room (sadly). Anyway with Sound Labs you can sit in true near field without issues - it’s an equilateral arrangement - with the speakers approx 6...
I’m new to the forum but have been lurking for sometime now…..
I’ve been active in the hobby for probably 30 years, like most people going through various iterations of components and speakers etc. but always vinyl centric.
Over the last few years I’ve been building my system around a...