Another Apogee thread? You bet!

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That Scintilla thread doesn't appear to be forthcoming, so here's a pic. I think its good enough to do them justice. On Townshend stands. Note the fatter bottom lip that makes them look a lot better I think. View attachment 67951
That's rather smart.
Big Gryphon on the floor?
And external xover box at rear?
 

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That's rather smart.
Big Gryphon on the floor?
And external xover box at rear?
Yeah the Gryphon can supply the required 1.2Kw. Probably not many Scintillas ever really saw that much power I would guess.

It works well so I am told.

Yes to the external x-overs.

I think they look a little lop-sided as all the speakers are much heavier on the insides edges due to the magnet arrays for the mid and treble ribbons.

Looks mean, though;)
 

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Justin, my issue has never been so much the need to hive off one's own power station. It's whether with all that power, these can come alive at low to moderate volumes. If the juice has to flow, and they only gel at "realistic" volumes, and sound insipid lower down, that would be a challenge.

Stuff like the bigger diamond tweeter/ceramics mids Kharmas/Talon Firebirds and ML Prodigies, that I once nearly considered buying, just don't fly lower down to my ears even with 500-1000W.
 

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1.2kW in the height of summer is deffo quite cool Lol.
 
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Yeah you have to wonder how hot the amp runs. My class A Luxman might get hotter TBH but even that is nothing compared to my 211s - touch those with a clench for 1 second (and yours I suspect) - go to hospital!
 

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Well, my serious accident with my 211s is well documented, and mocked here.
 

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I probably should have bought this a long time ago but didn't know it existed.

The book of Justus. About to be read by Justin. Makes natural sense:D

It doesn't really focus on planar-magnetic drivers but rather ribbons, which is a bit disappointing. So Apogee bass panel type drivers don't get much of a look in.

For those that don't know, a ribbon is clamped at the top and bottom only (Apogee MRT - mid range / treble ribbon) and an Apogee planar-magnetic bass driver around all sides.

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How is the book Justin ..??

Is this your new apogee , i thought you had Duettas, How does this model compare .. ?
 

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No mine are the Duettas having a re-foil. The dark grey Scintillas are someone else's.

The book is really interesting. For instance:

Most ribbon makers crimp their foils, but it reduces sensitivity by about 2 DB and increases distortion. It makes the frequency response more linear, though.

Hovland caps make good ribbons when unrolled.

Mylar (Alsyvox, Maggie, Analysis) and Kapton (Apogee) may not be the best films to use. Teflon coated fibreglass is probably better according to the author.

Lots of other good stuff in there, too.
 
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And I thought this was a book that gave Christian Grey his ideas on what to do with ribbons on a date once the wine starts flowing Lol.
 

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If I knew more about that dude I might understand what you were on about:)
He had same kinks as audiophiles, just with women
 

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Ked, I thought Justin would get the reference. I mean, he went to see Fifty Shades Of Grey multiple times. For research purposes. Christian was sure an expert with those ribbons in the bedroom.
 

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Oh bondage up yours you mean?

I see now;)
You're being as obtuse as only an audiophile can. Yes, bondage. Whether it's ribbons in the bedroom. Or the listening room. We're all slaves to the heat. And the beat.
 

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Actually Germ Free Adolescents on vinyl is one of the best sounding LPs own.

It's seriously well cut and produced.
 

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