jim2

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Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
@james633  I do wonder if the same thing could be achieved using software like REW to adjust the frequency. I don’t know if changing parts or adding software would result is more signal transparency.  I have a UMIK microphone and miniDSP... ... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
So, originally I planned to put the crossover board on the base of the stand.  Well, the board is just slightly too big for that, and the wires from the board are just a little too short.  Plus, I didn't like the way it looked.  Then it occurred t... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
@james633   Jim2, very nice, it does make me wonder how these got produced with this sound profile. Seems like it was an easy enough fix from a technical standpoint. This process has been a revelation, and the back and forth with Danny on ... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
The crossovers have arrived and I just roughed them in... wires crimped together, bare 16ga solid copper wire direct to Ayre VX-5 Twenty... I am THRILLED with how they sound!!! I set them to 10 degrees off axis with my Merlin VSM tool I’ve had for... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
@grannyring   Thanks for the great reply. I watch all of his videos and have done so for years. I respect him and he knows his stuff. I also mod gear for myself and others for many years now. I get the fact that costs can get very high with pa... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
Hi @grannyring   Two questions. Why did Danny decide on using the JFX capacitors? Curious about his reasoning here. I don’t know that it was necessarily "spec’d for a particular reason" and against something else, for a particular reason. An... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
@yoyoyaya Nice work! I’d like to take credit for doing that, but there’s a guy in the GR-Reseach Circle on Audio Circle that does it. I could make it look OK, but I can’t make it look like that. I’m hoping for the "Deion Sanders effect"... lo... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
Crossovers wired and complete. 🏁🏁🏁      
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
Final Wilson Duette crossover board. I will make an acrylic enclosure for this and it will lay flat at the rear of the Duette stand, where the current Novel crossover sits. The board is sized to fit in that space. I plan to make it out of acrylic ... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
@boostedis  If some of you spent more time understanding the DIY community or listening to some of the top DIY designs, you would gain a better understanding of how speaker design works and why you don’t necessarily need the resources of the Wil... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
@yoyoyaya    Steady on there OP. John Atkinson measured them in-room and was quite clear about that. I've heard lots of Wilsons of that generation though not Duettes and I'm quite familiar with how Wilsons of that generation were voiced. I've n... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
@yoyoyaya  @OP - IMHO  John Atkinson's account of his measurements give a better description of the frequency response of the speaker. Have you ever heard this speaker?   I own the speaker. I live with the speaker.   I’ve shared a picture fro... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
By the way... I guess there are some not aware... if you search on YouTube you'll find a video where Danny goes thru what he found and did with this speaker.  Here is a link to it, which I guess is OK to post.  If not then I'm sure AG will delete... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
@waytoomuchstuff  What!!!!??  Take a perfectly good expensive speaker and "mess" with it!!??  This is like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa! Oh, the humanity!! I like to use marine grade 1/4" epoxy for our custom crossover boards.  After... 
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
@yoyoyaya  @OP Your posted measurements are quite different from the in room measurements that John Atkinson took. While he found the speaker peaky in the upper midrange, he measured it as a bit through the upper bass/lower midrange? They are ...