lonemountain

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Who says studio monitors are "cold and analytical"?
@thespeakerdude  Learn more type less... Learn more type less... Learn more type less.... This is a very wise mantra to follow on forums.  
ATC SCM19 V2 Recommendations.
@tony1954  Whatever sound the stands make, that is added to the speaker.  Mass is your friend in stands so the fact they are filled an don't resonate is good.  42" away sounds good.  Now how far from side walls? So you are a Brit too!  Well if y... 
ATC SCM19 V2 Recommendations.
@tony1954   What are those stands?  Can you make them ring by tapping them lightly with a screwdriver or wrench?  6 foot triangle works but how far from the front wall (the wall behind the speakers) So glad to see you invest in the life's work o... 
ATC SCM19 V2 Recommendations.
Equilateral triangle, as far from side walls as possible, use sound anchor stands (ADJ 2’s for variable height or the shorter 3 post fixed height model). That will get you started. Your iPhone has SPL meter apps available. Pink noise is useful for... 
Who says studio monitors are "cold and analytical"?
@donavabdear  It's nice of you to think so, but to be correct I am NOT an acoustic engineer.  I am really the behind the scenes product manager and also the one who talks to customers and visits studios (a "technical sales" function).  However, I... 
room size question.
Think of your speaker as a floodlight and your walls as mirrors.  AS you get more and more reflections the light itself gets more and more confusing as to source and direction, etc.  With enough reflections, you could actually be confused as to wh... 
room size question.
It seems everyone has a different idea about how to get good imaging and achieve a good soundstage. The enemy in achieving this (assuming your speakers have consistent dispersion in the midrange) is REFLECTIONS from walls. So given that, go into a... 
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One can easily see that this support model is very different for large public companies with strict product plans and clear cut departments that operate the business vs small engineer owned private companies that pursue new ideas and build what mi... 
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@texbychoice I have some comment on your post 1) " every speaker passive or active is designed to a price point". Absolutely not true! I can tell you as fact that many products are engineered and then the manufacturer/engineering department fig... 
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@invalid  Okay, I get that nothing is really colorless.  But what path offers lower color? Active or passive?     
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@invalid Amps are the same? Where did anyone say that? Sounds like you are pulling in a different argument io you don’t have to listen to these ideas anymore. In this thread we have good examples of both onboard and outboard amp active systems.... 
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@thespeakerdude  Wise comments about purity.  It is absolutely true that not everyone prefers the active version of a well executed design.  I sometimes wonder if posting in favor of active makes people think there is no alternative.  I've done t... 
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Audiophiles clearly care about speaker wire a lot, there's a huge industry built around it.  Somehow all the wire inside a passive speaker's crossover is just forgotten about.  When the differences in wire are so widely accepted, I can't imagine h... 
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@pcrhkr My question is not that you bought a great amp and speaker, but that you are listening not to the speaker, but mostly wire. IF anyone realized how much wire is in a good LF inductor, then additional wire in the other inductors for midrange... 
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How could a Harmon company abandon these and not support them?  Are these very old?   From my little corner, I’ve never seen an ATC amp failure we could not repair.