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simonmoon

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Magico compared to Tannoy
Magico will offer a substantially more accurate, detailed, lower distortion, better attack and decay, presentation.Tannoy will have an older style, more colored reproduction.I have heard the "sterile vs involving" types of statements made many tim... 
The best speaker you ever heard?
Von Schweikert Ultra 11I don’t think I ever heard a speaker get as close to reproducing the scale of an orchestra, but also get a lone singer with an acoustic guitar so right in size and scale.All the while, not sounding dynamically compressed, ex... 
Unheralded masterpieces revisited?
T2 - It'll All Work Out in Boomland (1970)A brilliant album that straddles the line between psych and prog.  1st side has 3 great tracks, including the emotional "No More White Horses". And some great horns on Side 2 is a side long track.Incredibl... 
Rush - The New Birth Control
I would argue that Rush was really a prog band, although they did have a prog-ish phase. And yes, I am a fan.But the article is pretty funny.Seriously, there are prog bands (especially in the avant-prog subgenre), past and present, that make Rush ... 
Classical Rock
Great Italian prog band, Banco, did an all instrumental album called "Di Terra" in 1978.It is one of the best integrations of a prog band and an orchestra I've ever heard. It doesn't just sound like a rock band fronting an orchestra. They play as ... 
What Makes your System Special?
Several things make it special.First off, the fact that my speakers are DIY, based on the (late) great speaker designer, Jeff Bagby’s "Kairos" monitors, sitting on his woofer modules designed for the Kairos. These use the extremely good SB Acousti... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
If this isnn‘t classical music I don‘t know what is. I'll go with option B; you don't know what is. 
Why Does All Jazz Sound The Same?
Squeaky squeak squeak, honk honk honk, ratta tap tap, bing bang bong, tinkle tinkle, rumble bum bum.  God I love it! I know you say you love it, and you are probably being a bit facetious, but for the uninitiated, it should be pointed out, that... 
Wilson Audio Specialties Chronosonic XVX loudspeaker!! only $300,000.oo
$300,000 buys a lot of concerts....you know...live music? Reality? For years....Probably decades... I constantly see this type of comment pop up on threads about very expensive audio gear. But all one has to do, is give it a modicum of thought ... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Starting a few years ago, I pretty much lost all my interest in classical music from the common practice eras (1600-1900). I was not exactly happy about the situation, since a large part of my music collection has been sitting dormant since then.I... 
DIY Speakers
Let me also refer you to YouTube. Another great speaker designer, Javad Shadzi has some good vids of his designs and builds, measurements, special construction methods, etc. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7Xtn-Ootn5mtL2heHb0cw/videos Remember,... 
DIY Speakers
Thanks for the info, the two links above aren’t working. Here they are again:https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/index.phphttp://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Diy_Loudspeaker_Projects.htm should work now. 
DIY Speakers
Let me also recommend, joining DIY Audio forums.https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/index.phphttp:// Lots of great resources over there, extremely knowledgeable people, some people that will cut your wood for you, and industry people.  
DIY Speakers
I am a huge fan of DIY speakers. It is quite easy these days, to build a high end speaker from a kit, that will rival commercially sold speakers for, quite a bit less $$. Ending up with something that sounds as good as a commercially available spe... 
To horn or not to horn
I think that a listener’s preference for horns (assuming that they are good ones) will be in good part based on how much they value realistic dynamics, and the sense of ease that horn loudspeakers display.That is not the priority of every listener...