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The Quarks - M.O.S.D. Computer Speaker

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  • donradick
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    I've been playing my first pair for about a week on mostly TV duty, and they sound great!

    I guess the best thing I can say is that they are perfectly voiced top to bottom, very good detail,
    and they can really fill up a room.
    Imaging and phantom center seem especially good. Pics soon.

    Q: Is any one working on a MTM version? If not, I'm seriously considering the project.

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  • woodsart
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    Ok, thanks Mike!

    Maybe I am liking the 2238 better cause it has new upgrades, caps, etc. Though I really haven't done a good comparison, I guess I could change my mind. :rolleyes:

    Still enjoy the sound of the PM8003 with the Quarks and the Karios!

    I can just imagine how the Continuum TLs sound as I really, really like my Triton TLs!!

    Robert


    Originally posted by mikejennens View Post
    Thanks Robert.
    The Voxel is not too small by any means. In my listening room, which is roughly 16 X 16, it fills out the bottom end when listening to my Continuum TLs very nicely. The Voxel is small, but it sounds larger than it is.
    I have a 2235 and a 2238. I stick with my 8003 because it has more "headroom" being about twice the watts RMS. I need to clean the pots on the 2238, but it is my garage piece for now. Very nice receiver.
    Mike

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  • mikejennens
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    Originally posted by woodsart View Post

    Wonder how the Voxel would sound with the Continuums? I think it would be too small.

    Robert
    Thanks Robert.
    The Voxel is not too small by any means. In my listening room, which is roughly 16 X 16, it fills out the bottom end when listening to my Continuum TLs very nicely. The Voxel is small, but it sounds larger than it is.
    I have a 2235 and a 2238. I stick with my 8003 because it has more "headroom" being about twice the watts RMS. I need to clean the pots on the 2238, but it is my garage piece for now. Very nice receiver.
    Mike

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  • woodsart
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    They look great Mike...good job!!!

    I have compared the PM 8003 with my Vintage..... while it sounds great with all my speakers, I prefer the 2238B Marantz....such amazing amps regardless.

    The Quarks, Tritons or the Karios all sound great with a Marantz receivers.

    I am anxiously waiting to hear comments regarding Jeff's new Corian Continuums this weekend at InDIYana. I plan to build them one way or another, but I first have to add the Bass Modules to the Karios.

    Wonder how the Voxel would sound with the Continuums? I think it would be too small.

    Ha, I also wonder how a Continuum TL would be in Corian!!! LOL :eek:

    Robert

    Originally posted by mikejennens View Post
    I am QUARKED! Here are a few pics. My listening area and my Quarks setting on my Continuum TLs (a little bit of a size comparison...), a simple pic, a size comparison next to a half-gallon milk carton.
    I have a Voxel sub running with these; GREAT combo.
    And, like another post-er; I'm running these on a Marantz integrated. It's not vintage, but it's great- PM8003.
    Just as the Continuums are awesome speakers and Jeff designed a winner, he has done it again, especially for the budget minded, with the Quark. BIG shout out to Jeff. Thanks for sharing your expertise!
    Mike

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  • mikejennens
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    I am QUARKED! Here are a few pics. My listening area and my Quarks setting on my Continuum TLs (a little bit of a size comparison...), a simple pic, a size comparison next to a half-gallon milk carton.
    I have a Voxel sub running with these; GREAT combo.
    And, like another post-er; I'm running these on a Marantz integrated. It's not vintage, but it's great- PM8003.
    Just as the Continuums are awesome speakers and Jeff designed a winner, he has done it again, especially for the budget minded, with the Quark. BIG shout out to Jeff. Thanks for sharing your expertise!
    Mike
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  • dynamo
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    Originally posted by Jeff B. View Post
    Well, I don't know if it's super successful or not, but thanks.
    Definitely is getting quite the following though!

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  • kenrhodes
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    Jeff, I do think that you have a great design here. for desk top rockers they do a wonderful job in a small package. I was even thinking about remixing a MTM version for a high WAF set of tv speakers. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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  • mikejennens
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    I'm in on the Quark Club! The glue is drying as I sit here and type this. The baffles are cut and drilled. I rebated the woofer and the tweeter. That shouldn't degrade anything should it?
    I'm going to use these for music for a while with a Voxel sub, but they'll probably end up as the fronts for my HT.
    Thanks Jeff for sharing your knowledge!
    Mike

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  • woodsart
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    Hey Jeff, I love....love my 3 marantzes. The Vintage out sings the other two. The 2238B, 2250B or anything like that are great. I paid 200.00 for my 2238B and it had been recapped!

    Believe me when I say your speaker designs sing well with Vintage Marantz!!!:eek:

    Ask Bryan (with the Vintage Marantz Avatar). He is the one who sold me.

    Blessings,

    Robert

    Originally posted by Jeff B. View Post
    Man, every time I see Marantz equipment I get the urge to go buy a nice used piece somewhere.

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  • Jeff B.
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    Originally posted by dynamo View Post
    Congrats Jeff on another super successful design!
    Well, I don't know if it's super successful or not, but thanks.

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  • Jeff B.
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    Originally posted by woodsart View Post
    Hey Ken,

    You are right, bass is good for desktop....and they just quit when a song goes too low.

    Right at the moment I have a wall of sound with the Karios and Quarks playing together...quite complimentary!!! LOL!

    Love this little Mini TDA1543 DAC...creates cohesive sound waves[ATTACH=CONFIG]56531[/ATTACH].
    Man, every time I see Marantz equipment I get the urge to go buy a nice used piece somewhere.

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  • dynamo
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    Congrats Jeff on another super successful design!

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  • woodsart
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    Hey Ken,

    You are right, bass is good for desktop....and they just quit when a song goes too low.

    Right at the moment I have a wall of sound with the Karios and Quarks playing together...quite complimentary!!! LOL!

    Love this little Mini TDA1543 DAC...creates cohesive sound wavesClick image for larger version

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    Originally posted by kenrhodes View Post
    I don't think that the crossover would need to change as long as the width of the box and tweeter spacing was unchanged.
    That being said I don't think I would worry about changing anything. I have a set playing right now and they sound great! The bass is plenty for desk top listening. In a ported enclosure they will integrate better with a subwoofer then a tabaq. Another nice thing is when they cant play a certain bass track they just quit rather then fail.
    I used this for my test listening:http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/even...meniscus-2014/

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  • kenrhodes
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    I don't think that the crossover would need to change as long as the width of the box and tweeter spacing was unchanged.
    That being said I don't think I would worry about changing anything. I have a set playing right now and they sound great! The bass is plenty for desk top listening. In a ported enclosure they will integrate better with a subwoofer then a tabaq. Another nice thing is when they cant play a certain bass track they just quit rather then fail.
    I used this for my test listening:http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/even...meniscus-2014/

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  • danzz
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    Tabaq is a TL design for tang band drivers, you can find it here, or in the diyaudio.com thread here l... Thanks in advanced

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