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    Looking for ideas on a ultra reveling speaker design. In my opinion ribbon tweeters and a light weight low excursion cone driver for a mid woofer is about the most detailed sound I have heard reproduced.

    Just wondering if any others out there have other products or styles that they think excel in this area?

    Von Schweikert has a very well received design called the Unifield 3 that is basically what I described above. The drivers used in the Unifield are available through Madi Sound but I would like to do something unique rather then a clone. Any ideas on other good driver combinations to achieve similar results?

    http://www.vonschweikert.com/techspecs/6.php

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    Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

    Originally posted by nordhaven View Post
    Looking for ideas on a ultra reveling speaker design. In my opinion ribbon tweeters and a light weight low excursion cone driver for a mid woofer is about the most detailed sound I have heard reproduced.

    Just wondering if any others out there have other products or styles that they think excel in this area?

    Von Schweikert has a very well received design called the Unifield 3 that is basically what I described above. The drivers used in the Unifield are available through Madi Sound but I would like to do something unique rather then a clone. Any ideas on other good driver combinations to achieve similar results?

    http://www.vonschweikert.com/techspecs/6.php
    Wolf's Scandivifia's are one system I'd call ultra revealing. the Scanspeak Revelators are incredible transducers. And to me, the detail of the recording is more in the mids than the highs. I've never heard a ribbon any more "detailed" than the best domes, but I have to say that a well implemented ribbon can be quite good. Salk has paired ribbons with SEAS Excel woofers with great success, and Rick Craig has done some excellent work with Paul K's three way using Scan 8" aluminum Revelator and MDM55.

    Check out the Fountek FR88-EX as a light-coned, low distortion mid to pair with a ribbon above 3KHz.

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      Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

      Originally posted by nordhaven View Post
      Looking for ideas on a ultra reveling speaker design. In my opinion ribbon tweeters and a light weight low excursion cone driver for a mid woofer is about the most detailed sound I have heard reproduced.

      Just wondering if any others out there have other products or styles that they think excel in this area?

      Von Schweikert has a very well received design called the Unifield 3 that is basically what I described above. The drivers used in the Unifield are available through Madi Sound but I would like to do something unique rather then a clone. Any ideas on other good driver combinations to achieve similar results?

      http://www.vonschweikert.com/techspecs/6.php
      The attached FR is from a very revealing speaker from Wilson Watts. I wonder could the detailed, revealing sound have something to do with the custom peaks and valleys of the FR?
      Attached Files

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      • #4
        Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

        Accutons are nice if you want to spend the cash...
        Mark


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        • #5
          Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

          Originally posted by ligs View Post
          The attached FR is from a very revealing speaker from Wilson Watts. I wonder could the detailed, revealing sound have something to do with the custom peaks and valleys of the FR?
          You are right. Frequency response has the greatest impact on this feature of a speaker.
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          • #6
            Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

            If the VSR mid/tweet combination is something that intrigues you, this might be something else to look into:

            http://www.blackdahlia.com/html/tip_43.html

            http://store.hifiauthority.com/olsherkits.html

            Good Luck with your exploration.
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            • #7
              Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

              So now we know what to call a non-flat response: custom peaks and valleys. Very much like the programmers I work with: it's not a bug, it's a feature.
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              • #8
                Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

                Stereophile, other than being a big ol advertising flyer, does measure things often. This is nice when you are looking at pricey stuff.

                Here is a $2,000/pr bookshelf:


                Here is a $1500/pr bookshelf:


                Here is a $600/pr bookshelf:


                Revealing? Yes, but not necessarily of program material
                Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                • #9
                  Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

                  Almost forgot the $300/pr bookshelf:


                  Gets flatter as they get cheaper so the obvious solution to building a nice set of speakers is to spend nothing on them!
                  Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

                    The levels of detail resolution and low-level dynamic articulation of the P 150 were unheard of for $***/pair. This attribute, combined with the P 150 ability to disappear while reproducing well-recorded works on a wide, deep soundstage, may make the 150 the speaker for classical music aficionados who cherish the reproduction of concert-hall ambience. Moreover, the speaker is very useful as an analytical tool; I could analyze the articulation of a soloist's style as well as decipher multipart instrumental arrangements.
                    http://stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/404infinity/

                    The above is a direct quote from the expert's impression on this speaker. Here you have a very revealing, detailed speaker that can serve as an anlytical tool for less than $152 on eBay. Assuming P152 is as good as P150. No you don't get super bass that is the only flaw!
                    http://cgi.ebay.com/Infinity-Primus-...item5ad5ff465d

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

                      And the Primus 360 tower speaker for $650/pr:

                      Very interesting to see how a company with almost unlimited resources (Harmon) creates stuff.
                      Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

                        Correction: A bug is an unintended feature, at least that's what IBM, are some other company, called it.:p
                        Paul

                        Originally posted by mattk View Post
                        So now we know what to call a non-flat response: custom peaks and valleys. Very much like the programmers I work with: it's not a bug, it's a feature.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

                          Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
                          And the Primus 360 tower speaker for $650/pr:

                          Very interesting to see how a company with almost unlimited resources (Harmon) creates stuff.
                          Wow. Here you have it. The low end of your example is even better than the one I cited for a $70000/ pr speakers.

                          http://stereophile.com/floorloudspea...er/index6.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

                            Since when does FR have a direct correlation with transparency? FR is only a measure of energy.
                            "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

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                              Re: Ultra reveling, detailed, speaker build ideas?

                              Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
                              And the Primus 360 tower speaker for $650/pr:

                              Very interesting to see how a company with almost unlimited resources (Harmon) creates stuff.
                              Keep in mind too, that the nearfield method used by JA for the response below 300Hz results in a rise in response that is not necessarily present at 1 Meter and beyond. In otherwords, the response shown above would be representative of relatively "flat" loudspeaker, and that shape is not necessarily the fault of the speaker or its designer. There may be a slight rise at 100Hz, but it would not be this exaggerated in reality.
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