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  • #16
    Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

    I'm not an expert on crossover design, but it seems like a very good combination...if designed properly. Assuming you're getting a fairly complicated, well-designed crossover and the performance to go with it, $800 isn't all that unreasonable for a high-end product.

    That said, I'm pretty sure you can build a pair of SR71s in prefab Madisound boxes with pre-cut baffles for 2/3 that price - and, honestly, Zaph's designs are as proven as anything could be.

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    • #17
      Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

      Originally posted by DS-21 View Post
      I think one would expect and equal or greater level of care from eD than from Wilson..
      FYI, eD used generic Cerwin Vega crossovers in their first line of HT speakers.

      It also appears Wilson is getting on the right track: http://www.stereophile.com/audacious...er/index5.html



      Another high sensitivity mid: http://madisound.com/store/product_i...oducts_id=8789
      "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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      • #18
        Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

        Originally posted by Face View Post
        FYI, eD used generic Cerwin Vega crossovers in their first line of HT speakers.
        I am sorry, but where did you see this at? Having been involved in development on all HT lines we have done, I can say that none of them used a generic Cerwin Vega crossover design.

        I would be very interested in seeing where you saw this online. It is amazing what you see some times. ;)

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        • #19
          Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

          Originally posted by Face View Post
          It also appears Wilson is getting on the right track: http://www.stereophile.com/audacious...er/index5.html
          You're kidding, right? I wouldn't even think of letting a speaker with such wretched polar performance on my balcony, let alone in my living room!



          Just look at those midrange "horns" around 2kHz and try not to vomit!

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          • #20
            Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

            Originally posted by alexlindeman View Post
            I am sorry, but where did you see this at? Having been involved in development on all HT lines we have done, I can say that none of them used a generic Cerwin Vega crossover design.

            I would be very interested in seeing where you saw this online. It is amazing what you see some times. ;)
            Page 11: http://www.affordableaudio.org/aa2008-11.pdf
            "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

            http://www.diy-ny.com/

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            • #21
              Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

              Originally posted by Face View Post
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              • #22
                Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

                You're right Pete, it's been almost 2 years since i read that review.

                That said, I've had nothing but great CS from eD.
                "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

                http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                • #23
                  Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

                  I have had nothing but great service from Alex and the ED crew. Great buch of guys. Buuuut at $1500 regular prices with a painted finish I would spend an additional $399 and get the Salk Sound Song Tower with the basic veneer. You would get Jim's fantastic cabinets and Dennis Murphy's XO design skills, a very hard to beat combination.

                  Dennis

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                  • #24
                    Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

                    Face,

                    He is not saying that it is a Cerwin Vega crossover, but that the design is fairly simple and straight forward, taking a similar design approach to some older CV products.

                    Ooops. Just noticed there was a second page and its been addressed.
                    Last edited by alexlindeman; 08-27-2010, 12:05 PM. Reason: DIdnt read second page.

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                    • #25
                      Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

                      Originally posted by djarchow View Post
                      I have had nothing but great service from Alex and the ED crew. Great buch of guys. Buuuut at $1500 regular prices with a painted finish I would spend an additional $399 and get the Salk Sound Song Tower with the basic veneer. You would get Jim's fantastic cabinets and Dennis Murphy's XO design skills, a very hard to beat combination.

                      Dennis
                      Hey Dennis.

                      In the package builder, your pricing actually comes down to $1275 shipped.

                      We are also looking into gloss black options at this time for a very minimal upcharge.

                      The face being a separate baffle is allowing us to use a solid wood accent panel to whatever species required as well.

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                      • #26
                        Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

                        The prices don't seem totally ridiculous to me, considering it's a newer company and they aren't shooting out speakers mass-prod style.

                        However, the probably have a CNC machine, so it begs the question why the tweeter and mid/woofer aren't spaced a quarter to half inch closer together ..
                        I am trolling you.

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                        • #27
                          Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

                          Originally posted by MSaturn View Post
                          The prices don't seem totally ridiculous to me, considering it's a newer company and they aren't shooting out speakers mass-prod style.

                          However, the probably have a CNC machine, so it begs the question why the tweeter and mid/woofer aren't spaced a quarter to half inch closer together ..
                          eD will do custom work as well, to spec. I sent them my dual 8" cabinet design and their quote for this one off was very respectable, and they use that waterproof "MDF" substitute. Definitely CNC!!!

                          R = h/(2*pi*m*c) and don't you forget it! || Periodic Table as redrawn by Marshall Freerks and Ignatius Schumacher || King Crimson Radio
                          Byzantium Project & Build Thread || MiniByzy Build Thread || 3 x Peerless 850439 HDS 3-way || 8" 2-way - RS28A/B&C8BG51

                          95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong
                          "Gravitational systems are the ashes of prior electrical systems.". - Hannes Alfven, Nobel Laureate, Plasma physicist.

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                          • #28
                            Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

                            eD will do custom work as well, to spec. I sent them my dual 8" cabinet design and their quote for this one off was very respectable, and they use that waterproof "MDF" substitute. Definitely CNC!!!
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                            Neat, any chance you could share with us what is "very respectable" or is that top secret info? Just curious, I'm one of the people who does DIY to save money. I enjoy it too but the savings are a big factor. I've considered on my lazier days getting something done for me, but I bet it would throw the value off far enough that I wouldn't be interested.

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                            • #29
                              Re: eD's new offering - DL Series

                              Originally posted by evilskillit View Post
                              Neat, any chance you could share with us what is "very respectable" or is that top secret info? Just curious, I'm one of the people who does DIY to save money. I enjoy it too but the savings are a big factor. I've considered on my lazier days getting something done for me, but I bet it would throw the value off far enough that I wouldn't be interested.
                              I can't seem to find the quote. It's buried in my Inbox somewhere. I just remember it being right in line with Nik Brewer, who is also very cost conscious.
                              R = h/(2*pi*m*c) and don't you forget it! || Periodic Table as redrawn by Marshall Freerks and Ignatius Schumacher || King Crimson Radio
                              Byzantium Project & Build Thread || MiniByzy Build Thread || 3 x Peerless 850439 HDS 3-way || 8" 2-way - RS28A/B&C8BG51

                              95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong
                              "Gravitational systems are the ashes of prior electrical systems.". - Hannes Alfven, Nobel Laureate, Plasma physicist.

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                              • #30
                                Re: eD's new offering - DL Series


                                I remember when Brett was working up that quotation.

                                evilskillit,

                                If you are ever looking for a quotation, please feel free to shoot us an email.

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