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    Modified CA Dacmagic
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    Little Bear passive
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    Modified Quad 306
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  1. I'm on holiday at the moment, so don't have access to all my photos, but here's a thread with some pictures: (ignore the comment regarding the delta 10a not producing any bass, it's completely wrong). http://techtalk.parts-express.com/forum/tech-talk-forum/1469381-boxy-bass-and-sounding-like-there-s-no-stuffing-inside-the-horrible-hollow-sound
  2. With my last speakers I did something similar to the Royd Minstrel. Port on the side, just below the bass driver, and loose stuffing (Monacor mdm3) just below the port (Edit: just to add that these speakers were large floorstanders, so there was quite a lot of stuffing below the port). The bass was excellent, deep, tight, and powerful. The Minstrel also has stuffing at the top of the cabinet, but my midbass driver was at the top, so I couldn't put any there. I think dense foam is the real bass killer, but I'm sure anything porous is going to slow down the Helmholtz spring effect to a
  3. Have you tried the bubble wrap / wadding and measured the port output by placing the mic in the mouth of the port? I only ask because I had a bit of a disaster with my current build, and put far too much acoustic foam in them and it killed the port output. It's down about 7db compared to my previous, lightly stuffed speakers. The bass sounds gutless Since searching Helmholtz resonators etc, I'm starting to think bubble wrap might be a very good idea in ported speakers (sorry to say I thought you were crazy when I saw you were using bubble wrap lol). I'm guessing air gets trapped in
  4. Have you got a link to the measurements? Did you use it to damp the walls, or something else?
  5. Fatmarley

    Acoustic Panels

    I'll be interested to see how you get on. We are replacing the carpet with a hard floor so may need something like this...
  6. ProAc state the sensitivity as 88.5db for the D2R, but Stereophile say it's nearer to 85db 2.83v/m. Most manufactures seem to be over generous with their sensitivity figures. https://www.stereophile.com/content/proac-response-d2r-loudspeaker-measurements Amplifier power:
  7. I was looking at JBLs earlier and the L96 seems to get a lot of love.
  8. If WAF isn't a problem wider baffle speakers with bigger drivers will sound better than most slim, multi-driver speakers - JBL, Tannoy DC, Audio Note etc If not, something from Revel would be worth a look/listen.
  9. I enjoyed my time with some 10" Tannoys but did feel like the frequency extremes suffered a touch. I'd imagine a 15" Tannoy could only be worse in that regard. Some nice, big 3-way JBLs would be on my list of things to hear.
  10. I haven't got a clue. I suppose the nearest experience I have to that is when I sold my Tannoy System 10 DMT and bought some smaller Tannoy 611 mk2s in the hope of retaining some of the nice qualities of their bigger brothers, but they had one-note bass and a dull midrange, so they didn't stay long.
  11. Looking at 'SOLD' listings on eBay, they look far too expensive. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tannoy-DC-200-Speakers-Excellent-Vintage-Condition-Free-parking-for-collection-/324455358313?hash=item4b8b0bdf69%3Ag%3ANzgAAOSwnNFgBDI7&nma=true&si=KEyKX6IcytbT7iQSZtNv4OHZGAs%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tannoy-DC200-Speakers-Gold-Rims-Vintage-1987/224301036238?hash=item34396232ce:g:wRYAAOSwg75f70ZB
  12. Not all Tannoys are made equal - The Tannoy DMT studio monitors are well worth checking out. The cabinets are very well-made with lots of attention to removing cabinet resonances (unlike a lot of the flimsy vintage models), and they don't sound shouty one bit.
  13. The last octave just gives a bit of extra air (assuming you can hear that high). Also, the treble will be falling away off-axis as you go up in frequency, so it actually sounds better to have a lift as you go up in frequency.
  14. Well I didn't know that - Interesting...
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