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by SteveTheShadow
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Speaker placement, reflections, cancellations, modes - making the best of a bad job
Replies: 9
Views: 428
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Re: Speaker placement, reflections, cancellations, modes - making the best of a bad job

Personally, I think that far too much is made of this business of speaker/room interaction. Concert hall acoustic engineering design is a serious science, populated by serious people, who know what they are doing and why they are doing it. The professional arena is a different world entirely to the ...
by SteveTheShadow
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Turn up the treble
Replies: 11
Views: 480
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Re: Turn up the treble

I think your hearing tops out at 10 kHz ? Is that right ? I'm not far behind- 13k and I'm done :cry:… Actually it has improved slightly and I can now get to 12KHz. It was an attack of Bell’s Palsy five years ago that wrecked my hearing. It was months before I could even listen to the system. The to...
by SteveTheShadow
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Turn up the treble
Replies: 11
Views: 480
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Re: Turn up the treble

I can’t stand excessive treble. The fact that I use single driver speakers might give a clue :lol: Makes me laugh when people say to me that my designs could do with a bit more ‘sparkle’ up top. If someone aged from 55-70 years wants their treble to sparkle, then it’s wishful thinking, and they are ...
by SteveTheShadow
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Jokes & Funnies
Replies: 1538
Views: 237818
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Re: Jokes & Funnies

Geoff.R.G wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:19 am
Who?

I thought the Kardasians were aliens in Star Trek!

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by SteveTheShadow
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last listen
Replies: 7077
Views: 1144750
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Re: Your last listen

The Stampeders - New Day (1974)
An unfortunate victim of my late 70s LP purge. I must have been a fecking idiot!
Never mind. It's back now via Apple Music and track 2 “Marigold" is still a complete, utter, bleed'n ear worm :lol:
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by SteveTheShadow
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last listen
Replies: 7077
Views: 1144750
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Re: Your last listen

I had that Magazine LP. I lived with my parents at the time. I’d already been caught out in style by the infamous intro to Plaistow Patricia off the Ian Dury ‘New Boots And Panties!’ record. I didn’t bargain for ‘I will drug you and f**k you on the permafrost’ coming out of the stereogram, whilst mu...
by SteveTheShadow
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Thought provoking article
Replies: 19
Views: 886
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Re: Thought provoking article

I like quite a few Stax albums, ditto Atlantic as I grew up on soul music, with all nighters/all dayers as part of our regular scene. I am not anti Tamla, its fun music but as a general rule I don't buy Tamla vinyl unless its decent like Inner Visions and that's what it is on my system - decent, no...
by SteveTheShadow
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Thought provoking article
Replies: 19
Views: 886
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Re: Thought provoking article

Sonically great Talma albums are as rare as rocking horse poo. Fair play to Berry Gordon he knew better than most the key to success was how his records sounded on the radio. I don't suppose he gave a seconds thought about hifi fidelity and why would he ? Early Tamla Motown and Atlantic/Stax soul i...
by SteveTheShadow
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last listen
Replies: 7077
Views: 1144750
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Re: Your last listen

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Lovely slab of 80s vinyl.
by SteveTheShadow
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: 4 way Frankenstein high efficiency speakers
Replies: 34
Views: 2358
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Re: 4 way Frankenstein high efficiency speakers

@Lindsay, I think you mean Steve S not me, Steve C. My speakers are single 12” Fane 12-250TC, triple-cone full-range drivers in 80L, aperiodic loaded enclosures. They were sealed, but the aperiodic loading I implemented last year, made them come alive. Because of the pandemic, nobody has heard them ...