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Reply #55 - 01/17/08 at 03:59:30
 
This brings the conclusion for yet another interesting build. I
exhausted a great deal of time and effort constructing these.

It was a type of 'design-on-the-fly' phase as I actually would
create what transpired as the set was actively going together.

This concept is not what I initially envisioned. I feel that it turned
out much more to my satisfaction than what my original plan
would have presented. These actually look much better in reality
than they do in these images. The images just do not do them
justice but the concept is conveyed at any rate.

So glad they are finished as now I get to enjoy the fruit of my
labor!


BTW: I have been listening to these for the last several hours
now. It is very safe to say that I have been floored by what I'm
hearing from an absolutely 'fresh' set of drivers!


These are sounding so good from the get go that it is going to be
very difficult to end the listening session tonight. This indicates that
once properly broken-in, these are going to be so good that they
hold a strong chance of permanently residing as the primary speakers.

I am really taken back right now by what I'm experiencing with these
speakers audio quality. This fresh  set of speakers already sounds better than
most speakers I've heard with a generous amount of break-in already
established.

I want to note that these speakers have allowed me to enjoy the
sound of SACD once again from the Decware  tube DAC unit.

These present a digital sound quality  much smoother and warmer than the single
driver full range model. Grace is present here in abundance for which digital
playback  is highly complimented without reserve.

What it comes down to is this, these are for you if digital is your primary
source. As good as they sound with digital, they are that much better with
vinyl! The single driver version is best served with analog only. With this
version, I can have my cake and eat it too! Simply wonderful!!

I am now completely mesmerized as the listening session is well within the
second vinyl LP and it sounds so incredibly good that I feel totally justified
by the time, expense, and effort that went into this special set of speakers.

Time to go now as I am being drawn back to the music with total acceptance.


The really great bonus is that I finally have a matching set of speakers that
blends in with the decor of my Teres turntable and custom platform.
Cool  





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Re: Custom MKII version: HDT Build Images
Reply #56 - 01/17/08 at 04:08:17
 
Been following your build with interest. The execution is superb, no doubt the  sonics are at least their equal!
Keep us informed of your impressions. (I'm currently using a pair of diy "Frugel-Horns" w/ fe126's)
Your build has me thinking--- ( a somewhat rare occurence!)
Thanks, Don
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Reply #57 - 01/22/08 at 01:47:27
 
Don,

I've really gone and done it now! Getting people inspired and into the thinking mode, whats next? Oh for the fear of the unknown, the damage is done! Shocked

Thanks for the acknowledgement. How do you like the Frugel Horns? They should sound very nice. I have not heard them personally, but I can imagine how they sound.

Post some notes about them sometime. A review with your system would be welcome.

Later
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Reply #58 - 01/22/08 at 03:08:58
 
The new custom MK2 versions ( or should I dub them as MKIII's just to avoid confusion?) are well under way to breaking-in. I decided to run some analysis testing just to see how they compare to the single driver versions with the Alternate tuning.

The results at this early stage of progression are quite impressive, as the following results provide some very interesting performance figures. These show similar  performance ratings compared to the DFR-8  models as shown on the graphs.

The graphs do not tell the entire story for which only listening can identify with.

Listening tests reveal a distinct difference in signature between these models as can be expected. It is very apparent by listening just how much of a difference there actually is between the two.

There are good points to both versions with some being better on one model than the other. It is very difficult to tag either one as a clear winner as they are both unique in sound quality and most pleasant to hear. This truly comes down to a presentation of preferred taste.

I have to say that they are exceptionally good sounding speakers at this point. The higher frequency element is of a very special quality that clearly edges out the DFR-8 version in that regard.

Listening tests distinctively prove the difference at the higher end of the spectrum. It is very hard to surpass the sound presentation for which ribbons represent. They are the spectacular feature of this model which clearly sets them apart from the single driver version.
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Re: Custom MKII version: HDT Build Images
Reply #59 - 01/22/08 at 17:41:37
 
Beautiful Work RFZ.

I am not one for reading graphs to figure out what a speaker sounds like, but from trying to decipher this, would you say the custom version (MKIII?) is somewhat less aggressive sounding? From album to album represented, it looks like they both have significant strengths in the low and high ends, but appear pretty equal across the middle section of measured frequencies.

The bad thing is, here I sit only a few weeks away from starting my first official full range speaker build and you post this! I was 99% decided to build a set of BLH cabs for my FE126's and use my Silver Flutes for a sub. And then I see this. The HDT which is told to me to be one of the best (if not THE) sounding speakers of all time. And to top it all off you say it is digital friendly! (Something I never, ever thought you would say!)

So for a couple hundred bucks, I can use my current equipment, my current drivers, and all I need to order are the passives and I can build away. I feel like these speakers will work better with my room just from knowing the size and strength, but I fear I will have to delve into an amplifier sooner than later. Arghhhh

So it looks like I will be building an experiment first (Frugel horn?) and then sitting down to listen before I take the plunge and build these.

I see music in your tests that match my tastes. (Sade, Metallica, Dire Straits, Elton John, Sara Mclachlan etc) Now my head is spinning, lol.

Thanks for the posts! I can't wait to see your opinion after they are fully broken in and you have had the chance to A/B with the DFR8 version with your own favorite music. Taste matters most after all, lol.

Take care,
Robert
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