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Re: Whoa! check out the new stuff on the home page
Reply #15 - 09/04/12 at 18:17:49
 
The amp is the new Tori Monoblock.  Steve wrote a long story about his "all-nighter" with the amps a few nights back and in his giddiness posted a long story that he has since removed.....Steve seems to be quite excited about these guys!  He also mentioned an amazing demo that he plans during the Decware ZenFest for all who can attend.  That's all that I can remember from the post other than Steve's hilarious comments about choking on his beer during the first and second songs with the new amp, as he was so shocked at the beauty that he was hearing!
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Reply #16 - 09/04/12 at 18:22:37
 
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Re: Whoa! check out the new stuff on the home page
Reply #17 - 09/04/12 at 18:37:15
 
I think you're right, seems a smaller diameter, and there certainly is a smaller amount of the driver exposed than on the ERR. The HR-One and the ERR are quite different speakers.
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Reply #18 - 09/04/12 at 19:15:00
 
Hey Lon, I wasn't referring to the slightly different SQ between the speakers, but the drivers. But again this is distant memory.....I get that the speakers, being different designs, will have notably different presentation. I was impressed with the "family resemblance" between the MG944s and HR-Ones though.
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Reply #19 - 09/04/12 at 19:43:59
 
No, I know that. There's a resemblance to the ERR as well, but it's an odd duck for me, not enough of what I really like about the ERR comes through, and I couldn't be completely happy with the mix of conventional with some some more ambient sound. I wanted the real deal. I have it.:)

I think the HR-Ones work really well in my second system. but to be honest I think the ultimate second system speakers for me would be the powered "DNA Horns" which we don't hear too much about. Maybe one day (especially if I know whether I'll still be here or in another house here or in Ohio) I'll sell my Torii Mk II and HR-Ones and get a pair of those. Smiley
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Reply #20 - 09/04/12 at 20:18:24
 
let me know if you decide to sell, Lon
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Reply #21 - 09/04/12 at 20:22:32
 
Sure, going to be quite some time in the future though, most likely next year before I have this sort of plan decided.
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Reply #22 - 09/05/12 at 02:45:35
 
Lon, Will, archeion, et al,

The ERR uses a 8" radial driver while the HR-One's use a 6-1/2" radial driver.  Much of the drivers are identical, same motor, voice coil, and the cone, I just use a smaller portion of the 8" cone for the 6-1/2" driver.

Last year, while at the Zenfest, I heard something that had changed my perception of what audio could be. Steve had built an OTL amp, that paired with the HR-Ones was simply the best sound I have heard to date. The speakers sounded ten times larger than one could ever imagine.

The new mono blocks, from talking to Steve do some things better than the OTL amp. I'm about ready to but some cloths in a bag and head out to Peoria tomorrow, even though I know that is an impossibility.

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Re: Whoa! check out the new stuff on the home page
Reply #23 - 09/05/12 at 03:08:28
 
These mono's have my attention!
If they fulfil their advertised promise, and all my experience with Decware
says "of course they do" , they should be an easy choice for those shopping in their price range.
-and I thought my well loved SE34I might be my last amp. Ha!
Best of Luck with these splendid offerings!
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Reply #24 - 09/05/12 at 13:39:40
 
Thanks for the info Bob. The HR-Ones are awesome speakers, showing so much of what is before them. That I prefer the ERRs is no slight, just a testimony to Steve's and your design that has captured my imagination and locked in the way I hear playback. Smiley
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Reply #25 - 09/05/12 at 22:09:50
 
I am completely enamored with the HR-One!
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Reply #26 - 09/08/12 at 21:27:25
 
Yes, the picture is of the HR-1's.  I too have of course owned a pair for the past year and have become quite enamored with them.  

1) For one thing, they work well and sound good with every Decware amplifier made.  Even the 2 watt Zen sounds big and full on these speakers.  

2) The other thing is the refinement they seem to offer.  I just can't seem to make them choke no matter what I throw at them.  Not a single bad note has been heard so far, and since it's been this way all year, there just won't be any.

3) The bass is clean, flat and extended.  Several times I've wondered how such low bass notes come from such a small package.

4) They are forgiving of placement and room conditions similar to our ERR speakers which makes them easy to own and easy to sell.

5) My favorite part is the signature.  As you know, I have several Decware designed speakers that are like my children.  Each one different, but equally loved.  Each has a signature frequency and dynamic  balance that I've come to treasure.  Many times I've wished there was a way to blend them all together into one speaker.  This, whether by accident or good karma, has happened with the HR-1's making them the best speaker OVERALL that we have ever offered. *

* That means it's going to sound the best, look the best, work in the most rooms, work with the most amps and give the most pleasure to the most people.

I'll have them online for sale as soon as the web page is finished.  If anyone wants to secure their place in line for a pair NOW (in other words be the first people on the waiting list) I have provided a link to our shopping cart below:




http://secure.ultracart.com/cgi-bin/UCEditor?merchantId=DIY&ADD=HR-1
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Reply #27 - 09/10/12 at 13:47:52
 
Steve,
I have to agree with you. When I heard them last year, they just blew me away. They were just so well balanced.

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Reply #28 - 09/16/12 at 07:36:56
 
Wow, those are beautiful and I bet they sound as good as they look!  Is the speaker pictured above the "white lacquer finish" option? And is that Walnut banding on the tops and bottoms or another lacquer?
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Reply #29 - 09/16/12 at 12:43:51
 
beowulf,

Thanks for the compliment...

Yes, that is the white lacquer finish. The tops, bottom and driver mounting plate are light pewter metallic.

It's funny, I was just about to build myself another pair in black limba, as I had built a custom amp base using that veneer. I thought it was a beautiful wood. A wood I would have never thought about using.

Then I saw this picture of the white. Now I'm thinking about white with a dark red metallic. Should look pretty good as well.

Thanks again or the complement....

Zygi
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