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  1. Mark Seaton

    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    I would say there's almost zero horns we can fit in our rooms that have zero sound radiating behind them. It might be 10-20dB lower than the sound on axis, but not zero. The placement with respect to the front wall still greatly impacts the midbass region. While you can definitely still get...
  2. Mark Seaton

    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    While toe will have very noticeable effects on many speakers, the cut off in sound as you move beyond the ideal window of a horn can be more dramatic. Depending on the angles to the first reflection points, simple toe in changes can make bigger differences to the balance of sound that hits...
  3. Mark Seaton

    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    While there is a wide range of variation in horns due to the huge effect the horn shape and size has on how sound is sprayed into the room, all horns will have significantly different sound radiation from that of a simple dome & small mid or vs a panel type speaker. While the direct sound to...
  4. Mark Seaton

    Diesis Audio Roma uses a BMS coaxial driver

    There are multiple compression drivers readily available which can push breakup past 20kHz. There were fewer options 10 years ago. As the diaphragm/VC size gets bigger, the options narrow further, as the compression chamber and pathways have to be designed with this extension in mind. One...
  5. Mark Seaton

    YG introduces the InVincible, 21" all-aluminum 6000W sub!

    If you look at all of YG Acoustics's designs, I don't see much of anything straying from the target of a niche within an already small niche. I would give credit for a more unique solution than we often see in such solutions. Of course I'm always amused when I hear behind the scenes that some...
  6. Mark Seaton

    YG introduces the InVincible, 21" all-aluminum 6000W sub!

    I missed this post previously, but I think we're missing some context for that mass, aside from the matter of if it matters much or not. If you want an actual woofer that goes deep, you really need some moving mass to keep the resonance low to not get too far below the efficient range of a...
  7. Mark Seaton

    Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Trailer (HBO) and episode one synopsis

    I wasn't the ending we lusted for, but as I got past that it did come full circle for those who started watching in season 1. I did love the Drogon melting the Iron throne, but was disappointed we didn't get to see how Jon told everyone what happened, as there was no evidence left other than a...
  8. Mark Seaton

    Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Trailer (HBO) and episode one synopsis

    A prequel is much more likely than a continuation, but that depends if HBO feels they fully milked that cash cow.
  9. Mark Seaton

    Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Trailer (HBO) and episode one synopsis

    I cringed as I watched Dany's long telegraphed lean toward the Mad Queen, but love the episode and twists. Given the history of the show to tear up the obvious story lines such as with the Red Wedding, I have to wonder if instead Jon will be killed by Dany while likley giving Arya the chance to...
  10. Mark Seaton

    Building bass traps into the ceiling?

    Very good advice here. I've seen many efforts to attack one room problem with tuned traps, and more than 1/2 the time they create as many issues as they solve, and many times they don't end up in a useful place. Unless someone doing the modeling of your room has verified their model with...
  11. Mark Seaton

    YG introduces the InVincible, 21" all-aluminum 6000W sub!

    Nice to see some of the high tech, large diameter woofers out there adapted for the more exotic builders out there. It's also amusing to see the amplifier, which is one of the most robust bass amplifiers available, especially for anything in the realm of 6000W. The US Made, Class D amplifier...
  12. Mark Seaton

    Ron's Speaker, Turntable, Power and Room Treatment Upgrades

    Good to see you here Nathan. Ron - Nathan can certainly create a solution that performs and looks the part of what you are after. I want to re-iterate that the quest for the ultra low frequency extension and not using DSP, and using standard amplifiers without signal manipulation beyond a low...
  13. Mark Seaton

    Happy 9th Birthday To WBF

    Congrats on the staying power of Whats Best Forum! There truly is only one "oneobgyn"! Any thoughts on a 10 year anniversary gathering of some form?
  14. Mark Seaton

    New Room Design - Advice Needed

    Quick jumping out of order for the questions, of course these are my opinion, and you will find many varying opinions on many details. Q2: Not the big rotund/arc'd diffusor. Stick to flat and add what ever treatments you come up with. Your M2!5 speakers won't put a lot high frequency energy...
  15. Mark Seaton

    Yter Flexum Acoustic Panel

    I'm sure it might do *something* to change the sound bouncing around, but I don't see anything suggesting an ability for significant diffusion or other desired acoustic attributes. The curved face will scatter a very limited bandwidth, and there may be some wider admittance of sound through the...
  16. Mark Seaton

    Paul McGowan’s Post: More Than Enough

    I'm sure it's no surprise to those who know me I'm a big fan of more than enough headroom throughout a system. Of course the qualifier here is "...assuming all else is equal." Electronics in particular don't always hold that qualifier. We know a lot more now about what electronic behavior...
  17. Mark Seaton

    In search of my last great loudspeaker

    There has been this wonderful modern creation know as a line level volume adjustment for the amplifier powering it. It comes in many flavors these days. No need to make things so difficult. :rolleyes:
  18. Mark Seaton

    Audio Show Rooms

    It really boils down to finding spaces to hold such events. You have diametrically opposed priorities of wanting a quiet space suitable for listening, but you want an open and clean space. It's possible to set up visually appealing systems on a trade show floor, but you will always have...
  19. Mark Seaton

    High-Mounted or Ceiling-Mounted Bass Traps: Is Asymmetrical Okay?

    I might consider blocking off the downward/bottom portion of the soffit and only leave the vertical area open, or alternately, and probably preferably, using a perforated panel of some variation, similar to the "scatter plates" GIK uses that are visually very obvious. Many are using similar...
  20. Mark Seaton

    LA Audio Show 2018-GREAT NEWS

    Watching this debacle very much affirms to me how important people and organization is to a show. I don't know who would jump in to run RMAF without Marjorie, and even AXPONA had many growing pains before and during the hand over to JD Events. Fortunately they run expos/shows for a living, and...
  21. Mark Seaton

    Giant Custom Horn Systems - How they sound and issues with sonics

    That looks rather promising, of course everything looks smooth with a 100dB scale and 10dB/div. ;) You might get more useful info cutting both those numbers in 1/2.
  22. Mark Seaton

    Subwoofers Compared

    Hi sbnx, Thank you for including our F18 subwoofer in your list of many capable subwoofers. I suspect your availability information was from some months ago and closer to when you purchased your Funk subwoofer. Since about the first of this year, we have been able to finally keep the F18 in...
  23. Mark Seaton

    Tone controls?

    Coming back to the topic directly vs. specific examples, IMO our issue is not if "tone" controls can be useful, but rather that classic implementations were not well suited for fine tuning most systems, and we really need more flexible and appropriate controls available in modern gear. These...
  24. Mark Seaton

    Tone controls?

    I fully agree with the above sentiments. I do get a kick out of how audiophiles are happy to let a speaker designer do any amount of response shaping to the speaker going in their room, and will change out massive speakers to find one that was voiced appropriately for their room and tastes, but...
  25. Mark Seaton

    Is Velodyne going out of business?

    I suspect it's more a matter of loosing interest in the market with all that they've been doing in other markets with much grander potential. Just check out the main Velodyne website.
  26. Mark Seaton

    What are the hurdles to disparate speaker-driver integration today? Perfect integration possible?

    Unless every driver is physically very small compared to the wavelength its producing, and those parts are very close together vs the wavelengths they cross over, there will always be some "art" in the scientific application of blending the parts. There are a few theoretical next best concepts...
  27. Mark Seaton

    Oppo out

    The issue here really boils down to Oppo being owned by a much larger manufacturer of dramatically higher volume items. I've heard from others that parts cost increases would push prices higher, and the parent company isn't interested in lower volume business. If this was a more typical CEDIA...
  28. Mark Seaton

    What is it about the "jump factor" that only expensive speakers get close to "real"?

    I suspect what you're looking at is really a matter of driver parameter tolerances and the resulting response curve with the driver in the given volume. Unless construction is with hand tools, boxes will be highly consistent in volume, and ports should be similarly accurate. There may be some...
  29. Mark Seaton

    Axpona 2018 - Who's Going

    I'll be exhibiting in the Nirvana A meeting room which is directly up the escalator from where the parking lot walkway enters the building. I'll have a few more channels, but smaller scale Dolby Atmos surround system this year, possibly a small 2ch setup at the entrance of the room. While a...
  30. Mark Seaton

    Wilson Audio Master Subsonic Subwoofer

    Ron posted on the first page: It isn't clear if the sub uses 3 x 12" woofers or 3 x 15" woofers. I'm still wondering why the need for the pair of controllers if the WATCH controller has stereo outputs?

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