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  1. Ron Resnick

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    I have never thought of building a dedicated listening room to solve for the acoustic issues of a particular set of speakers. I think of building a dedicated listening room consistent with objective standards of acoustics theory (maybe Golden Ratio dimensions, non-parallel side walls, no mirrors...
  2. Ron Resnick

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    I don't know. I did not suggest that I do know. I am postulating a theoretical construct, not providing a practical, factual guideline or formula. It is up to individual audiophiles to conclude that they "have worked on and refined and optimized their systems for years" and that "they have...
  3. Ron Resnick

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    I understand, and I agree with you. You are questioning how an audiophile can know his system is finally optimized. But that point is different than the point I'm making. I am saying hypothetically that once a system is optimized it is then what I call "room limited," and can be improved upon...
  4. Ron Resnick

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    My room is not a purpose built room, and I do not think a purpose built room is a necessary prerequisite to achieving great sound. On the other hand, I think the systems of audiophiles who do not have purpose built rooms and who have worked on and refined and optimized their systems for years...
  5. Ron Resnick

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    +1 - the sarcasm
  6. Ron Resnick

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    Also Evolution Acoustics MM7 and Rockport Arrakis and Von Schweikert Audio Ultra 11. And Verity Audio Monsalvat.
  7. Ron Resnick

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    While the XVX certainly can be played without the Master Subsonics, if you're paying that much for the XVX -- and you have the space -- it makes no sense not to consider it to be a four tower system.
  8. Ron Resnick

    What's the best subwoofer? REL? JL AUDIO? Velodyne? Wilson? Something else?

    Thank you for your detailed and comprehensive reply!
  9. Ron Resnick

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    Hmmm . . . no. I wrote that if I had to buy box speakers I would buy the XVX + Master Subsonics. With this I take it as a given that Subsonics would be part of the package, especially in a large room. (I would add subwoofers to literally everything except Evolution Acoustics MM7s.)...
  10. Ron Resnick

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    I thought the bass reproduction in my friend's room was very satisfactory. But, interestingly, Wilson has been inching smaller over time on the diameter of the drivers in the big woofer modules. When I think about the XVX, or when I post about it, I am basically assuming the Master Subsonics...
  11. Ron Resnick

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    I don't know about that. Four column loudspeakers is my kind of audio luxury. I certainly agree with your implication that just because something is more expensive than something else does not mean we should assume that the former sounds better than the latter.
  12. Ron Resnick

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    Einstein Silver Bullet OTL's 45 watts into 4 ohms were running out of breath. This power level in my opinion is just wrong on these speakers. Unless you're playing only "girl/boy with guitar" I personally would forget about driving these with anything less than 100 to 200 watts (and robust...
  13. Ron Resnick

    Magico M9 >>>>Fulfillment

    With all that space why doesn't the owner pull the speakers into the room a little bit (or a lot)?
  14. Ron Resnick

    The Tannoyista system

    Very nice! Thank you for posting the photos! I love especially the A80R.
  15. Ron Resnick

    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Very comprehensive work, Phil!
  16. Ron Resnick

    Genesis Advanced Technologies SuperSub Subwoofer

    Yes, that is where I copied Gary's quote from! Lloyd, it is interesting that in this configuration Gary has the SuperSubs firing side-to-side rather than front-to-back. Hopefully he can tell us his thinking behind that decision.
  17. Ron Resnick

    What's the best subwoofer? REL? JL AUDIO? Velodyne? Wilson? Something else?

    For non-DIY people are there any commercially available, size-no-object, horn-loaded bass subwoofer products which you think sound excellent? For example, do you like any of the bass horns offered by Avantgarde or Cessaro or Tune Audio? Or are you suggesting that conventional, large, non-DSP...
  18. Ron Resnick

    Genesis Advanced Technologies SuperSub Subwoofer

    It's bigger than I guesstimated from the photos as well! I hope it's very heavy!
  19. Ron Resnick

    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Very interesting, Keith! "Swapping out the 12AT7s provided significant benefit and took away some cloudiness, glare, and overt smoothness I initially heard." Can you please elaborate on how you heard "glare" at the same time you heard "overt smoothness"? Does this mean that the sound...
  20. Ron Resnick

    Genesis Advanced Technologies SuperSub Subwoofer

    I knew you would be into this, LL21! :)
  21. Ron Resnick

    Genesis Advanced Technologies SuperSub Subwoofer

    Gary Koh, founder and CEO of Genesis Advanced Technologies, has been working on a new subwoofer, the SuperSub, consisting of two 8" drivers and two 12" drivers and two 15" drivers in one box. Gary's servo control system for the drivers is implemented here. In Gary's words: “It’s not a 3-way...
  22. Ron Resnick

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX background video: https://www.wilsonaudio.com/products/chronosonic/chronosonic-xvx
  23. Ron Resnick

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    Associated Components: Dynavector XX-1(?) cartridge on Technics SP-10(?) turntable and Lyra Atlas Lambda on vintage Thorens on large OMA plinth -> Einstein solid-state phono stage and Einstein line stage -> Einstein Silver Bullet OTL and McIntosh MC611 amplifiers, with Nordost speaker cables...
  24. Ron Resnick

    Do you share your system with other audiophiles?

    "Split" or "ductless" AC units from Mitsubushi (which just seems to make a lot of this type of unit) cost about an interconnect. I think it's a pretty good solution to avoid a big and complicated ducting in drywall project. I added one to my garage, and we are adding one to Tinka's...
  25. Ron Resnick

    Do you share your system with other audiophiles?

    Hello, What does "Winter Series" mean?
  26. Ron Resnick

    Sonus Faber Stradivari ....

    Congratulations on your purchase! Welcome to WBF, Evan! What c-j power amp were you using?
  27. Ron Resnick

    Do you share your system with other audiophiles?

    No air conditioning?!?!:eek:
  28. Ron Resnick

    Dogs Driving Vehicles

  29. Ron Resnick

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    Thank you, Bill! I wasn't sure how to describe the double room situation. :)
  30. Ron Resnick

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    That would be a waste. Surely you can give them to one of us instead? :)

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