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    Zu loudspeakers

    I'm more a Real Ale man. But I never decline hospitality. Ked is more a cake man. As first course.
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    Zu loudspeakers

    So Rockhopper, with a fair choice of spkrs out there, why go Zu?
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Rockhopper, I was actually talking about the armchair. Yes, your idea seems sound, unless you're planning to swap carts after imbibing a bottle or two.
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Rockhopper, I'm liking that acoustical treatment midway btwn the Druids LOL. I may be arguing at cross purposes w myself re transparency etc. You and SETDrugs are both v happy w Zu performance. It may be that I need to find a different way to describe the one or two caveats I have w the overall...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Which Tao? That Wilson and Magico dominate the high end? Or that for the 99%, listening at home intently as a hobby has reached the low point it has?
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Tao, I think WBF is populated by some serious big game hunters like Wilson and Magico at the top of the food chain, some mutant variations that would fit the audio version of X Men like planars and horns, some left field alternatives like Zu. The rest of the world is 99% populated by ear buds...
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    SETDrugs, I've always been aware of transparency not being as impressive as in some systems I've auditioned. I've heard some great Martin Logan, Apogee, AG and Cessaro setups, and transparency wasn't an issue. I've also heard the self same spkrs sound pretty veiled and murky in different rooms...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    "MSB is definitely doing something right on digital" Ron, you really crack me up sometimes LOL That's like saying "Frank Sinatra, the boy really can sing".
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    Trans Fi Salvation rim drive tt and Terminator air-bearing linear tracking arm

    Lordcloud, my armwand has arrived from Andrey. I'm hoping to install in the next couple of weeks. Vic the arm designer is quite taken w Andrey's idea. It's more neutral, quieter, and reveals more detail. All good stuff. Good luck w yr armwand/balanced Litz wire.
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Well Ron, he'll have two LOL flagships. One, the Dominances II, a more limited run design incorporating three full range drivers flanked top and bottom by a pair of Radian 850 tweeters, and multiple 15" sub drivers front and side mounted. These subs will not likely be self powered requiring...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Despite the spkrs I have bought in this hobby (first, Roksan Ojans, then ProAc Futures Two, followed by my two sets of Zu Definitions, II and then IV, the latter modded w Duelund caps and Lundahls transformers to Hypex sub amps), it always looked like I was going to end up in a way different...
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    Ron's Speaker, Turntable, Power and Room Treatment Upgrades

    How low do the Pendragon towers go?
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    Zu loudspeakers

    He's using some supertweeters that are discontinued. To good effect. I'm finding they help a little. "Stir the pot, and season a little for taste."
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    A new star in 2019 : Innuos Statement Server

    Alex, a couple of my favourite CD mail order websites have shut for good. I'm delighted Burning Shed are still running, and I'll buy from them regularly until I can't any longer. And so this is finally pushing me over that fence sitting position into streaming. I very much like what I'm hearing...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Brad, I can't really comment on the tech. But a critical reason why the IV sounds so much better than the II is the change to the Radian 850. Sean is adamant that he wants the full range driver to cover the ?2.5? octaves range of the human voice, 40-50Hz to 11kHz, w no crossover component...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Shadowlight, I think when a spkr has a strong character like Zu, it is, or can be perceived as, lacking ultimate transparency. However I've heard spkrs that are as characterless and see thru as glass, and about as exciting. For me, Zu is very transparent to musicality and tone density, less so...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Jeffrey, yes I have the Towshend supertweeters. They've contributed a small but important part to the end result I'm achieving.
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Thanks Jeffrey. Sean's setups at shows can blow hot and cold, but he's getting it more and more right. Variety is the spice of life, there are those like me for whom the Zu sonic signature ticks many boxes. I'm using tweaking and room acoustics to bridge the gap to those areas Zu can struggle...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Ked, you made the right call on my old room. Part of the purpose of the invite was to get you up so you could gauge the difference. Everything has evolved since, but directly from, the opening up of possibilities that fantastic room acoustics allows. Beyond that, any changes I make register...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    I've had plenty of people up. Some loved my system incl a record producer, club DJ and sound man who once worked for Prince. I've had some audiophiles up as well LOL. They've all pointed out pros and cons in my sound. Which led on many occasions to me making beneficial changes. One guy loathed...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Getting it wrong, what a fascinating concept. Ked, it's fine. I'd rather you go elsewhere and tell someone else they have their pants down.
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Ked, understood. I don't do the compare thing, but many others do. Zu are not quite going to speak to you, not having that final level of transparency tbh. However, I've learned that it's very hard having the whole cake and eating the whole thing. So, upon hearing more transparency in systems...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    I don't expect anyone to be that interested in my system, Ked. The purpose of the thread is to encapsulate my enthusiasm for the brand, why they remain compelling to me despite hearing many fantastic alternative spkrs over the year, and discuss full range/high sensitivity concepts, a different...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Maybe w newer members on the forum a thread on Zu might be of interest. Other than me, Caesar and SETDrugs, Zu ownership is pretty restricted.
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Ked, you've never had any interest in the rest of my system, so stop being disingenuous.
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    Zu loudspeakers

    And so it goes. Thanks guys for derailing the thread before it's had a chance to get going. Hopefully others will post something relevant.
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Barry, more like "Hi, I'm a Zu owner, keep it quiet, but I used to be into SS, multi driver spkrs".
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Back on track, I thought I'd talk about the main ethos of chief designer Sean, and how he's tried to bring that thru in his varied models. He started off, and still is, a massive fan of horns. He tried long and hard to try and work horns onto a more convenient form for typical smaller rooms...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    I have an idea for a quiz show for those of us who descend to Hades. The one where our wives and GFs get to choose our spkrs for us from a long line. Chronosonic, Arrakis, Trios, Apogee Grands etc all pass by, only for a nice pair of $99 non branded bookshelf spkrs lined in faux fur to be...
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    Zu loudspeakers

    Certainly hoping other owners chip in here.

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