It was just a comment that those dims aren't far off a cube, but point taken.Actually not at all well treated and the ceiling is sloped from 8 up to 12 foot also 14 x 16.5 if that really makes a diff. The room is well treated also not an issue at all cube would be 14x14x14.
Thank you! So you are quite smitten with your Zu Definitions?Well, I can't speak for Cube etc, but the Zu ethos is pretty simple and purist. Full range treated 10.3" Eminence driver covering the range of human voice (35Hz-11kHz) w no intervening energy sapping crossover, simple high pass filter (single Duelund cap and resistor) to Radian tweeter that extends up to roll off just after 20k. Genuine 101dB/1m efficiency, steady 8 or 16 Ohms impedance.
I prefer the sound of augmented wide band speakers to their single driver counterparts. My custom Bache Metro 001 for example has Eton's premium Symphony woofer (8") covering the range below 500 hz, a 4" Tang Band wide band driver covering 500 hz - 9000 hz, and the rare (out of production) Japanese made Fostex FT-96 EX-2 horn loaded tweeter covering the range 9000 hz and above. With no crossover in the mid range you get the coherence and "all of a piece" sound of the best single driver speakers without sacrificing bass response and treble extension.Instead of single driver speakers I find great merit in using very wide range speakers with bass and high treble augmentation. My fully horn loaded tri-amplified DIY speakers use one driver, an AER BD3 in a Oris 150 horn to cover the range from 200 Hz to 8 kHz. The results are good.
Just yesterday I received an e-mail from Filip Keller of AER in response to an inquiry I had sent asking the price of a pair AER BD4 drivers. His answer was 48,000 Euros for the pair of eight inch drivers.the only good single driver I have heard (having heard Zus and Cube, though Zu has an active bass so not exactly single driver), is Pnoe with AER BD4 or 5, only in very specific configurations. And it is just too expensive.
And such a good price too @$4000 ! Very interesting as I was quite keen on the Cubes.A friend of mine has some Lii Audio Origin S-10 single driver speakers and he used to own Cube Audio Nenuphars.
I think your theory is a flop. I purchased single drivers with the guarantee that I could return them. I was positive that the comments were not from real customers, until I broke them in and heard them. None of this has anything to do with theories, just music.Single driver guys are more married to the theory rather than what they hear.
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