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Jazzman's System



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Post Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:49 pm

Re: Jazzman's System

Forgot to specify:
The cross sectional area at the front of my TL line is 125% of the driven cone area and the cross sectional area at the port end is same as the driven cone area.



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Post Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:32 pm

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Thanks Jazzman. I remember reading your statement about sticking your head in the sealed box and humming. The idea make perfect sense to me, it's just that I bet not many have ever thought of it. Thanks for listing your learning sources.


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Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:13 pm

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Since my last update I've gone digital and added some subs. My primary music source is now a Squeezebox Touch, the analog EQ and crossover are now replaced by Behringer DEQ2496 and DCX2496 digital units, and I've added a pair of homebuilt Ripole subs.

The Squeezebox Touch makes me lazy as hell, as I can now play anything in my library without getting up from my easy chair, using an Ipad as the remote. I'm bypassing both the DAC in the Squeezebox and the analog preamp--- going Toslink digital out of the Squeezebox, digital AES cable between the Behringers, and finally a single DA conversion out of the DCX into the amps.

OK... I know the Behringers are cheap, but I think, the setup thus configured sounds really good. As we know, dipole ESL's need a bit of EQ'ing to compensate their roll off and after hearing the results I'm convinced EQ'ing in the digital domain ahead of the DA conversion is a better way to do it.

The Ripoles can't pressurize the room with chest thumping bass like conventional subs but neither do they excite boomy room modes like conventional subs can and they're very clean--- the lower bass notes now just seem to come from nowhere on attacks and recede to nowhere on the decays.

Below are pics of my new setup and a ink to a short video my old buddy Jason put together for me:

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Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:41 pm

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Beautiful; you do good work.

From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.


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Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:03 pm

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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use


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Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:26 pm

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Very impressive.
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Post Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:12 am

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=D> =D> =D> =D> Very Nice!!
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer



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Post Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:35 am

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Amazing! =D>

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500


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Post Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:48 pm

Re: Jazzman's System

Since my last update I've added a Logitech Transporter and radically modified my DIY ESL speakers by replacing the old perf-metal stat panels with new, electrically segmented wire-stator panels. The new panels have selectable narrow and wide dispersion modes (narrow mode for solo listening at the sweet spot and wide mode for entertaining guests). OK-- they aren't as sexy looking as my old perf panels but, in wide mode, they do cure the "head in a vise" effect that's typically the knock on flat panel stats.

A complete write up of my new panels is shown here: http://jazzman-esl-page.blogspot.com/2008/03/a-segmented-wire-stator-esl-with.html

I love the Transporter!

The new segmented wire-stator ESL panel:

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