Speaker porn

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by uncola, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. iFi audio

    iFi audio MOT iFi Audio

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2017
    Likes Received:
    755
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Many places.
    Home Page:
    Jamo 907 and 909 were awesome for an OB design. And this desktop puppy looks gorgeous too. It brings back memories!
     
  2. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    4,785
    Dislikes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Northwest France
    That mini Jamo looks great! It's probably -3db at 400hz though, haha.
     
    Philimon likes this.
  3. Philimon

    Philimon Rando

    Contributor
    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Likes Received:
    15
    Dislikes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Portland
    I will try measuring with my miniDSP mic with and without the subwoofer so I can see if the sub is adding a XO or EQ. Not much info out there so far. It appears the sub has separate controls for like master volume and sub volume.

    FYI the sub is not open baffle so kinda ruins the point. I wonder why they chose that. I've been wanting to make some cheap OB subs anyway (cheap OBs in general - DIYaudio) so no big problem. These Jamo DS7 were just convenient because I know can sell them easily later locally when time, pre-made, and better WAF.
     
  4. Metro

    Metro Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Likes Received:
    378
    Dislikes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Very interesting! Here's the product page: http://www.jamo.com/products/ds7 (says it was released in 2016 but I hadn't seen it before). It's a complete powered system for $499 with analog, optical, and Bluetooth inputs.

    Edit: $300 at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Speakers-DS-7-Subwoofer-Wireless-Bluetooth/dp/B077ZP7MGB

    [​IMG]
     
  5. ufospls2

    ufospls2 Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    Dislikes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Canada
    One of the guys who taught me a lot of about recording engineering called the in wall speakers the "lets have fun speakers." Everything sounds good on them, and you just blast them to show your friends how good your mix is. The NS10's get 90% of the use in the studio though. If your mix sounds good on NS10's it will translate fairly well to other speaker systems (especially shitty small radios,) cause if it sounds good on NS10's, chances are good its a decent mix.

    I actually think that the rise of better consumer audio systems over the years has led to the trend of less and less NS10's being used in studios.
     
  6. murphythecat

    murphythecat Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Likes Received:
    722
    Dislikes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    93
    do ns10s still so important nowadays?
    on gearslutz at the very least from the studio guys there, the ns10 are still useful but not as THE nearfield anymore
     
  7. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    4,785
    Dislikes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Northwest France
    I've heard of studios using a 'Grot Box' or some kind of full-range speaker to mix with(like these). Seems to have a similar function to using an NS10.
     
  8. 9suns

    9suns [insert unearned title here]

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2017
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Dislikes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    EU
    They were very popular because of it's very nice time domain response and the sealed enclosure, the funny thing is that, in terms of frequency response, they have almost no bass under 100hz and a super nasty peak around 1khz, so they aren't accurate. The Auratones/Avantones (very small full range speakers) were also widely used as a second reference to check mixes, the NS-10 usually plays a similar role.
    Here's an article that explains why it became so popular in greater detail
    https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/yamaha-ns10-story

    Btw, they're not as popular today, there're much more options to choose for a sealed studio monitor, and plenty of studios are using boomboxes or cellphones as a second reference/check apart from the main speakers and the nearfield monitors.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2018
    JK47 likes this.
  9. 9suns

    9suns [insert unearned title here]

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2017
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Dislikes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    EU
    PMC AML2

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. ufospls2

    ufospls2 Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    Dislikes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Canada
    A fine entry. I heard a set of PMC's about ten years ago (not the AML2) and have wanted a pair ever since. Great monitors.

    Some more goodness

    [​IMG]
     
  11. ButtUglyJeff

    ButtUglyJeff Stunningly beautiful IRL

    Friend
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2015
    Likes Received:
    2,697
    Dislikes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    news_180313_Focal_01-thumb-800x800-147468.jpg

    I have a crush on the Focal Kanta #2, but this display takes it over the top...
     
  12. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    4,785
    Dislikes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Northwest France
  13. iFi audio

    iFi audio MOT iFi Audio

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2017
    Likes Received:
    755
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Many places.
    Home Page:
  14. 9suns

    9suns [insert unearned title here]

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2017
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Dislikes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    EU
    Some ATC driver porn, these are the "small" drivers for their entry level bookshelf speakers.


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2018
    AdvanTech and LetMeBeFrank like this.
  15. Ardacer

    Ardacer needs to read more, post less

    Contributor
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2017
    Likes Received:
    672
    Dislikes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Croatia
  16. Thad E Ginathom

    Thad E Ginathom Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    6,104
    Dislikes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    India
    This product is not suitable for cats.
     
    9suns and Ardacer like this.
  17. Hrodulf

    Hrodulf Prohibited from acting as an MOT until year 2050

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Likes Received:
    2,610
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    93
    A friend of mine has these. I need to visit him for a fresh listen, but I remember it being the best sound I've heard in a room.
     
  18. 9suns

    9suns [insert unearned title here]

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2017
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Dislikes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    EU
    Zellaton Reference MK2
    [​IMG]

    Never heard a pair, and the price is a joke (150k o_O), but I really like the fact that they're using the same type of driver, made of the same materials, all loaded the same way (semi open cabinet) for everything, the tweeter is also a cone driver, it should sound super coherent due to that.
    I wish they sold the drivers separately (the ones used in their speakers, the whole enchilada, not the usual Gorlich midbass drivers), one can only dream...
     
  19. JonnieD

    JonnieD Acquaintance

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Likes Received:
    56
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Location:
    London
    Livingvoice Vox Olympian.
    More horny goodness. I know they're hideously expensive, but some of the best sounds from these, as well as incredible build quality. The drivers on their own cost several thousands before the metal and workwork begins, and then there's the finishing...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Boops

    Boops Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    Likes Received:
    1,420
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    New York
    More horns from a modern, industrial aesthetic. These are from a company in NY called Oswald's Mill Audio. They have a lot to say for the interested about the unique advantages of the conical horn with straight sides.

    [​IMG]

    Pricing is, of course, ridiculous. Their smaller stuff looks great too:

    [​IMG]

    And some monitors they make with front baffles made of slate and dovetail joinery on the wooden cabinets.

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page