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post #76 of 1257

What about the foot and hydraulics from an old office chair?

Just remove the wheels and chair and put a plate on top for the speakers to stand on.

 

Edit: a pair of chairs of cause.


Edited by Adda - 6/10/11 at 9:41am
post #77 of 1257

How far off the floor is ideal, any idea?  3-4"?

post #78 of 1257

Experiment with different heights until you find out what works best for your room.

 

Edit: By the way, a good place to start is to have the tweeters at eye height, relative to your listening spot, ribbons tend to be very directional.

Also pointing the speakers towards your listening spot might improve the upper ranges as well, again because ribbons tend to be directional.


Edited by Adda - 6/10/11 at 12:44pm
post #79 of 1257

So I have a chance to of Bic Venturi Formula 6 Speakers locally for $100. Anyone have any experience with these?

 

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/96020-bic_venturi_formula_six/

 

Link for reference. Only issue with the ones for sell is the dustcaps are pushed in on the woofers.

post #80 of 1257



 

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Originally Posted by GrandZechs View Post

So I have a chance to of Bic Venturi Formula 6 Speakers locally for $100. Anyone have any experience with these?

 

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/96020-bic_venturi_formula_six/

 

Link for reference. Only issue with the ones for sell is the dustcaps are pushed in on the woofers.


Too be honest, Bic speakers are not worth their weight in that kinda of money.  They're not really popular over on AK other than party speakers.  Wait for something better to come, like an Onkyio Model 20 speakers, haha.
 

 

post #81 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Well, I picked up my Pioneer HPM-100's yesterday.  Overall very nice condition for a CL buy at $240.  Drivers are perfect.  One cabinet has a major corner ding on the bottom but where they are in my room you can't see it at all.  I did the cabinets up with Old English wood scratch remover, and I think they look nice.

 

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These are serious speakers.  It's amazing how heavy they are! I didn't expect them to sound nearly as good as they do. I was very pleasantly surprised. Imaging was very good, tonality was good, and they were even reasonably clean sounding.  And they just seem RIGHT for the vintage rig wink_face.gif



Damn, what a SWEET vintage rig!!  And is that an SX-1980 I see (OMG!!)?  Are you considering recapping your HPM-100's?  I haven't done either of my pairs yet, but I'm told it makes a huge difference.

 

post #82 of 1257

Thanks!  Yup, a SX-1980 driving the HPM-100.  I haven't recapped them, just got them last week, but I might at some point, I also heard makes quite a difference.

post #83 of 1257
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How are "our" HPM-100'sbiggrin.gif

post #84 of 1257

I've been absolutely loving the HPM-100.  I put them on 12" high stands and they are even better.  I'm tempted to buy another pair and do a bunch of the tweaks recommended over on AudioKarma and see how they compare.

post #85 of 1257

Good to see you got them on stands. That really helps. I got a pair of polk audio monitor 10As which are circa 1987?ish. On the floor, they kind of suck bass wise. Putting them up on stands and they are currently doing HT 2.0 duty downstairs. Reason being is they hit hard all the way down to 40hz. Plus, they sound great with crappy source material. Very forgiving. However, they are also really musical and a flat out blast to play jam and jazz type music on.

post #86 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I've been absolutely loving the HPM-100.  I put them on 12" high stands and they are even better.  I'm tempted to buy another pair and do a bunch of the tweaks recommended over on AudioKarma and see how they compare.


Why type of stands are they? I wish i had $200 or so to spend, but im not sure if they'd fit on my desk. Ill have to measurecool.gif

 

post #87 of 1257

HPM-100's will for SURE not fit on ANY desk.  They are VERY big speakers.

 

The "stands" are just black plastic bins from Target, but they are the perfect size.

post #88 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

HPM-100's will for SURE not fit on ANY desk.  They are VERY big speakers.

 

The "stands" are just black plastic bins from Target, but they are the perfect size.


beerchug.gifmeasured and figured ill need something about 7 inches or higher for ear level. I found a pair locally, but they didnt answer so ill be calling back later. $100biggrin.gif

 

post #89 of 1257

If you can get a pair for $100, I would RUN to get them - that's a great price.

post #90 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

If you can get a pair for $100, I would RUN to get them - that's a great price.


Oh yea, they didn't answer the first time so ill have to call again.

 

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