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Lets say for giggles that I was thinking of mounting some dynaco's near the ceiling corners in my bedroom. How would they sound up there provided that they were angled properly? And how would you go about mounting them there?
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About the only advice I can give you is that if you do that, make sure the tweeters are down and the woofers are up toward the ceiling.
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Anyone else know anything about the Dahlquist DQ-18?  They are back for sale locally on craiglist again for $270, something about them just calls to me, and I'm chomping at the bit.  I know I wouldn't be able to power them appropriately, but I'm looking down the road here.

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If I wanted to add a small sub to my vintage speaker/receiver setup, is this possible? There is no sub out on the receiver of course. The sub is a Polk PSW10 active.

 

thanks...

post #950 of 1261
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

If I wanted to add a small sub to my vintage speaker/receiver setup, is this possible? There is no sub out on the receiver of course. The sub is a Polk PSW10 active.

 

thanks...


When I was picking up my Spec 2 amp last Saturday there was a guy talking to the Guru about this................all I overheard was "use the B speaker connections via RCA/Lineout"...................sorry I wasn't part of the conversation but I'm sure someone here or on AK can guide you. 

 

It can be done is what I believe. 

post #951 of 1261

Thanks O...I'll check into it.

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Thanks O...I'll check into it.


Post up what you find.  I'm interested in it for my computer room TV system.

post #953 of 1261

That's the right way - assuming you have a receiver with both an A and B speaker out, get a sub that is powered of course but has speaker-level inputs, which must do.  Very easy.

post #954 of 1261
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That's the right way - assuming you have a receiver with both an A and B speaker out, get a sub that is powered of course but has speaker-level inputs, which must do.  Very easy.


So how close was I?  Do you use a Schosche line out thingie into RCA's into the powered sub?   Or are you saying the sub should be speaker wire acceptance type?  (Sorry, kind of butchered that question).   That may be very interesting to try myself. 

 

By the way Skylab - did you sell all your Darth Beyers?  I have a pair on the way..............going to try to revive that niche! 

post #955 of 1261

Just to be clear, many if not most powered subs have speaker level inputs, which are simply converted in the subwoofer to line level before amplification.  This allows a very easy connection scheme to a vintage amp or receiver that has A/B speaker inputs where the user is only connecting one pair of speakers - the sub gets connected to the B speaker terminals, but because it it powered, essentially presents no load on the amp/receiver.

post #956 of 1261

Another question guys. I have two pair of Vintage speakers. One KLH 38's and Dynaco a25's. Overall, I enjoy the KLH more. It just seems to suit my ear better for tone particularly with the mids. I tried stacking the KLH and Dynaco and while I did enjoy the increased "presence" of sound, the tone got kinda wonky. So now I'm thinking to sell off the Dynaco's and get another set of closely matched KLH to stack. 

 

If I'm way off on this, feel free to say so.

 

thanks...

post #957 of 1261

I have never understood the idea of running two pairs of speakers full range at the same time.  I DO run my S-901's at the same time as my B&W DM-16's *BUT* basically only as a non-powered subwoofer - I have an 80 Hz low pass filter in line with the S-910's.

post #958 of 1261

Could I do the same thing with the Dynaco's? Just use them to add a little bottom end?

post #959 of 1261

Indeed you could.  You just need to add a pair of these in line:

 

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=266-442

post #960 of 1261

I'm a little blue today - someone offered me a crazy fistful 'o money for my favorite speakers (that I didn't even have for sale...), so I had to say yes. Now I'm down to one pair of McIntosh's. I hope I find another set of XR-14's/16's soon...

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