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The Zu Audio are only quasi-crossoverless.  There is no crossover on the main full range driver, but there is a crossover on the super tweeter. I listened to those and was NOT impressed.  But I have heard full range electrostatic speakers that were stunning.  Like anything, there are a lot of factors that go into making a good speaker.  

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I didn't like the Zu Audio speakers either. The Earo's at the show though I would like to try. Here is their website. They sounded great.

 

http://www.earo-us.com/Earo_Home.html

 

The Gallo Stradas have a very similar sound quality as the LCD3's. At $2000 a pair, it probably is the best bargain is loudspeakers today.

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I would love to hear the Decware speakers.  

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i'm really glad I asked that question.  I did not know Decware was making electrostatics.   Also when referring to the Gallo Stradas I noticed that they can be put up on stands and on the desktop as well.  Have you heard them in the near field desktop environment?   

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I would love to hear the Decware speakers. 

 

This is the one to try if you can build your own cabinet. The drivers are $600 each, but still sold out.

 

http://www.decware.com/newsite/FRX.html

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A planar headphone uses a single full range driver.  No crossover needed.  Almost all speakers use multiple drivers, and have a passive crossover between the different drivers to make sure the drivers only see the frequencies that they are supposed to.


Thanks, I just wanted to make sure that was the case and not just a phenomenon of the LCD-3's. My Realiser takes care of the rest with my HE6's, and there for should have the same impact on the LCD-3's.

 

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i'm really glad I asked that question.  I did not know Decware was making electrostatics.   Also when referring to the Gallo Stradas I noticed that they can be put up on stands and on the desktop as well.  Have you heard them in the near field desktop environment?   


I have not, but 6moons tried the Stradas that way.
 

 

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This is the one to try if you can build your own cabinet. The drivers are $600 each, but still sold out.

 

http://www.decware.com/newsite/FRX.html



Just doing some math - website states it takes 6 to 8 weeks to build a pair, and yet he charges $600...  And units are on back order.  And I thought my wages were low...

Doesn't add up to me, but anyway these look tasty.

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I didn't like the Zu Audio speakers either. The Earo's at the show though I would like to try. Here is their website. They sounded great.

 

http://www.earo-us.com/Earo_Home.html

 

The Gallo Stradas have a very similar sound quality as the LCD3's. At $2000 a pair, it probably is the best bargain is loudspeakers today.



I love my Zu's.  Every time I sit down to listen I learn to love them all over again, and they are the type of speakers that sometimes keep me up until 2 a.m. listening to "one more song", which is one of the biggest compliments I can give.

 

I don't think they're the type of speakers most people like in the first 5 minutes though.  They are very detailed without being "sizzly", so you might not notice the detail until you've been listening a while, and you realize that every little sound is right there.  The lack of crossovers from 0-12K makes them phase coherent, which gives them great imaging.

 

Honestly I thought the soul superflies that Zu brought to last year's show were better for an audio show than the Definitions they brought this year.  Also their room layout wasn't very good this year.

 

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Just doing some math - website states it takes 6 to 8 weeks to build a pair, and yet he charges $600...  And units are on back order.  And I thought my wages were low...

Doesn't add up to me, but anyway these look tasty.



Or you can buy these for $38,000.

 

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Or you can buy these for $38,000.

 


eepph34r.gif  Well at least building your own cabinet means you aren't stuck with candy red lol... and a second mortgage.

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...  The lack of crossovers from 0-12K makes them phase coherent, which gives them great imaging.


This would be surprising as full range driver typically have "cone breakup" modes within the operation range (what multiple drivers + crossover designs try to avoid). Basically, you can't expect a 17cm cone to work as a piston aboke 8 or 10kHz. It might be damped well enough to only notice a small peak in the magnitude response but the phase must change when going through that resonance. 

 

 

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This would be surprising as full range driver typically have "cone breakup" modes within the operation range (what multiple drivers + crossover designs try to avoid). Basically, you can't expect a 17cm cone to work as a piston aboke 8 or 10kHz. It might be damped well enough to only notice a small peak in the magnitude response but the phase must change when going through that resonance. 

 

 



I'm not positive about perfect phase in the 8K-10K range.  They do have a whizzer cone as well as a center phase plug.

 

What I do know though, is that I'm listening to them right now (wanted to confirm what I said above) and the imaging is great.  The vocalist in the center sounds like he's standing in my room, and the placement of instruments in the soundstage is great.  They also have very good tone.

 

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Is there a link to Decwares electrostatic speaker?  I can't find it.

 

 

On another note. has anyone seen the Model  DIH / Imperial Horn Cabinet kit from Decware? 

It is Steve Dekerts redesigned 1956 Jensen Imperial  Reproducer.  It's a bit of a mystery.  Each speaker seems to need a nude girl inside it and she's a smoker.  
 
 
 
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Is there a link to Decwares electrostatic speaker?  I can't find it.

 

 

On another note. has anyone seen the Model  DIH / Imperial Horn Cabinet kit from Decware? 

It is Steve Dekerts redesigned 1956 Jensen Imperial  Reproducer.  It's a bit of a mystery.  Each speaker seems to need a nude girl inside it and she's a smoker.  
 
 

 

 


Can you order the nude girl from any of the speaker parts companies like Parts Express or Madisound?

 

 

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