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post #5896 of 15119

My love affair with the FI-BA-SB's midrange continues. This one's a classic, and a bloody great classic it is:

 


Edited by music_4321 - 5/3/12 at 1:47pm
post #5897 of 15119
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

Hmm, less than 5db difference in frequency response at max?

I've heard neither of them, but wouldn't have expected this from the reviews.
The 262 graph looks just like it sounds. Like a HD600, rolled highs and similarly flat bass.
post #5898 of 15119
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

Hmm, less than 5db difference in frequency response at max?

 

I've heard neither of them, but wouldn't have expected this from the reviews.

 

Just seen your post (seems we'd posted almost simultaneously). I have to agree, I wouldn't have expected such graphs from several reviews I've seen, either.

post #5899 of 15119

I like my RE-262's and they certainly sound very sweet, but I do think the GR07's frequency balance is a little more engaging than the RE262. 

 

Since it's a fully sealed dynamic enclosure I would have expected to see some pretty good results, but not this good.

 

Does anyone else find it strange that at 100db the distortion in the bass decreases in the RE262 graph?

post #5900 of 15119

Apologies to those who follow this thread -- I know this is not the sort of post you want to see now, but blame it on those SB's mids (too bad this is a YouTube link)

 

post #5901 of 15119
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

Sure thing.

 

Like I said in the thread though, I get the idea behind the mids being voiced a certain way for vocalists. However I feel the echo is a design flaw and thus can't be explained away by saying it was designed for a specific group. The echo stems from the shell material, and I don't think the shell material was chosen specifically for vocalists. Instead I think the midrange's tuning merely compounds the problem, but doesn't cause it. If that makes sense.

 

It's the echo that makes the ASG-1 sound too unnatural for me personally.

 

I had a chance today, to meet Dale, the owner of Aurisonics and thought I'd share my experience with you all.  Very nice guy with tons of ideas and the know how to implement them.  The main purpose was to let me hear some of his new projects he's developing and to give feedback. Of course the whole 'shouty' thing came up and I too had wondered if the material of the housing played a part in the effect.

 

The way he explained it to me, is that it is purposefully tuned to have that effect.  Something about helping singers know when they are over reaching or over singing to prevent straining or damaging their voice.  He said traditional stage floor monitors, for the singer, are also tuned for the vocals to shout out above all.  I have no idea, as my stage experience entails playing an acoustic at a couple of open mic nights, but it made sense they way he explained it.  He never had any intention of users trying to enjoy music listening with them, thus the revisions with filters to accommodate music listeners.  Also, this tuning doesn't go away with burn in, like some on this forum would try and have you to believe.  It's meant to be a permanent fixture in the overall sound of the ASG-1 and AS-1.  Apparently singers really appreciate the effect.  I can't carry a tune, so I don't want to hear myself sing in or out of a cave but the only complaints come from us, the personal music listeners.

 

One of the new models I had a chance to hear was very, very good.  It was an overall neutral and flat signature that was clean, clear and very transparent with seemingly endless treble extension.  Best of all, no yelling in cave vocals.  I think this new model will please many on head-fi, myself included.

 

But more fun than hearing the protos was just listening to the guy.  Entrepreneurs are a fascinating type of people to me. He has endless ideas and seems to have his hands in a little bit of everything.  He's very hands on and likes to give a personal touch to all his business interactions and endeavors.  It's hard not to walk away being completely impressed with the guy.  We spent a couple of hours at the Atlanta famous greasy dog, the Varsity, and I really enjoyed the conversation.  He certainly makes you feel like a long time friend.

post #5902 of 15119
Hey guys quick question for the UHA-4 owners on here. Just now I was listening to my amp when all of a sudden no audio. When I checked the amp the power indicator light is flashing on and off in green. My understanding is when the light turns red there's less then an hour of juice left in the battery. When I first started using the amp earlier today the power indicator was solid green. I've been using it maybe an hour in a half before it cut out on me. I'm hoping the flashing green just means I ran the battery dry and the amp isn't screwed. Has anyone else here ever encountered a flashing green led?
post #5903 of 15119

Never seen that on mine...

post #5904 of 15119
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Hey guys quick question for the UHA-4 owners on here. Just now I was listening to my amp when all of a sudden no audio. When I checked the amp the power indicator light is flashing on and off in green. My understanding is when the light turns red there's less then an hour of juice left in the battery. When I first started using the amp earlier today the power indicator was solid green. I've been using it maybe an hour in a half before it cut out on me. I'm hoping the flashing green just means I ran the battery dry and the amp isn't screwed. Has anyone else here ever encountered a flashing green led?


Just try to turn the amp off and back on.

post #5905 of 15119

Okay guys, I finally finished my epic 5000+ word XBA-4 vs EX1000 write up:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608553/review-comparison-two-flagships-pass-in-the-night-the-sony-mdr-ex1000-vs-the-xba-4

 

I am most happy about the pictures.

post #5906 of 15119
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Okay guys, I finally finished my epic 5000+ word XBA-4 vs EX1000 write up:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608553/review-comparison-two-flagships-pass-in-the-night-the-sony-mdr-ex1000-vs-the-xba-4

 

I am most happy about the pictures.

 

Nice job.

 

I took some pics of Ultrasuede pads for my T50RPs that I just finished.

 

1a118f1e_IMG_0810.jpeg

 

I tried to do something vaguely artistic but I don't take pictures often enough to get good at it.  Plus they say never to work with animals or kids.  Full manual is hard to operate when you need to use one hand to hold down an overeager shih tzu so he doesn't scare the bird...

post #5907 of 15119
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Okay guys, I finally finished my epic 5000+ word XBA-4 vs EX1000 write up:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608553/review-comparison-two-flagships-pass-in-the-night-the-sony-mdr-ex1000-vs-the-xba-4

 

I am most happy about the pictures.

 

You weren't kidding about the length! Great job!

post #5908 of 15119
Quote:
Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Okay guys, I finally finished my epic 5000+ word XBA-4 vs EX1000 write up:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608553/review-comparison-two-flagships-pass-in-the-night-the-sony-mdr-ex1000-vs-the-xba-4

 

I am most happy about the pictures.

 how much are the xba 4s again? 

post #5909 of 15119

UPDATE

 

I just got home from work and I plugged Sally in for 15 minutes and let her charge. I unplugged her and hooked her up and shes rocking just fine. I guess if you drain the battery down to nearly nothing you get the blinking light. Strange the online manual doesn't mention it. I'll keep a closer eye on the LED next time to be sure I don't drain it down to nothing.

post #5910 of 15119

Now that I think of it I've gotten the same response from my UHA4 when its battery was really low. It usually will be red when its low but if you run it to extremes it can show a blinking green light.

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