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post #3826 of 9498
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


It must have been your source.

No your ears must be efed.

No no it was the wrong amp.

You just haven't heard enough summit fi to make the judgement.

A wandering spacial anomaly changed the listening conditions just where you were listening at that exact moment.

Anyone but me notice that the buyers list seems to be solely populated by flagship buyers only?

Well of course - who else is going to buy them?

The square wave response of the Abyss surprised me - I would have guessed that a membrane responding to a magnetic field would be much faster than a voice-coil driven dynamic driver, no? And, if the single sided planar in the Abyss is claimed to be more free of reflections than a typical planar, then I would have guessed it would have *better* transient response, not worse. Then again, the stock T50RP has a pretty bad response to square waves, so clearly I don't understand the factors involved.
post #3827 of 9498
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Well of course - who else is going to buy them?

The square wave response of the Abyss surprised me - I would have guessed that a membrane responding to a magnetic field would be much faster than a voice-coil driven dynamic driver, no? And, if the single sided planar in the Abyss is claimed to be more free of reflections than a typical planar, then I would have guessed it would have *better* transient response, not worse. Then again, the stock T50RP has a pretty bad response to square waves, so clearly I don't understand the factors involved.


Yes this is trending into the more information, the less we know. The single sided driver thing still rattles me as I can see no good technical reason to do it. The T Five O is really fast becoming the workhorse of the ortho (if not outright full size) can market.There has been so much development on that can it boggles the mind. There is good data out there, but translating that into usable metrics for application to diagnosing the pros and cons of something like the Abyss seems to be as elusive as the Cheshire cat.

post #3828 of 9498
I ass-u-me-d that the poor square wave results for the stock T50RP was due to the lack of damping in the housing and the lack of fill to catch reflections. So, when the modders damp the housing and add some fill, the square waves now look like Magick's. That made sense to me - but then there's the Abyss...
post #3829 of 9498
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I ass-u-me-d that the poor square wave results for the stock T50RP was due to the lack of damping in the housing and the lack of fill to catch reflections. So, when the modders damp the housing and add some fill, the square waves now look like Magick's. That made sense to me - but then there's the Abyss...


I'm thinking it has something to do with the metal mesh used as either a damping material or dust  cover (or both) on the drivers. they may have inadvertantly created a passive radiator there.

post #3830 of 9498

Hey Magick, this has probably been addressed a million times before, but do you have a preferred wheel brand? My old shop was an American Racing supplier and that was pretty boring since they're just reproduction stuff for the most part (Cragar, Ansen Sprint, and the like), but the custom shop across the street made a big deal out of their partnership with HRE.

post #3831 of 9498
Back in the day, my favorite wheels were always BBS & Enkei - but I have no idea what people use these days. I'm guessing the basic requirements haven't changed, the stronger and lighter the better.
post #3832 of 9498
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Hey Magick, this has probably been addressed a million times before, but do you have a preferred wheel brand? My old shop was an American Racing supplier and that was pretty boring since they're just reproduction stuff for the most part (Cragar, Ansen Sprint, and the like), but the custom shop across the street made a big deal out of their partnership with HRE.

HRE is my go-to wheel, they're so well made I don't typically mess with anything else for aftermarkets. I have some cars with Billet and True Spoke wheels too, but mostly older classics and muscle cars.

Oh yeah, Enkei makes a solid, reasonably priced wheel, too.
post #3833 of 9498
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At this point, its more of a trophy then a headphone and a reflection of where the market is heading. (In the wrong direction BTW)
 

Indeed this is the problem. It's only been of recent years that the attention in the headphone market has been growing at staggering rates and companies like JPS think they can take advantage of us consumers (who like to spend our hard earned cash on these toys) with grossly priced products, not in my fking books.

 

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


It must have been your source.

 

No your ears must be efed.

 

No no it was the wrong amp.

 

You just haven't heard enough summit fi to make the judgement.

 

A wandering spacial anomaly changed the listening conditions just where you were listening at that exact moment.

 

Anyone but me notice that the buyers list seems to be solely populated by flagship buyers only?

 

The gremlins definitely got to me when I was listening through them, or the fact it was something made by JPS? rolleyes.gif

post #3834 of 9498
Thread Starter 
Yesterday, in the last rays of twilight...


post #3835 of 9498
Nice! I like the touch of color on the flowers & the door!

What kind of flower bushes are those - are they roses or something else? The shape doesn't look quite like a rose bush?
post #3836 of 9498
Dang it! I just realized that I missed a great racing event: http://www.losalamitos.com/wienernationals/Landing.aspx
post #3837 of 9498
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Yesterday, in the last rays of twilight...


Which car is that?

post #3838 of 9498
Koenigsegg ccx
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Looks like a Koenigsegg CCXR.

post #3840 of 9498
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Originally Posted by Snyper0012 View Post

Koenigsegg ccx

 

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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

Looks like a Koenigsegg CCXR.

If my memory serves me correctly, Magick bought a CCX that was upgraded to CCXR trim. So, in a way, you're both correct.

 

Magick, I think there was a really crappy kid's movie recently about the Weiner Dog Nationals.


Edited by ssrock64 - 7/27/13 at 3:04pm
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