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post #46 of 498
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Originally Posted by bangraman View Post

I dunno. Without all those misconceptions it'd be like sipping a hot water and carbon solution in an all-middle-aged-male cafe.

 

 

 

If that's what reality is then so be it. Some people take the red pill, and some people take the blue pill.

post #47 of 498
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Originally Posted by Rebel975 View Post

This place wants $193 (26% of the cost of the speakers) to upgrade you to Goertz copper foil inductors and Mundorf Supreme caps on the crossover. Do things like that provide an objectively quantifiable difference to the sound? A significant difference that would show up on a frequency response graph?

 

What speakers do you have?

post #48 of 498
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Originally Posted by ultrabike View Post

 

What speakers do you have?

 

 

A pair of RS621's that are being driven by an Emotiva A-100 amp. redface.gif


Edited by Rebel975 - 8/21/12 at 2:00pm
post #49 of 498

@Rebel975

 

You hear a lot of people with differing opinions on boutique parts. If the component does indeed measure better, then yes, there is an objective difference. Conceivably, the circuit will perform more closely to spec and you'll have a better speaker. High quality components are nice to have, but sometimes the price tag is a bit too high IMO. Will you hear an audible difference? Will you be able to differentiate between the two in a DBT? I'm skeptical, personally. You could probably do without it. But I wouldn't go so far as to call it snake-oil. Snake-oil is some guy selling magic cables out of his basement at a 1000% markup.

 

Good luck on that speaker build!

post #50 of 498

 

Measurements to follow, but subjectively I am grappling with a peaky treble and slightly bloated bottom end. 

post #51 of 498
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Originally Posted by OJNeg View Post

@Rebel975

 

You hear a lot of people with differing opinions on boutique parts. If the component does indeed measure better, then yes, there is an objective difference. Conceivably, the circuit will perform more closely to spec and you'll have a better speaker. High quality components are nice to have, but sometimes the price tag is a bit too high IMO. Will you hear an audible difference? Will you be able to differentiate between the two in a DBT? I'm skeptical, personally. You could probably do without it. But I wouldn't go so far as to call it snake-oil. Snake-oil is some guy selling magic cables out of his basement at a 1000% markup.

 

Good luck on that speaker build!

 

 

 

Yeah, I'd have a hard time justifying the extra cost. As for the speakers, they will likely be a project I take on 2-3 months from now. As of right now I'm building a subwoofer. In fact, the tracking info shows that the sub and parts were just delivered to my house. biggrin.gif

post #52 of 498
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I think the natural distortion and response deviations of the speakers themselves will make insignificant things like that completely impossible to hear.

Personally, if I was spending that much on speakers, I'd rather get something larger. You get more bang for the buck with cabinet speakers or towers than with bookshelves.
post #53 of 498

I don't have room for tower speakers. Maybe I should just stick with the RS621's until I have more room?

post #54 of 498
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Originally Posted by Rebel975 View Post

I don't have room for tower speakers. Maybe I should just stick with the RS621's until I have more room?

 

Those look pretty sweet! Do you have a sub to go along with them?

post #55 of 498
I will in a few days. I'm building one using a TC Sounds Epic 12". :)
post #56 of 498
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A nice 12 inch sub will teach the neighbors how a bass line sounds. Good job!
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A nice 12 inch sub will teach the neighbors how a bass line sounds.

 

A nice 12 inch?

 

Pffft!

 

Here's what I've got on the drawing board:

 

 

Four 18's per side, baby! Go big or go home. biggrin.gif

 

se

post #58 of 498
Thread Starter 
And that's the sub FOR YOUR CAR STEREO!
post #59 of 498

Nah, that's just my little portable system for my scooter. biggrin.gif

 

se

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I need a bigger home frown.gif

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