Originally Posted by NamelessPFG
I'd have to say that the Nova lineup has the most of my curiosity right now, particularly the famed Lambda Nova Signature (not to be mistaken for the earlier Lambda Signature with the vintage arc and 1-micron diaphragms)...but the concern that the midrange is downgraded in some way is what holds me back.
BTW saw the MA-900 post in the Rank thread. That's got my interest.
Anyhow here is a graph of the LNSignature off of my LN Classics manual for some idea. I imagine it would be slightly different maybe if you have those newer earside nylon inserts (?) I had two LNC at the same time one with newer pads ( 307 pads are the equivalent ) and original foam earside inserts I sold to a relative , and this second set with the new pads and new style inserts. I found these new ones to be a bit better sounding even though they are serial #00047, but who knows.
They did both have new pads so inserts being the only difference, assuming all else was even.
Tempted to put them on the chopping block but am having trouble making up my mind .
The Nova Classic is a bit hard to come by and these are basically flawless no sound issues either. Friggin place i got them from ( a Yahoo Japan forwarder service ) tossed the styrofoam in the interests of shipping. I hear they had a habit of that. Oh well can't listen to styrofoam right.
Hope the chart is of interest there. It's a B&K test setup.
As a side note, and who knows if everyone agrees, in conversation with someone here who certainly knows the history of stuff ( unnamed member ) they mentioned that the Nova series basically ironed out the issues seen in earlier models and was the sweet spot for the lambdas, then of course the company folded again right after this. The new revived comapny then came back with the newer series after the Novas and I guess brought back some of the older issues again. Issues of course being relative to personal tastes and general consensus I suppose.
Edited by nick n - 9/3/13 at 12:45am