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In Reply to: This is an line array speaker.. posted by DaveInVA on June 6, 2006 at 12:26:43:
But I liked the way they sounded but sold them and got into electrostats and haven't looked back since. I didn't use the transformers and used modified Dyna MKIII's to drive them directly. That made a huge difference over the matching transformers. I've been to your place many times years ago and you had been to my place to hear my Koss electrostats when I lived in Scotsdale. I lived in Mesa when I had the Stratherns. I was the guy that only drove antique cars and worked for Motorola....
I was born with NO memory. I think it improved for a few years, but I'm 62 now...and I can't remember what I was going to write...
I too never used the transformers. I seem to recall I ran 2 (or 3?) in series and drove them with 150-Watts-into-2-Ohms tubed amps, c-j MV75s paralleled into mono. The Stratherns had raggedy--peaky--upper frequencies and sounded a bit 'hard', about the same as the Eminent Tech.-8 MR drivers do without a lo-pass filter on the top.
I know Entech, the speaker company Damien Martin and Keith Johnson and ? were involved in and made that fabulous 3-driver, servo-controlled subwoofer that Two Jeffreys Audio sold, tried Stratherns. They put a small cone driver (6"?) on the bottom to warm it and a ribbon tweeter on the top to make the treble sound decent. They gave up on that.
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