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RE: A Parts Express Kit designed by Don Keele?

I made this purchase without having heard the speakers - which is a risk (and probably not well advised). My discussions with Don Keele, however, persuaded me that the risk was worth the potential benefit, and he was correct, at least in my case. The speakers have enormous dynamic range. They image almost as well as the Maggie's I had before, but they have a much broader sweet spot. On orchestral music, they sound (well). Smaller ensemble music (jazz, for example) is well delineated.

If you hear them, try to ensure the setup includes a miniDSP with configuration provided by Don Keele. I think Parts Express has available on their Website the data files needed to configure the miniDSP and speakers.

I am using the miniDSP as a kind of control unit. I takes Toslkink, USB,and analog inputs. The unit is controllable via a universal remote control (Sony code) and its various functions (volume, mute, input selector, equalization configuration selector) can be handled via the remote. So, I can listen to my PC, analog sources (using turntable), and CD player (via Toslink). Yes, the analog is converted by the miniDSP to the digital domain, but Don Keele assures me that the miniDSP is well regarded, and I think it sounds just fine with the one LP I've auditioned. I am still re-assembling my system after months of house renovation, so just getting the gear into the racks and connected (and yes, cables seem lost) has been quite an effort.

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