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In Reply to: RE: General speaker design characteristics for a 2A3 amp posted by used-hifi on April 15, 2017 at 17:18:59
We undoubtedly have met at some of the CHC meets. The guy with the Edgarhorn Titans was Ray M. who bought the speakers Bruce took to Midwest Audiofest in Ohio back in '02. He built a new house with a dedicated listening room in the basement, and after a couple of meets he disappeared from the scene suddenly. A nice guy, and I often wondered what happened to him.
I'm stick'n to my story that I never had a problem with the upper end on the Lowthers after the inductor mod was added, they were always very listenable and could play anything. If you want to hear some "audiophile screechies" try the YG's at Axpona. I thought they were unlistenable last year. John Atkinson's measurements in Stereophile shows them engineered towards the flat philosophy, which means that the ancillary equipment and source material were selected to bring this out. Their motto is: "The best speakers. Period.". If you're going to the Ax this month you might try bringing the Cyndee Peters recording (which I don't remember hearing) and see if it clears the YG room out. That's quite a personal thing I think, last year one of the CHC guys said that he thought that most of the rooms at the Ax sounded screechy, but I thought that it was maybe 20% that did.
Oh Yea Paul, now i remember Ray and I did attend at his new house somewhere in plainfield? nice looking speakers the little lowthers alan has or had at the time were more dynamic and I still say they have ringing distortion but some people just don't hear it, its all good my hearing is exceptional I have bat hearing you know? every time I would go to my parents house they have this outside device that is suppose to deter wild animals like raccoon etc, I can hear that very well I used to ask my parents (don't you hear that its very annoying) they said no they don't...but all my senses are acute somehow.
anyways Yes Ray I wonder what happen he was very impressed with my little single ended amplfier he would talk about it all the time ...his wife as i remember was not too keen with his hobby esp in the new house.
How time flies
Last I heard from Ray was maybe 12 years ago? He mentioned wanting to part with the Edgars that last email, then he went silent. I think he just soured on the whole scene, I have some suspicions on why, but it doesn't really matter.
I liked Allen's set-up, he had a nice balanced system. Yes, the Lowthers could tiz, but every system is a compromise. His was one of the better compromises.
I don't know if you were at Ray's meeting with the Staight-8's upstairs, I was the guy with the PP 6B4G's on rusty Dynaco Mk II chassis.
My my, the years fly...
Bean, Whats your name? and Yes I remember little about your system I mostly was downstairs, In those days I had much interest in learning about everything LOL, nowa days I have settled in IMO not much more to learn I have heard many horn systems(most kinda sucked) but When I visited Chris's from Teres audio his old room and setup with his old edgar horns they were very good, but still shy short of what I consider the very best.
Anyways damn it was kinda fun in them days the people and the get togethers now the Internet has taken over no one wants to get together anymore :(
I guess most of the chicago horn club guys have gone.
I'm Kevin (not the Kevin that had the online DIY business). Wasn't around much in the latter days of the Chicago get-togethers, life just got busy. There are still folks hanging around here, tho.
I also took my speakers to the first MAF when the Chicago club had a room. Vintage "hi-fi furniture" cabs w/Edgar salad bowls propped on top.
I see some folks I know every year at AXPONA. I'll be there this year on Friday.
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