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In Reply to: RE: German Physics posted by SteveJewels on November 05, 2021 at 13:47:26
Single driver piston, aluminum cone, facing down into lambs wool and sand, ribbon tweeter one or two I forgot. Used a Mac to drive them bought mine in the early 70's, replaced them with Comostatic omni directional electrostatics with with cone drivers, a similar concept to the Ohm F- the German Physics speakers has them beat but they are $25000, last time I looked; but they have a big foot print compared to the Maggies 20.7
they make a model called HRS-130 which is small and sounds amazing
25 grand + and 9% taxes
I will check it out. But the single piston design needs no crossovers and omni directional was the closest to being in a concert hall that I have experienced--It is the power of the mid-bass to the bass where most of the music is that is so remarkable. The mag 30.7 is wonderful but a different kind of experience, the former are much less room sensitive. The German Physics is a more refined designed that either of the two speakers I owned.
King speakers make an omni directional electro static sold in the west and I have not heard it but it was manufactured in Hong Kong. You have to be leery about buying a speaker that entails heavy shipping costs in case of repair.
Magneplaners do not have that problem so I lean to them, In NYC there is no one who sell German Physics much less the King's Three of the best stereo stores have closed in the last 3 years. Just one standing on 56th St.
I have been to T.H.E. audiophile show in southern California 3 times
the standouts for me :
1) A 904 Altec concentric vintage speaker which had been converted to a field coil speaker driven with high end turntable - amazing
2) any of the speakers which use ACCUTON ceramic drivers - jaw dropping
3) German Physiks as noted above
4) Full money no object MBL system driven by reel to reel playing Princes "pop life "
5) Audio note triode system with silver wire voice coil and silver transformers - playing Cello with a live Cello player alternating with speakers for a direct comparison
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