Jazzman's System

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by Jazzman53 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:49 pm

Forgot to specify:
The cross sectional area at the front of my TL line is 125% of the driven cone area and the cross sectional area at the port end is same as the driven cone area.

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by weitrhino » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:32 pm

Thanks Jazzman. I remember reading your statement about sticking your head in the sealed box and humming. The idea make perfect sense to me, it's just that I bet not many have ever thought of it. Thanks for listing your learning sources.

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by Jazzman53 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:13 pm

Since my last update I've gone digital and added some subs. My primary music source is now a Squeezebox Touch, the analog EQ and crossover are now replaced by Behringer DEQ2496 and DCX2496 digital units, and I've added a pair of homebuilt Ripole subs.

The Squeezebox Touch makes me lazy as hell, as I can now play anything in my library without getting up from my easy chair, using an Ipad as the remote. I'm bypassing both the DAC in the Squeezebox and the analog preamp--- going Toslink digital out of the Squeezebox, digital AES cable between the Behringers, and finally a single DA conversion out of the DCX into the amps.

OK... I know the Behringers are cheap, but I think, the setup thus configured sounds really good. As we know, dipole ESL's need a bit of EQ'ing to compensate their roll off and after hearing the results I'm convinced EQ'ing in the digital domain ahead of the DA conversion is a better way to do it.

The Ripoles can't pressurize the room with chest thumping bass like conventional subs but neither do they excite boomy room modes like conventional subs can and they're very clean--- the lower bass notes now just seem to come from nowhere on attacks and recede to nowhere on the decays.

Below are pics of my new setup and a ink to a short video my old buddy Jason put together for me:

Video Link:
http://vimeo.com/36732172

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by TNRabbit » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:41 pm

Beautiful; you do good work.
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by engtaz » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:03 pm

Beautiful
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by Don » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:26 pm

Charlie,

Very impressive.
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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:12 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> Very Nice!!
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by cring08 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:35 am

Amazing! =D>
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by Jazzman53 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:48 pm

Since my last update I've added a Logitech Transporter and radically modified my DIY ESL speakers by replacing the old perf-metal stat panels with new, electrically segmented wire-stator panels. The new panels have selectable narrow and wide dispersion modes (narrow mode for solo listening at the sweet spot and wide mode for entertaining guests). OK-- they aren't as sexy looking as my old perf panels but, in wide mode, they do cure the "head in a vise" effect that's typically the knock on flat panel stats.

A complete write up of my new panels is shown here: http://jazzman-esl-page.blogspot.com/20 ... -with.html

I love the Transporter!
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The new segmented wire-stator ESL panel:
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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by bahamayellow714 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:45 pm

Very Nice thanks for sharing.

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by Don » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:27 am

Very impressive Charlie. Hope to hear them in a couple of weeks.
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
— Thomas Paine


"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value" Albert Einstein

"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them". Charlie Reese

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett


"Kindness is a language that the Deaf can hear and the Blind can see." Mark Twain

RIP BILL D. RIP WRABBIT

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by Toy Maker » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:40 pm

Thansporter IS the way to go!!!!
Good purchase =D>

We've got about 1.5TB of audio on our home server.
Starting to DL and rip all lossless and purging out all the mp3s

CD wav rips seem to sound the best. Flac is nice but raw wave is still the best.

What are you running for your server?

Do you have iPeng? If not, spend the $5. We'll worth it for the ipad. I switched over to Samsung and have to use Squeeze Control. Good app but not as good as iPeng was. Jorge is the guy that made iPeng and he said it was way too much work to build the app for 1 platform alone, and doesn't want to double the workload.

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by Jazzman53 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:58 am

Toy Maker wrote:Thansporter IS the way to go!!!!
Good purchase =D>

We've got about 1.5TB of audio on our home server.
Starting to DL and rip all lossless and purging out all the mp3s

CD wav rips seem to sound the best. Flac is nice but raw wave is still the best.

What are you running for your server?

Do you have iPeng? If not, spend the $5. We'll worth it for the ipad. I switched over to Samsung and have to use Squeeze Control. Good app but not as good as iPeng was. Jorge is the guy that made iPeng and he said it was way too much work to build the app for 1 platform alone, and doesn't want to double the workload.

My music is stored on an old laptop and a flash memoriy drive in Apple Lossless or Flac-- basically using Itunes with Sqeezebox Server on the laptop and controlling with the Squeezepad app on an Ipod. I haven't tried Iping but now that you mentioned it, I'm gonna check it out.

I agree-- the Transporter may be dated but it's still awesome!

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by Jazzman53 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:55 pm

Time to update the system pics:

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Re: Jazzman's System

Post by radioeng2 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:29 pm

Thanks for posting the pics Charlie. Man O Man, I'd like to be there and hearing that system! Whew...that's just plain beautiful work!

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I was there "At the Fest!" Hope you were too!

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