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Old 09-22-2019, 10:21 AM
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Some meaningful upgrades, especially the new Tractrix mid-range driver, the heart and soul of any speaker. Unfortunately, the Cornwall is only 38" high thereby causing the mid-range driver to be directed below typical 'ear listening levels'.


You can remedy that by adjusting the rake of the speakers, I did that with my IIIís
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:48 PM
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You can remedy that by adjusting the rake of the speakers, I did that with my IIIís
That would defeat the primary advantage of Tractrix based horn speakers, controlled directivity. Less side wall, ceiling, and floor reflections is what separates Tractrx horn from round horn and common cone speakers. Reflections cause distortions to the original signal which lessens the quality of the listening experience.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:55 AM
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That would defeat the primary advantage of Tractrix based horn speakers, controlled directivity. Less side wall, ceiling, and floor reflections is what separates Tractrx horn from round horn and common cone speakers. Reflections cause distortions to the original signal which lessens the quality of the listening experience.


Theoretically that sounds good but the proof is in how it sounds, I experimented with rake on my IIIís and it opened up the soundstage. I had no loss transparency, no loss of macro and micro dynamics, it improved the overall presentation, try it for yourself.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:51 PM
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I experimented with rake on my IIIís and it opened up the soundstage.
Pointing speakers towards the ceiling will do that.
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:13 PM
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Pointing speakers towards the ceiling will do that.


It really didnít take much, like I said try it. Theory is just that theory, itís ok to be wrong, the end result is what matters.
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