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Old 02-18-2018, 04:00 PM
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Bart.......Thank you for a most interesting review of the new Illumnia Magister speaker. I liked the two person perspective. I enjoyed the photos and music selection as well. Nice job.
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Good info. Love to see people thinking out side of box on speaker design. I really wonder sometimes how close we are to the best a traditional piston design can do.

Yes, if you see the test data on their site, you wonder what some top engineers could do with this design...
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The lack of room treatment is, imho, much less significant than the slope of the ceiling. Many of us have listening in untreated rooms over the years (Devialet anyone?) and have an inkling of how it affects the sound. The sloped ceiling, however, presents a nearby hard reflector of the bulk of the radiation from that upwardly-aimed driver that is the apparent big deal in this system. The resulting radiation pattern (and, probably, tonal balance) I cannot even begin to imagine.

Good points Kal.
Do you think the somewhat muddled bass could be caused by this?
Makes me wonder how the Ilumnia would sound in a decent room.
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Bart.......Thank you for a most interesting review of the new Illumnia Magister speaker. I liked the two person perspective. I enjoyed the photos and music selection as well. Nice job.
Thank you Dan.
Your brilliant reviews inspire me to share my experiences here.

And I hope Jacques will chime in one of these days.
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Yes, if you see the test data on their site, you wonder what some top engineers could do with this design...
Missed that section, going there to read now.

In audio it seems a lot of the engineering types get so personally invested into their own 'ideas' having them invest time into a potentially better driver would be like herding cats. It would probably take a big brand seeing revenue value in it.
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Hi Carlos,

You're most welcome.
I'm a little creature of habit: I need my test tracks to evaluate a system.
Interesting concept. Thanks for sharing Bart. There is only one good way to evaluate any new gear and that is with familiar recordings for a frame of reference.
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Great review and a wonderful set of review music. Bravo! It will be fun to see how this concept develops over time.
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Good points Kal.
Do you think the somewhat muddled bass could be caused by this?
Makes me wonder how the Ilumnia would sound in a decent room.
I cannot even begin to imagine.
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Interesting concept. Thanks for sharing Bart. There is only one good way to evaluate any new gear and that is with familiar recordings for a frame of reference.
Most welcome Serge.
We should start a thread with our favourite test tracks, if it doesn't exist yet.
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Great review and a wonderful set of review music. Bravo! It will be fun to see how this concept develops over time.
Tom, thank you.
I do hope they succeed.
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