AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Audio & Video > General Speaker Discussion

General Speaker Discussion Calling all Speakers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 08-12-2018, 12:12 AM
audioguy3107's Avatar
audioguy3107 audioguy3107 is online now
Save Ferris


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 3,373
Default

Been out of town all weekend so really haven’t gotten to settle in yet.....spent some time tonight trying them out with the REL subs. They’ve been quite the bear to dial in but I’m getting there. I can tell you this, if you like stringed instruments, it doesn’t get much better than this. Wow.

- Buck
__________________
Library: Speakers: Avalon Acoustics Isis, Subwoofers: (2) REL Acoustics 212SE Amplification: Díagostino Momentum preamplifier, Díagostino S250 stereo amplifier Digital: Ayre C-5xeMP SACD/DVD audio player. Analog: VPI Classic Signature, Dynavector XX2 mkII cartridge. Phono Preamp: Audio Research Ref 2 SE
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 08-12-2018, 05:29 AM
LarsT LarsT is online now
Junior Audioholic

 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Morris County NJ
Posts: 73
Default

Congratulations! Very jealous here. They truly produce phenomenal music. I was floored the first time I heard them. All your music will sound brand new. Enjoy them for years to come.

Lars
__________________
Family Room: McIntosh MC452 and C2600, Legacy Audio Signature SE, Luxman D-08U, Oppo UDP-203, Marantz AV8805, Wireworld Platinum & Gold Eclipse 7 , Aurender N10, PS Audio P10

Office: Simaudio Moon 330A coming, Simaudio Moon 390, Oppo UDP-205, Silenzio, JL Audio E110, Canton Reference 9K, PS Audio P10, Wireworld, Focal Clear

Bedroom: KEF Wireless LS50, Aurender N100H, Mytek Liberty DAC, JL Audio D108, PS Audio P5
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 08-12-2018, 07:30 PM
2fastdriving's Avatar
2fastdriving 2fastdriving is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,825
Default

Really happy for you, buck. Beautiful speakers. I'm sure you are in heaven! Look forward to seeing you at RMAF.
__________________
--Marc

Audio Research Ref6, GS150 / Esoteric K-01X, G-02X, E-03 / Wilson Alexia / VPI Classic One / Lyra Kleos / Transparent Reference Gen5 / PS Audio P10 Power Plant / Shunyata Alpha / HRS S3 Isolation bases / Roon ROCK and Tidal
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 08-12-2018, 08:11 PM
audioguy3107's Avatar
audioguy3107 audioguy3107 is online now
Save Ferris


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 3,373
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2fastdriving View Post
Really happy for you, buck. Beautiful speakers. I'm sure you are in heaven! Look forward to seeing you at RMAF.
Yes! Canít wait, will be a lot of fun, hopefully weíll have some more in attendance this year. Maybe Iíll come home with the Stromtank . I donít know if Iíll be able to hold back.

- Buck
__________________
Library: Speakers: Avalon Acoustics Isis, Subwoofers: (2) REL Acoustics 212SE Amplification: Díagostino Momentum preamplifier, Díagostino S250 stereo amplifier Digital: Ayre C-5xeMP SACD/DVD audio player. Analog: VPI Classic Signature, Dynavector XX2 mkII cartridge. Phono Preamp: Audio Research Ref 2 SE
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 08-12-2018, 08:43 PM
pete6737's Avatar
pete6737 pete6737 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: North Florida
Posts: 477
Default

Those look awesome! I bet they sound amazing. Iíve never heard Avalons before. I may make it to RMAF this year as well. Fingers crossed.

Pete
__________________
Preamp: Audio Research Ref5SE, Amp: Audio Research GS150 Speakers: Revel Ultima Salon2, Digital/SACD: Esoteric K03X, Speaker cable: Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 BiWire, Interconnects: Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, Power cables: Wireworld Silver Electra 7, Silver Starlight 7 USB, Room Treatments: GIK and ASC.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 08-12-2018, 09:16 PM
W9TR's Avatar
W9TR W9TR is online now
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The Neutral Zone
Posts: 2,740
Default

Hey Buck,
Ditch the REL’s like a bad date at the prom. Dial these babies in without them, you may find you don’t need them at all.
Tom
__________________
Main System:
Amati Futura Mains
Amati Homage VOX Center,
Proac Response 1sc Rears,
Three MC2301's for L,C,R
MC 602 for the rears
C 1100, MX 151, MCD 1100, MR 80
Nottingham Dais with Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation
SurfacePro 3, JRiver, WW Starlight Platinum USB, Benchmark DAC3 HGC

MX 151, OppO BDP-95, JVC RS-500 DILA projector, 106" diagonal Stewart Luxus Screenwall Deluxe with Studiotek 130 G3 material.

Lake House:
Ohm F, MC 275V, C2300, MR 77, Rega P3

OnDeck:
McIntosh MAC 4300v
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 08-12-2018, 11:18 PM
audioguy3107's Avatar
audioguy3107 audioguy3107 is online now
Save Ferris


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 3,373
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by W9TR View Post
Hey Buck,
Ditch the RELís like a bad date at the prom. Dial these babies in without them, you may find you donít need them at all.
Tom
Well Tom, thatís what I was thinking too, but it hasnít worked out like that....
My room sounds very good, but the dimensions make low bass virtually impossible. I was shocked at how little deep extended bass I was getting , so much so I was worried. Iíve done measurements before and after, and without subwoofers, it just doesnít happen. This is the third pair of loudspeakers Iíve had in here and itís been the same result with all of them, no subwoofers, no bass. Now of course Iím talking about sub 38 Hz or so, from there up itís smooth as silk. Thereís nothing unusual about my dimensions with the exception of the ceiling.....itís a tray ceiling probably about 25 feet tall.....I have to think that has something to do with it. I used a mic to measure response out of the Avalons about a foot away just to make sure.....it was virtually flat down to about 25 Hz, so I guess itís the room Iím in unless someone else has any
Other ideas, but Iíve covered pretty much all my bases.

I spoke to Jim Smith a couple of days ago, I figured I might as well spend a few bucks to make sure everything is a-ok so he may try and come out this week to evaluate everything. Man itís nice he lives 20 minutes from here! Iím lucky considering heís probably voiced over 1000 rooms in his career. Believe it or not, even he has never heard a pair of Isis, so looking forward to his impressions. Anyway, my final step may be to get GIK to come on out as well....theyíre local as well here on the NE side of Atlanta! and see if thereís anything else. Go big or go home I guess.

- Buck
__________________
Library: Speakers: Avalon Acoustics Isis, Subwoofers: (2) REL Acoustics 212SE Amplification: Díagostino Momentum preamplifier, Díagostino S250 stereo amplifier Digital: Ayre C-5xeMP SACD/DVD audio player. Analog: VPI Classic Signature, Dynavector XX2 mkII cartridge. Phono Preamp: Audio Research Ref 2 SE
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 08-12-2018, 11:53 PM
audioguy3107's Avatar
audioguy3107 audioguy3107 is online now
Save Ferris


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 3,373
Default

So I just said enough tweaking for the night, dimmed the lights, turned up the volume and put on the Telarc CD of Boston Baroque’s Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah. That so far may be the most impressive thing I’ve ever heard out of an audio system. Towards the end you can visually see the choir going from right to left in 4 sections, starting with the baritones and ending with the sopranos on the left of the stage. The walls of the room completely disappeared. My hairs stood on end. Seriously. I’m going to bed now.
__________________
Library: Speakers: Avalon Acoustics Isis, Subwoofers: (2) REL Acoustics 212SE Amplification: Díagostino Momentum preamplifier, Díagostino S250 stereo amplifier Digital: Ayre C-5xeMP SACD/DVD audio player. Analog: VPI Classic Signature, Dynavector XX2 mkII cartridge. Phono Preamp: Audio Research Ref 2 SE
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 08-13-2018, 05:08 AM
SCAudiophile's Avatar
SCAudiophile SCAudiophile is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Greer SC
Posts: 2,304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by audioguy3107 View Post
Well Tom, thatís what I was thinking too, but it hasnít worked out like that....
My room sounds very good, but the dimensions make low bass virtually impossible. I was shocked at how little deep extended bass I was getting , so much so I was worried. Iíve done measurements before and after, and without subwoofers, it just doesnít happen. This is the third pair of loudspeakers Iíve had in here and itís been the same result with all of them, no subwoofers, no bass. Now of course Iím talking about sub 38 Hz or so, from there up itís smooth as silk. Thereís nothing unusual about my dimensions with the exception of the ceiling.....itís a tray ceiling probably about 25 feet tall.....I have to think that has something to do with it. I used a mic to measure response out of the Avalons about a foot away just to make sure.....it was virtually flat down to about 25 Hz, so I guess itís the room Iím in unless someone else has any
Other ideas, but Iíve covered pretty much all my bases.

I spoke to Jim Smith a couple of days ago, I figured I might as well spend a few bucks to make sure everything is a-ok so he may try and come out this week to evaluate everything. Man itís nice he lives 20 minutes from here! Iím lucky considering heís probably voiced over 1000 rooms in his career. Believe it or not, even he has never heard a pair of Isis, so looking forward to his impressions. Anyway, my final step may be to get GIK to come on out as well....theyíre local as well here on the NE side of Atlanta! and see if thereís anything else. Go big or go home I guess.

- Buck
Buck,..IMHO, the tray ceiling is the culprit plus it is 25 feet tall...Smith should definitely be able to nail things down for you. RELs will prove to be necessary but you will probably have to treat that celing...I have known a couple other guys who faced the same problem with designed rooms that had little bass even with massive speakers, separate sub towers, etc...but looked perfect and beautiful. Fancy ceilings were part of the problem each time, 1 room even designed by Rives and supposedly perfect at the start...
__________________
TAD Reference 1 MkII w/Stillpoints ULTRA5s, Esoteric P-02, D-02, C-02, and A-02, Cybershaft Custom Premium Limited OP21 10 mHz Clock, SHUNYATA TRITON v3 & TYPON QR, Environmental Potentials EP-2050 & EP2750, CH Copper Busbar Main & GE Sub-panel, 20-amp dedicated circuits, Dual 10í Ground Rods, CADWELD bonding, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes (5), Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Powercords (4), Elrod Statement Gold Powercords (2), Elrod Statement Silver Powercords (1), Elrod Statement Gold XLR (2 pair), Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm (2), Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50 (3), B.M.C. PureUSB1, Elrod Statement Gold custom speaker cables, Elrod MASTERS SERIES SG JUMPERS (4), Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates (11), Stillpoints UltraSS w/Ultra Bases
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 08-13-2018, 09:29 AM
W9TR's Avatar
W9TR W9TR is online now
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The Neutral Zone
Posts: 2,740
Default Avalon Acoustics Isis Initial Impressions (pics)

Buck,
I feel you pain - our old theater was like that - big null where the seating needed to be. Took a couple of subs to straighten it out. Sounds like you are in good hands with Jim and GIK in the neighborhood.
Good luck!
Tom
__________________
Main System:
Amati Futura Mains
Amati Homage VOX Center,
Proac Response 1sc Rears,
Three MC2301's for L,C,R
MC 602 for the rears
C 1100, MX 151, MCD 1100, MR 80
Nottingham Dais with Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation
SurfacePro 3, JRiver, WW Starlight Platinum USB, Benchmark DAC3 HGC

MX 151, OppO BDP-95, JVC RS-500 DILA projector, 106" diagonal Stewart Luxus Screenwall Deluxe with Studiotek 130 G3 material.

Lake House:
Ohm F, MC 275V, C2300, MR 77, Rega P3

OnDeck:
McIntosh MAC 4300v
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:56 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2018 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Fortress
Fortress
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Audeze
Audeze
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase