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Old 04-26-2019, 12:06 PM
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:13 PM
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Pretty good review. Another opportunity for me to show my Yvettes..


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I thought it received an excellent review. Beautiful system. What's the amp if I might ask?
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:26 AM
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I thought it received an excellent review. Beautiful system. What's the amp if I might ask?
That is a Convergent Technology JL5 triode 120 watts/channel.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:36 PM
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It's truly beautiful. How does it do with your Yvettes? Is CAT still in business?
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:39 PM
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It's truly beautiful. How does it do with your Yvettes? Is CAT still in business?
It works great with the Wilsons. Yes CAT is still in business
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Old 04-28-2019, 09:09 PM
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Yes, a very positive review, except that the reviewer stated that he could detect changes in the sound if he only moved his head a bit. It seems to be best suited for a dedicated two channel setup, in which you can position everything for the optimal sound quality. I'm not sure it would be so good for a multi-use(music and movies) family room system like mine, in which the position of the speakers is pretty well determined by the placement of furniture, door openings, etc.
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Yes, a very positive review, except that the reviewer stated that he could detect changes in the sound if he only moved his head a bit. It seems to be best suited for a dedicated two channel setup, in which you can position everything for the optimal sound quality. I'm not sure it would be so good for a multi-use(music and movies) family room system like mine, in which the position of the speakers is pretty well determined by the placement of furniture, door openings, etc.

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First the positioning of theater speakers for proper playback means 5 precisely positioned speakers, not 2. It's certainly easier to fake it with theater but to do it right means no faking it in position, delays and gains is not an option. Want to see hoe it should be done? Check out the Dolby Digital Production Pages.

Yvettes can easily disappear from a broad range of listening positions depending on what the room will allow. In my living room, they are 7-1/2 ft away from me. Moving my head is no issue at all. In fact you can move two or three feet. Think of walking across a hall in front of the stage. The performer stays centered but is less precise than when you are directly in front of them.

As always ymmv.

(Disclaimer: I work for Wilson Audio and spend quite a bit of my time setting up Wilson speakers as well as teaching others how to do so.)
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A couple of thoughts

First the positioning of theater speakers for proper playback means 5 precisely positioned speakers, not 2. It's certainly easier to fake it with theater but to do it right means no faking it in position, delays and gains is not an option. Want to see hoe it should be done? Check out the Dolby Digital Production Pages.

Yvettes can easily disappear from a broad range of listening positions depending on what the room will allow. In my living room, they are 7-1/2 ft away from me. Moving my head is no issue at all. In fact you can move two or three feet. Think of walking across a hall in front of the stage. The performer stays centered but is less precise than when you are directly in front of them.

As always ymmv.

(Disclaimer: I work for Wilson Audio and spend quite a bit of my time setting up Wilson speakers as well as teaching others how to do so.)
This has been my experience with the Yvettes as well.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:28 AM
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Pretty good review. Another opportunity for me to show my Yvettes..

Great looking system & a big fan of CAT.

Gotta ask about the speaker cables... looks KINDA like some "Weber Wire" that I've seen/heard in the past, but even wider than the examples I'm familiar with. Whatcha got there?
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