Comments on Profile Post by Hrodulf

  1. Lyander
    Lyander
    I've come across the site a few times, but haven't had the chance to get ears on a lot of the things they review. How are they on the BS meter?
    Dec 10, 2018
  2. Hrodulf
    Hrodulf
    Well, they use power conditioners for their reviews. I read their reviews with a nice pinch of salt. Their opinion pieces aren't half bad tho.
    Dec 10, 2018
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  3. Lyander
    Lyander
    I just came across an article by one Brent Butterworth who said that the Klipsch HP-3 measures "within the norm for what researchers generally consider the most appropriate and realistic-sounding response curve for headphones". I love these headphones, mind, but...

    Pinch of salt indeed :))
    Dec 10, 2018
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  4. Jinxy245
    Jinxy245
    I'd be curious as to his reasoning....he (Brent) is very knowledgeable IMO, he's been spot on with his impressions usually. That does seem....odd.
    Dec 10, 2018
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  5. Lyander
    Lyander
    Dec 10, 2018
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  6. westermac
    westermac
    I have a pair of Paradigm Active/40, they're fantastic - I've never head bass extension like that from a small speaker. It's a shame they were discontinued. Audiophiles can be really dumb sometimes.
    Dec 10, 2018
  7. Azimuth
    Azimuth
    Active's have been the norm in ProAudio for awhile, although some of the early models were just an amp with a passive crossover. I think at a given price point a dedicated amp/system I can see it being more accepted. Kind of hard sell since it requires more equipment and replacing an amp. Small bookshelf or monitors it is easier to put all of it in one box - plus requires a preamp.
    Dec 10, 2018
  8. Jinxy245
    Jinxy245
    Indeed active speakers seem to be getting better & better. The Devialet phantom are kind of amazing for what they can do...but that price tag. Ugh.
    Dec 10, 2018
  9. Vtory
    Vtory
    While I enjoyed the referred article, Schneider seems to misunderstand audiophiles' dis-preference toward active speakers. I believe that in 2018, almost everybody in this hobby accepts digital eq in various forms. Imo distrust is mostly because of compromised amplification rather than active x-over. Never seen "sufficiently great" built-in amps that can compete with beautifully-sounding dedicated amps.
    Dec 10, 2018
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  10. Vtory
    Vtory
    Of course Bryston's one looks different -- amp and x-over are located externally. And that's a totally different story from more integrated forms of active speakers like Paradigm or Dynaudio's products.
    Dec 10, 2018
  11. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    OhMyGod WallOfAds. Literally: there's one to click away before I could even read anything.

    "Is It Finally Time for Active Loudspeakers?" I thought so ten years ago and still wish I'd bought a decent pair when I could have.
    Dec 10, 2018
  12. mitochondrium
    mitochondrium
    A passive xover and what it does to the signal is an abomination oops that is a Psalmanazaresque statement
    Dec 10, 2018
  13. spwath
    spwath
    "They also let you enter the world of active speakers at reasonable prices: their cheapest model, the Xeo 2, costs only $1299/pair" yeah ok fuck you
    Dec 10, 2018
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  14. westermac
    westermac
    Hey now @spwath, high MSRPs keep flippers in business
    Dec 11, 2018
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  15. spwath
    spwath
    I'm a bottom of the barrel flipper though. I never spend more than 200-300$
    Dec 11, 2018
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