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  1. Hrodulf

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    They used to be made by Square Audio, a local company here. The original design was called Square One, you can read some fluff here. Now the manufacturer became Reflector Audio for whom I used to work. They had some leftover materials so they could make me a pair of these. The design is very similar to the OG Square One, but the tweeter, amps plates and horns are different.

    Each of the boxes has a FaitalPRO HF1440 tweeter in an 18sound horn crossed over at 1kHz to 4x ScanSpeak 15WU midwoofers. The amp pack is a Hypex FA253 and all filtering is done via DSP. This makes the design point-source, controlled directivity and very much impulse-coherent as drivers are time aligned.

    I AB'ed these against my old Neumann KH310 and they decimated them. So I sold the Neumanns and upgraded.
     
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    Those Hypex nCore plate amps are no joke. Plenty of power and no sign of class D nasties. I would gladly pit them against whatever ATC or Quested puts in their speakers. Not to mention that the AD/DA section super transparent. Swapped out the ADI-2 Pro for Yggdrasil and the difference was immediately audible. That Bruno fellow knows his stuff.

    I guess this is how an active speaker with near SOTA drivers and top dog amplification sounds.
     
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    Back to my big jbls at college
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    Hey Guys,

    Just got my new speakers home. A used pair bought locally of Wilson Audio Sophia 2’s. I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of floor standing speakers to compliment my BMR Philharmonitors for a while. I saw these a couple months ago, but they were more than I wanted to spend, so I just ignored them. They have come down in price over the last couple months, so I went to check them out. I enjoyed them more than I thought I would.

    I know Wilson get a bad rap due to measurements and stuff, but I'm enjoying them so far :) Which is all that matters to me.

    I’ve got to get them positioned right and whatnot still. I’m just using my HT marantz right now while I am positioning them as I just got them home. Tomorrow I’ll hook up my Kinki EX-M1 and Rockna Wavelight and give them a good test.

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    So, listening with the Apple TV (probably not ideal, but it works) going via optical to the Rockna, then to the Kinki. Sounding good, definitely better than the marantz. Still trying different positioning but this is the best I've got it so far. Shows how big they are compared to the BMRs, which aren't small themselves!

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    Pretty much a 2 channel guy. I have an Allo Katana streaming my Roon content to the Schiit Freya+, to a Parasound HCA-2205A (an actual JC design), and finally into some ancient Legacy Audio Classics.

    Overall I love my system. Could it be more detailed, more bass, etc? Probably, but everything sounds very slightly warm and non-fatiguing.

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    Hey guys,

    been busy lately so I haven't had as much time as I'd like to work on my speaker set up. However, after lots of experimentation, this seems to sound best. Sitting pretty close up, with the speakers at a middling distance from each other, vs being further apart.

    I've broken out my old Tannoy sub (TS12? I think) and have been experimenting with it a bit with the Wilsons. Im just running it from one of the RCA outputs of the Rockna Wavelight, which I'm guessing isn't ideal. I'm going to do more looking into integrating it better into the set up. However, currently, I'm enjoying it. It brings a fullness to the low end that makes listening much more pleasing. It will take more experimentation getting its settings worked out perfectly, but so far its been enjoyable.

    Will try to have my review of the wavelight up tomorrow or the day after.

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