View Full Version : EXACTLY why did Tony sell his Tannoys?


Gerard124
28-01-11, 05:04 AM
EXACTLY why did Tony sell his bargain of the century Tannoys? as this must be akin to Jeremy Clarkson selling his motor and taking up cycling I think we need the facts, come on Tony spill the beans...... (and replacing them with brand new kit to boot too :o)

John
28-01-11, 05:15 AM
AFAICT, I think he wanted a speaker that did better at low listening levels.

Tony L
28-01-11, 05:20 AM
I'll be interested to know the answer to this one myself.

Tony.

Jonathan Ribee
28-01-11, 05:25 AM
You want the truth? You're not ready for the truth.

Aliens will take over the world in 2012. In order to do this they need to break our spirit and weaken a number of institutions.

Global warming, international terrorists, erosion of the international financial system, volcanoes, earth tremors, flooding - all are just the start of creating global unrest.

In addition - a number of key institutions that provide comfort and succour are under attack.

The aliens abducted Tony's Tannoys and replaced them with Harbeths. Tony had false memories implanted explaining their disappearance. These memories were cleverly constructed around questions Tony had in his mind - building and making use of the paranoia. But. They were not quite good enough. Tony has been remembering. He realises that something is wrong and is trying to put it right.

Be afraid.

afewbeers
28-01-11, 05:28 AM
So much kit about, so little time...

potentially greener grass

Tony needed some adventure and risk in his life

Became accustomed to the sound and didn't appreciate what he had..

No wonder there is so much divorce in the world:-)

Hope you get sorted Mr L, atleast you'll be richer in knowledge.

sonddek
28-01-11, 05:29 AM
Maybe they just weren't as good as people say they are.

johnfromnorwich
28-01-11, 05:32 AM
Maybe they just weren't as good as people say they are.

They were.

Joe P
28-01-11, 05:33 AM
Do not listen to the Ribee. He is spreading disinformation to create confusion and sow doubt.

Our understanding is that Tony was experimenting with facial hair and grew himself a goatee. This evil Tony — basically the regular Tony, but the exact opposite — sold the Tannoys.

Go to batshitcrazytheories.com. It's all there in lucid detail.

The mods have chipped in to buy Tony an electric razor so this never happens again, and I think we should all be thankful he didn't sell his records for iTunes gift cards.

Joe

internet radio
28-01-11, 05:43 AM
I'll be interested to know the answer to this one myself.

Tony.

Funny enough that a old friend saying when he talks about his changes in his hifi equipment. You seam to move on step back or side ways. Got rid of his IMFs because taking guts out his Radfords, then then get a high power 100 watt amp later on. Some his moves he says agh he replyies.

johnfromnorwich
28-01-11, 05:45 AM
Do not listen to the Ribee. He is spreading disinformation to create confusion and sow doubt.

Our understanding is that Tony was experimenting with facial hair and grew himself a goatee. This evil Tony basically the regular Tony, but the exact opposite sold the Tannoys.

Joe

This kind of scenario?
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5395594408_9bae5ca610.jpg

Gerard124
28-01-11, 05:57 AM
Perhaps it was a case of bilocation?, 'Good Tony' was at home happily munching rich teas and listening his trusty Tannoys, whilst 'Evil Tony' decided to visit the Hifi dealers and squander a wad of cash on a brand new set of Harbeths.

Tony L
28-01-11, 06:00 AM
My money is on string or membrane theory. There will be plenty of universes where this never happened. I blame physics.

Tony.

Cereal Killer
28-01-11, 06:01 AM
My bet is a slight mid-life crisis. Next, hookers, porsches and a trip to Vegas ... 'out with the old and in with the new' etc.

barrymidd
28-01-11, 06:02 AM
There will also be many universes where you are a girl!

Gerard124
28-01-11, 06:04 AM
Barry stop living out your fantasies on Pink Fish :o

Tony L
28-01-11, 06:04 AM
There will also be many universes where you are a girl!

A girl with big Tannoys? I could work within those parameters.

Tony.

John
28-01-11, 06:05 AM
It all started here:

http://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/showthread.php?t=89117

Look at Tony's first post, I blame Elephantears. ;) Longtime member Ross also fell victim as well.

Cereal Killer
28-01-11, 06:05 AM
you'd be checking out her cones no boubt, right who you sacking first....

Gerard124
28-01-11, 06:07 AM
My money is on string or membrane theory. There will be plenty of universes where this never happened. I blame physics.


So we need to return you to the Tannoy universe, thats gonna take a shit load of energy and some serious cabling - I think we have people on hand who can 'bodge it' but we may need a roll of 'wankonium cable' for the job ....

Cereal Killer
28-01-11, 06:08 AM
and a healthy bucket load of flux capacitors, just incase we pop a cap or two.

Gerard124
28-01-11, 06:11 AM
A girl with big Tannoys? I could work within those parameters.

He is having a mid life crisis ..., be careful Tony remember what it was like when you had the small speakers?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NVQujPOPx2c/SxPmMW3R1QI/AAAAAAAAM4M/XA_mYNufiv4/s1600/sony-ad-girls8.png

Markus S
28-01-11, 06:11 AM
You want the truth? You're not ready for the truth.

Aliens will take over the world in 2012. In order to do this they need to break our spirit and weaken a number of institutions.

Global warming, international terrorists, erosion of the international financial system, volcanoes, earth tremors, flooding - all are just the start of creating global unrest.

In addition - a number of key institutions that provide comfort and succour are under attack.

The aliens abducted Tony's Tannoys and replaced them with Harbeths. Tony had false memories implanted explaining their disappearance. These memories were cleverly constructed around questions Tony had in his mind - building and making use of the paranoia. But. They were not quite good enough. Tony has been remembering. He realises that something is wrong and is trying to put it right.

Be afraid.

Tony,

Don't ever take advice from the Ribee entity. Here he is in his Porsche, with the morph field switched off:

http://www.die-simpsons.de/content/actionfigures/t2/kodos_200.gif

A girl with big Tannoys? I could work within those parameters.

Tony.

Would this be a bad time to mention cone sag?

Cereal Killer
28-01-11, 06:17 AM
And longer run in, periods....

Joe P
28-01-11, 06:18 AM
John,

This kind of scenario?
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5395594408_9bae5ca610.jpg
Possibly, but I was thinking more along the lines of ...

http://www.gear21.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/knowspock_good_evil.jpg

However, I've not ruled out transporter accident / duplication. It's happened before.

mFe3ZtWnyB8

If this doesn't work, indeed.

Joe

Gerard124
28-01-11, 06:25 AM
'Evil Tony' invites Girl next door around for tea and biscuits, she rushes into the lounge to admire Tony's huge Tannoys, instantly she spots the Harbeths and faints, falls to the ground and cracks her skull wide open on one of Harbeths, 'Evil Tony' desperately tries to hide the evidence.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NVQujPOPx2c/Sv2BIreJBpI/AAAAAAAAMqE/JPA-pWLMeTQ/s1600/what.jpg

Tony L
28-01-11, 06:31 AM
'Evil Tony' invites Girl next door around for tea and biscuits, she rushes into the lounge to admire Tony's huge Tannoys, instantly she spots the Harbeths and faints, falls to the ground and cracks her skull wide open on one of Harbeths, 'Evil Tony' desperately tries to hide the evidence.

A remarkably accurate picture - notice how even in a situation of extreme trauma / emergency OCD tendencies focus concentration on the matrix numbers of the vinyl. Now one of these has to be a UK 1st pressing, surely.... Oooh look, a 'Porky' inscription and A1/B1 matrixes... Result!

Tony.

Gerard124
28-01-11, 06:36 AM
Now one of these has to be a UK 1st pressing, surely.... Oooh look, a 'Porky' inscription and A1/B1 matrixes... Result!

and er nice legs.... her's you fool!

Gerard124
28-01-11, 06:38 AM
Joking apart, WTF is going on in that photo?

Gerard124
28-01-11, 06:39 AM
Vinyl fetish?

joel
28-01-11, 06:42 AM
A rather boring response to the original question...
It may be that Tony tired of his Tannoys because they displayed the typically mid-rangy, non-linear response of high-efficiency speakers, but was unwilling to change his underpowered valve amps for something more suitable with the flatter* Harbeths, even in the face of evidence that the Harbs could do the job.

*though still far from flat, apparently.

Jonathan Ribee
28-01-11, 06:42 AM
Harbeth were unavailable for comment, but our investigator managed to get this shot of the "person" delivering Tony's new speakers...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/11/24/article-0-021BD0AC00000578-828_468x330.jpg

Joe Hutch
28-01-11, 06:43 AM
Joking apart, WTF is going on in that photo?

Woman has topped herself. Bloke is checking to see if there are any heavy metal records that she might have been playing backwards.

or

Woman is in a deep coma. Bloke is checking to confirm his suspicions that she has been listening to five Grateful Dead albums in succession.

Cereal Killer
28-01-11, 06:45 AM
I'd say they're both trippin on acid and trying to listen to the records by placing them on pulse points on her bod ... guess where the one in his hands is going next!

Gerard124
28-01-11, 06:53 AM
Vinyl fetish?

afewbeers
28-01-11, 06:57 AM
Tony gets wrong end of stick in long running "All speakers sound the same" thread

Cereal Killer
28-01-11, 07:08 AM
The would've been perfect in the pic: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MICRO-SEIKI-DDX-1000-TURNTABLE-SME-READY-/120676961617?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiF i_Turntables&hash=item1c18e84d51

canonman
28-01-11, 07:08 AM
Harbeth were unavailable for comment, but our investigator managed to get this shot of the "person" delivering Tony's new speakers...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/11/24/article-0-021BD0AC00000578-828_468x330.jpg
Alan Shaw sends the lads round to see Tony

http://pukhtana09.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/alien-abduction.png

Elephantears
28-01-11, 07:10 AM
It all started here:

http://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/showthread.php?t=89117

Look at Tony's first post, I blame Elephantears. Longtime member Ross also fell victim as well.

I wondered if this was coming. Perhaps you can offer me up as a sacrificial victim for a ritual purging of the community.

The Harbeths ARE as good as everybody says they are - I'm convinced of that - but they are a lot more demanding about the room you put them in than Alan Shaw says they are. They are not easy to integrate in a British Victorian living room, unless that room is a dedicated listening room with not much else in it. Look at Basil's room, for example, or Ryder's dedicated and treated room in Malaysia. It's not impossible.

If you look at my original post, I am very very specific about a) the music I used for the test, b) the partnering equipment, and c) the conditions, height of stands etc. So many evaluative posts on here don't give musical examples. I did note that I was concerned about their limits with rock music, for example. I also said that a home demo was required, and when I did this I was frankly boring myself with the details I gave about my difficulties in integrating the Harbeths in my room.

Finally, the Harbeth's don't do everything superbly - and the lack of tight and fast bass is their biggest limitation. Hence the compelling saga of Tony's return to the Tannoy's, which I very much hope will be successful soon. Saying this, I think the Harbeth bass issue isn't so simple - I've heard such massive variations in different rooms now that its an open question for me.

Tony L
28-01-11, 07:16 AM
It all started here:

http://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/showthread.php?t=89117

Look at Tony's first post, I blame Elephantears. Longtime member Ross also fell victim as well.

Just to nail this one down very, very firmly, I may be an idiot but all decisions are entirely my own - there is no way I'd ever try and deflect blame onto anyone else here! It is worth remembering I lived very happily with C7s for many years, i.e. I knew the Harbeth sound and priority set better than most. The only thing I didn't know was the extent to which I had got used to / was happy with the Tannoys. I have therefore learnt something. I also exchanged many PMs with Elephantears which proved very useful.

Now, please, someone buy the Harbeths and allow me to move on!

Tony.

John
28-01-11, 07:17 AM
'Evil Tony' invites Girl next door around for tea and biscuits, she rushes into the lounge to admire Tony's huge Tannoys, instantly she spots the Harbeths and faints, falls to the ground and cracks her skull wide open on one of Harbeths, 'Evil Tony' desperately tries to hide the evidence.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NVQujPOPx2c/Sv2BIreJBpI/AAAAAAAAMqE/JPA-pWLMeTQ/s1600/what.jpg

Surely that must be the 'Evil Tony', look how he's handling that record.:o

John
28-01-11, 07:19 AM
I wondered if this was coming. Perhaps you can offer me up as a sacrificial victim for a ritual purging of the community.


So sorry, should have added one of these ;) after your name!

Cereal Killer
28-01-11, 07:21 AM
Evil Tony wouldn't have finger prints, just leaves a cold shadow for a few seconds then evaporates...

Gerard124
28-01-11, 07:27 AM
Surely that must be the 'Evil Tony', look how he's handling that record.


There is a dead girl on the floor and your looking at somebody putting there dabs on an old record - your inability to empathize is shocking :D

honmanm
28-01-11, 07:28 AM
The Harbeths ... are a lot more demanding about the room you put them in than Alan Shaw says they are

Definitely true for the P3ESRs too... funny thing is that the early HL-P3s really do have a "plonk 'em down anywhere" character.

barrymidd
28-01-11, 07:31 AM
'Evil Tony' invites Girl next door around for tea and biscuits, she rushes into the lounge to admire Tony's huge Tannoys, instantly she spots the Harbeths and faints, falls to the ground and cracks her skull wide open on one of Harbeths, 'Evil Tony' desperately tries to hide the evidence.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NVQujPOPx2c/Sv2BIreJBpI/AAAAAAAAMqE/JPA-pWLMeTQ/s1600/what.jpg
Caption for the photo:
He is saying :
"Hang on! There is a hole in the middle of this one! AND THE RECORD!"
I'll get me coat....................

Cereal Killer
28-01-11, 07:32 AM
Now, wheres that slot ...

lexi
28-01-11, 07:35 AM
I think the "getting used to the sound"
is a big factor rightly or otherwise.

I've had these 15" hpd reconed TWICE by Tannoy now.
Had them 25yrs and 12" and 10" before that
That looks pretty sad written down :rolleyes:

More of a surprise to me is why T.L. bought
NEW speakers. Hi fi Depreciation?
I though you were innoculated against that?

Gerard124
28-01-11, 07:42 AM
Maybe its a Steely Dan Record, I'll get my coat too ........

Gerard124
28-01-11, 07:44 AM
Hi fi Depreciation? I though you were innoculated against that?

Thats what I was implying in my original post, must have been a hell of a salesman at the dealers!

Gerard124
28-01-11, 08:45 AM
Tony, in your current state of mid life confusion I am prescribing you with a pair of these, mono won't work. :cool:

http://bp1.blogger.com/_E1yDr0XCGus/R73sXGt6yuI/AAAAAAAAAJw/t4ksW9jK3z0/s400/jbs_hifi.jpg

Gerard124
28-01-11, 08:58 AM
Actually scrap the previous prescription, your 'crisis' is chronic you need stronger medicine - this should do it.

http://www.davidsaudio.com/assets/images/Kappa_Girl.JPG

ps
Trust this post complies with AUP?

barrymidd
28-01-11, 09:01 AM
That one's got a hole in the middle too!

chrism
28-01-11, 09:05 AM
How much do these upgrades cost?

Gerard124
28-01-11, 09:10 AM
If you have to ask you can't afford it

Mick P
28-01-11, 09:11 AM
Chaps

I think some of you lot need to learn the meaning of the word contentment.

My main system is a Naim 52+Supercap / NAP300 / Briks on Mana.

I am content and happy and I just enjoy it and listen to the music.

If you are fretting about changing something or other, then you cannot be fully relaxed and hence you are not gaining full enjoyment of your system.

In other words you are worrying too much about the hardware and not fully enjoying the software.

Tony should buy another set of Tannoys and then call it quits.

Regards

Mick

Gerard124
28-01-11, 09:14 AM
Sorry I really should be more 'inclusive' just in case I left anyone out...

http://www.audiolofftreport.com/images/Aldo%20Nova%20with%20loudspeakers.jpg

Joe Hutch
28-01-11, 09:15 AM
I agree with Mick. Holidays are a better use of your money than major hi-fi 'upgrades' anyway.

chrism
28-01-11, 09:16 AM
Don't wish to know how much the last upgrade costs!

James Evans
28-01-11, 09:20 AM
That's Mick in his cycling gear. It's clear he's found true happiness with his system from that beam on his cherubic face.

Gerard124
28-01-11, 09:26 AM
Merely an alternative, not an upgrade

Mick P
28-01-11, 09:30 AM
Chaps

The answer is obvious. Stop farting around with wierd stuff and go for the solid and reliable stuff with a proven track record.

In the case of speakers (including old stuff) I would go for big Tannoys, Briks, ATC, DBLs, NBLs and others of a similar stardard.

By buying this sort of stuff, you are not going to go far wrong.

I am presuming you agree that as a general maxim, the bigger the speaker the better.

Regards

Mick

chrism
28-01-11, 09:42 AM
Merely an alternative, not an upgrade

I trust your advice that it is not an upgrade :D.

Regards

Gerard124
28-01-11, 09:51 AM
I am presuming you agree that as a general maxim, the bigger the speaker the better

Tony, F.F.S stop dicking around with weedy 15" drivers.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/ElectronicsIllustrated/2-1960/med_big_speaker.jpgT

Gerard124
28-01-11, 09:54 AM
Sorry this is in no way related to this topic but this picture/story is fantastic

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/ModernMechanix/9-1931/lrg_cavalry_radio.jpg

Anyone think of a caption?

canonman
28-01-11, 10:00 AM
Tony, F.F.S stop dicking around with weedy 15" drivers.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/ElectronicsIllustrated/2-1960/med_big_speaker.jpgT
http://www.royaldevice.com/custom.htm

chrism
28-01-11, 10:03 AM
Now that's what I call an upgrade!

Stop fiddling with those weedy 6 inchers.

Regards

Gerard124
28-01-11, 10:37 AM
The girl on the right really got the shitty end of the stick look at the size of that speaker she has had to lift onto the desk, whilst her colleague has only had to lift that tiny one and got a chair to sit on - looks like a classic case of employer bullying to me.

lexi
28-01-11, 10:39 AM
Sorry this is in no way related to this topic but this picture/story is fantastic

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/ModernMechanix/9-1931/lrg_cavalry_radio.jpg

Anyone think of a caption?



NOTW undercover hacker in race fixing scandal. :o

Gerard124
28-01-11, 10:47 AM
NOTW, God I was slow on the uptake there - (News of the World) DOh!

starbuck
28-01-11, 10:48 AM
Anyone think of a caption?

"When Lewis signed up for the hifi forum reality TV show, he didn't realise that disagreements would be settled by jousting."

Still
28-01-11, 10:52 AM
http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Still_PFM/30a1de9d.jpg

Anyone think of a caption?

"Chaps

The answer is obvious. Stop farting around with wierd stuff and go for the solid and reliable stuff with a proven track record."

Gerard124
28-01-11, 10:56 AM
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/ModernMechanix/9-1931/lrg_cavalry_radio.jpg

Using Portable Radio equipment whilst riding can result in injury to yourself or others - always bring horse to a complete standstill before attempting to use the equipment - and never send or receive Morse code whilst in motion.

RustyB
28-01-11, 12:35 PM
Anyone think of a caption?[/QUOTE]

Imagine Algernon's surprise; he was expecting a Sopwith CAMEL!

wheres vuk
28-01-11, 12:40 PM
Tony wanted to get to the other side of the shtreet?

Rico
28-01-11, 12:41 PM
so did Tony sell his Tannoys, then? And now he's selling the Harbeths as well?

what next, buying SBLs?!

darrylfunk
28-01-11, 12:57 PM
deffo not he wants an upgrade.

quick naim joke alert....

tony i will keep my eyes open for some decent tannoys a mate just sold some nice 12"s

bob atherton
28-01-11, 03:01 PM
Anyone think of a caption?[/QUOTE]

Ted had hit upon a way of releiving the tedium of Thursdays.

1000RPM
28-01-11, 05:01 PM
continuing with the rather boring response...

we search for 'flat' speakers, but really all speakers have character, so its a case of finding a character we're willing to call a friend. And our 'friend' will insist on doing things its own way. I've just been listening to a few rarely-played LPs tonight, and its been interesting hearing how my KLH5s react.

anyways, on with the discussion - all groovy in the photo, but there is a hint of reel-to-reel in the left corner...can't work out what it is...

Jonathan Ribee
28-01-11, 05:06 PM
all groovy in the photo, but there is a hint of reel-to-reel in the left corner...can't work out what it is...

Could be a Revox A77 with the guard flipped down.

http://www.taperecorder.co.uk/a77small.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NVQujPOPx2c/Sv2BIreJBpI/AAAAAAAAMqE/JPA-pWLMeTQ/s1600/what.jpg

Jonathan Ribee
28-01-11, 05:11 PM
Or the suitcase model. He could have been a travelling vinyl healer.

http://www.taperecorder.co.uk/a77large.jpg

1000RPM
28-01-11, 05:17 PM
blimey - suitcase model...I think you've got it :)

joel
28-01-11, 05:35 PM
continuing with the rather boring response...
we search for 'flat' speakers, but really all speakers have character, so its a case of finding a character we're willing to call a friend.
Indeed. And all speakers interact with their surroundings in different and often unpredictable ways. And of course recordings themselves are even more all over the place than the playback equipment. It's a mess. The best thing you can do is find a setup you can live with, and then live with it.

Basil
28-01-11, 05:46 PM
Indeed. And all speakers interact with their surroundings in different and often unpredictable ways. And of course recordings themselves are even more all over the place than the playback equipment. It's a mess. The best thing you can do is find a setup you can live with, and then live with it.


Spot, bloody on!

Jonathan Ribee
29-01-11, 10:13 AM
http://jasonjeffrey.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/alien-midway.jpg?w=350&h=366

Since starting this investigation I have been visited by a sunflower seed eating FBI agent, a woman I recognise from somewhere - I think she was in Ghostbusters, and the gentleman pictured above. He said he was trying to sell me double glazing, but there was something about him that didn't seem quite right.

Cereal Killer
29-01-11, 10:17 AM
Did he forget to offer you the BOGOF deal? bet that's what gave it away...

Jonathan Ribee
29-01-11, 10:40 AM
Absolutely. He seemed genuinely interested in answering my questions, showed empathy and agreed that he couldn't help me. It was obviously a set up.

Cereal Killer
29-01-11, 10:44 AM
Damn, busted....

Purite Audio
29-01-11, 12:09 PM
Indeed. And all speakers interact with their surroundings in different and often unpredictable ways. And of course recordings themselves are even more all over the place than the playback equipment. It's a mess. The best thing you can do is find a setup you can live with, and then live with it.

Joel Hi, have you ever tried active room correction At all?
Keith.

Joe P
29-01-11, 12:29 PM
Keith,

I've wanted to try Manley's massive passive equalizer for some time, but I'm worried that after spending more than $6k on one and fiddling with the dials for days I'll find the flat position best.

http://static.kvraudio.com/i/b/man_ssmst_hq.jpg

Joe

Cereal Killer
29-01-11, 12:46 PM
Room correction appears to be a 21st century term for a graphic equalizer.....

Basil
29-01-11, 12:53 PM
Keith,

I've wanted to try Manley's massive passive equalizer for some time, but I'm worried that after spending more than $6k on one and fiddling with the dials for days I'll find the flat position best.

http://static.kvraudio.com/i/b/man_ssmst_hq.jpg

Joe

But will it crack Warp 9.975?

Purite Audio
29-01-11, 02:18 PM
Modern room optimisers are a lot more sophisticated than an equaliser, as well as frequency response , you can alter phase and group delay, you can even remap the position of your speakers, and they are completely transparent!
Keith.

Cereal Killer
29-01-11, 02:28 PM
So more like AV/DSP Equalizers then.

Purite Audio
29-01-11, 02:33 PM
R in my room I had a big bass suck out, the Trinnov replaces that and cuts the accompanying peak which was causing some resonance, every element of the sound is improved, I can push the speakers back to the wall, it is a neat bit of kit.
Keith.

joel
29-01-11, 03:57 PM
Joel Hi, have you ever tried active room correction At all?
Keith.Yes. And they work quite well, though not quite as well, perhaps, as some of the people who make and sell them would have us believe.
What will probably be my next speakers have drc built in (the room correction software is on a PC, but the settings are stored in each speaker).

Room correction appears to be a 21st century term for a graphic equalizer.....Nothing wrong with that. EQ works, and is used extensively. Every time you move your speakers you're playing with EQ. Every time you play a record, your phono stage is applying some fairly radical eq to the signal.

The trick is to apply just enough eq to get a specific job done, not to fiddle around trying to get everything "perfect".

Purite Audio
29-01-11, 04:01 PM
Joel Hi, which speakers might those been then? Here the 'optimiser' box has made a far more significant improvement than any other piece of equipment since I got the horns.
Regards Keith.

joel
29-01-11, 04:31 PM
I was given a demo of the biggish newish Genelecs a while back, which was very impressive. They're good, well-designed speakers to start with. Helped a friend set up his KRKs with the little room optimizer thing they make, which had some effect. It's totally automatic and operates in the LF only.
The Genelec system is far and away the most impressive I've heard to date. It's optimized for each speaker, and control can be as automated or as manual as you want it to be. You can know exactly what it's doing all the time.

Purite Audio
29-01-11, 04:38 PM
Sounds good , I heard some Tact stuff a few years back ,it improved imaging but killed the sound a little, the Trinnov I have been experimenting with doesn't seem to , I really believe these boxes are the future.
Keith.

joel
29-01-11, 04:48 PM
DSP and FPGA aren't the future, they're here, now. Just not in the systems of most home audio people. I've not liked TACT either. It's quite aggressive in what it does, and I didn't much care for the result. Apparently it's perfection. I'll stick with the imperfect that I can actually listen to.
Anyway, we're veering far off-topic, since the problems Tony had with the Prima Luna and the SH5s are the kind you can't really EQ. And in any case he chose to keep his lowish powered and therefore slightly EQ unfriendly amp over the Harbeths.

kuma
29-01-11, 04:56 PM
I was given a demo of the biggish newish Genelecs a while back, which was very impressive. They're good, well-designed speakers to start with. Helped a friend set up his KRKs with the little room optimizer thing they make, which had some effect. It's totally automatic and operates in the LF only.

Must be the KRK ERgo.
http://www.soundonsound.com/newspix/image/ergo.jpg

A friend recently switched over from Transporter into a Meridian active system to all KRK system using the little device.

For as little as 350$ USD, it might be an interesting experiment for some.

RustyB
30-01-11, 01:36 PM
what next, buying SBLs?![/QUOTE]

Steady on, he's had a little mistracking episode, but not completely lost the plot!

Stuart Frazer
30-01-11, 03:16 PM
I was given a demo of the biggish newish Genelecs a while back, which was very impressive. They're good, well-designed speakers to start with. Helped a friend set up his KRKs with the little room optimizer thing they make, which had some effect. It's totally automatic and operates in the LF only.
The Genelec system is far and away the most impressive I've heard to date. It's optimized for each speaker, and control can be as automated or as manual as you want it to be. You can know exactly what it's doing all the time.

They look interesting. I was actually considering if I could afford to buy a pair. I then realised they are 3,200 for each speaker.

Stuart

darrylfunk
31-01-11, 03:35 AM
the krk ergo is a poor relation designed by tact/lyngdorf.
i still believe you should get the room working correctly before trying to let processors tidy up the faults.

Purite Audio
31-01-11, 06:07 AM
Darryl hi, I had swathes of different density acoustic foam here ( still here in fact so if anybody needs any) and the foam did help , but the Trinnov has made a really significant improvement to the sound in my room, far greater than any other single component.
Keith.