There's a thing in my house

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,340
-- a new-to-me thing.
It's very, very dense.
Very.
Dense.


Here is a bottom view.

34211237723_4c0a931f26_b.jpgDSC_8306 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

and a bottom/side view.

34858131692_94b2a5e46d_b.jpgDSC_8309 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

Further details as events warrant.
It'll be a while -- this is a project*.


* Not a Pro-Ject (just to be clear).
"Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,143
    Ahhh, COME on!!!
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,244
    YOU TEASE!
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    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,515
    DOC there is a nasty little spider near your Spider!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,340
    yes, the arachnid-type spider has been -- dealt with.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,202
    Made in Italy. Me likey already.
    audiothesis.com/

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,145
    Doesn't look like a DAC to me. :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,340
    edited May 31
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Doesn't look like a DAC to me. :)

    Verily.

    :)

    (I need to post an "in use" DAC photo -- it's been a little nutty 'round the ol' Hardy household latterly)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,534
    edited May 31
    Best Guess...

    http://sica.it/en/products.html?page=shop.browse&category_id=8&parentCategory=1

    Last one listed, the 8 inch version. Or possibly 10 inch.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.

    Bedroom: Mac Mini, XBox One 500Gb+2TB External, Control Marantz SR6008 powering the top halves of the towers, Dumb amp Harman Kardon HK3490 powering the lower halves of the towers, RTiA7 passively bi-amped, Alpine CDA-9886 car deck for radio purposes, Schiit Asgard 2, Sony MDR-1R.

    Keiko wrote: »
    That's offensive and not audio related. I'm telling! :#
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,340
    bigger.
    and there are two of them.
    in one box.

    one very dense box.

    :)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,534
    Dual 12 inch coaxes in one box? Cripes...I was thinkin ten inch at most...but a dozen inches....sweet! (Apologies, I like a bit of detective work!)
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.

    Bedroom: Mac Mini, XBox One 500Gb+2TB External, Control Marantz SR6008 powering the top halves of the towers, Dumb amp Harman Kardon HK3490 powering the lower halves of the towers, RTiA7 passively bi-amped, Alpine CDA-9886 car deck for radio purposes, Schiit Asgard 2, Sony MDR-1R.

    Keiko wrote: »
    That's offensive and not audio related. I'm telling! :#
  • rednedtugentrednedtugent Posts: 10,282
    First!
    (in line to buy the Doc Hardy speakers) :D
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,226
    Hmmm...it's a speaker....screwed to a piece of pine....with a DENSE 10lb rock on it for stabilization.

    What is lemon zester!
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  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,101
    Butt shakers for the front porch swing? Tractor speakers? Brown sound generator?
    Don't ban me, bro....
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,340
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Dual 12 inch coaxes in one box? Cripes...I was thinkin ten inch at most...but a dozen inches....sweet! (Apologies, I like a bit of detective work!)

    Bigger. :)

    Based on appearances, I would think this thing is brown-note-compliant.
    Oh, and mrbiron, it is (to the best of my knowledge) 100% rock free.

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,515
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Hmmm...it's a speaker....screwed to a piece of pine....with a DENSE 10lb rock on it for stabilization.

    What is lemon zester!

    it not a rock on it, it is ;) a certain phono amp
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,340
    Much work remains to be done -- right now, we're looking at two beefy 15" dual VC drivers mounted in an -- interesting -- configuration in a massive MDF prototype box.

    ... but the thing certainly looks purposeful; I have to think it will be good for something, audio-wise.

    :)


    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • FTGVFTGV Posts: 3,507
    edited June 1
    Looks like bottom woofer is slot loaded with the floor or a bottom panel?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,340
    The bottom woofer fires "up" into the sealed enclosure (it's back side hangs out in the breeze, as the photo shows, albeit none too clearly).

    The other woofer fires "out" of the front of the enclosure. You'll have to take my word for now; it's too danged heavy to drag out of its current (temporary) resting place :)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • FTGVFTGV Posts: 3,507
    So then its push pull with bottom woofer slot loaded.Should dig deep.
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