The Grande Utopia Project

VR3
VR3 Posts: 24,845
May take years to reach the conclusion here but part 1 is done... Remove the back panels to see what's up.

After twenty plus years, they were basically glued shut! Custom handles and a metal bar for leverage, they came off with much effort

Interesting tid bits, the bass enclosure takes up half of the middle enclosure.

The tweeter adjustment is flat, plus one db, down one db. I went to down one db for my room.
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- Not Tom

"No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,303
    That looks like fun.....lol
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,677
    This is gonna be an incredible and fun journey for Trey.
    Stock, these speakers present a midbass/bass that you have never heard before. You won't know what this means until you hear it.
    Modified, these things will make a grown man cry.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,845
    This could be the start of something awesome 😁
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    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,742
    Drool.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,845
    Testing... Testing...
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    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,845


    Sound clip, recorded with my phone... About 105db peaks
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,988
    Sounds realistic.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,706
    Holy crap Trey, I thought there was no way that was going to sound good, but it did. Quite a bit of weight in that passage.
    I disabled signatures.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,845
    Thanks man... The grandes are ferocious. Their midbass is unlike anything I've heard... On top of the sub 20hz capabilities. The high end dramatically cleaned up with the new parts thrown in there.
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,137
    Dang Trey, those are gorgeous B) I heard a pair of these years ago powered by a massive Boulder amp, in a dealers main room and they were GLORIOUS Congratulations on owning a pair them :)
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,055
    VR3 wrote: »


    Sound clip, recorded with my phone... About 105db peaks

    My phone's speaker about popped. Taking requests? Nice work as usual.
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,251
    I bet bubble guppies sounds GREAT on them ;)
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,845
    Bahhhh, bubble guppies has 4k watts, quad 18s and in ceiling surround... Be bumping!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,901
    You guys need to up your game to "Miraculous"

    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,742
    I can’t wait to get a chance to check these out.....perhaps about a month from now....wink, wink....
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,677
    Cool man. Let us know when you are coming up this way, Troy.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,845
    Yeah maybe we can get ol Tom. And @Reagan over for a mini polkfest haha
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Reagan
    Reagan Posts: 73
    Yes!!! BTW, I placed an order today for a Hana ML cart to replace the Dynavector high output.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,845
    That should be sweet!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,742
    Aight...I'll see what the calendar looks like
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,517
    TroyD wrote: »
    Aight...I'll see what the calendar looks like

    square thing some with pictures and most all have individual square blocks for all the days......sheeesh!
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,251
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    You guys need to up your game to "Miraculous"


    Already been there done that lol… it was in rotation for a long time then they moved onto other things lol…
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,251
    Clipdat wrote: »

    Last post in that thread says they sold on eBay lol
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • Malbec
    Malbec Posts: 539
    I bet bubble guppies sounds GREAT on them ;)

    Ha Ha. Bubble Guppies. Mr. Grouper sits atop the left channel. Mr. Grumpfish used to be on
    the right but he moved to the beach a few years ago to hang out with a scantily clad pufferfish.
    Spookyz is the cartoon du jour at this time.
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  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,055
    Nice. Does it double as a marshmallow toaster?
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,845
    It very well might!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,988
    But what about the Mini Utopias! The Mini Utopias!

    I just like saying that. Mini Utopia!