The Grande Utopia Project

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,634
    VR3 wrote: »
    I have no idea how this will sound


    DAYUM! Sounds like they are getting after it!
    Those look huge.
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,427
    They sound Grande to me!
  • Even coming through youtube and my computer sound card I could tell there's a lot of effortless power and air there. :) What's the track?
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    Great song!

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    - Not Tom

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  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,207
    Speakers look taller than the Christmas tree! My wife is a saint, but yours is an angel!
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    Kw750...

    If the grande was a bucking bronco before the kw750 is definitely the ring master.

    Wow wow wow
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,121
    What he is really saying is that he is doing a Meg Ryan right now...

    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: 25,461

    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,121
    VR3 wrote: »
    I have no idea how this will sound

    Trey, do this again but this time, try it with the new amp. I am wondering if the difference can be heard on our end...

    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: 25,461
    edited December 2021
    I'll do that next time I listen

    Side note, I listened to blue man group last night... Frightening. I've seen them live and the grande brings the experience.

    The difference is the tri Vista is like perfect for the mezzo. It just is not enough for grande. The amount of effortless clarity and weight in the mids and highs is amazing with the extra headroom
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    So this is approximately the same volume... For some reason the compressor on my phone didn't kick in this time... But none the less you can really hear the headroom the system has at full tilt... Like it is coasting now!

    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,121
    Oh, yeah. You can tell the difference even from afar. Much cleaner, clearer, crisp and articulate. Can't wait to hear it in person. I'll be there at 4:00 this morning. I hope we don't wake the little one...

    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 ~

  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,945
    edited December 2021
    Kw’s and Grand Utopias?

    I’ll bet that a disturbing amount man chowder has been flying around that room lately
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,121
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    ~ 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: 25,461
    Freaking goose bumps...surreal

    The dynamic build between 1:45 to 230 is... Incredible

    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 10,898
    I've heard Bose Wave Radios that sound better than that.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    Lol!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,465
    Imagine how much better they would be if you got them six feet out into the room. :p
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 10,898
    I saw a few photos of other setups with these speakers and it seems like they aren't too picky about placement and wall boundaries:
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    Yeah the grande is by far the least picky speaker I've ever owned... If my room was bigger I would definitely get them further off the back wall
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    Listened for several hours last night and this song has become a huge favorite

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    The Marian hill remix

    The drum hit is extremely dynamic and the subsonic bass sweep that happen periodically through out the song is simply ridiculous.

    Great mix.
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    Final phase of the band aid mod before I can do a future full tear down and rewire

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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
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,121
    Did the band aid mod make any discernible change?

    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: 25,461
    edited January 2
    Absolutely... Far superior sound staging and all of the high frequency hash is gone from those silly ceramics and cheap poly caps (and maybe even that inductor placement)... Oh and far greater Air in the highs

    Edit... This is the first time I have thought the mids and highs to be comparable to the modded mezzo but maybe not 100%.

    There are still two audyn caps directly in line with the mids that will take a substantial investment and full rebuild to go CMR
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    Band aid mod

    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Reagan
    Reagan Posts: 94
    What is the tune? Not "Band Aid Mod" I know. It's crazy but you can kind of hear the quality through the PC headphones. Can't wait to hear this in person!
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    edited January 19
    Gracias 😊 great track

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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
  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,646
    With sound like that, I'm not sure how you get any work done!
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,461
    I have to admit I find myself listening whenever I can! 👂👂👂
    - Not Tom

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