Never thought the day would come.....new speakers once again.

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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 3,085
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    Dayuum! Very nice . . . Congrats 🥳
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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 25,080
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    Congrats!! WOW, very impressive. B)

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  • treitz3
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    Thank you for the congrat's and complements, gentlemen. I was able to find out the differences in the speakers (somewhat)

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    Much to my surprise, they are 1Db more efficient and dig lower by 3Db. They are, (as mentioned) heavy. Close to 100 pounds heavier than the speakers I currently have and significantly bigger...obviously.

    I still have yet to find what the nominal ohm rating is. I might have to contact Ty for this 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. ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,028
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    6 inches taller than the grande, wowzers
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,327
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    Ah, ****, son!

    These may or "may not" work. If they don't?

    Well, we shall find something that does!

    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. ~
  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 4,163
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    Now that’s a beautiful set of Towers ! Congratulations!
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,077
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    "Trey's system (VR3) has an element to the reproductive effort that becomes hard to explain. I believe the best word would be the "scale" of the music. Both his and my systems can throw the exact size of a venue with ease but his goes beyond (and this is where it gets hard to describe). His has a presence and scale that can only be done with more displacement on the mains. Yes, the dual Rythmik F25's bring me much closer to the scale he has but I feel that in order to achieve what his rig offers, it has to be on the mains, based upon my experience listening to his rig.

    So, Tom hit on one thing that is really important....and maybe the most important thing to me in a system and pair of speakers is the ability to reproduce scale and be effortless. Trey's GU's, IMO, set the bar pretty high there.....the Bozak Concert Grands were also magnificent in that respect. They had a myriad of other shortcomings but no other speaker I've owned could play so effortlessly and, IMO, that's a function of moving a shitton of air. I think it's easy to get caught up in equating how low a speaker or system will play with being effortless but it's not an exact apples to apples comparison.

    Just my .02

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,028
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    You coming up in November Troy? We should all get together for sure
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,077
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    Date?

    We've got plans veterans day w/e but other than that....I'm good.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,315
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    Congrats!!!!!!!!! I still enjoy my Highland H2's. Man, they are 50 lbs heavier than mine. Must be genetics. LOL Beautiful looking speaker.
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,028
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    TroyD wrote: »
    Date?

    We've got plans veterans day w/e but other than that....I'm good.

    Let's take to text, but I'm down. Tom should have these dialed in by the 64th of an inch within 24 hours of returning back to his trip. 2ilp be demo ready!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,522
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    In the words of the late, great George Grand (of the Jersey Grands) "There's no replacement for displacement." Amen.
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  • smglbrth
    smglbrth Posts: 1,460
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    Sweeeet, congrats!
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,099
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    Are these in the house yet?
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,327
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    No sir. Not this weekend but next weekend, I will pick them up.

    This will be my all-time record for picking up a pair of speakers. Something like 1,500 miles round trip and a 3 day adventure.

    My butt will be very sore from sitting in the driver seat for that amount of time. No two day trip this time...there WILL be a hotel stay somewhere along the way....maybe two.

    I drove 11 hours one way to Ty's factory when I was younger and stupid to pick up the Linbrooks that I currently have. That ain't the case anymore.....although, I may be just as stupid. TBT.

    Hopefully it's worth the drive....time will tell....

    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. ~
  • skipshot12
    skipshot12 Posts: 1,002
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    No sir. Not this weekend but next weekend, I will pick them up.

    This will be my all-time record for picking up a pair of speakers. Something like 1,500 miles round trip and a 3 day adventure.

    My butt will be very sore from sitting in the driver seat for that amount of time. No two day trip this time...there WILL be a hotel stay somewhere along the way....maybe two.

    I drove 11 hours one way to Ty's factory when I was younger and stupid to pick up the Linbrooks that I currently have. That ain't the case anymore.....although, I may be just as stupid. TBT.

    Hopefully it's worth the drive....time will tell....

    Tom

    Welcome to the 1,000 mile club.... :D
    Well worth it in my opinion.

    Looking forward to your listening experience.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,327
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    Well, I am heading out tomorrow to go get them. Was going to bring something that offered a little bit of "protection" (we are not allowed to talk about this subject on this forum). With crime the way it is up there, I mentioned that I was going to do this to a friend of mine who has followed my audio journey for sometime at Home Depot today.

    He stated that if I did? 3 years mandatory jail time.

    So, I need to go into the heart of the problem unprepared? How F'd up is THAT?

    Wish me luck.....had I known this, I probably wouldn't have purchased the speakers to begin with. That's too much of a gamble. Between the carjackings, robberies and crime up there compared to what I am used too in my neck of the woods? Wow.

    I see now, why so many people are moving from there to here.

    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. ~
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,663
    edited October 2022
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    Well, I am heading out tomorrow to go get them. Was going to bring something that offered a little bit of "protection" (we are not allowed to talk about this subject on this forum). With crime the way it is up there, I mentioned that I was going to do this to a friend of mine who has followed my audio journey for sometime at Home Depot today.

    He stated that if I did? 3 years mandatory jail time.

    So, I need to go into the heart of the problem unprepared? How F'd up is THAT?

    Wish me luck.....had I known this, I probably wouldn't have purchased the speakers to begin with. That's too much of a gamble. Between the carjackings, robberies and crime up there compared to what I am used too in my neck of the woods? Wow.

    I see now, why so many people are moving from there to here.

    Tom

    Not sure I would agree with that. I would have done my research and had many conversations before the purchase. If you don’t feel comfortable don’t do the deal. And don’t forget I live in Texas….

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,099
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    Prayers for a safe, pleasurable and rewarding journey. Post pics along the way.
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,028
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    You will be fine Tom
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,576
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    VR3 wrote: »
    You will be fine Tom

    Yea he's too ugly to take home to mama.....

    😉
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    @treitz3 - be alert and trust your gut. If you are anxious listen to yourself, don’t suppress your better judgment.

    No audio gear is worth one’s personal safety.

    Enjoy the trip along the way, and you just might find things go smoothly and uneventfully.

    Sending prayers for your journey!

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,099
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    Check out the diner’s drive-ins and dives website for good eats along the way

    https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/diners-drive-ins-and-dives
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  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,050
    edited October 2022
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    I had the exact same thoughts years ago when going to pick up some speakers several states away and carrying a fair amount of cash. The penalty for getting caught packing wasn't worth the risk to me either. I brought along an audio bud instead which also made for a pleasant trip. Good luck to you.
  • nooshinjohn
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    Does a realistic air soft or BB pistol count as carrying? Sometimes the i illusion is all you need.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,576
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    Does a realistic air soft or BB pistol count as carrying? Sometimes the i illusion is all you need.

    Bad bad advice!
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,372
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    Enjoy a peaceful trip!
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,077
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    VR3 wrote: »
    You will be fine Tom

    This.
    Does a realistic air soft or BB pistol count as carrying? Sometimes the i illusion is all you need.

    Terrible advice
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • newbie308
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    Your safety really depends on what part of NY you are heading into. Most of the state is actually really nice country, farmland and stunning mountains. The "urban" areas, not so much... I mean, unless you like that kind of thing. I like Watkin's Glenn and the finger lakes region a lot, and Hancock is really nice, too. Buffalo is eh, so long as you get there during the two weeks a year that it isn't snowing. LOL
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,028
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    Exactly... New york outsid eof new york city is literally fields.

    We drove from NYC to rodchester and then over to Niagara falls maybe 6 or 7 years ago... Really great drive.

    New york state park, aka, grande canyon of the east is stunning
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.