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

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,316
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    Ivan, no way. I have, however turned them down with the addition of the "bell", as everyone seems to refer to them as.

    That was surprising.

    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. ~
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,599
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    But Tom can you correctly identify over 70% of the time the gold bowl versus this rare Gone With the Wind "Bonnie Blue" decorative painted plate, available here (as a part of a set of 12) - placed in the exact same spot?
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    Go ahead and have your wife blindfold you, and then she can swap the bowl for the plate back and forth ten times and record the results. Let me know how you do, I'll be here waiting.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,316
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    No.

    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. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,316
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    There were actually 2 Woodmere series within the 15 speakers sold by Ty. The first version was mine. Taller. The second series were shorter (albeit not by much) but slightly deeper in depth.

    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. ~
  • engie490
    engie490 Posts: 426
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    For anyone who can’t control themselves, TMR has a pair of the shorter Woodmere IIs.

    https://tmraudio.com/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/tyler-acoustics-woodmere-ii-floorstanding-speakers-dark-walnut-pair/

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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 3,085
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    Dog, DM me your intentions in regard to selling these badBoys
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  • nooshinjohn
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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

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  • pitdogg2
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  • jdjohn
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    Just missed it by 4 years.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,316
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    Please allow me to clarify. There are 2 Woodmere sizes. One of them is about 3 or 4 inches shorter than my pair but deeper. Of these, only 15 were made/produced.

    Then there are the Woodmere II's. That's what is pictured above. Those are much smaller than both versions of the Woodmere. Shorter, in terms of feet. While still called a Woodmere, the Woodmere II series are a different animal than his TOTL Woodmere. Same drivers but different crossovers and different cabinets.

    IIRC, theyvdid not dig down quite as deep as the Woodmere's.

    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: 28,020
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    Wood mere II uses 8 inch woofers
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,094
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    jdjohn wrote: »
    Just missed it by 4 years.

    True, but a search of the model shows a few listed out there...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

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  • VR3
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    The Dannie Ritchie inspired products sound very different from the earlier stuff.

    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • treitz3
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    VR3 wrote: »
    Wood mere II uses 8 inch woofers

    Ah, my bad. I thought they were the 10" drivers. Thanks for correcting this for me.

    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. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,316
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    I was able to find the rundown of the speakers listed on Ty's website when the Woodmere's were for sale. That list is below...

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    IIRC, the Woodmere II's did not hit the marketplace until at or around the time the Decade Series came out. A one off speaker would be the Decade cabinets with the Seas drivers. (Below) AFAIK, these were not offered on his site, someone had to request a custom build.

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    One of the differences (besides the obvious) between the speakers pictured above (the D1x SE) is that they are bi-ampable, as to where the Woodmere's are tri-ampable. Another aspect is that both of the aforementioned were available after Ty stopped using Velcro to attach the grills. Somewhere along that point in time, he switched to magnets to keep the grills on.
    VR3 wrote: »
    The Dannie Ritchie inspired products sound very different from the earlier stuff.

    You got that right.

    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. ~