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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,285
    I like those acrylic enclosures they're so cool
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,047
    Looks like 16 gauge clear jacketed cable that will eventually turn green.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,285
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I like those acrylic enclosures they're so cool

    Pioneer did, apparently, quite a few of 'em for dealers to display for the bad old HPM-100. They seem to turn up regularly on eBAY (or at least they used to).

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    ... and I'll admit that I wouldn't mind having a pair of Plexiglass K-horns :p
    I reckon thick enough plexiglass or Lexan (polymethylmethacrylate or polycarbonate, respectively) would be reasonably nonresonant.

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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,131
    Why is it I forget that disco ever existed something like this comes back to haunt me?
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,885
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,285
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Saul

    Marantz?
    Of Tarsus?
    Better Call?

  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,216
    I've received requests to either close or delete this thread because members are being contentious and disrespectful of each other. Please don't bait other members with snarky comments or post combative replies.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,319
    I've received requests to either close or delete this thread because members are being contentious and disrespectful of each other. Please don't bait other members with snarky comments or post combative replies.
    I've got more boot pictures, Ken. Just say the word! :wink:

  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,216
    How about puppies/kittens and boots?
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,319
    This is the best I could do.

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,401
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Here's a similar (???) KEF loudspeaker (of which I've never heard, in full disclosure -- and which looks to be a desktop/computer "monitor") that I just stumbled across*:

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    Is that zip cord I espy in there? :/

    source: https://darko.audio/2014/11/kef-x300a-wireless-powered-loudspeaker-review/

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    * Don't get me wrong - I am not comparing this thing to an LS50 (wireless or otherwise) and, for all I know, it might be a piece of absolute junk!



    It almost looks like the 50W since it has the transformer on the bottom and the 50W is bi amp with a class AB for the top end and D for the bottom end. Still looks thicker then the pioneer showed LOL

    Maybe one day I will open it up after the warranty is up.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,285
    erniejade wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Here's a similar (???) KEF loudspeaker (of which I've never heard, in full disclosure -- and which looks to be a desktop/computer "monitor") that I just stumbled across*:

    enlbb2eul1lr.png

    Is that zip cord I espy in there? :/

    source: https://darko.audio/2014/11/kef-x300a-wireless-powered-loudspeaker-review/

    vsvcm5ve17vv.png


    _____________
    * Don't get me wrong - I am not comparing this thing to an LS50 (wireless or otherwise) and, for all I know, it might be a piece of absolute junk!



    It almost looks like the 50W since it has the transformer on the bottom and the 50W is bi amp with a class AB for the top end and D for the bottom end. Still looks thicker then the pioneer showed LOL

    Maybe one day I will open it up after the warranty is up.

    I definitely wouldn't pop the top while it is in warranty.

    OK, well -- I might, but I'd never advise anyone else to!

    I (in all seriousness) do think plexiglass (or lexan, as the case may be) that thick probably would make for a decent loudspeaker enclosure.
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,648
    edited December 2018
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    erniejade wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Here's a similar (???) KEF loudspeaker (of which I've never heard, in full disclosure -- and which looks to be a desktop/computer "monitor") that I just stumbled across*:

    enlbb2eul1lr.png

    Is that zip cord I espy in there? :/

    source: https://darko.audio/2014/11/kef-x300a-wireless-powered-loudspeaker-review/

    vsvcm5ve17vv.png


    _____________
    * Don't get me wrong - I am not comparing this thing to an LS50 (wireless or otherwise) and, for all I know, it might be a piece of absolute junk!



    It almost looks like the 50W since it has the transformer on the bottom and the 50W is bi amp with a class AB for the top end and D for the bottom end. Still looks thicker then the pioneer showed LOL

    Maybe one day I will open it up after the warranty is up.

    I definitely wouldn't pop the top while it is in warranty.

    OK, well -- I might, but I'd never advise anyone else to!

    I (in all seriousness) do think plexiglass (or lexan, as the case may be) that thick probably would make for a decent loudspeaker enclosure.

    I wonder if these were the inspiration for the term "transparent speakers"?
    Hey, somebody needed to say it...
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,285
    edited December 2018
    polrbehr wrote: »
    ...
    I wonder if these were the inspiration for the term "transparent speakers"?
    Hey, somebody needed to say it...

    To borrow from someone else around here recently.

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    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/2467408#Comment_2467408
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,796
    Thread sure went off topic. :)

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,510
    I've received requests to either close or delete this thread because members are being contentious and disrespectful of each other. Please don't bait other members with snarky comments or post combative replies.

    Waaaaaa......Ken those guys are picking on little old me......make em stop Ken!!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,047
    I've received requests to either close or delete this thread because members are being contentious and disrespectful of each other. Please don't bait other members with snarky comments or post combative replies.

    Waaaaaa......Ken those guys are picking on little old me......make em stop Ken!!

    Right, like no one ever told them to put a sock in it before.
    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."


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  • Allright, boys. I asked Ken to kill the thread. My issue was with how some of you pile on people you don't agree with. Thanks for validating my concerns.

    And with that I wish you a happy new year and I'll stay off this forum.
  • halohalo Posts: 5,589
    Allright, boys. I asked Ken to kill the thread. My issue was with how some of you pile on people you don't agree with. Thanks for validating my concerns.

    And with that I wish you a happy new year and I'll stay off this forum.

    Wait....

    Is that how this hobby works???

    I just agree with everybody all of the time???

    Whoa! Man have I been doing this the wrong way for a long time!

    Thanks for the insight and for helping us to keep it in perspective.

    Oh, BTW, if you're not coming back (ever), why would anyone want to fulfill your requests?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,047
    Allright, boys. I asked Ken to kill the thread. My issue was with how some of you pile on people you don't agree with. Thanks for validating my concerns.

    And with that I wish you a happy new year and I'll stay off this forum.

    Since it was YOUR issue keep it to yourself. No one appointed you to police the forum.
    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

  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,706
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Thread sure went off topic. :)

    Ha! Like that's never happened before... Okay, back from my Mid-West Christmas visit. My Wireworld Mini-eclipse 7's were here waiting for me! Played a couple tunes through my reference CD's with the Monster Z-series first to get kind of a baseline and let the amps warm up.

    Swapping out to the Mini's, the banana clips are a much better quality. They fit tight! Strings and female vocals seem more life like and brighter. Almost too bright in a couple of moments but it could just be I haven't started drinking yet... Bass drum impact seems to be a little more defined as well.

    My other pair I was looking at were the MIT Terminator 2's. I wonder how those would have matched with my setup.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,796
    edited December 2018
    F1nut wrote: »
    Allright, boys. I asked Ken to kill the thread. My issue was with how some of you pile on people you don't agree with. Thanks for validating my concerns.

    And with that I wish you a happy new year and I'll stay off this forum.

    Since it was YOUR issue keep it to yourself. No one appointed you to police the forum.

    Since he has 233 posts, and his name is ‘The_Polkster’, he must be entitled. LOL.

    Happy New Year. :)

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1 file player
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,481
    This is an audio forum John, keep it that way

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,885
    Got that on vinyl. Great stuff
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,285
    FWIW, I prefer Snagglepuss to Rush, but de gustibus non est disputandum (and, yes, I
    realize no one asked) :|
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,907
    edited December 2018
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    This is an audio forum John, keep it that way

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    I get that Ron, but sometimes you need to dumb things down for the kiddies.

    Great album btw B)
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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,648
    Allright, boys. I asked Ken to kill the thread. My issue was with how some of you pile on people you don't agree with. Thanks for validating my concerns.

    And with that I wish you a happy new year and I'll stay off this forum.

    It's NOT just not agreeing, there's plenty of different (read : good) opinions here. I think the issue is the closed-minded approach to some topics by the same few people, over and over again, revolving around similar subjects. I say this because once upon a time, after I offered up a cable for people to try for themselves, no one accepted. I honestly didn't give a damn if there was a difference heard or not, I had zero expectations and would have accepted any reviews as truthful. And yet, no one bothered. I wonder why.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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