New Speaks... Odyssey Audio Liquids

Long day. Met Klaus in Lafayette IN and swapped the Lorelei’s for these. Yes, there was more involved, quite a bit more, but this was the last step.

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Aaron
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,484
    Almost matches the Salamander. Looking good.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,697
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,480
    Beautiful stuff
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,340
    Very nice looking set of speakers.
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    Very nice! Congrats Aaron!

    Road trip soon!
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,898
    Soooo what are the specs? Not listed in his website :)
    "....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)
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,673
    Wood looks beautiful. Bet they sound great!
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,146
    edited September 30
    Soooo what are the specs? Not listed in his website :)

    No specs...

    These have the Scanspeak Illuminator D3004/6640-00 1" Beryllium Dome tweeter and the ScanSpeak Revelator 18W/8531G-00 7" Mid Woofer x2 (I think). There is also an 8631that looks identical to the 8531 and maybe there is one of each per box. Terminals are WBT-0702.01 Topline.

    The Lorelei's were not braced nor chambered. Just one long rectangle with a slight pitch to the face. These are braced and chambered as well as trapezoidal, however, there is no pitch - the fronts are vertical.

    I've heard metal tweeters before and I hadn't heard any that didn't cause my ears to bleed but these are very smooth. I listened to these at the AXPONA so I knew roughly what the sound might be like. Definitely a step up from the Lorelei's.

    There will be some disassembly. I've got Soundocity outriggers that I removed from the Lorelei's but since the shape is different (the back is 14" across) I have to purchase 1 pair of the larger ones. Once those are here I'll need to put in the threaded inserts and at that time the bases (that host the crossovers) will need to come off.

    Klaus is concerned that these are boomy and supplied some port plugs of different material to try. I'll need to run them for 200+ hours before more evaluation will happen. I've stolen borrowed Rich's Freak analysis mic and software so eventually I'll have some graphs.

    Treble and sound stage are mind blowing. Horry Crap Bratman - I'm hearing things on music I've listened to for years that were never quite clear. Decay is ….wow!

    Midrange is excellent but at this time I'm agreeing with Klaus that they are a bit boomy but time might calm that down. Bass is...ya...boomy at certain frequencies. I've got port plugs in and double bass trap panels behind them for now.

    My "worry" is that the 7" in the "mid" position is the bass driver (8531) instead of the mid driver (8631). I'm also going to pull the port tubes and see if I can adjust the lengths.

    But first at least 200 hours and outriggers.

    Evaluation....

    Excrement eatin' grin.
    Aaron
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,642
    Congrats man, nuthin' like turning on your system and having that crap eatin' grin every time.
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,340
    Nice write up Aaron. I will be curious to how much the sound changes at 200 hours. I have been intrigued by the Loreleis for quite some time. But these look like they are on another level.
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,270
    Them's pretty, Aaron. The Lorelis were not slouches either! Enjoy them!
    Jay
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    edited October 1
    ALL212 wrote: »
    I've stolen borrowed Rich's Freak analysis mic and software so eventually I'll have some graphs.

    .

    That's where that is! I gotta start writing this stuff down. Dayton OmniMic V2 at Aarons....that will do speaker measurement too.

    You want me to stick that under your name in my death file with the Salk's? Wife tells me, now anyway, she will respect the dibbs. :D
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,146
    Heck ya!!!! Put me down fer it all!!!
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,270
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    ALL212 wrote: »
    I've stolen borrowed Rich's Freak analysis mic and software so eventually I'll have some graphs.

    .

    That's where that is! I gotta start writing this stuff down. Dayton OmniMic V2 at Aarons....that will do speaker measurement too.

    LOL it was 'lost' at my house for a while too, tough to remember with those things that seem to be permanently on loan...
    SCompRacer wrote: »

    You want me to stick that under your name in my death file with the Salk's? Wife tells me, now anyway, she will respect the dibbs. :D

    Don't you go making any dramatic plans, Rich!

    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,697
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    ALL212 wrote: »
    I've stolen borrowed Rich's Freak analysis mic and software so eventually I'll have some graphs.

    .

    That's where that is! I gotta start writing this stuff down. Dayton OmniMic V2 at Aarons....that will do speaker measurement too.

    You want me to stick that under your name in my death file with the Salk's? Wife tells me, now anyway, she will respect the dibbs. :D

    well then DIBS on the Krell :D
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    edited October 1
    agfrost wrote: »

    LOL it was 'lost' at my house for a while too, tough to remember with those things that seem to be permanently on loan...

    IIRC Dayton doesn't write software for your Mac!

    Don't you go making any dramatic plans, Rich!

    I want to go later than sooner! :D

    We'll have to take a ride to Aaron's and give them things a listen. We'll bring white gloves, just in case we are allowed close enough.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    well then DIBS on the Krell :D

    I'll add your dibs!

    I should get a lighter one, something an old guy can carry...
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,898
    edited October 1
    Well since we are going there... I call dibs on the Music server, turntable and DAC lol

    And just because, the garden hoses.... I mean speaker cables you use ;)
    "....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)
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,020
    These are great, Ern. I especially like how the front baffles are angled inward so you don't have to toe-in the speakers.
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