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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,380
    I always liked the vintage Infinity sound. Those EMIT tweeters are nice.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,675
    edited October 4
    I am really starting to fall in love with these speakers. They throw sounds all over the room like nobody's business. Some sounds come from well behind the speakers.

    Have any of you ever gotten crossovers redone on an Emit era pair of Infinity? Are they pretty complex or relatively simple crossovers?

    How about removing the tweeter pots from the circuit?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,113
    marvda1 wrote: »
    if you want to try new cables look into analysis plus and straley reality cables.
    reality has two lines, standard and reference, i am about publish a review on the reference line.


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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,106
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I am really starting to fall in love with these speakers. They throw sounds all over the room like nobody's business. Some sounds come from well behind the speakers.

    Have any of you ever gotten crossovers redone on an Emit era pair of Infinity? Are they pretty complex or relatively simple crossovers?

    How about removing the tweeter pots from the circuit?

    Somehow I missed your first post in these a couple days ago. First, I’m glad you are enjoying them - they were just collecting dust at my place, lol. While the Kappa 7’s, 8’s and 9’s are great (I have a nice set of 9’s), the real sweet spot in the Kappa line is the 6, IMHO. Nice bass, not too big, and they add a Polydome mid. If you find a pair with shot Polydomes, negotiate a good price, then send the domes to a guy on EBay (magicmarksy, I think) that rebuilds them. He’ll put a black dome on them, but the performance is pretty darn close to spec. He charges $80ish per dome.

    As for the crossovers, they tend to be pretty complex, although the 5’s may not be too bad...

    It was good seeing you again, man!
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,675
    daddyjt wrote: »
    The real sweet spot in the Kappa line is the 6, IMHO. Nice bass, not too big, and they add a Polydome mid.

    I'd be interested in hearing them but 1) They're too small for the floor 2) They're too big for my stands.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,675
    edited October 5
    You know what would go perfect with these Kappa 5's?

    Polk Audio LF14. Kappa 5's with the very excellent vintage Polk bass would go together real nice I'm thinking.

    What's the chances of actually running into an LF14 though? Very slim.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,106
    Nightfall wrote: »
    daddyjt wrote: »
    The real sweet spot in the Kappa line is the 6, IMHO. Nice bass, not too big, and they add a Polydome mid.

    I'd be interested in hearing them but 1) They're too small for the floor 2) They're too big for my stands.

    Just get new stands...!
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,106
    One other thing - IIWM, I’d avoid the “.1” Kappas (Kappa 6.1, 7.1, etc...). They attempted to make the Kappa line easier on amplifiers by smoothing out the impedance curve, along with going from sealed enclosures to ported. They also changed the EMIT tweeters to a “radial” design, which killed a lot of the magic of the EMIT.

    Just my .02
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,675
    These little Kappa's keep impressing me, they're here to stay. I added a little sub and they're even better.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,675
    I want to hear Salk now.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,649
    Nightfall wrote: »
    You know what would go perfect with these Kappa 5's?

    Polk Audio LF14. Kappa 5's with the very excellent vintage Polk bass would go together real nice I'm thinking.

    What's the chances of actually running into an LF14 though? Very slim.

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    I got rid of mine.

    :|
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,675
    I wonder if you could just make one yourself. Remove the top crossover and tweeter from an original RTA-12 and rebuild the internal crossover to LF14 specs/schematic.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,675
    Has anyone heard a pair of Salk bookies with the RAAL tweeter?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,497
    If you're thinking RAAL, keep Ascend Acoustics in mind. I haven't heard the new Sierra-2EX, but have owned other Ascend speakers in the past(still have a couple pair of 170's serving surround duty actually). All have hit well above their respective price points.
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 278
    edited October 25
    No , but I have a pair of supercharged songtowers ....
    The Raal tweeter is sublime....
    It’s what “makes” the speaker .

    Bk



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    Nightfall wrote: »
    Has anyone heard a pair of Salk bookies with the RAAL tweeter?

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,937
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Has anyone heard a pair of Salk bookies with the RAAL tweeter?

    @SCompRacer owns a pair IIRC
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,675
    edited October 25
    Drool. If I put my mind to it it's something within reason, still very expensive for me. I saved and spent $3k on doing my cars entire suspension setup. I'd want to hear them first but I don't even know how I would unless I took a field trip to someone's house.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • halohalo Posts: 5,285
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,195
    edited October 25
    halo wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Has anyone heard a pair of Salk bookies with the RAAL tweeter?

    @SCompRacer owns a pair IIRC

    I think he just has the big floorstanding speakers.

    Yup!

    Sometimes the top of the laptop cuts the bottom view and they look like bookies....;)

    Salk SS8's in Black Limba with RAAL tweeter. These are mine, pic from Salk website.

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,675
    Salk has also taken over making the Philharmonic BMR speakers since Dennis Murphy is declining in health.

    They're bigger, deeper bass, but have overall lower quality drivers than the Salk Silks. About $1,000 cheaper though. Question is how do they compare.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,195
    edited October 25
    dromunds wrote: »
    I always liked the vintage Infinity sound. Those EMIT tweeters are nice.

    I have a pair of Infintiy's at the workplace. IIRC, RS5000 with the Emit tweeter.


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