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Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Slimwhit, Sep 8, 2018.
I'm kind of in "End game" mode at this point, so it'll be the Dialogue for sure.
@AnthonyI is a once and done kinda guy. He needs a Dialogue.
I've worked my way up to that, lol
I think we all have worked are way up through the years.
After serious consideration and self-reflection, I’ve determined my “End Game” system is whatever I have when I die.
Same with cars. My Father-in-Law kept wanting to buy another classic Vette like he had when he was younger. But he decided to buy a Highlander as it was more practical for his last car. He hated that damn Toyota for the rest of his life. Not worth it to me.
If something strikes my fancy down the road, I’ll find a way to get it.
Some tube friendly speakers are pushing all the right buttons. My wife loves one of the optional finishes and the size. So I get your point.
Woah! The Maggies are going? Shock shock horror
What are you looking at replacing them with?
Zu Audio Soul
Well thats clearly a much better looking speaker, also that’s super efficient! I wouldn’t mind something that looks that good myself... haha
I’ve heard and enjoyed the Soul Supreme’s before. Very fun speakers and great with rock music.
Another thing to keep in mind with Zu is that the custom finishes are just examples. They can do basically any finish you want. Les Paul Sunburst? No problem. Ferrari red? Sure. They are very friendly and amenable.
This is very interesting. Very very interesting.
Man, I need to get my ears on some Zu's. I love their look and their whole design philosophy. Just haven't been lucky enough to see them in person yet. Plus that price tag is very reasonable.
That’s crazy! I plan on picking up a pair of Zu Dirty Weekends soon and if I like the sound trading them in (100% trade up value with the DW’s with an year) on a Soul Supreme or the Omen Def.
Yeah, I was originally thinking the same thing. Then I thought "no- get the ones you want".
But Dirty Weeknds at $999 shipped with a 60 day money back guarantee and free return shipping is tempting. They go on sale April 2.
Yeah, cabinet loading! A very good feature. My quads have excellent cab loading! In fact, there geometry is based on cabinet loading. Should produce better low level frequency response. Nice!
I guess I should have said I don't want to do the "Incremental" steps to what I want and I'm full aware that since saving the money for the PL is going to take a bit, things could change.
..........and yes, when I first got my Orbit and plugged it into my 20 year old Yamaha AV receiver feeding my 2 Bose 2001 bookshelves, I said I was good
I'm curious... What about the design makes these "tube friendly"? Their high efficiency? Other aspects?
And an easy impedance load.
Are you serious?
I'm seriously considering.
Speakers in general have no particular relevance to being tube friendly other than impedance/load. In other words, "how efficient" is the speaker under load. My speakers (for example) are not particularly efficient. But, that does not make them "tube unfriendly". They draw power during low frequency responses during heavy bass reproduction segments in any particular song. The more power a speak has to respond to, the deeper the bass can go. This is where SS amps out shine tube amps. Capacitors in SS amps (good ones) have that power capacity to "slam" when deep bass tones are pushed through the amp. A well designed cabinet enclosure helps the speaker when the bass reflex "pushes air" reaching those low bass levels. Then again, the crossover and the speed of the speakers are rated. I do not know what the Zu is rated at. (99dB SPL @ 1W,1m) does suggest that it's high efficiency allows for far less power draw at deeper levels of bass. But bass extension goes down to only 45hz. So driving those speakers should be pretty effortless.
Enough of the jibber jabber. If they sound great, run with it. HiFi Guy likes them a lot. He must have heard them (I have not had the pleasure) and likes what he hears. THAT is what is important.
Edit: Removed 4 and 8 ohms comparison as I had that backwards. The Zu is rated at 8ohms and is quite efficient with respects to power requirements.