Sorry I did not mean you, meant someone at Richers, suddenly saw more demand so wacked up the price, it was joke anyway.AEJim said:I haven't said a word! *secret* I didn't even realise Richer still had any 3-Series to be honest, was only going round some of their stores last week and didn't see any!BigH said:
But you must remember Jim?spiny norman said:
I came across early AE1s in two rather different connotations.AEJim said:Yeah there are a lot of variables with tuning, crossover frequencies and drive units that come into play in different ways - the original AE1's were quite "hot" in the mid treble around 8kHz or so and that's why they were often referred to as bright and revealing. The mkII version from the mid-nineties was actually far better balanced in that regard and a better speaker for it, just a touch less character and more neutral.davedotco said:Always good to hear from someone so closely involved.
Interesting about the treble roll off, my experience, mostly with the more expensive models, is that they can sound a little 'shut in', lacking 'air' if you will. That is with more modest amplification, drive them properly though and they open right up.
I had some clients with relatively early AE1s, it was very obvious on these.
Most 2-way speakers using a 5-6"+ driver (especially metal cone) need to cross over fairly low (2.5kHz is usual) and benefit from a larger dome but can lack air at the very HF (12kHz+) because of it, a smaller dome would offer more air but struggle to crossover with anything less than a complicated, high order crossover at the lower end, introducing distortion which can add harshness and a nasty nasal quality. It's all a balancing act really and the better engineered the drivers (usually with cost associated) the more leeway you tend to get at the extreme ends of the frequency range of a drive unit. It's a really interesting process to be involved in developing a speaker from scratch.
In white they are £236, can't see any other versions now. I see its come up now, black only 4 left at £199.jonathanRD said:
Don't bite the hand that feeds! All the forums are "casual chat sections". Topic drift is a fact of life. Stick around & you'll get used to it & makes threads more interesting for others that may otherwise skip replying. The S/N ratio is no lower than most Hi Fi forums. It's good to talk!PrimeRib said:Lots of posts.
Not a lot useful. I'm sure there's a casual chat section elsewhere.
Do one? That'll workPrimeRib said:Topic drift is not a fcat of life and I'm not biting the hand that feeds by asking poeple to stay on topic.
There has been no feeding anyway - just lots of irrelevant noise.
Is it so hard to read the thread topic and intro post and respond? And if you have nothing relevant or insightful to add then don;t.
Really very simple.
Very brave of you to raise your head above the parapet Mr Keeper! ;-)keeper of the quays said:Hi prime rib. Your the op and i guess its not unreasonable for you to want the thread to remain around your request for information..if it meanders? It happens! Lol...however its your post and ill respect that...either lspeaker is a good option! Seems the AEs are good value if you can source a pair? Good thread prime rib...im more steamed fish..lol
To be honest i dont know? What you hear from a speaker and what i hear? are different things! I suggested in another thread that Ms 902i were very good for the money..op said he heard them and they were rubbish! What can one do? Only suggest? Prime ribs options are good ones, I'm biased as I use AEs but the monitor speakers are beautifully made! And still reassuringly expensive! We all go on this journey of chop change hifi till we feel we have the perfect set up! and then we get told in forums that we are wrong and deluded etc..hopefully by this time we are old anddont give give a hoot for peoples opinions anyway! Happy days..luckylion100 said:Very brave of you to raise your head above the parapet Mr Keeper! ;-)keeper of the quays said:Hi prime rib. Your the op and i guess its not unreasonable for you to want the thread to remain around your request for information..if it meanders? It happens! Lol...however its your post and ill respect that...either lspeaker is a good option! Seems the AEs are good value if you can source a pair? Good thread prime rib...im more steamed fish..lol
I'm afriad to ask but was there speaker shoot out in an issue of What Hi-Fi a couple of months back ( I don't buy the magazine) and if so, were the disappointing Q Acoustic offerings mentioned in the earlier post by the OP the Concept 20 or one of the newer but cheaper models? I had the Concepts and thought they were brilliant little speakers...Just womdering...
Boston Acoustics M25's might fit the bill if you can find anyPrimeRib said:Once I've found a sound i like I'll stick with it and don't really care what other people think of it.
Just looking for the shortcut to brands that are smoother / warmer which more experienced users might just be able to point me toward a bit quicker.
If they can stay on topic.