Ported HE12.1 floorstander

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by KyleGS, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. KyleGS

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    Has anyone tryed out this design? Comment on the sound? I'm thinking of giving it a try soon. The cabinets seem huge but I would love the high efficiency of the comp horn AND ported mid/woofer. I'll be running it with ~200wpc of SS A/B power for a stereo only app.


    Also....does anyone have any idea how close you could bring this to a tube TV? (2ft?)
     
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    The drivers are unschielded so I would say no more than 2 feet but I'm not sure.
     
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    I have the sealed version, and that's my living room. I haven't noticed any problems on the TV. That's a 27" TV, if you want to get a size reference.
     
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    They look great... Care to comment on the sound? Do they really seem as efficient as they claim to be? Any harshness out of the compression horn?
     
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    I like the sound a lot. Midbass dynamics/punch is really good (I have them high-passed at around 60Hz), drumkits that were pretty anaemic on my previous speakers (GR Research Paradox 1s - 88dB 5 1/4" bookshelves) come to life on these. Midrange and treble is slightly less refined/smooth than my prevous speakers, I think. I don't find the treble harsh at all, in fact I changed the crossover to raise the upper treble a couple of dB, I thought it was too laid back. The midrange/lower treble is slightly forward, the way I like it - brass instruments have a realistic rasp to them, you can hear violin bows scraping on strings. The upper treble (cymbals etc.) is further back. Soundstage/imaging - I think they do a pretty good job here as well. Those aren't high on my priority list, and my room's not ideal anyway, so I don't really bother with those parameters. Efficiency - all I can say is that they're a lot more efficient than my previous speakers. And they don't seem to necessarily play a lot louder at the same volume setting, they play more effortlessly, with less strain, if that makes sense.

    Look through www.audioasylum.com for reviews of the HE10.1, you'll find more posts that way than if you search for the 12.1. The compression driver/horn is the same on both speakers.
     

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