Transmission Line Speakers

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  1. Arthur S

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    Once upon a time there were speakers that used a Transmission Line. This design has some benefits to it. The problem is that it is more expensive to construct because there is a folded "tube" that the back wave goes through. A full range transmission line for a 12 inch woofer would make for a rather large cabinet. I believe that some speakers are still made with transmission lines.

    Anyone have a pair?

    Please share your thoughts.

    Thanks

    Artie
     
  2. Jason Brent

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    I just read somewhere the other day about a new transmission line speaker....can't remember the name. Looked very interesting.

    One of these days, I really want to hear the Meadowlarks. I believe all of Pat McGinty's lineup are transmission lines.

    Beautiful cabinets, too BTW
     
  3. Arthur S

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    Jason

    Wow!

    Found the web site and these are some of the most beautiful speakers I have ever seen. Wilson Audio may have the most high tech cabinet material but the finish is odd. Give me wood anyday.


    Thanks

    Artie
     
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    One of the great benefits to that sort of design is the relative freedom from box induced colorations due to the extensive bracing. To get it right though I don't think is so easy as the mathematics which describe such a design are no where near as well understood as other designs. But it does happen I hear. [​IMG]
     
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    Daniel Metcalf Stunt Coordinator

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    I wrote the following in the DIY forum about my recently completed GR-Reseach AV-3's "JohanD, I LOVE these speakers. They simply do everything well. I'm not saying they're the be all end all of speakers, that would be absurd, but even at the full completed price of 1450.00 from GR I would consider them a bargain. When evaluating them as a kit for less than 400.00, they are simply unmatched. I would describe the sound as accurate to the source while being slightly on the lush side, never harsh (unless the recording is etched) yet extremely detailed. The midrange is smooth and pleasent and the bass is excellent, posessing impeccable articulation and extension to 28-30 hz in my room. The imaging/sounatage is really impressive, holographic and enveloping with precise lateral and front to back image placement. I'm using a Marantz sr7000 reciever and Pioneer 563a for now (certainly budget mid-fi), I might upgrade in a while, we'll see.
    Michael_M, I havn't tried the child push-over test, but they seem pretty darn stable with the feet. I didn't glue them to the bottom in case I wanted to change them, you might try something like that and see.
    OK, I've run out of adjectives. Thanks for the compliments. "
    BTW, these are TL's, and if you can't tell, I kinda like them!
     

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