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    From Kevin Nunn@618:200/1 to August Abolins on Mon Jan 18 15:10:18 2021
    AUGUST ABOLINS wrote to KEVIN NUNN <=-

    The 901's intrigued me at one time too. But I found them too
    big (wide) for a nice fit into a typical listening/living room
    space. A tall (or narrow) design made more visual sense for me.

    That is true, I think they would better fit a large room and would be
    overkill for smaller/narrow spaces.

    Regarding the Minumus-77's.. when I had some company over, they
    could not tell where the sound from coming from! The speakers

    I know I had some Realistic speakers in the 80s, but not sure what
    model they were. They were not the Minimus-7 form factor though, but I
    do remember them sounding great.

    I may be motivated to set up a Shiit-style (mini) sound system
    around my tv now, and put those Minimus-7's into action. Or..
    maybe I'll just settle with a suitable receiver in case I'd like
    to listen to the radio.

    I have a Onkyo receiver in my "HiFi" setup, but I don't think I have
    ever used the "receiver" part of it. I have a pair of Yamaha floor standing speakers and a Polk Audio center channel speaker. I also have
    a Polk Audio 10" active subwoofer + 2 Polk surround sound speakers, but
    they are not currently hooked up, as I don't want to piss of my wall/floor neighbors :P.

    Kev

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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Kevin Nunn on Mon Jan 18 16:56:00 2021
    Hello Kevin!

    ** On Monday 18.01.21 - 15:10, Kevin Nunn wrote to August Abolins:

    I have a Onkyo receiver in my "HiFi" setup, but I don't
    think I have ever used the "receiver" part of it. I have a
    pair of Yamaha floor standing speakers and a Polk Audio
    center channel speaker. I also have a Polk Audio 10" active
    subwoofer + 2 Polk surround sound speakers, but they are
    not currently hooked up, as I don't want to piss of my
    wall/floor neighbors :P.

    Too bad you can't experience that equipment to its fullest.

    I studied the woofer market at one time. I really wanted to
    experience the deep low frequencies. Along the way, I ended up
    getting a receiver that did not accommodate a woofer connection
    - my mistake. :(

    Recently, I watched a few audiophile channels on YT
    (Audiophiliac, and Recovering Audiophile) and have practically
    come to the conclusion that the Heresy IV would be the right
    speaker for me. But at $3K/pair, they are a bit out of reach.


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  • From Kevin Nunn@618:200/1 to August Abolins on Wed Jan 20 13:11:57 2021
    AUGUST ABOLINS wrote to KEVIN NUNN <=-

    Too bad you can't experience that equipment to its fullest.

    Very true and I hope so as well. I doubt I will ever have a home to
    myself again, but a duplex is definite possible and I could probably
    exercise the system in something like that.

    I studied the woofer market at one time. I really wanted to
    experience the deep low frequencies. Along the way, I ended up
    getting a receiver that did not accommodate a woofer connection
    - my mistake. :(

    I never have looked seriously at the market, but I always wanted
    something BIG, like ported 18"s or something, but I knew that was more
    of a pipedream than reality. The 10" I have is very good for movies and
    such, but I don't think it really added a lot to the music I listen
    too, but I also am not sure if I ever gave it a chance to air-out.

    Recently, I watched a few audiophile channels on YT
    (Audiophiliac, and Recovering Audiophile) and have practically
    come to the conclusion that the Heresy IV would be the right
    speaker for me. But at $3K/pair, they are a bit out of reach.

    I just watched Audiophiliac's episode about large speakers and he has
    those Cornwall IV's and I was drooling just looking at them. But like
    you, I can't afford a pair (yet - I will always leave a bit of hope
    that someday I will).

    I have found that I really can enjoy a decent set of headphones or
    IEM's. Sure you don't have the chest slapping bass, but it is still a
    very satisfying experience and it doesn't annoy anyone (except the
    person knocking on the door that you can't hear).

    Kev


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