The meet was a nice one today. Just 7 of us, which made for easy conversation and lots of listening. I spent a little time going over how I had established the current positioning of the new kit speakers and sweet spot in our listening room. I had spent yesterday afternoon roughly modeling the room in RoomEQ Wizard. The result surprised me - it looked like putting the speakers right at the front wall about 13 feet apart, and moving the listening position back about a foot from where it has been the past few years might be the magic setup. Gotta say so far it's working very nicely. Shooting the room shows there are a couple of bumps at 70Hz and 300Hz to work out still, but the response is very smooth above 300 Hz and extends right down to about 30Hz. Tweaking the toe in a little got the imaging to be very believable. Today I started with yesterday's setup - tweeters driven from a single stereo Kaiju and a pair of strapped Kaijus as monoblocks, one on each speaker's woofers. Plenty of power and a nice mellow yet resolved 300B sound.
PB had completed a second Big Betty quad PSE 6550 amp, so I switched back to a single amp configuration on the speaker crossovers and we put those monsters in the system. PARTAY! I subjected to poor meeting attendees with some near club levels for a few songs, followed by some super duper dynamic symphonic stuff. The amps and speakers showed perfect composure, which I can't say for the audience. Shit was loud.
The bottom line is the speakers are definitely something I'm feeling good about offering. In fact I think they are our new permanent speakers in the listening room. And the Big Betty project has the go ahead for a second prototype with iron of our own design rather than off the shelf stuff.
I'll take some pics when I get back Monday morning so you can see what I'm talking about. Thanks to all who stopped by today and thanks to Peebs for finishing the second monster and lugging the pair over. It was really fun!