So as over 12
months have passed since completion I can say that I'm very pleased
with the results and that there's nothing significant I would change.
I am not feeling any need to upgrade to something else which is
surely a good sign.
is doing it's job beautifully and they are all integrating very
well. Maybe the tweeter could be a little "sweeter" but
I haven't yet made up my mind for sure on that.
I have tried
several arrangements of my listening space and have finally settled
on having the speaker on the narrower wall, about 3 feet from the
front wall, and 2 feet from the side walls. Previously it was on
the wide wall . This is giving me a far more 3-dimensional presentation
and less room boundary effects. The wide baffle succeeds in reducing
the room signature, in particular side reflections when compared
to my previous narrow-baffle designs.
biggest difference I notice when compared to previous designs is
the bass & mid bass which has a powerful, dynamic, natural and
effortless quality which is very addictive. Is it the bi-amping
(Rotel RB1072 + Primare A33.2) , the wide-baffle, the 12" Morel,
or the 7" Scanspeak? I think its probably the wide baffle.
Vocals of any
kind sound very natural, never harsh or chesty. Classical music
has a richness and power that I love. I think the bass and mid bass
improvement just improves all kinds of music a great deal. Also,
the 12MU midrange is really exquisite in it's retrieval of detail
whilst always remaining composed.
The only negative
I can think of its that the speaker does soak up a lot of power,
but then maybe I listening a lot louder than I used to. The imaging
maybe doesn't have the pinpoint image of a narrow baffle, but it's
still perfectly fine and toeing in the speakers improved that area.
I've now removed my centre channel speaker as it only detracts from
the overall presentation from multi-channel sources.