Re: Dali and TacT -- the end of the line, maybe?
- What happened to down-sizing for the trip to Europe?
I am totally confused, since the MS5s are HUGE and weigh a ton.
In firstname.lastname@example.org, george day <george-day@...> wrote:
> Today I took delivery of my new toys: the Dali MS5s and the TacT
> XDM.coffin and
> First of all, the Dalis came in boxes the approximate size of a
> just about has heavy. The driver helped me get them in the door andit was a
> bear. However, the packaging is clever, if cumbersome, and I easilyor less
> unpacked and set up both speakers (carpeting made sliding them more
> easy). Getting them back in the boxes in a couple months...that¹sgoing to
> be another story. (Actually, I¹m having crates built for them;they¹re going
> by boat.)visually, that
> A note on aesthetics: these are the most beautiful speakers,
> I have ever owned, and one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.They are
> elegant, graceful, and extremely will finished. My wife wasamazed, in a
> happy way.Unpack,
> At almost the same time, UPS showed up with the TacT. Oh boy.
> move, shove, plug, etc.bypass
> Right now, and until an hour or so from now, I am using the TacT in
> mode. The family is awake and I don¹t have time to do themeasurements and
> all. However, I can say this:planet.
> 1. As a DAC, the TacT is has got to be as good as anything on the
> My source really, my source is an Airport Express via opticaloutput. I
> still use the SB3, but less so. Beautiful, clear, grainless,detailed,
> layered sound. Really something else.The are,
> 2. Well, this could be the speakers, too. Repeat all of the above.
> by a strong measure, the most involving speakers I¹ve had in myhouse in
> my house, set up in my room, with no foam and all that stuff.sofa
> The set up is 8¹, center to center on the speakers, and I moved the
> back so that the listening position is roughly 12¹ from the speakerplane.
> The back of the speaker is 18² from the wall...this places thefront of the
> speaker almost four feet from the wall! This is per thedistributor¹s
> recommendation. Okay, they don¹t image quite as tightly as a set ofQuads
> beamed at your ears. Then again, I¹ve only had them playing for acouple of
> hours! But they are beautiful. The bass is effortless, deep, anddetailed,
> and vocals are simply gorgeous. REG called the highs of the MS4 the
> little brother, at half the weight, of the MS5 as exquisite.This speaker
> has the same tweeter array, along with a small midrange driver, thethat¹s
> how I would describe it exquisite.sliding
> So, next comes the fun part.
> 1. I¹m going to play with positioning a bit more. To do this, I¹m
> furniture moving discs under the plinths. There is no othereffective way I
> can think of to move them around easily.fashioned
> 2. With the TacT on bypass, I¹m going to take measurements the old-
> way: mic, firewire device, computer. Mind you, I¹ve made a fewupgrades
> (namely, an Earthworks M30 microphone. Expensive.) I¹ll publish1/12 or 1/6
> octave results.through it...it
> 3. Then, I¹ll do the TacT correction thing. I HOPE I can get
> looks a bit complicated.way,
> 4. For the finally, I¹ll take measurements, again the old-fashioned
> through the TacT filter. Compare and contrast.
> Stay tuned.
- I want HDCD to play my Neil Young CD's.
He da man!!!
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> HDCD hardly exists any longer, as far as I can tell. I suppose one
> might want to keep a spare device of some kind just to play RR.