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    Rega P9
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    RB1000 AT33/PTGII
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    KEF 201/2
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. For Sale - KEF Reference 201/2 in Sycamore I am selling my KEF 201/2 (201.2) speakers as they are getting very little use, and downsizing a bit. They are very flexible, have crossover adjustment on the back to allow for treble roll off and room boundry adjustments. They also come with the original KEF stands that bolt into the bottom of the cabinets. Would be interested in some ATC SCM7 Mk3 or Proac Tablette 10 as part exchange. Condition: Excellent. Grilles in excellent condition with no holes. Comes with: Original KEF Boxes Original Manual All Original Accessories (Jumper leads, spikes, spike shoes etc) Original Curved side stands (as used in the last photo) Price: Looking for £1600. Collection ideally, from Faringdon, Nr Swindon. Could be shipped for cost but would rather local pickup. KEF UNI-Q by Robert Seymour, on Flickr System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
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    Yeah, compared to the Rolex 15200 (below) I think the IWC actually has better build quality, especially on the bracelet compared to the Oyster. The Crown on the IWC is super smooth as well, an all round excellent tool/everyday watch that feels like it will last forever! Trio by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
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    Yeah, been hanging around there a bit recently I had been looking at the IWC 4515, or the 3521 in black but got offered the white version and glad I went for it!
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    Another addition for me, to compliment the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date (and Omega Seamaster 120m), a lovely 34mm IWC Ingenieur has joined the collection. A lovely thing it is too, the matte white dial is really nice and provides great legibility with the gold indicies. IWC 3521 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr IWC 3521 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
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    Random image of the day 3

    Lovely light!
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs?

    Very nice, design reminds me of this.... Sony DVP-S9000ES by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
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    Full range speaker home build

    MJ Acoustics used to do a licensed version with the older JX92 driver: http://www.novacon.com.br/audiogecld6a.htm I believe 47Labs used to do one as well IIRC.
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    sucked into a jet engine !!

    I believe she was partially sucked out of the window, and pulled back in, not into the actual engine itself. Acording to reports, she died later in hospital. It would be quite difficult for her to be sucked into the engine as her seat was behind the wing in the airplane. Its suspected that a fan blade from the engine came out, hit the window causing that to de-pressurise the cabin, and force her out of the window.
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    Full range speaker home build

    That Jordan cabinet is quite a well established design, no real issues with a shallow cabinet other than you may get more sound reflected back through the cone rather than dissipating inside the cabinet, although this can be helped with dampening. The wider design from the front, helps with lowering the amount of Baffle Step Correction you would need top apply, although that less of an issue if you have the speaker up against a rear wall. Unless you are really going in deep with DIY, I would suggest sticking to an established design such as the Jordan designs, or as mentioned the Frugalhorns too.
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    Hoops, Cheese or Beans?

    I'm tempted to build a pair of frugalhorns for my Veravox 5" FR drivers I have spare...
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    Hoops, Cheese or Beans?

    Yeah, the 201/2s are certainly the 'best' speaker I have owned, whether they will stay long term is another issue I keep coming back to switching between DIY full-range drivers and smallish monitor style speakers (ATC SCM7, SCM10, Keesonic Kolt, Harbeth P3ES, KEF 201/2 etc).
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    Hoops, Cheese or Beans?

    These are the 'Lite' version, even smaller than the standard mk3 Frugelhorn, which is smaller than the XL. Its a 3" driver rather than 4" in the Standard and 6" in the XL.
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    Hoops, Cheese or Beans?

    Thanks Serge, I personally don't feel the need to measure the Frugelhorns at 90dB, as I know they will be terrible, a 3" Full Range driver with 1mm Xmax will only go so far! Here is a 1/3rd Octave smoothed FR Plot.... FHL Vs 201-2 FR by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
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    Hoops, Cheese or Beans?

    And some science, first up, a Stereo Frequency Response plot at the listening Seat. Both speakers facing straight, with no toe in so around 15-Degrees off axis. The KEF 201/2 crossover is set to Flat HF and Flat LF. Frugelhorn Lite in Red KEF 201/2 in Blue FHL Vs 201-2 FR (Stereo @ Seat) by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Then some distortion plots, first up the 201/2 @ ~65dB, then the FHL @ ~65dB then FHL @ ~75dB. All Stereo @ Listening Seat. 201-2 Distortion @ 65dB (Stereo @ Seat) by Robert Seymour, on Flickr FHL Distortion @ 65dB (Stereo @ Seat) by Robert Seymour, on Flickr FHL Distortion @ 75dB (Stereo @ Seat) by Robert Seymour, on Flickr From what I can see, the FHL stay at below 1% THD even at 75dB down to around 200Hz then it creeps up. I did not do one for the 201/2 at 75dB but I would imagine it would be miles better below 200Hz. One interesting thing is that the FHL above 200Hz seem to be around the same or even lower distortion than the 201/2, some going! Again, 75dB I would expect it to start getting nasty but thats well above my listening levels anyway!
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    Hoops, Cheese or Beans?

    This weeks experiment, the spare Frugelhorn Lites I have upstairs in the spare room.... Actually, the side orientation really seems to help fill out the bass a bit, from when I had them standing up before. Very intimate and a hell of a lot of fun! Vocals really seem to come out into the room, compared to the 201/2s and R9s, certainly not flat compared to the KEFs, and no where near as deep bass as the R9s but really get to the heart of the music. The tiny drivers and 'horn' really do add to the speed and kick/punch that they give out, not in bass depth but mid bass is excellent and you get the feeling that although the last octave is missing, you don't really actually miss it to be honest. They do however sound better with the Denon than the Decware Zen or Rega Cursa/Maia combo I had before, at only around 83dB they do respond to power, despite being a full range driver and no crossover. Not bad for a pair of £25 drivers and £200 of pre-cut plywood! Really groovy little speakers! System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr I do need to have a think though, with the KEF 201/2 and Rega R9 sitting around, might have to downsize at least one pair if these little Frugelhorns manage to keep them both out of the main system!