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Romy the Cat


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Dannoy 2021 Loudspeakers



"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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Here it is.
The bottom woofer array is not connected at all.

Dannoy_2021.jpg



"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
08-05-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Paul S
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Front to Back
Yes, the way you came up with the Dunnoy is FUNNY! But I will tell you now that I was thinking of the 10" Tannoy for the reverb channels, not because it "does everything well", but because it is acceptable in terms of scale, and it has tone, and it maintains coherence better than most vintage drivers that otherwise sound that good. Anyway, I have similar drivers in mind when I get to implementing the reverb.


Best regards,
Paul S
08-18-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


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I have good feeling about this project.
My idea of Dunnoy loudspeaker took an interesting turn. I would like to capitalize upon what I discovered above an to vandalize my woofer towers, factoring Tanoy Red in it. So, it will ended up with Reds working in a half of wolfed towers with one of the woofer as passive radiator and another part of the speakers (acoustically divided and sealed) with two wolfer drivers loaded actually and lowpass at 40Hz. I have a lot of fun of doing kit as I do not follow any loudspeaker wisdom, whatever it might be but do it explicitly by intuition, listening and reacting. The first objective is to have cold-running speaker for SS amplifier that I might use as a pilot, to turn and keep my main system running is just too much logistics. It is not that I have objectives to downsize, absolutely not, just curious if I can get “there” with small form factor. The second objective is to use somehow woofer tours that I love so much and keep justified in my listening room. The third objective is to take advantage of 10” Tanoy Red driver that certainly have its own beauty. And the last objective is that I do have a lot of pleasure while I'm doing it.

It is very important to note, at least to me, that my Dunnoy experiment has strictly self-entertaining purpose, general interest in Audio and is not driven abandoning of my devotion to multi-channel horns and DSETs. Whatever I will be ending up will be very much secondary result. It just happened then I have some good tools lying around and I enjoy a process of audio creation. I will continue post the progress. I know exactly where I would like to end up and it will not be a “perfect” loudspeaker. If it goes successfully then it would be “fuller” range implementation off the best Tannoy Red can do this an attempt to suppress some Reds problems.  I have very good feeling about this project.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
08-30-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


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Another "here we go"
Did you wonder why I am looking like Mephistophilisin this video?
 


DunnoyTower.jpg



"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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The response
Dunnoy2021_RTA.png


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08-31-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


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Thoughts about above.
The above in Red color the response of Tannoy 10” Red LSU/SF3LZ driver with default crossover mounted in in Dunlavy TSW-IV Tower in a position of third driver and loaded to 4th 25W/8565-00 driver as passive radiator.
 
In blue, the response of the same Tannoy driver but complimented with another pair of the same paralleled 25W/8565-00 woofers from the same enclosure but acoustically isolated from Tannoy and actively driven by the same amp with no filter. This is right channels, which is pretty much at the middle of my room and has no wall gain. It looks like it is out of phase if you ask me…but the reversed phase not better. There were zero efforts spent there, this is just a first blind connection. Still, the entire assembly sounds remarkably pleasurable.
 
I was trying to drive Tannoy with Milg and woofers with my SS amp, effectively bi-amping with   second order crossover at 35Hz. It was VERY nice. Then I took it further and put the LF section on transition slop, crossing it at 15Hz and gain 10dB, it gave me more or less pure 20Hz but the drivers were strenuous for the room of my size and I felt some LF compression.
 
Now, where to take it? Not quite sure yet. I do not want to drive it with Milq and I would like it to be cold-running, all time on segment of my installation. To bi-amping is a good idea but a paralleled woofers have near enough sensitivity to work along with Tannoys. If not, I can throw another 2 woofers to help that would give a nice array of 4 woofers per channel to support the Tannoy.
 
I do not mind driving it with one amp, but I would need to have a good SS amp. I do not want to use older Lamm M1, too big, too hot, and too bulky. Something like reported Lavardin would do if they have one input and no volume control, but I would probably need 100W…  
A very interesting configuration. I am still getting familiar with it sound as the Tannoy DC drivers are different animals. One way or another so far the Dunnoy is in  a way ridiculous but a very successful project.



"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
09-13-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


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It is more then sex change operation!
I took very seriously my recent dive into Dunnoy. There is something in there that gives me even more then multichannel milliamp horn installation. Nope it is not better sound it is different sound and different relationship with sound. It is something that I hardly even seen in audio. It is like the person who you love whispering in your ears, not even whispering but juts breathing. It is very new and very interesting for me to investigate and to have control over.
 
So, I have initiated a project to build a completed my own box loudspeaker, incorporating into it all that I learned from what Dunnoy. It will be not a “new design” but a new approach, fully based on audio rendering of my feelings. I think it will be VERY interesting loudspeaker and I assure that there is no ego in there at all. To demonstrate to myself how serious I am I took away Macondo and Milq from my listening room.  I am prototyping and testing now different configurations models, amplification and ideas and I have good prediction of extremely stimulating result.
 
As anything I does it will not end up with a commercial product and will be fully disclosed at my site. Having a tradition to call my audio projects by García Márquez’s characters I would like to name my new loudspeaker “Remedios the Beauty” or RB for short. It kind of coincide with my own initials (Roman Bessnow), OK, ego is playing in it a little. One way or other I am very excited about my new Remedios.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
09-14-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Newtohorn
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Teaser?
Watched youtube feeds and found my way back here.  Interested to hear more about your priorities in the new build.  Given the project is inspired by Dunlavy, I presume the build will be time aligned with first order crossover?  If so, are you intending to overcome the main requirement of such design - the need for high power ss amplification?  Signed up...
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Romy the Cat


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About audio.... content



"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
09-26-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
rowuk


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Video not available
Not here and not on YouTube


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
09-26-2021 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Paul S
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Enough Content?
How we listen determines what we hear, for sure, and there is also the "Potential" "embedded" in what we are listening to. All the changes to my system over several decades now have been about shifting the Sound and the presentation in order to get "more" from Music. What is "more"? It might be I can listen to Music that did not previously "reach" me (that I did not "get"), or I can hear "new things" in Music I've listened to many times; or maybe listening becomes "easier". Anyway, based on long experience, I figure I'll know it when I hear it, even if it takes a while to tune it to taste, or tuning becomes it's own approach for a while. Of course, I've had my share of dead ends, including elaborate, expensive dead ends. But Hope Springs Eternal.

Good luck with the Dunnoys!


Paul S
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rowuk


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What changes with "age"?
Reading Romys ventures for years has given me a (probably primitive) picture of how his "world" works. Regardless, the changes in his "style" of posting have shifted as much as the "content". 

I do not think that the Dunlavy/Dunnoys would have had the same context and therefore result 10/20/30 years ago. The fascination with recreation seems to be the message of old. The new mantra seems to be the contentment with recreation. These are certainly very different goals.

What I can imagine is that the musical message has increased in importance and the gearhead stuff like geometry and color only have to be "good enough" to not distract. In any case, this path is interesting in its own way. I am sure that the future will show us what married life with kids does to our priorities and if "knowing what is possible" can be ignored for any length of time.


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Romy the Cat


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I am wondering....
One of the main advantages of Macondo configuration was the fact of multi amplification. As with any other systems which have a dedicated amplifier of the same type to each individual driver Macondo can run over dynamic range with amazing ease this very low intermodulations. It is very outitable with any box speaker, included what I have in the house. I wonder how can a mitigate it. The Remedies will have effectively three active drivers and I have the decadent two channels amplification for it. So what I am wondering now is how to map three drivers to channels. Ideally of course would be to discover this time that Red compression driver would sound nice with SET, then I would devoted my two solid state of the fires too base drivers and it would be no debate. I have ever very much like how the red twettera sound with my solid state and I am wondering what driver to combine with twetter. In alternative to would be to get another B2 amplifier....


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Paul S
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Cold Running?
I never heard SS that could match a 45, but I have heard SS that has "less SS sound". Given your stated objectives going in, I "recommend" finding a more polite SS amp for the tweeters. Not much EMF, and I suppose not much power required? A couple of hours online, you're done.

Paul S

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Romy the Cat


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Objectives? Isn't it not better sound?
 Paul S wrote:
I never heard SS that could match a 45, but I have heard SS that has "less SS sound". Given your stated objectives going in, I "recommend" finding a more polite SS amp for the tweeters. Not much EMF, and I suppose not much power required? A couple of hours online, you're done.
I am not sure that you or I have “objectives”. I just very naturally gravitate to more satisfying sound. Regarding the SS, I never hear any good sounding SS amps and particularly in bass. I own the B2 for a while and I feel that they are OK but nothing truly special. What they did in context of Dannoy very surprised sand very impressed me. I have no idea why and I have no foundations to rationalize. It is juts happened to be superbly good and I have a fear that if I come with own crossover or another enclosure then I might lose that “special sound”. I do not have luxury to investigate rezoning for the good result I got, I am this point juts wiling to ride the wave and do not ask myself “why”.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Paul S
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If Tubes are not a Bother...
Did you just answer your own question? Use the B2, then. Plenty of nice, small tube amps for tweeters, if that's what you want. I could list tube and SS amps, but I hate doing that "in public", not to mention, as you just pointed out, you only need to know it "works" in your system, and you already have that. The only tubes in my system now are 2nd stage in phono, 1 tube per channel. I have MOVs, and VRs on them. They are old, and I dread replacing them.

Best regards,
Paul S
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Romy the Cat


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The last comment about Macondo vs Dannoy



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Romy the Cat


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It?



"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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