That all lools very good.
Who ever made the plinth did a nice job.
That all lools very good.
The Pi Hut appears to have Zero 2 Ws in stock so I have got one for adequate streaming purposes.
I am now utterly tempted by the idea of getting a tattoo of the kanji, but with a tiny mistake in it somewhere.
Shortened to ‘wabi’ it’s a term abused and overused by wristwatch freaks to describe used watches. IME it denotes corrosion, decay, gouges, scratches, mildew, scuffed crystals, and 60 years of dried-on wrist-cheese in every crevice.
I know there wasn’t much love for Totem Arros on here when I mentioned them, but I bought some anyway, and I know that makes me a cunt but they were a good price and I wanted to try them
Missed the dislike, I rather enjoyed them when I heard them. The newer Metal line didn’t sound as good when I heard them at Munich, but they’re still making all the older models.
They were much-hyped as “miracle speakers” when they first appeared in the UK in the mid 2000s, and many people who bought them loved them. They started out at £500 a pair, and at that price they were a decent alternative to standmounts if you had a powerful amp.
FWIW I tried a pair and was distinctly underwhelmed - much preferred a pair of PMC GB1s, which were superseded by Neat Elite SEs, and soon after by Triangle Maias - now those stayed with me for a decade and I still miss their incredible midrange, speed and coherence occasionally, even tho’ what I have now is better in every way!
I also hated the Arro’s cheap’n’nasty see-thru MDF on the corners where they plane-off the veneer: even Ikea can do better than that!
Interesting! So far they haven’t bowled me over as hoped. Imaging is better than the Neats but they seem very forward and bright to me.
CD playback in particular quite harsh.
I really need to get my head around acoustics in my room before I sell them on but gut feel is that I’ll be moving them on
What are you driving them with?
Acurus DIA-100 Mk2
If your room is on the smaller side, you can cheat the bass equation a bit by looking for front-ported floorstanders, that way you can manage a size-or-two larger than you might expect and get them closer to the back wall while avoiding bass boom.
If part of your room equation involves keeping your life-partner happy, then you are on the wrong forum entirely and we absolutely WILL do our best to convince you to buy huge, wonderful-sounding monstrosities that will probably cause a divorce.
They used to be paired with rega at shows 15-20 years ago,and usually sounded ok.
No idea what models were used though
Triangles have entered the conversation
From what I remember the motives were bottom ported.
Triangle did many front ported speakers
Preach it Brother Jon!
Jeezus, they must have been bad