Yesterday I had the opportunity to host one member for demo session. Together, and with the distributor, we had our listening test session. Combining various options and rinsing and repeating the various different genre music to find the best balance.
It was a fantastic demo session yesterday. I really enjoyed the session from the demo yesterday and learnt lotsa stuff in the process. I ended up with the following placement for 2 pairs of HF Horn resonator
Wow!! Just Wow! Only 3 letters… the music and vocals did the talking…. Super solid!! It transformed the entire listening experience and I was absolutely stunned and thrilled on the quality it brought to the set up!
The realism is scary good and we could feel the emotions from the singer. We took it out from speaker location and tested behind MLP, different impact. Leave on speaker location and took out behind MLP, another different impact took out both, the song becomes normal song. Put it back, wow again… the music sounds so different and pleasant. I’m really not very good at describing it. But what I can tell u is that, whoever we put it in front, vocal clarity improved a few folds with a sense of realism and you can feel his emotions. The horn at the back of MLP, improves the sound stage and creates a sense of “spaciousness” as if the back wall doesn’t exist. In his voice, with the horn placed behind MLP, the transition of sound is a lot smoother with very nice high frequencies decay… we can feel him using every ounce of breath singing at the top of his lungs…. That final oomph for the high notes until he can no longer go higher and then he grasps his breath… that decay…… 1st class man!
Then comes the layer of instruments… speed of the instruments from the ribbon tweeters in layers… wow so damn nice the quality….it doesn’t mask out the details ….
Along the way, Steve from sky audio did some tweak, this guy has magic hands when it comes to stereo, whatever he touches seem to make things sound right. He realised that the placement of the horn was not aligned to the tweeter, immediately he fixed it and we had another listen,
This time it was aligned and instantly, our friend who is a pianist, could tell, “bro, this piano sound now sounds right” fantastic! And we were all stunned !! Some minor tweaks here and there and boy, so satisfying….
So as we found out, the placement makes a big big difference as well.
Above all, the experience was fantastic for me, I’ve learnt so much yesterday. What’s suppose to be demo to pass on knowledge, turns out to be a learning experience for me, and I enjoyed and loved every moment of it.
This is the best thing in this hobby, you always have something to learn from each other. But sometimes, it’s important to learn the right things and apply them.
Some would argue that this resonator , is actually colouring the sound. Whilst I cannot disagree, I would argue that in a home set up, any speakers we are listening to is also “coloured” , but coloured to the “room sound” . Now my concept of thinking is, since the sound is already coloured, how about we “colour it in a nice way that we like”?. One has got to understand, the moment you put in the diffusors in the room, you are already colouring the sound. U put too much absorptive material, the room sounds dead. None of us are listening to music in an anechoic chamber. So I come back to the sentence, we “colour it in a nice way that we like”? that is key takeaway….
It turns out there are a few many others who are already using it. For me, it was a game changer, it brought the biggest improvement to my set up, the upgrade of the AVM90 and the divini silver XLR didn’t come close to this
This one is absolutely Confirmed, I guarantee once to in not coming out type…
Moral of the story… acoustics still has the most significant impact to sound quality… time and again I have established this fact… no doubt about it….
Very very happy man, haven’t been so happy in a long time! It’s like I have finally nailed it
Ps:// side note to bro Hillviewer and Bro Kingajit who are both on the GX300, u need to get this !! U will be stunned !! Take my word for it and thank me later. Not very expensive but very very satisfying