I was toying with various of your designs for some time. I had started
to worry about not being able to judge the voicing in advance. I was
concerned that I might not hear things the way you do and may end up
being disappointed as a result. In the end I decided to go small,
choosing the Ellam Discovery 15, in the hope of getting both some good
value speakers and a sense of the sound you like to aim for.
In the event my expectations were exceeded on both counts. These
Discoverys really are amazing, especially considering the fact that I
rushed the build and got the dimensions a bit wrong in the process. To
my ears these are something of a revelation, especially when considering
their size and cost. I hear details I've not heard before and the
overall tone is just what I'd hoped for. If timbre is the right word
then these have it just so. Pianos sound weighty and full and vocals are
just great to listen to.
All my music is digital by the way. I use JRiver software and have a
modest but ample Primare amp doing the legwork.
I want to thank you for a terrific design. Next time I'll take more time
planning and find a more suitable workshop! In the meantime I'm simply
enjoying my music a whole lot more than I have in a while. Even films
and everyday TV are now a pleasure to listen to.
All the best,
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