| decoud wrote:|
|The only advantage your pilot could have over Macondo is omnidirectionality... |
It might be a good idea under some circumstances but not truly necessary in my case. The way how the room our listening/living room is organized and the way how I envision to use the Pilot channel I have no need for omnidirectivity and the directivity of regular none-horn loudspeaker would be sufficient.
Last night I put a few small monitors that I had in basement and basement and just dumped them atop of Macondo ULF towers. None of the monitors were able to create some kind of filling sound in the room with exception of Celestion SL600. The SL600 slightly made nice and very balanced sound (in context) that would not require any complementary subwoofer, something that I did not expect from 6” driver. Hey also look fine atop of ULF and this is what I will leave for now. I just need to power them with a proper amp. The consumer 60W amp that I have now I think has not enough power. I do not hear any clipping but I do hear that the SL600’s tweeter turns yellow at some passages – very first evidence on this type of tweeter that there is not enough power to drive this thing. I need to find some kind of 120-150W and I will be all set.
I need to say that it was very liberating to listen radio via the Pilot channel last night. I was listening the programs from NRK, Oslo, Norway, it was 384kbps48khz and it was some live event from northern Germany. The librating part is that it was just one button on a cheap SS and and the while room was “active” with music I wanted to be. When I left for supper I did not even care to shut the thing off. Amy was staying in Portsmouth last nig and she did not see my new “invention” but I am sure she will be very welcoming to it and I do not think that she would acknowledge the difference.
Usually the way how it works: I listen some of broadcast and I typically have my background recorder is running. If I find anything worthy then I save the background file and just extract the kbps file from the cue-sheet of the saved file. I do not listen anything lover then 128kbps. The 128-192kbps still not good but the opportunity to hear “interesting” music is too tempting for me.
I do very welcome the revival of my Pilot system and Mini-Me configuration. It was too stupid to run while Macondo for hours juts to listen kbps feeds. Not to mention that it will same some electricity cost and tubes life but it certainly will be a huge benefit during summer time.
Romy the Cat
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