Wilson Audio Yvette

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Ingenieur, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. jonwoody

    jonwoody Tragically Unhip

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    How big can Smock PA really be? Go out and track those babies down if they don't show up soon we're all tired of waiting!
     
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  2. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

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    Jk bud..we're suffering too.
     
  3. shakesomeaction

    shakesomeaction ‘s what i need

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    Those Harbeths are pretty heavy, I wouldn’t worry about a porch pirate walking off with them.
     
  4. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Smock is a stop light at a crossroad. :)

    I know this, all in good fun.

    WAIT!!!! What was that!?!?

    False alarm, only the smoke detector
     
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  5. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    This is getting ridiculous
    It's like they are taunting me now

    I swear he's driving back and forth in front of my house honking the horn and waving!
    :biglaugh:


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  6. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    OK, I don't get upset often, seldom, I'm not the guy who returns the wrong food order, etc.

    BUT, they left my stuff in the driveway and did not even ring the doorbell!
    Tweaked a bit, I guess no harm, no foul, but come on.

    Can't be too upset though :pineapple:

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  7. jonwoody

    jonwoody Tragically Unhip

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    Open those boxes man do it now for all our sakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    My wife is bringing lunch, I'll just lovingly stare at the boxes until after I eat .:evil:

    She better hurry, and have the right order! Lol


    I lied, could not wait
    Teaser
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  9. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

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    yes. interesting album. high energy bad mix.
     
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  10. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

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    pre arrival?
     
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  11. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

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    Thats earlier than promised!!...I'm still at work:( have fun bud:)
     
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  12. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    here, unboxed
    Mint

    I'm trying to figure out how to set them to listen. The KEF stands are strong, but the top plate is only 7x9, so not stable, at least to suit me. On carpet with spikes.

    Might be fine temporarily but Turkey Day with rug rats might be risky, I'd put them on the floor.

    Might just set them on towels on the mantle with a cant. I'm 'eager' to put it mildly to listen to them.

    A temporary solution might be a 12x13 board bolted to the stands.

    1st World Problems ;)
     
  13. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

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    Ahhh, OK. I missed the part where you went with Harbeths instead of the ugly-ass Wilsons (which was going to be my argument to talk you out of them, but I didn’t want to be rude when it appeared you may have pulled a trigger already… ;) ).
     
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  14. timind

    timind phorum rezident

    Blu tac board to top plate would be plenty secure, and easily removed.

    Congrats on safe arrival.
     
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  15. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

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    Your sub is pretty close to stand height?
     
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  16. ubiknik

    ubiknik Forum Resident

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    The only upsides to getting the Yvettes would have been not needing stands and they would intimidate the rug rats.
    Big upside to going with Harbeth is reasonable money well spent.
     
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  17. shakesomeaction

    shakesomeaction ‘s what i need

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    Called it. Excellent choice!
     
  18. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    sub ~16"

    Tipping point is too low, stand base is narrow.
    I'm going to work on it but in my haste to use them:
    6' apart
    Center to wall 4'
    Face to back wall 3'
    Listening position 12"
    Angled to put elevation axis at 36"
    Slight toe, 2' to either side of listening position

    Set on cork pads, canted with stiff sorbothane
    Over hang ~0.5"
    Shimmed and solid
    Pavers ~40 lb each vs 35 for the speaker


    now, to hook them up and play :goodie:

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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2021
  19. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

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    Looks pretty slick actually.
     
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  20. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

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    Well, either intimidate, or invite, since they might be mistaken for fun robots to play with…
     
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  21. jonwoody

    jonwoody Tragically Unhip

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    So are those 40's or SLH5's? Looking good but invest in some Sound Anchor stands for those.
     
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  22. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I am ecstatic with my choice.
    Better in every way than the KEF, as they should be. And the KEF are no slouches.

    Without sounding hyperbolic I was not expecting a paradigm shift. And by far, I am no trained ear.
    -The sound was more 'realistic' in tone
    -More 'planer', less point source
    Reverb/harmonics, much finer resolution/detail
    Decay, faster, cleaner
    Bass is great, turned sub xover down a good bit, gain not as much.

    Obviously more listening and tweaking is required, but 0 regrets. Can't fault them.


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  23. jonwoody

    jonwoody Tragically Unhip

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    Fantastic you made an excellent choice I love Harbeths. Smock is just over 3 hours away according to my phone and we're going to Philly for Thanksgiving anyway I hope I don't have to go there and look at the back to find out what model they are. :p
     
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  24. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

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    FWIW...i have my sub crossover at 38hz 4th order...pretty sure Avanti1960 is about the same....should be a good starting point
     
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  25. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    SHL5

    Need to ponder the stand decision.
    I may pour 2 8" tall x 12" diameter sonotubes of LW concrete, bolt a 12x12 butcher block on and call it a day, lol
    Set them where they are.

    They sound really good now, so no rush.
     
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