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1  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: August 20, 2019, 07:35:02 am
Peter,

I have had Q1/xQ1 at 5x30 for a while and did not notice any flanging effect on the highs.  I have gone back and forth between 5x30 and 15x20 mostly to see if I can affect some "scratches" that happen occasionally because of USB errors.  Even after installing a dedicated line, Lush^2 is very sensitive to LED lights, dimmers, etc.

R.
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: The greatest invention in/for Audio (Lush^2) on: May 24, 2019, 10:36:06 pm
I've been using this configuration over the last two weeks or so--having seen it in Peter's post on CA.  Really the best so far!! at least for the kinds of music I listen to, and with the Orelos.
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Everyone alive? on: May 23, 2019, 09:35:26 pm
Hoping all is well with everyone.  The silence on the site feels a bit cosmic!!
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 16, 2019, 08:11:36 am
Wow.  What a difference.  Changed toe-in from 19 degrees (where I had it) to 8 degrees.  Better separation, imaging, more expansive.  Did not imagine it would make such a difference.
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 16, 2019, 07:47:24 am
Started experimenting and have noticed something interesting.  I removed ALL toe-in, and then put in very little, much less than I had before.  The interesting this is that separation has improved quite a bit, some of the "harshness" with multiple strings and brass playing is almost gone.

I had essentially left toe-in as it was before Mach III, Lush^2, and Blaxius^2. It now appears that with the upgrades much less toe-in is needed.

Very encouraging so far.  Will continue with some testing.
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 16, 2019, 05:34:21 am
VJ,

I'll take you up on the visit!!

In this particular room, I cannot move the speakers wider apart.  I have two listening positions though. One on the couch which is  about 120" again (square as Peter says) from the speaker nose.  But I also listen further back, all the way across the breakfast nook and kitchen which are all in the space behind the couch. 

Ramesh
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 15, 2019, 06:21:32 pm
Peter, VJ:

Very helpful.  I think what I will try is start again with NO toe-in and then slowly adjust the toe-in just enough to get a stable center image.  Center to center is only 120" in my case.  Again, the ONLY music where I feel some adjustments need to be made are large orchestral pieces.  I was listening again to the Kleiber performance of Beethoven 5&7 last night, and something is "missing" but this could just be the limitation of trying to capture a full orchestra "at home."

I tried all red on FM, and in my case this actually increased smearing.  All orange sounds good, as does all green. 

Will try a few other things and report back.

R.
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 13, 2019, 07:52:53 pm
Arvind, Peter:

Very helpful.  I have the Orelos 12" from side walls, and 50" from front wall (behind the speaker).  The back wall where I sit is open, so no reflections to worry about there.

I have tried FM curves, and basically have varied between all green (current setting) to all orange, and some setting in-between.  Never used red for any of the switches.

DSP is factory setting: bass is excellent.

Toe-in has varied from very little to focusing about a meter behind.  Strangely, even with the tweeter aimed directly at listening position, I have not experienced harshness.

The speakers sound fantastic.  But there is one area that I am trying to optimize; large orchestral works and symphonies.  With large string sections, also where strings and brass play simultaneously, there is more "smearing" than ideal.  I have wondered sometimes if the issue is wide frequency range the coax compression driver has to manage, so some further optimization to be made to the crossover for this type of music. 

Anyone else's experiences listening to large orchestral pieces with the Orelos?

Ramesh
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: RDC and Network Problems on: April 11, 2019, 09:12:56 am
Peter,

I'll gather my notes on this--I had this written down somewhere--and then summarize what I discovered.  As with Paul, the problem suddenly emerged, and as I remember it, it was when I moved from the Mach II to the Mach III.  I have W8 on the Music PC not W10. 

Ramesh
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: RDC and Network Problems on: April 09, 2019, 09:42:31 pm
Paul,

I had this problem show up a while ago, and I remember fixing it by allowing RDC connections without requiring a password.  Not sure now exactly what I needed to setup, but this is something you might want to try.

Ramesh
11  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 07, 2019, 04:36:28 am
Hi All,

Starting this thread to gather experiences from other Orelo owners on optimizing and getting the most out of these speakers.  Some areas of interest:

- Positioning in room
- Setup of FM curves
- Toe-in
- Tweaks
- Room treatments

Particularly interested in setup for large orchestral works: symphonies, etc.  There is probably overlap here with setup of XXHE parameters, Lush, Blaxius, etc.

I will follow up with detail on my current setup.  My sense is that my setup is probably not optimized, and this is only evident listening to large orchestral works which are probably the most demanding anyway.

Ramesh



12  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: March 15, 2019, 05:59:28 pm
Nick,

Listened last evening to small jazz ensembles, large orchestral pieces, other stuff.  Q1=15, xQ1 = 20 sounds really good.  I didn't do an immediate comparison with Q1=30 xQ1=5 which is where I had settings before.  My quick impression is that the 15 x20 setting is overall better: dynamics, balance, separation, imaging.  I will listen for a few days with your settings and then switch back and see, but given how good the SQ is, I may never switch back!!

R.
13  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: March 12, 2019, 10:11:24 am
Tried Q xQ1 at 30 x15.  Very nice SQ.  This combination along with the new Lush^2 settings is very, very good.
14  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: The greatest invention in/for Audio (Lush^2) on: March 07, 2019, 08:58:48 am
I found the "consensus" configuration A:BWYR, B:BWR not quite right with large orchestral works.  Have been listening to A:BW&YR, B:BW for a few hours tonight.  This configuration seems better with large orchestral works.  Large string sections sound fuller, not scratchy, and somehow more coherent.  Also imaging seems more precise with placement of orchestra.  Will keep this as default for now, and come back to consensus configuration in a week or so and see how it feels.
15  Ultimate Audio Playback / Interesting Music / Testmaterial / Re: Album of the Evening on: February 15, 2019, 07:54:00 pm
Birds Requiem: Dhafer Youssef

https://listen.tidal.com/album/22986996

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