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« on: April 24, 2017, 08:15:26 am »

Peter informed me (a while ago) that my new Orelos are finally ready.  I've been on a crazy travel schedule ever since, and so am only now getting back to arranging logistics, etc. to have them shipped to me.  I will post photos and my impressions once I have them.

BUT, I could not resist posing this sneak preview.  Peter and Bert have been amazing working on the aesthetics collaboratively, and I think we have ended up with a real work of art.  Providing just a glimpse for now, a slow reveal.

More soon...

Ramesh



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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 08:31:46 am »

Ha !

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 11:28:36 am »

Looking very classy !!!

Nice  Good job !
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 07:33:31 pm »

Hey Ramesh, they look truly amazing - well, the bit you've revealed at least. Well done! Looking forward to seeing more.

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 11:25:12 am »

Hi Ramesh, it looks amazing. Better than my black one. All the best. Enjoy it. Remember it takes quite a while to break in.

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 03:10:59 am »

I could not resist posting another view.


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XXHE settings: Q1 14x10, Q3/4/5 0/1/0, SFS 120, Clock Res 15ms, Driver Buffer 16ms
Audio PC -> Lush USB cable -> Intona -> Clarixa USB cable (short) -> NOS1a -> Blaxius cables with RCA adapter at DAC end (not 75B) -> Orelo Mk II active speakers
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 08:51:54 am »

Hi Ramesh, it looks amazing. Better than my black one.

Better than my black as well !
haha

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*XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores)* @~720MHz, 32GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/0/1/0/ Q1Factor = 10 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 120  (max 120) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 43 / Nervous Rate = 100 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> *Clairixa USB 1m80* -> *Phisolator* 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 04:32:33 am »

THE ORELOS HAVE ARRIVED!  This sounds a bit like the announcements made about mussels in Belgium and wines in California.

I have a lot more detail to provide, but for now:they look fabulous and sound exceptional.  It took a good week for them to "settle" and I can hear on-going opening up of the sound.

My major anxieties have vanished: no hiss or noise, excellent imaging, not too finicky of a sweet spot (one does need to be sufficiently far back), deep and wide sound stage.

The dynamics, precision/detail, realism of instrument timbre are better than anything I have owned or heard.  This fact has been validated by friends who have heard my previous speaker incarnations.  At least in my setup SQ with Intona is superior.

The Orelos are LARGE!  I was asked snidely if I was compensating for anything.

A more detailed review and photos soon.  One for now in its new space.


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XXHE settings: Q1 14x10, Q3/4/5 0/1/0, SFS 120, Clock Res 15ms, Driver Buffer 16ms
Audio PC -> Lush USB cable -> Intona -> Clarixa USB cable (short) -> NOS1a -> Blaxius cables with RCA adapter at DAC end (not 75B) -> Orelo Mk II active speakers
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 05:28:25 am »

Looking great, but glass coffee table is great bright reflector of sound.

I know I had one and removed it under protest but we now live without coffee table replaced with smaller couch side tables of wood.

Anyway just a kind suggestion also would move the right leg rest couch(closest to RH speaker) in photo so couch ends are the same facing both speakers. I do realise its all a compromise(especially involving others) but after going to all the trouble of playing with these speakers well worth it. My partner so appreciates the good sound she goes along with most things(but not ALL!!!).

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