You are here

Log in or register to post comments
Buddha
Buddha's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 8 months ago
Joined: Sep 8 2005 - 10:24am
Speaker Stacking.

Hola,

The notion of speaker stacking has always intrigued me. In a way, it's a primitive D'Apollito thing for us dopes who tried it in the 70's before an MTM arrangement actually had a name attached to it.

We're going to use a pair of stacked (the model is a secret for now) speakers for T.H.E. in January, too, so it's been on my mind...

Which lead me to wonder if anyone else plays with this sort of arrangement.

I use a pair of stacked Advents in one system, and used to use a pair of stacked AR 90's before an old girlfriend's cat had his way with them (they are in the garage, waiting to be resurrected.)

I have been looking to maybe get a second pair of La Scalas to try this with. I suspect that may be a synergistic stack.

Anyway, anybody else with some good stacking outcomes?

bertdw
bertdw's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 6 days ago
Joined: Sep 18 2007 - 5:41am
Re: Speaker Stacking.

I used to work with the former Chief Engineer of Dynaco. At the time he was using six Dynaco A25 speakers (10" 2-way) per channel, stacked on their sides, with the woofers on the outside. Although I never heard it, he said it sounded wonderful, very realistic with low distortion at high volume levels.

jackfish
jackfish's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 5 days ago
Joined: Dec 19 2005 - 2:42pm
Re: Speaker Stacking.

Yes.

There are some that insist that comb filtering interference will make them unlistenable.

bifcake
bifcake's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Nov 27 2005 - 2:27am
Re: Speaker Stacking.

How do you wire that and won't it half the impedance of the speaker?

jackfish
jackfish's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 5 days ago
Joined: Dec 19 2005 - 2:42pm
Re: Speaker Stacking.

I'm running two Phase Linear 400 amps, one channel and 8 Ohms per speaker. Many people run them in parallel with a single amp that can handle a 4 Ohm load.

Buddha
Buddha's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 8 months ago
Joined: Sep 8 2005 - 10:24am
Re: Speaker Stacking.

A pic from the moment we got the Advents powered up. They've since come out into the room.

dchisholm
dchisholm's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Aug 19 2008 - 9:12pm
Re: Speaker Stacking.

Forgive my ignorance and quick question (I'm new):

Are the doodads in the corner bass traps? Other acoustic treatments? Or what?

Thanks ...

Elk
Elk's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Dec 26 2006 - 6:32am
Re: Speaker Stacking.

Not at all an ignorant question!

They sure look like smallish bass traps to me.

And Welcome!

jackfish
jackfish's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 5 days ago
Joined: Dec 19 2005 - 2:42pm
Re: Speaker Stacking.
dorokusai
dorokusai's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Mar 28 2007 - 6:42pm
Re: Speaker Stacking.

Buddha - Where are you going to be at T.H.E.? I had to take some time off from CES but am back on schedule again. It would be great to meet you out there. I LOVE the Alexis Park location....the Venetian setup just stinks.

Anyways....I know Matt Polk has talked about stacking some Polk SDA SRS 1.2 back in the day. It's already an 11 driver beast that stood about 5.2ft tall alone....can't imagine that wall of sound. I've played around with stacking some A/D/S a long time ago and it was neat but not something that lasted. Great pics!

Mark

Buddha
Buddha's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 8 months ago
Joined: Sep 8 2005 - 10:24am
Re: Speaker Stacking.

Hola,

We will be in the St. Tropez, room 1509.

First 8 rounds are on us!

We'd love it if you come by!

struts
struts's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 2 hours ago
Joined: Feb 1 2007 - 12:02pm
Re: Speaker Stacking.


Quote:
Anyway, anybody else with some good stacking outcomes?


Hola oh wise one,

One of the classics for stacking is the Quad Electrostatic. I was trying to find a picture of Alistair Robertson-Aikman's (head of SME) legendary set-up of stacked Quads driven by Krell MRAs but a quick trawl around didn't turn any up. However I was surprised to find entire websites devoted to Quad stacking!

rvance
rvance's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 3 days ago
Joined: Sep 8 2007 - 9:58am
Re: Speaker Stacking.


Quote:

Quote:
Anyway, anybody else with some good stacking outcomes?


Hola oh wise one,

One of the classics for stacking is the Quad Electrostatic. I was trying to find a picture of Alistair Robertson-Aikman's (head of SME) legendary set-up of stacked Quads driven by Krell MRAs but a quick trawl around didn't turn any up. However I was surprised to find entire websites devoted to Quad stacking!

In Long Beach CA, in 1975, I listened to a horizontal array of 6 QUAD 57's driven by modded Dynacos. It was rather heavenly!

  • X
    Enter your Stereophile.com username.
    Enter the password that accompanies your username.
    Loading