I had the drivers for about 6 months and probably a couple hundred hours on them. I have a smallish dedicated treated room and I moved my towers in a 2ft circle with no toe to pointing directly at me and could not get them to quiet down. I’ve got a tubed front end and I tried an A/B, D class and a pure class A amp and it still didn’t help. I would imagine if I had a big room they would have worked better but I don’t so they had to go. I agree that to some they work fantastic and in all fairness the Classic 6 I had before worked better than the Super 8 for my application. I retrofitted a pair of 4 Inch Audio Nirvana Classic Full range drivers into my Energy Connoisseur C1 Cabinets which specs out around 53Hz-23Khz; 5 Inch Driver/1 Inch Dome tweeter. Not hearing any perceived roll-off in relation to the previous dome tweeter but the AN is just more vibrant and expressive.

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I was always told, and believed myself, that you need an active speaker to get these sort of dynamics. Well that’s simply not so, even in the big Pensil enclosure they are amazingly quick. Percussion hits hard and sounds like a real slap on real skin, sudden changes in volume are accurately delivered. Say in the way Diana Krall‘s piano suddenly lifts off as she changes direction mid-riff and stamps on the loud pedal at the same time, that really made me sit up and take notice. A much under estimated jazz pianist , on her first album she really let’s fly – ‘in the room’ is all I can say really (I wish!). I meant to state that I can put my head at the bottom of the speaker cabinets and hear the bass they produce.

  • This device – a small speaker attached to a 4-prong header – outputs POST (power-on self test) beep codes.
  • If an identifiable RAM or video problem is detected, the PC speaker can output a beep code (a combination of long/short beeps) for decoding by the user.
  • Do this by disconnecting power from the system, then remove the silver battery for approximately seconds .
  • The beep codes are often defined in manuals, but can also be found on vendor BIOS websites (AMI, Phoenix, etc.).
  • Although it’s not as common these days, some cases and motherboards still include something known as a “PC Speaker,” or “SPK” on most motherboards.

At the bottom of each of the cabinets are two 3" round ports, 1" in length. There is a clearance of 1 3/4" between the base of the cabinet and the wood platform below it. This is where the additional bass is generated, which is very audible close up. After sending David pictures of the completed speakers, David told me they were some of the most beautiful speakers he had seen.


Although building Pensils and Frugel Horns from kits was quite easy, I decided to take the plan set to my carpenter friend who built the speakers with me. Lacking space, tools and skills, I know now that this was a wise decision. My respect for carpenters grew constantly during the building process of a truly beautiful pair of huge, elegant looking horns. The sound is very "transparent" and allows me to fully enjoy my music at decent volumes without any distortion. I will be placing another order soon for a multi channel power amp for my cinema room. I am no audiophile but I am very happy with the sound from my 2 channel amp from KJF audio.

When you flip the club over, the asymmetrical sole design grabs your attention. But we’ve been through square drivers, white crowns, and all other kinds of bizarre looking drivers; an asymmetrical sole weight can easily be overlooked if the club performs. After several generations of M drivers, TaylorMade has changed to SIM – Shape In Motion. What hasn’t changed is that their Tour model features a weight in a sliding track, though the level of adjustability has been dialed down significantly from last year’s M5 . I tested the SIM driver to see if there’s anything new to be excited about or if it’s another recycled product.

The TaylorMade SIM Driver is a solid performer with more forgiveness than previous TM Tour drivers. Reloop is proud to introduce KUT, a digital 2-channel battle mixer, which impresses with its classic design and modern features. The development of this mixer was focused on the art of turntablism and scratching. With the integrated audio interface, with excellent sound quality in 24-bit/96 kHz, even the combined master output can be recorded via USB.

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Hey AK. I have been using their Alnico 8’s for about 6 months and quite like them. I have inserted a small eq device to smooth things out a little.

In my back loaded horn cabs, the bass is surprisingly good without a sub. TaylorMade’s SIM MAX is one of the best game-improvement drivers a mid-high handicapper can currently get their hands on. It’s always interesting to note how the sound and feel of “game-improvement” variants in a driver family speccy portable compare to the original. You might expect a higher-spin like the SIM Max to suffer in the distance department; on the contrary, it manages to keep up with some of the longest, hottest drivers I’ve tested. The SIM Max shares the same cutting-edge technologies that define the SIM family of drivers including the asymmetric sole and Inertia Generator. But with a larger club face and deeper center of gravity, it delivers more MOI and forgiveness and is aimed at higher handicaps.