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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Raidho's are definitely not for action movies. Look to Wilson for that.


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    Re: D5

    With all due respect to Mike, I've measured 100 dB (continuous) at 1 meter from the Raidho C4.1 with no issues whatsoever, so I am quite sure they would be fine for watching movies. The small Raidho speakers might not do as well.

    I'm afraid I do not remember Valin making any comment, at least not in the C4.1 review, about the crossovers needing to be "adjusted". I do remember him writing that the C4.1s were bass heavy in his room, and that Raidho had provided him with a solution -- foam port plugs that are easily put into place.

    If he has since amended that review, I wouldn't be surprised. After all, another $80,000 for the D5 should buy some improvement over the C4.1.
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    The c4.1 have 8 inch drivers versus the 4 inch in the D1, D2 and D3. There's the difference IMO. Put 6 or 8 inch drivers in the D3 and perhaps, problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VT Skier View Post
    With all due respect to Mike, I've measured 100 dB (continuous) at 1 meter from the Raidho C4.1 with no issues whatsoever, so I am quite sure they would be fine for watching movies. The small Raidho speakers might not do as well.

    I'm afraid I do not remember Valin making any comment, at least not in the C4.1 review, about the crossovers needing to be "adjusted". I do remember him writing that the C4.1s were bass heavy in his room, and that Raidho had provided him with a solution -- foam port plugs that are easily put into place.

    If he has since amended that review, I wouldn't be surprised. After all, another $80,000 for the D5 should buy some improvement over the C4.1.
    Actually JV did not say this in his review of the c4...he said it in today's article about the new d5 which is on the cover of the absolute sound website. He actually went into quite a lot of detail about this..which again took me by surprise.
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    to be honest ive loved my 3 or 4 listening sessions ive had with the raidho speakers. they are far above and beyond anything ive ever owned. and most all ive had the pleasure of auditioning. ive seen all their issues first hand. but to be discussing any issues with any speakers raidhos sells is nuts at that pricepoint. they are among the highest prices in the speaker game, and none of their speakers should have any issues whatsoever. for a $66000 pair of d3's they should just please you at every turn. not have to worry about granite, and how far they are in the room and pops and flabby woofers and all that. it should just be do you have enough watts to drive them or not. to me its a very dissapointing product no matter how good the sound is in between those issues. just my oppinon . they should recall all of the speakers that report any issues and fix them immediately . and yes i would take a pair of c1.1's or d1's in a second. lol. i hope they have fixed the issues from this point on cause it just not right.
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    I can't help wondering if the "popping" and SPL limitations are specific to the diamond driver in the D series. SPL limitations have been mentioned by Kiwi in the D2 and by Mike and many others in the D3 and now apparently by Valin who loves the C4 (his Reference) but has mentioned per the above post a design issue with the D5 crossover.

    At the same time, I have heard no such complaints bout the C2.1 or C3.1 which use Raidho's long proven Aluminum and Ceramic sandwich drivers. Is the very high modulus of the diamond driver units too much for the ported, small baffle design of the Raidho's cabinet?

    I was seriously considering pulling the trigger on Raidho but this appears on the surface to undermine the entire design. Can anyone with C.1 series experience opine on SPL limitations and/or popping?

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    Great question and I would love to know this re: the Raidho C3.1's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlexibleAudio View Post
    I can't help wondering if the "popping" and SPL limitations are specific to the diamond driver in the D series. SPL limitations have been mentioned by Kiwi in the D2 and by Mike and many others in the D3 and now apparently by Valin who loves the C4 (his Reference) but has mentioned per the above post a design issue with the D5 crossover.

    At the same time, I have heard no such complaints bout the C2.1 or C3.1 which use Raidho's long proven Aluminum and Ceramic sandwich drivers. Is the very high modulus of the diamond driver units too much for the ported, small baffle design of the Raidho's cabinet?

    I was seriously considering pulling the trigger on Raidho but this appears on the surface to undermine the entire design. Can anyone with C.1 series experience opine on SPL limitations and/or popping?
    Hi FelixbleAudio,
    I own the Raidho C1.1 speakers. I have not heard any popping of the woofers. I listen to my music at an average level of 80-83 dB with peaks touching 92-93 dB. The speakers perform fabulously with a wide variety of music (I must qualify that by saying I do not listen to heavy metal or hip hop). I have on a couple of occasions have cranked them up to 99-100 dB just to find out if there was any popping -- I did not hear any. I have heard the D1 speakers but do not have extensive experience with them. If someone prefers to listen to his music at levels above 100 dB consistently, I do not think Raidho speakers should be the first choice.
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    Thanks much Anshul,

    I appreciate your feedback. I suspect more and more the issues with popping are specific to the diamond pvd's extremely high modulus creating problems with the ported design in the D Series. Very odd.

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    Kiwi,

    I hope you see this thread. I think you have terrific insight into how the C1's compare to the D2's. I know you mention bass resonance problems with the D2's in your blog. Can you elaborate on your following statement:

    While the contribution of the Raidho loudspeakers was outstanding in aiding the perception of the auditory scene to override the perception of the listening room (thus creating the illusion of being elsewhere) the low frequency content of this program excites room modes which counter the otherwise fine effort the speakers make in illuminating the venue. The problem is easy enough to understand, namely, bass notes of around 150Hz and less in my listening room will decay more slowly than the original sound. Unfortunately, the solution to that problem remains elusive….
    Did these resonance problems occur above a certain SPL? Most importantly, did you ever experience this resonance issue with your C1's in the same room? I am in love with what Raidho does and want the best they can offer, but I think I am afraid the C Series may be the best option until things get figured out by Muchael and Lars.

 

 
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