That is the new smaller perforations of the stators from the Gen2 panel series, such as found on the Summit.microperf, what is that?
Correct, the new panels are more efficient thanks to about 50% more diaphragm radiating area per square meter as compared to the Gen1.So, modern panels don´t have to be as big as they use to? I heard a piar of 11a, they sounded really good but small, much smaller than my ReQuest.
A new set of panels, will they have the same qualities as the panels in 11a besides microperf?
This is definitely true in my HT, where my front soundstage is delivered from speakers that cover 39% of the width of the front wall, and cover a full 21% of that area in square meters.Gen 1 typically has a full 4' length for the panel, resulting in a 72" tall physical speaker element, and the wider panel widths broadcast the sound from a larger percentage of the front stage.
Here in the US I paid near $3000 for my Prodigy panels. Well worth it to me! I feel like a fool not doing it right away when I bought them in 2015. I didn't do it until 2020 or 2021. I can't remember which year! I'm leaning toward 2021. Lol.I don't think I can resist buying new panels haha. Even though they are expensive. As I see it, I get a "new" large Martin Logan for 5000 dollar, that is not bad.
The thing is that one of my panels have died. I have to do something haha.They might sound better, the technology really hasn't changed much over the years and they still operate in the exact same way. Old panels can degrade due to UV and other factors but if yours still sound good I wouldn't go run out and buy new ones, they're some expensive these days.
Well at this point nobody knows what you want better than you. Are you willing to experiment with something that might be a little different? Or do you demand something the same?The thing is that one of my panels have died. I have to do something haha.
Rebuild or a change to another set of speakers. I´m a bit worried about changing speakers, it took very long time to find my ReQuest that both me and my wife really enjoy.
Yeah, if you can find some Summits for sale there that are lower priced than new panels then I would probably do that. You can then sell your Requests and recover some money that way too. I would get the serial number from the Summits to see how old those panels are. I think most should be good for anywhere between 15 and 20 years, deoending on the environment they have been in. My Prodigy panels were 15 years old and needed to be replaced. If you buy Summits that need new panels soon then youre right back in the same predicament.I agree with you. But that depends on what leage ReQuest are playing in. It is a large panel speaker, I don’t want to downgrade.
Maybe Summits for the same money are WAY better than rebuilt ReQuest, I don’t know.
Yeah, probably between 2 and 8 years, It is inevitable. Price out how much new Summit Panels will be for you to obtain and figure that into things. If the speakers are priced well, it may make more sense than getting new panels for your Requests. Youll have some time before the panels need to be replaced. Id certainly make sure that you listen to them before you buy them too, if thats possible.They are from 2009.
So, in some years they need some attention.
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