Oris systems for mixing/mastering? (BD-Design)

by GC, Tuesday, March 08, 2005, 06:24 (4704 days ago)

I am a recording engineer looking to replace my Tannoy Arden loudspeakers (15' dual concentric, Alnico magnet, large reflex box) with something with similar or better attributes in terms of dynamic capabilities. It must be tonally (timbrally) accurate, especially through the mid range to bass frequencies and should be as or more accurate in the high frequencies. The Tannoys have an annoying high frequency character which I have accepted to live with for the last 9 years, since everything else is quite good. The sound in the upper frequencies reminds me of 1972 vintage dome tweeters, that is, with obvious resonances.
Are there any engineers out there or does anyone know of any engineers using any of the Oris variations for serious professional work including mixing and mastering acoustic music? Most of my work is classical and jazz and there is a key word here and that is "translation" in that the ideal speaker would let me make a mix which would "translate" to other speakers (or sound good on other ordinary speakers)
I have multiple pairs of Quad II amplifiers sitting on a shelf which I don't use - could these work well with the Oris systems?
Thanks for any help.
Russell Dawkins, Western Canada

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by GC, France, Tuesday, March 08, 2005, 09:45 (4704 days ago) @ GC

Hi Russell,

I have pair of Quad IIs that I've used with my Oris 150s with excellent results. Highly recommended.

Russell Craig

I am a recording engineer looking to replace my Tannoy Arden loudspeakers
(15' dual concentric, Alnico magnet, large reflex box) with something with
similar or better attributes in terms of dynamic capabilities. It must be
tonally (timbrally) accurate, especially through the mid range to bass
frequencies and should be as or more accurate in the high frequencies. The
Tannoys have an annoying high frequency character which I have accepted to
live with for the last 9 years, since everything else is quite good. The
sound in the upper frequencies reminds me of 1972 vintage dome tweeters,
that is, with obvious resonances.
Are there any engineers out there or does anyone know of any engineers
using any of the Oris variations for serious professional work including
mixing and mastering acoustic music? Most of my work is classical and jazz
and there is a key word here and that is "translation" in that the ideal
speaker would let me make a mix which would "translate" to other speakers
(or sound good on other ordinary speakers)
I have multiple pairs of Quad II amplifiers sitting on a shelf which I
don't use - could these work well with the Oris systems?
Thanks for any help.
Russell Dawkins, Western Canada

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by GC, Tuesday, March 08, 2005, 11:07 (4704 days ago) @ GC

Hi Russell,

similar or better attributes in terms of dynamic capabilities. It must be
tonally (timbrally) accurate, especially through the mid range to bass
frequencies and should be as or more accurate in the high frequencies.

In this case the Ultra System will be extremely accurate showing everything within the signal. This quality is very nice with good recordings but with low quality recordings you'll hear clearly where the technician made his mistakes (deliberate or accidental).

I have multiple pairs of Quad II amplifiers sitting on a shelf which I
don't use - could these work well with the Oris systems?

Sure these will work well but do expect to hear the "qualities" of the amps or anything else connected within the system.

Ciao,

Bert

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by GC, Tuesday, March 08, 2005, 17:04 (4704 days ago) @ GC

Hi Russell,

similar or better attributes in terms of dynamic capabilities. It must

be

tonally (timbrally) accurate, especially through the mid range to bass
frequencies and should be as or more accurate in the high frequencies.


In this case the Ultra System will be extremely accurate showing
everything within the signal. This quality is very nice with good
recordings but with low quality recordings you'll hear clearly where the
technician made his mistakes (deliberate or accidental).

I have multiple pairs of Quad II amplifiers sitting on a shelf which I
don't use - could these work well with the Oris systems?


Sure these will work well but do expect to hear the "qualities" of the
amps or anything else connected within the system.

Ciao,

I use the Oris 200 and the AER DM3s to playback my own, amateur, master, classical, acoustic recordings. I use 2 Danish Audio Pro microphones into 2 channel DAT. The results are stunning, far superior to anything I have heard, especially 'mixed'. Old two microphone LPs are OK, but lack the finesse that todays electronics could have given them. If you are mixing, the quality you lose will be clearly shown on the Oris system. May I suggest you look at the Transcendent Sound Single Ended Output Transformer Less SEOTL 1.5 watt amp, less than the price of a pair of decent interconnects, to drive your Oris for superior performance. I give the Oris 200, AER DM3s ten out of ten for this purpose. BTW, I dont own any shares of DIY-systems or TS.

Tom Turk.

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by GC, Thursday, March 10, 2005, 01:18 (4702 days ago) @ GC

Tom - thanks you so much for turning me on to Trancsendent. I see someone on their site is raving about his combination of Oris 200s and the T 16 amplifier which is 40 wpc I think. Are you sure that 1.5 w is enough? Have you heard a comparison? I am assuming, if you have, that the 1.5 w model must be staggeringly clear to make up for that big a discrepancy in power.
What do you use for bass?
- Russell Dawkins


I use the Oris 200 and the AER DM3s to playback my own, amateur, master,
classical, acoustic recordings. I use 2 Danish Audio Pro microphones into
2 channel DAT. The results are stunning, far superior to anything I have
heard, especially 'mixed'. Old two microphone LPs are OK, but lack the
finesse that todays electronics could have given them. If you are mixing,
the quality you lose will be clearly shown on the Oris system. May I
suggest you look at the Transcendent Sound Single Ended Output Transformer
Less SEOTL 1.5 watt amp, less than the price of a pair of decent
interconnects, to drive your Oris for superior performance. I give the
Oris 200, AER DM3s ten out of ten for this purpose. BTW, I dont own any
shares of DIY-systems or TS.

Tom Turk.

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by GC, Thursday, March 10, 2005, 15:33 (4702 days ago) @ GC

Tom - thanks you so much for turning me on to Trancsendent. I see someone
on their site is raving about his combination of Oris 200s and the T 16
amplifier which is 40 wpc I think. Are you sure that 1.5 w is enough? Have
you heard a comparison? I am assuming, if you have, that the 1.5 w model
must be staggeringly clear to make up for that big a discrepancy in
power.
What do you use for bass?
- Russell Dawkins


I use the Oris 200 and the AER DM3s to playback my own, amateur,

master,

classical, acoustic recordings. I use 2 Danish Audio Pro microphones

into

2 channel DAT. The results are stunning, far superior to anything I

have

heard, especially 'mixed'. Old two microphone LPs are OK, but lack the
finesse that todays electronics could have given them. If you are

mixing,

the quality you lose will be clearly shown on the Oris system. May I
suggest you look at the Transcendent Sound Single Ended Output

Transformer

Less SEOTL 1.5 watt amp, less than the price of a pair of decent
interconnects, to drive your Oris for superior performance. I give the
Oris 200, AER DM3s ten out of ten for this purpose. BTW, I dont own any
shares of DIY-systems or TS.

Tom Turk.

Hello Russel, my system is outlined in the Gallery section of Berts website, under Thomas Turk. I have enough power from the 1.5, in fact, the whole building shakes on organ works. However, some people do use two SEOTLs in mono bridged form for more power.

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