Occam Audio MTM4 Minimalist Baffle Design A Fantastic Small Speaker
The Occam Audio MTM4 uses a pair of WR125ST diameter and large, high power output Wavecor dome a little ‘variovent “or” aperiodic “enclosure. The crossover is of order 2, and has some padding tweeter. How in the name can be inferred, it is a mid / tweeter / midrange MTM-style speakers, with a pair of mid-woofers above and below a centrally mounted tweeter. This is also known as the D’Appolito arrangement, as this configuration produces a certain directivity in the vertical level and creates a few other benefits of off-axis response anomalies that may be less desirable.
The kits included as shown here. Packaging was excellent, and very good presentation. The adjustment of the components was excellent, and I tried to assemble the raw and have a go. I could do it (the customer to buy a housing floor will not wait) did, but I took the longer route, to “have done everything right,” a combo black / copper to complete, and. In the procedure, I had to build some stands, my current dimensions are too short or too large for these speakers very modest. The workshop to make some very basic elements. Blocks, to be exact. Mock me not, they are heavy, very strong is that well suited to the task and can look semi-respectable, with a thick layer or five. I decided to paint with white lacquer primer and paint with the boat (durable, thick joint suitable fabric to keep dust in concrete) to seal. The design is very similar to this, but adjusted to the size, thank you “Santi” to design highly functional (
The crossing was easy to zip, but something could have been better documented, despite the inclusion of a DVD. For me as an experienced home improvement, it was incredibly easy, and did not take time. The completion took several hours, but it struck the crossover, wiring and installation. Finished floor with a cupboard, a pair could easily be made of this in an hour or two.
Imaging, mostly, as I said was excellent, was well suited for video applications. I enjoyed a series of films on the subject, and the dialogue was always clean and clear. The background scores were easy to spot because some can not help MTMS fine darkening of the buried low-level instructions that say, a trumpet behind a baritone voice and sound effects. Here too, they need a sub-woofer with a bass roll-off at about 100 Hz, the best you in with this pair, the better the sound will be. Better yet, use a stereo pair, and better performance, reduced distortion and generally flat response room. The higher output level has been reached by many of their contemporaries as MTM4 valuable in the prevention of this very small speakers to sound very low in all but a positive way. They look more like a nice mid-sized speakers as a small speaker in terms of own production, which is a big advantage in a situation of domestic equilibrium. In other words, you can probably put them in the living room, without too much effort. They are very attractive and practical option for a near-wall installed.
With music playing MTM4 beautifully on a cliff, clean, clear and punchy. I have heard many flat rock, return to ACDC JethroTull and again. The course was very good and there was a lot of life and vitality of this small drawing. The virtual absence of staining was more firm, as was the low-diffraction baffle, minimalist design. They disappeared very effectively.
With music, with more space and more quiet sections, they are not so good. There is a fog top heights, a splash iness soft, fine detail and the atmosphere was concealed evidence. I attribute this to the great dome tweeter, which broke into the “Soundtrack” (rupture peak at about 17 kHz). Most of the dome of metal does not break until about 25 kHz, tweeter and a few can still increase much higher before breaking. In general, smaller tweeters burst modes of higher frequency, ie they keep “it all” by the audio cassette, before losing. And therefore it is no longer breaks before getting up. Although less visible on a rock album or musical film, he was on the tracks of classic and sounds compressed or processed less recognizable.
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