Anyone else ....

And a follow up question for Pat....

How many pairs of Nightingale speakers were sold in total?

I’ve been running a pair in my listening room for 6 years. Magical!!!
 

Wntrmute2

Junior Member
I think it is odd that you go to a lot of time, effort and expense to knock back reflections but you have a gigantic resonator called a guitar potentially mucking up the sound. I don't mean to be harsh but I'm in a bit of a funk today and work is calling 💩
 

Prime Minister

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I have had a couple different systems in the room . . .
but nothing has been as “Magical “ as the Meadowlarks !
There really is something special there. The only other speakers that I can think of that are as musically and emotionally true are Harbeth.
 

Pat McGinty

Senior Member
That’s a very cool setup. How far away from the listening chair are they?
Sadly, @Pat McGinty does not know how to build lightweight. I’d probably have dug up a set at some point, but shipping would be killer.
Maybe I should get him a book on Colin Chapman. :)
Speaking of Mr. Chapman, my best friend in high school bent his Lotus Europa around a tree while his stereo was playing Jethro Tull's :"Crosseyed Mary". Colin Chapman: frog chassis, 1200lb curb weight propelled by 150HP. F=MA, my friends.F=MA.
 

Prime Minister

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Speaking of Mr. Chapman, my best friend in high school bent his Lotus Europa around a tree while his stereo was playing Jethro Tull's :"Crosseyed Mary". Colin Chapman: frog chassis, 1200lb curb weight propelled by 150HP. F=MA, my friends.F=MA.
Lotus Europa? Man, those things were tiny. You’ve seen me, so you can imagine why those have never been on my automotive radar. I bet that would be a hell of a lot of fun though.
How did your friend do?
 

Pat McGinty

Senior Member
Pat.... how many pairs of Nightingales were built for sale?
Fewer than 100, from 1999 to 2001, most were exported. When we set up a new plant in 2001, we never tooled up to build it again.

Following that expensive build out, that was some dandy factory, the economic downturn following 9/11 pretty much cooked our goose.

Today, I have plans to revive the mark using edgy tech. Something like this - critically damped, dual band bass, 100x500x500x1KW onboard. We've run the mules, quite satisfying, so there's really no choice but to build 'em.

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Pat McGinty

Senior Member
Lotus Europa? Man, those things were tiny. You’ve seen me, so you can imagine why those have never been on my automotive radar. I bet that would be a hell of a lot of fun though.
How did your friend do?
Nobody got hurt but that kid broke that car over and over. At the time I was building surfboards in my parents' basement, so was pretty good with f'glass. It always fell to me to put it back together.

But, yeah, your tailbone was separated from the road by 1/4" of fiberglass and 3" of air.
 
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