There’s a “Headrush FRFR” thread here (same forum) that has two different users with HR 12’s that died unexpectedly soon. One replaced with an EV that he preferred the sound of, not sure what the other user did.... but the ‘cause of death’ was never determined.
My bet is Christmas time... It just seems fitting, and prevents CK from having to buy us individual gifts. So yeah, Christmas week... Just a guess/hunch.
Open it up and see if anything can be snugged/tightened.... sounds like a loose something or other... but definitely not “normal”.
No movement on my toaster....
Wow, that's not been my experience. Having gigged the DXR10, I was pleasantly surprised by the Headrush 108s. They sound better as studio monitors and as a FRFR speaker for the Kemper than my Yamahas ever did. Much flatter and fuller. I'm hugely impressed.
YMMV, of course.
Yup - my mileage varied....
I’m not surprised though - I don’t see how Alto (the company’s that makes HeadRush) could make a better product than Yamaha for 1/3 the price... really, you get (roughly) what you pay for.
I would suspect you hadn’t engaged your DSP settings in the DXR correctly, or had placed the speakers in locations (on floor, against wall) that exaggerated certain frequencies.
Very glad you love your HR 108’s but they certainly aren’t flatter and fuller that the Yamaha DXRs..... Are they a great value? Yes, but they are what they are... Alto (economy) speakers with a different logo.
Again - just my opinion... that’s all. And I do own both, use both.
Has anybody checked the DXR10 MK2 already?
A little lighter, a little louder... not worth replacing the current DXR if you already have one or two in my opinion...
This is a really interesting thread...
I own (and use) 2 DXR10’s, usually one at a time.
I also bought the HR 108 to use upstairs - due to size, weight and no fan.
It’s good in that role.
BUT.... there is no way it can compete with the Yamaha’s 10” driver for overall sound/authenticity of the modeled cabinet and tone.. In my opinion (yes, opinion), the DXR is a far better sounding speaker with better realism, balance and ability to handle louder volumes as well.
I also found the 108’s bass response to be very “spikey”.
I like the 108 for $199, but to me, that’s all it’s worth. $199.... it’s $199 well spent, but it’s no DXR10. Not by a long shot. (That said, I can see it as a good option for a monitor speaker...)
If this product description doesn’t sound exactly like the NAMM details on the forthcoming KemperKab... except it’s powered and stereo. But the modeled speaker feature doesn’t sound real original given Kemper’s NAMM product announcements.
Godd news on the new OS...
That, plus the likelihood of the editor and powered Kemper Kab, should make for a great August!
Um, in the page below, there are two pics of the new Floorboard plugged directly into a Kemper speaker.
As we know the Floorboard is not powered, could this mean there is a powered Kemper Kone coming?
That would be great news for those of us with non-powered toasters/racks.
It would be great if it had wifi, or Bluetooth , so it could be used with the new IPAD/IPHONE based editor....
Really curious if the editor will be released at the same time, as a floor unit (with fewer knobs) may require an editor to be programmed.
Looks like a floor unit... I wonder if it will require a “parent” Kemper (for programming/loading of profiles), or be completely free-standing.
Or... if it will have any new “Kemper 2.0” features?
I have not, but use 2 DXR10s...
I feel no need to upgrade, but am curious as well...
I threw it on a footstool on the floor... otherwise, I was shocked at how much low end boom came out of it.
Much better removed from any floor coupling.
I haven’t tried yet, but I think it would be best on a stand.... (Head level)
(Edit: I just looked at you pic.... getting it away from that wall/floor/corner... you’ll like it a lot more...)
The 108 sounds significantly better when off the ground.... cleans up the mud considerably.
No, not buying either choice.
The Kemper is a much better choice for me, for authentic tone/feel, and usability without needing to hook up a computer.
Oh, and I also dislike having to buy a new version of a product every two years....
The post above is “spot on”...
Being fron New Jersey, and living in California the last 20 years has proven that out time after time.... But how I miss the pizza!!!!
Does anyone have any idea why the 108’s are out of stock almost everywhere?
I’m wondering if a revised version is on its way...
I like the small size and lack of a fan (no fan noise!)... I might just place one in the living room where the wife won’t have to see it, and keep it handy for quick practice sessions when I don’t feel like using headphones.
I think Rastaman has left the building...