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RE: You sure you want to know

the record spot wrote:

I have to say I couldn't disagree more Cno.  I like Matthew's posts and what he has to say is always worth reading, but this list for speakers alone goes beyond enthusiasm to my understanding.  When you consider the rest - amps, sources and the rest, then it's beyond a hobby I think.  

I embrace his dedication and battiness (and bravery)........and I'm in no position to judge.  :twisted:

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In rough order, and not

In rough order, and not including AV speakers...

Solavox somethings
JBL TLX3Gi
Jim Rogers JR149 (they were my dads - I used them for a bit)
Wharfedale Active Diamonds
Linn Index
Heybrook HB100
Musical Fidelity Reference 2
Magnaplanar SMGb
Celestion Kingston
KEF Reference 104/2
KEF Reference Model 4.2 & Model 1.2
KEF Reference 201/2
KEF Reference 207/2
Jim Rogers JR149

As with amps, there were some more, which I'll add if I remember...

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RE: Don't really change speakers

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Musical Technology Kestrel. Given as a freebie but a fine match with my amp. May change to go back to bookshelves in near future. Good performers but room layout not ideal.

Goodness! Another MT Kestrel owner! There's a surprise.

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RE: Don't really change speakers

The same thought had crossed my mind too. Seem to be a rare set of speakers.  Goes nicely with my talk electronics storm amp ( not very many owners of these either)

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RE: What speakers have you owned?

Krix Superbrix

B&W 685

PMC DB1i (current)

Fostex PM0.4n (current 2nd system)

 

Bedroom: Esoteric RZ-1, PMC DB1i, Fostex CW200A. FUBAR IV

Office: Nuforce Icon HDP, Adam A7X

Living room: Apple TV, FIIO D03K, Fostex PM0.4n

Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-AD900x and ATH-A900x, Sennheiser HD595,  Grado SR80i

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RE: Wharfedale delta 30Celestion

Vast intake of breath... 

( * =still got)  'IMHO' Ratings out of 10

Mission:

760i (twice)- 9. Replaced the Celestion County which my uncle gave me. My first proper, new speakers. Had a Rotel 930AX and Philips CD604. Epic!

761i*- 9, odd but brilliant

780*- 10, old style, not the aerogel ones. Pure class.

780SE- 8, not quite as good as the originals, IMO...

781- 7, too bright

771E- 8, awesome, but lacked bass

773E- 9, brilliant speakers. 

751 Freedom- 5, big sound, but no treble. The original versions are the ones I should have gone for...

753*- 10, my all-time favourite speaker. 

731*- 8, great, but ugly. A bit like me, really.

732- 9 superb speakers for dance and rock etc. Regret selling these...

Celestion Ditton 66 (biggest hifi cockup story of my life!) (Off the scale...)

Wharfedale Coleridge* - 9 Huge standmounts, graceful and detailed. Awful to wire up.

Wharfedale Delta 30.2- 7 Inherited from the local pub. Surprisingly good!

MA B2- 8 good but a bit uninvolving

MA BR5 - 9 shouldn't have sold these... 

Dali Zensor 3 (current)* - 10 probably the best standmounts I have owned. Their sound reminds me of  Mission 732s, but with less in-yer-face-ness.

Mordaunt-Short MS3.10 (twice)*- 7 I still dig these out occasionally. Light in the bass but a lovely speaker.

Acoustic Energy Aegis 3 -  Awful. The score is included in the model name. Probably my most disappointing speakers. 

Celestion County (my first ever speakers, 9/10 at the time!)

TDL RTL2 - 9, great fun. Not amazing detail, but oh that bass...!

RTL3SE* - 1 , Ignore what I wrote about the AE Aegis above- THESE are the most disappointing speakers I've owned. I've still got them cos I can't shift them.

modded RTL G20* - 9 Changed the tweeters for some decent Vifa models. Amazing. Like RTL2 on steroids with huge, tight gut thumping bass and incedible top end. Just need to mend a loose terminal...  

Studio 0.5* - 10 These things are wonderful. However, they shake my house at any volume, so in the loft they stay.

Mordaunt-Short Aviano 2 - 6 Some of the best treble performance I've ever heard, just a shame about the bass.

Yamaha NS300* - 7 cheapo mini-system jobs, which really shocked me when I put them on the end of a Roksan Kandy power amp...

I believe that's all of them... I'll edit in any more I remember!

 

EDIT I had a pair of B&W 601s3 for about a fortnight, too... Didn't like them!

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RE: Don't really change speakers

jonomd wrote:

The same thought had crossed my mind too. Seem to be a rare set of speakers.  Goes nicely with my talk electronics storm amp ( not very many owners of these either)

I think they were only in business for a couple of years in the nineties.

I currently have mine running off a Yamaha AV amp, doing home cinema duties. TBH it doesn't really work, though I like the speakers' dynamics and imaging. Maybe I need a better AV amp.

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RE: What speakers have you owned?

davedotco wrote:

Not that many in the last 20 years or so. In order from early 90s to date.

Epos ES14.

Sonus Faber Elector

Sonus Faber Electa Amator

Martin Logan CLS-IIIz, REL subwoofers pair, can't remember the name.

Red Rose M3 ribbon hybrid, still have these in storage.

Studiospares/Seiwin SN4s active speakers in current use.

Well, for somebody who keeps promoting the Active route, you do in fact have good taste in passive speakers!  Wink

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RE: In rough order, and not

David@FrankHarvey wrote:
In rough order, and not including AV speakers... Solavox somethings JBL TLX3Gi Jim Rogers JR149 (they were my dads - I used them for a bit) Wharfedale Active Diamonds Linn Index Heybrook HB100 Musical Fidelity Reference 2 Magnaplanar SMGb Celestion Kingston KEF Reference 104/2 KEF Reference Model 4.2 & Model 1.2 KEF Reference 201/2 KEF Reference 207/2 Jim Rogers JR149 As with amps, there were some more, which I'll add if I remember...

Nice, quite rare those Kingstons, were they the 'Stone composite' cabinet ones?

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RE: In rough order, and not

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Nice, quite rare those Kingstons, were they the 'Stone composite' cabinet ones?

I forget what the material was now. It wasn't stone, but it was cold to the touch and looked stone like Smile

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RE: What speakers have you owned?

Boston Acoustic A70

B&W 684/HTM62/685

PMC FB1i/CB6i/DB1i

Neutron 5 (With amp pak)

Dynaudio Focus 110A

Currently: Mackie HR824 mk2 (A/V), Studiospares Seiwin SN-4A and Seiwin 5A

 

 

 

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Quite a short list compared

Quite a short list compared to others....

Previous:
Q Acoustics 1050 floorstanders and centre
B&W CM8s +B&W CM Centre

Current:
B&W CM1s (still got as surrounds)
Boston Acoustic cubes for front heights
Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands (Mrs C adores them, thank god!)
VA Maestro Grand

...but the guitar list is a bit longer.

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RE: You sure you want to know

This made me laugh, yours , mine one pair of Linn index on Ku stands.all the best Steve iow

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RE: What speakers have you owned?

Not many over 40 years:

Wharfedale Denton?

Acoustic Research 4xa 

Mission 780SE

AVI 9RSS.

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Several nasty sounding boxes

Several nasty sounding boxes followed by my first proper HiFi speakers .
Mission 710
Mission 770 original
Mission 770 freedom
Mission 751
Mission 752
Audiovector 3X
QLN Qubic 122 ( still own )
QLN Signature HD2 Splitfield with external crossover , also have a unique crossover that QLN only ever made one of in a wooden rather than metal box . ( still own )
PMC 0B1
PMC PB1i ( current )

 Electrocompaniet EMC 1 UP , Monarchy Audio DIP, Electrocompaniet ECD 1 dac , EC4.8 preamp , 2x AW180 monoblock power amps , PMC PB1i speakers . Thousands of Cd's .

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