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RE: What speakers have you owned?

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CnoEvil wrote:

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Ahhh...... The dreaded musicality....... :doh:

A term that means so many things to so many people. 

It's a very clichéd and overused term, but so is organic, or whatever quick term is used.

For me it's brands like Audio Note, Pathos, Unison Research, Accuphase, Luxman, Lavardin, Jadis, Sonus Faber and Harbeth that have it...but you already know that's where I'm coming from.

Now, can you answer the conundrum I posed on Page 5 / Post 14? (I suspect you are one of the few that might)  :shifty:

Dahlquist DQ10 come to mind but since they look a lot like black ESL 59s I'm sure you would have mentioned that.

I'm thinking of those strange Belgian loudpeakers, multiple drivers on separate time aligned baffles and an all round grill.

Now what were they called........ :?

You are going much too exotic.

It's as dull as.....Kef Celeste 111 (on their "bar-stool" stands).

I think there was a larger version, the Concord 111. I seem to remember having a pair at home for a while, totally unmemorable though they came highly recommended.

Mind you, you have me going now, what were those Belgian speakers.....?

There were two models iirc, both floorstanders, a bass enclosure with two or three smaller drive units on separate baffles staggered for time alignment with a wire framed grill.

Very rare, smashing sound. I heard them at Howard Popeks shop back around this time, now the Superfi in Camden Town.

Anyone help with the speakers? What was the shop called?

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RE: What speakers have you owned?

First pair of decent speakers I owned were a pair of Q Acoustic 1030's, still have them and still think they sound good

Mordaunt Short Mezzo 2's - Still have them but never felt they suited my setup (and the size of my room) so have them with a spare old pioneer amp

Wharfadale Diamond 9.1 - Cheap and pretty impressive

Monitor Audio RS1 - Really liked them, only sold them because I upgraded to;

Monitor Audio GX50's - Got them for a fantastic price and really like the bright clear sound

and a few carboot bargains;

Jamo Classic 4 - not bad but probably going on ebay soon

Celestion 5 - paid £8 for them and are probably the best value speakers I've ever bought ROFL

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CnoEvil wrote: DIY

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DIY Standmounts knocked up in design class from  RS components


Any pics?

Hi-Fi - Teufel DecoderStation 5 > AVI DM5

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RE: CnoEvil wrote:DIY

steve_1979 wrote:
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DIY Standmounts knocked up in design class from  RS components

Any pics?

Now where did I put my Box Brownie?  :?

It was 1977!  :O

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1. Mordaunt Short MS15 - small sealed box 2-ways from late 80s.  Inefficient and not much bandwidth. 

2. B&W DM610 - large sealed box, metal tweeters, 8" bass driver. Boomy and harsh, wish I'd bought the Mission Cyrus 780s, but i was impressed by big drivers an metal tweeters.

3. Mission 753F - no treble and boomed unless in a very large room, but did look cool.

4. Monitor Audio GS10s - Definite improvement over the big Missions, but still boomy and harsh.

5. Monitor Audio Pl100 - definite improvement over the GS10s, looked lovely (if a bit bling), but quickly went off them very quickly when the next pair of speakers arrived on the scene.

6. AVI ADM9.1s + AVI sub - legend tells of a legendary speaker whose performance was the stuff of legend.  Still got these.

7. AVI Neutron 5 - great little speakers, used in AV system.

8. AVI ADM40s - so good they stopped making them.  However, I like them, a lot.

 

 

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RE: What speakers have you owned?

davedotco wrote:

Mind you, you have me going now, what were those Belgian speakers.....?

There were two models iirc, both floorstanders, a bass enclosure with two or three smaller drive units on separate baffles staggered for time alignment with a wire framed grill.

Very rare, smashing sound. I heard them at Howard Popeks shop back around this time, now the Superfi in Camden Town.

Etude MP1 ?

I saw / heard them demonstrated by Ricardo Franassovici (used with AR pre + PSU and Krell mono power amps and an Oracle Delphi + Infinity Black Widow and Koetsu Gold sig) at the Jeffries Hi-fi Brighton show in the early 1980s.

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RE: What speakers have you owned?

chebby wrote:

davedotco wrote:

Mind you, you have me going now, what were those Belgian speakers.....?

There were two models iirc, both floorstanders, a bass enclosure with two or three smaller drive units on separate baffles staggered for time alignment with a wire framed grill.

Very rare, smashing sound. I heard them at Howard Popeks shop back around this time, now the Superfi in Camden Town.

Etude MP1 ?

I saw / heard them demonstrated by Ricardo Franassovici (used with AR pre + PSU and Krell mono power amps and an Oracle Delphi + Infinity Black Widow and Koetsu Gold sig) at the Jeffries Hi-fi Brighton show in the early 1980s.

On the money......... :cheers:

Two models if I recall correctly, MP1 and MP2. Kef bass drivers and sonewhat unusual mid and top arangement.

I heard them and thought they were fantastic, £2k plus, that was real money back in those days.

Howard Popeck (I checked the spelling) was a bit of a character and ran Subjective Audio who had rather nice premisis in Camden Town, this would be 1982-3.

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RE: Wharfedale delta 30Celestion

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Apropos of nothing in particular, except speakers.....for the last 20 years, I've been trying to remember the speakers that I heard in 1979 in Cambridge (possibly at Chew and Osborne) and playing Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing". 

They sounded terrific that day, and the only clue that I could remember, was that they had an all-round black grill cloth. Well, I've just stumbled onto the answer.

Would anyone like to hazzard a guess what they were?.....it's a tough one, but this forum never ceases to amaze, with the way the Hifi Sherlocks seem to come up with answers.

 

A pair of Mission 70s or 70 Mk II by any chance?

 

 

 

EDIT: Oops, maybe not.  Just read your other post above re: the KEFs!  Doh!   Smile

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RE: Wharfedale delta 30Celestion

the record spot wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Apropos of nothing in particular, except speakers.....for the last 20 years, I've been trying to remember the speakers that I heard in 1979 in Cambridge (possibly at Chew and Osborne) and playing Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing". 

They sounded terrific that day, and the only clue that I could remember, was that they had an all-round black grill cloth. Well, I've just stumbled onto the answer.

Would anyone like to hazzard a guess what they were?.....it's a tough one, but this forum never ceases to amaze, with the way the Hifi Sherlocks seem to come up with answers.

 

A pair of Mission 70s or 70 Mk II by any chance?

 

 

 

EDIT: Oops, maybe not.  Just read your other post above re: the KEFs!  Doh!   Smile

I appreciate the effort.  :beer:

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RE: What speakers have you owned?

Bose Acoustimass;

Bose 201;

Epos ES14;

ProAc Studio 100;

Tannoy DC-700;

ProAc Response 1 SC;

ProAc D18;

ProAc Tablette Anniversary;

ProAc K6;

Spendor SA-1;

Spendor SP1/2R;

Harbeth Monitor 30.1;

Harbeth P3ESR;

Joseph Audio Pulsars.

Elac BS-243 & 244.

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RE: What speakers have you owned?

can you guys mention the price, review the sound for every each speakers?

its for my school project

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