Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

amplifiers, receivers and loudspeakers

What are your main system Loudspeakers?

Floorstanding Speakers
940
53%
Horn Loaded Speakers
76
4%
Transmission Lines
32
2%
Electrostatic Loudspeakers
35
2%
Large Stand Mount Speakers
142
8%
Bookshelf Speakers
411
23%
Active Speakers
34
2%
Home Cinema Multi Channel Speakers
30
2%
Headphones
65
4%
 
Total votes: 1765

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by hobie1dog » 30 Dec 2018 04:13

JoeE SP9 wrote:
18 Dec 2018 19:22
hobie1dog wrote:
09 Dec 2018 01:51
I voted floor standing instead of electrostatic, but I now have Magnepan speakers.
You've still got floorstanders. Magnepans are not electrostatics. They are planar magnetics.
Uh, I am aware of that, this is my fourth set of them. :D

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by JoeE SP9 » 30 Dec 2018 15:26

Sorry. #-o
Many think that Magnepan's are electrostatic. Just as many call Heil AMT variants ribbons. They are not. :mrgreen:

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by lbls1 » 30 Dec 2018 16:59

You haven't heard the best of music unless you've heard your vinyl or cds through a robust soundstage with floorstanding speakers. Headphones are great in that they bring the music to you anytime, but you just do not the best sound of music until you've heard them through speakers.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by hobie1dog » 31 Dec 2018 05:24

lbls1 wrote:
30 Dec 2018 16:59
You haven't heard the best of music unless you've heard your vinyl or cds through a robust soundstage with floorstanding speakers. Headphones are great in that they bring the music to you anytime, but you just do not the best sound of music until you've heard them through speakers.
Reminds me of my favorite movie scene, and the greatest stereo scene in any movie made so far:

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Paxmed » 07 Jan 2019 21:33

Would anyone have an opinion on how an old (but loved) pair of Klipsch RF15 (weak bass) would compare to a new pair of Definitive Technology D9 bookshelves. Thank you

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by hobie1dog » 08 Jan 2019 02:54

Try this again

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by oldfoggie » 18 Jan 2019 01:34

I have a set of Yamaha SO112T and a set of Peavey T300 high frequency projectors, The Peaveys's are sharp and crisp while the Yamaha's have a fuller sound, when you put them together they sound great.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by tep392 » 11 Feb 2019 23:12

I've been using a set of JMlab/Focal Daline 6.1 transmission line speakers. Love the sound of these speakers. Not overly bright with good solid bass.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by MasterCylinder » 14 Feb 2019 16:50


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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by MCVinyl » 14 Feb 2019 17:49

Epos ES11 Bookshelf speakers

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by sivagriva » 14 Feb 2019 18:30

MasterCylinder wrote:
14 Feb 2019 16:50
Magnepans for me FOREVER
For me too.....Magnepan user / listener for more than forty years ... actually, this 3.5R are actively biamped ....
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by D Carroll » 24 Jul 2019 03:49

D'Appolito configuration towers using the Dayton Budget MTM design by Wayne Jaeschke, drivers and parts from PartsExpress (design does not seem to be there anymore). Very good imaging when toed in about 10 degrees. Sealed sub of my own design using Dayton aluminum cone reference series sub, found here: https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-au ... m--295-445. Built both projects myself. Sub is outstanding. Very musical but also quick enough for movies. My son named it Big Bad Woof.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 24 Jul 2019 04:41

For what it is worth....I'm very into retro and vintage, so my main speakers are two sets of vintage Technics X500 Honeycomb Disc three way speakers, both with redone bass surrounds. For the classic rock that I play 85% of the time, they are perfect. I love the sound of them, and also the high water mark they represent in terms of the vintage rock experience. Technics spared no expense in the development of their components at this time, and these speakers still bring great sound to me from my vinyl and components in my listening room. I'm very happy with the sound I get from my system at this point. As far as I am concerned, some products are just done right....the perfect moment realized. Cheers! :D

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by marelindo » 27 Jul 2019 22:39

Nubert nubox 380. And I echo the comment above, these speakers are all I need to listen to music.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Bluesnote » 02 Oct 2019 03:22

Wow!!

Just been reading through this thread and have to say I'm very envious of some of the systems and speakers shown.

My set-up is very much a compromise of space/money/ and being allowed to turn our lounge into a mancave [-X

I use Richter Merlin V bookshelf speakers on sand filled stands. The room is really awkward so not ideally placed against a wall but sitting into a corner. Too many windows. The Richters are Australian designed and built award winning speaker and do surprisingly well, punching well above their weight - see a review here . . .
https://www.richter.com.au/wp-content/u ... w_test.pdf

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