Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

amplifiers, receivers and loudspeakers

What are your main system Loudspeakers?

Floorstanding Speakers
937
53%
Horn Loaded Speakers
76
4%
Transmission Lines
32
2%
Electrostatic Loudspeakers
35
2%
Large Stand Mount Speakers
141
8%
Bookshelf Speakers
410
23%
Active Speakers
34
2%
Home Cinema Multi Channel Speakers
30
2%
Headphones
65
4%
 
Total votes: 1760

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by jim_newland » 24 Sep 2018 03:05

I have had several speaker systems in the past 50 years...Currently using a pair of Klipsch RF7-2 speakers.I have had them for about 5 years,currently coupled to a Marantz KI Pearl amp...and each and every day I am so pleased with how they sound.The one drawback is that my listening room is not big enough to really open the system up.....

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by hebridean » 05 Oct 2018 16:44

Presently using the Q Acoustic 3050 floorstanders. In the past i've only had another pair of floorstanders the highly regarded Mission 752 freedoms which i ran through an Audiolab 8000 amp. The Acoustics are playing through a Yamaha cr1000 receiver and i'm delighted with them. I don't think they are better than the Missions, just different especially in their placing abilities with more drive and authority, with the Missions needing to be placed close to a wall. I've also just noticed that Richer sounds are selling them for £350 two hundred less than i paid for them ten months ago. A bargain.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Steve Bobenhouse » 16 Oct 2018 03:13

Magnepan 1.6QRs. Can't find anything for under $4000 I like better.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Boondock_Saint » 23 Oct 2018 01:13

Currently listening through Definitive Technology BP-2002.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by JoeE SP9 » 25 Oct 2018 18:11

Steve Bobenhouse wrote:
16 Oct 2018 03:13
Magnepan 1.6QRs. Can't find anything for under $4000 I like better.
Having 1.7's I agree with you. However, I must admit they benefit from the addition of dual subs. Mine are crossed over at ~60Hz. Adding the subs gives them better bass than the 3.7's. I'm undecided about what the ribbon tweeter in the 3.7's can help with. The true ribbon tweeters on the 3.6/3.7's are among the best available anywhere. However the transition between the midrange portion of the panel and the tweeter causes a discontinuity. That being, because the panel and the ribbon have different dispersion characteristics.

The 1.6 and 1.7 have their tweeters as part of a single Magnapan diaphragm. This results IMO in a more coherent sound. It's more like a full range electrostic in overall coherence.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by 2002afan » 26 Oct 2018 20:58

Just added a pair of Totem Dreamcatcher bookshelves to the collection. The Davey vs. Goliath speaker. The size of a small kid's shoe box with the roar of a classically trained lion. Sweet!! =D>

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by hobie1dog » 31 Oct 2018 01:33

Bigger speakers the better. My last speakers I built were 8ft tall with 16 drivers. I now use double stacked Clements RT-7 speakers, but am selling them to get more cone surface area. I had to sell my 8ft long sub that had (4) 18" woofers in it, so now I am trying to figure out what is going to replace it.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by mataugust » 04 Nov 2018 18:43

Dynaudio Audience 52 bookshelf or Grado GS1000/AKG K812 headphones

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Gromushka » 09 Nov 2018 19:41

This month changing my floorstanding speakers to Polk Audiu TSX 330T.

Full track now is:
Digital:
Flac files collection on Mac + VLC player
DAC USB Lexicon Alpha studio
PreAmp AUX tube AMP with RIAA from Chine (clone)
Yamaha RX473

Vinyl:
Reloop to Tube PareAmp

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Paulo Ribeiro » 11 Nov 2018 02:32

I have the Wharfedale Diamond 250 floorstand speakers and they sound very good. My very well balanced room acoustics plays a huge role.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Belmont » 09 Dec 2018 00:54

Anything's a bookshelf speaker if you're brave enough :P

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by hobie1dog » 09 Dec 2018 01:51

I voted floor standing instead of electrostatic, but I now have Magnepan speakers.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Shadowman82 » 09 Dec 2018 20:56

I think if you have the space , budget and freedom to play your music relatively loud Floor standing speakers are the way to go . That's what I use . Headphones IMO are only necessary when you life somewhere like in an apartment where you can't be very noisy .

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by reisod » 18 Dec 2018 03:49

Kef R100. Amazing sounding little bookshelves - but I find myself continually lusting for a pair of Kef 105/2.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by JoeE SP9 » 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.

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