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Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

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What are your main system Loudspeakers?

Floorstanding Speakers
817
53%
Horn Loaded Speakers
65
4%
Transmission Lines
29
2%
Electrostatic Loudspeakers
30
2%
Large Stand Mount Speakers
126
8%
Bookshelf Speakers
356
23%
Active Speakers
28
2%
Home Cinema Multi Channel Speakers
29
2%
Headphones
60
4%
 
Total votes : 1540

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby Needler » 02 Mar 2018 20:29

Mine are bookshelf with subwoofer directly behind the main listening area.

I used to do bi-amped ESS AMT 1B monitors, but I just don't have the space in our cottage in the woods. I still use all the amps, though. :)
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby scootersage » 21 Mar 2018 14:51

I use 4 JBL s109's.Small footprint and I always have odd shaped rooms, no matter where i sit they are pointing at me. I use a Paradigm dsp 3200 to add a little bass that the JBL's are a bit shy on. If i want to shake it I turn on the RTR's.
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby scratch n pop » 26 Mar 2018 05:03

Still listening to my circa early 1960's Altec Lansing A-7 VOT's that I bought in the mid 70's. My ears haven't heard anything to compare to them but then maybe my ears and the VOT's have become one. Kinda like a long sweet marriage.
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby spareruller » 01 Apr 2018 10:05

I use an old set of apolite speakers Castle Sterlings with a Eastern Electric M520 valve amp and a Revolver Replay TT
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby wolfie62 » 01 Apr 2018 20:39

So now I join the floor standing group, from the bookshelf group! Just got a near mint pair of 1988 Polk Audio RTA 8Ts. But I was very fortunate! I had these boxed and sent UPS Ground. Polk drivers have a habit of the magnet’s glue failing and pinching the voice coils, rendering the midwoofers permanently damaged! These survived!

Here they are at the door!
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Unboxed, waiting to be moved into position and wired up.

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In position! They sound wonderful! Perfect fit for my room, have earned wife’s approval, and just an absolute joy to listen to! Near mint condition! Very well cared for over the last 30 years!

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby Jlawson3034 » 02 Apr 2018 20:13

My first pair of speakers were musical fidelity mc2 nearly thirty years old and still going.my second pair are atc scm11 on partington stands and a quality speaker.now looking for a nice pair of floorstand s as I now finally have a listening room after 30 years :D
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby ChrisGeezer » 02 Apr 2018 22:08

They don't have to be floorstanders, but can still be full on. I've had my Spendor S100's for probably 26 years or so. I have great extended bass, plus wonderful mids and treble. Evey mod carried out within my system over the years, has been clearly heard through these wonderful transducers.

nb Pair on the bay right now!
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby qnncwn » 06 Apr 2018 18:17

Alesis Elevate 3 bookshelf but I've been meaning to upgrade for a while now.
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby Ear today » 27 Apr 2018 18:18

I was delighted with my bold brash Wharfedale E70s until I had to sell them due to moving on to a boat. Got a pair of Rock Solids by Bowers and Wilkins because of their small size but impressive output. Moved back onto land and was given a pair of KEF C75 floorstanders that sounded flat as a pancake because of blown tweeters (a well-known problem with these). I upgraded these with new tweeters and they will do until I finish my pair of home made E70 clones. No neighbours nearby so I can crank 'em up as loud as I want day or night without being arrested.
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby Rahuul » 28 Apr 2018 04:42

Monitor Audio RX6 still going strong.
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby TAKRL1902 » 29 Apr 2018 01:24

1968 KLH 17's that I refurbished and sound very good to my ears. They go well with my low cost mix & match system.
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby BoGibsonCA » 01 May 2018 16:21

Have a mid-city flat - though it has a fairly large living space where my system resides.

That said, I have a pair of Wharfedale 225s that sound beautiful in the room, powered by a modest NAD 316bee.

I splurged on the table, and am happily satisfied with the surrounding small bits! ;)
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby mauserman » 01 May 2018 19:42

Currently hooked up are a pair of Ohm E2's - I like their flexibility. Good for listening to vocals and jazz, but also give good definition to my classical recordings.
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby euromut » 08 May 2018 14:11

Still love my Monito Audio Silver 8s. But I am really enjoying these as well.

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Grado based, with Turbulent Labs X Drivers, and Caribbean Rosewood cups.
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Postby scootersage » 08 May 2018 14:21

euromut wrote:Still love my Monito Audio Silver 8s. But I am really enjoying these as well.

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Grado based, with Turbulent Labs X Drivers, and Caribbean Rosewood cups.

wow those are nice bet they sound as good as they look.
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