Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

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What are your main system Loudspeakers?

Floorstanding Speakers
930
53%
Horn Loaded Speakers
75
4%
Transmission Lines
32
2%
Electrostatic Loudspeakers
34
2%
Large Stand Mount Speakers
140
8%
Bookshelf Speakers
407
23%
Active Speakers
34
2%
Home Cinema Multi Channel Speakers
30
2%
Headphones
64
4%
 
Total votes: 1746

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Tedrick » 28 Feb 2012 21:36

I prefer full-range floorstanders for most listening. Infinity RS-IIb's are my primary speakers when the missus will let me take over the living room for an extended session. Otherwise, it's Sony SS-M7's. I also have some Infinity RS-IIIb's in a secondary system.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Audie » 03 Mar 2012 13:28

Whatmough 502i Large 1.2 mtr high spealers on stands.

These were excellent replacements for my Maggie MG3's.

Audie

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Guest » 03 Mar 2012 21:49

Homebrew TL speakers, not changed for ages. Like well fitting boots.

Also use NF (not listed, bookself I suppose) for test and ad-hoc listening.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by MasterCylinder » 04 Mar 2012 01:46

Planar

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by JaS » 04 Mar 2012 11:16

Do we really have no Electrostatic users? Have we all got rooms that are too small to accommodate these, or is there some other reason they have so far gone unmentioned? I remember hearing a pair or Martin Logans (I'm not sure which model?) about 20 years ago when buying some gear off a guy and they were truly captivating. He had them about ten feet from the back wall and 4 feet from side walls though :shock:

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Audie » 04 Mar 2012 17:07

JaS, I have a pair of kostas Metaxis Electrostatic floorstand speakers, designed by Alan Gregory. I am not using them at present. they do sound good, but I prefer the higher SPL of largefloorstander dynamic speakers.
Audie.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by rolleye » 04 Mar 2012 18:32

Magneplanar MG-1b's
Infinity Kappa 8's
QLN Classics
John Bowers Active 1's

Maggies have just been sold :(

so all floorstanders then ... ooops :oops: .. except the QLN's

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Finger Painter » 04 Mar 2012 19:28

He had them about ten feet from the back wall and 4 feet from side walls though
So about three feet away from the listener on the couch on the other wall?

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by MasterCylinder » 04 Mar 2012 20:17

Magneplanar 1.7 I LOVE mine :)

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Guest » 04 Mar 2012 21:06

Mission M34i. Great sound from 'budget'floorstanding speakers.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by JaS » 05 Mar 2012 09:34

Finger Painter wrote:
He had them about ten feet from the back wall and 4 feet from side walls though
So about three feet away from the listener on the couch on the other wall?
LOL, no they were about 1/3rd of the way into the room. I can afford the speakers now but not the space...

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by JaS » 05 Mar 2012 09:35

Audie wrote:JaS, I have a pair of kostas Metaxis Electrostatic floorstand speakers, designed by Alan Gregory. I am not using them at present. they do sound good, but I prefer the higher SPL of largefloorstander dynamic speakers.
Audie.
High SPL and wide bandwidth are important to me too 8-[

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by LousyTourist » 05 Mar 2012 12:26

mine are both floorstanding and horn loaded, no way to pick both so I chose horn loaded.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by josephazannieri » 05 Mar 2012 13:31

Yo speaker seekers:

Main system: Biamped passive crossover Dynaudio system. Dyna ST-120 driving Dynaudio 30W100's in 6 cubic foot boxes with passive 6 dB/octave crossover @400 Hz.
McIntosh MC250 driving Dynaudio D76 and D28AF's with passive 6dB/octave crossover @400 Hz and 5000Hz for mids and tops. computed F3 of 26 Hz. More like floorsitting, because they take up about 8 square feet each.

Production studio: Kenwood 100WPC recever driving modified Dayton Audio BR-1's. Bookshelf.

Office: Dynaco SCA 80Q driving Magneplanar MG-1B's.Floorstanding.

And good luck from that BIG, LOW guy,

Joe Z.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by JaS » 05 Mar 2012 14:32

josephazannieri wrote:McIntosh MC250 driving Dynaudio D76 and D28AF's
That's similar to the drivers in my Crusaders, D76 mid, D28/2 treble and I think a 17w75 ext woofer? Nice drivers the Dynaudios, although my boxes are a little smaller :)

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