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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 21:36
by Tedrick
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.

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 03 Mar 2012 13:28
by Audie
Whatmough 502i Large 1.2 mtr high spealers on stands.

These were excellent replacements for my Maggie MG3's.

Audie

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 03 Mar 2012 21:49
by Guest
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.

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 01:46
by MasterCylinder
Planar

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 11:16
by JaS
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:

Regards,
JaS

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 17:07
by Audie
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.

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 18:32
by rolleye
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

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 19:28
by Finger Painter
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?

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 20:17
by MasterCylinder
Magneplanar 1.7 I LOVE mine :)

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 21:06
by Guest
Mission M34i. Great sound from 'budget'floorstanding speakers.

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 09:34
by JaS
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...

Regards,
JaS

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 09:35
by JaS
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-[

Regards,
JaS

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 12:26
by LousyTourist
mine are both floorstanding and horn loaded, no way to pick both so I chose horn loaded.

Klipschorns, from 1978, original owners.

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 13:31
by josephazannieri
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.

Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 14:32
by JaS
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 :)

Regards,
JaS