Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

amplifiers, receivers and loudspeakers

What are your main system Loudspeakers?

Floorstanding Speakers
898
53%
Horn Loaded Speakers
73
4%
Transmission Lines
31
2%
Electrostatic Loudspeakers
31
2%
Large Stand Mount Speakers
135
8%
Bookshelf Speakers
391
23%
Active Speakers
31
2%
Home Cinema Multi Channel Speakers
30
2%
Headphones
64
4%
 
Total votes: 1684

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Bsmith1 » 02 Jun 2018 14:19

B&W 703 ... biwired

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Arfur » 08 Jun 2018 02:33

Just got a pair of Epos K2s. So far more than impressed

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by 2002afan » 11 Jun 2018 02:39

Arfur wrote:Just got a pair of Epos K2s. So far more than impressed
Arfur, I love the sound of Epos also. They like a lot of power to sound their best, as most 4 Ohm speakers do. You probably already knew this.:lol:
I'm hoping to pick up a pair of used Els 303 on the cheap this week to go with my Audes Blues. Hope you continue to enjoy them.
Cheers,
WillO

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by euclid » 23 Jun 2018 05:08

Main 5.0 system is 3 ESS AMT1B (rebuilt twice and updated to the current woofers and passive radiators with metallized mylar caps in the crossovers) and 2 ESS AMT1 in the rear.

Modern Mixdown system used a pair of JBL EON612.

Old radio studio uses a pair of large Advents.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by reynolds617 » 05 Jul 2018 02:49

Bookshelves on OEM stands necessitated by spousal approval factor, but they sound great.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by 2002afan » 13 Jul 2018 00:07

Just picked up a mint pair of Epos els3 bookshelf speakers to go with my main system. I'm presently running them on the second system. Too lazy right now to have to pull out the cabinet and mess with the wiring again at the back of the amp. :roll: Great sounding LITTLE hombres. :D I will be mounting them on Sanus System 36 inch speaker stands.
Cheers,
WillO

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Stan21 » 14 Jul 2018 14:50

Hi All

I’ve been reading hundreds of old posts since joining a few months ago and learned a lot. This is my first post having just taken the poll so thought I’d post as well.

My speakers are World Designs A25XLs

Not the usual as they were originally a diy kit which I bought second hand having been built by the first owner. They work close to a wall, good stereo image, sound clear and detailed and more like real instruments than any other speakers I’ve owned (previously I was using Spendor S6e floor standing speakers). A great bargain.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by abril » 02 Aug 2018 18:28

Still got my Stax system but also have B&O6000 actives for small scale music (flat) and AKG K702's for quick and easy listening (these upgraded Grado SR80's that I was getting rather p--d off with because of the hollowed out mid).

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by zpilot » 06 Aug 2018 16:27

I have a somewhat unorthodox setup. JBL 8340 full range 2-way speakers re-purposed from a THX movie theater. I have added ribbon tweeters to those and upgraded the crossover caps. I'm using a pair of Clair Brothers 15" scoops also re-purposed from a professional touring sound system from my days as a musician as subs. It is bi-amped using NAD 2200's to push everything.

Think about the definition in the dialog you have heard from those THX theater speakers.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by dysmike » 11 Aug 2018 04:24

I'm running a set of bi-amped Kef Q100s, and an ancient sub picking up at about 45Hz

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by willboy » 05 Sep 2018 20:40

Just replaced my trusty 12 year old Castle Richmond 3i standmounts with another standmount - the Quad S2.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by 2002afan » 06 Sep 2018 02:33

Just picked up a mint pair of Epos els303 floor standers to go with my els3s book shelfs for the back up system. Very musical speakers that don't take up a lot of room. Together they sound great. Epos are the type of speakers that you can listen to for hours. Great for jazz lovers like myself. :D Still may buy another set of 3s to pair with the Audes Blues.
Love those 4 Ohm speakers. Good clean power will be rewarded.
Cheers,
WillO

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by Sounder206 » 12 Sep 2018 05:29

Bedroom: Klipsch R-15PM powered bookshelfs + Klipsch R-8SW sub
Office/Guest Bedroom: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR

Living room (my Dad’s system): Carver AL-III

Headphones: Grado SR-60, with the left driver out. Haven’t gotten around to fix it, or will probably upgrade later.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by david230 » 12 Sep 2018 19:20

Main system - IPL acoustics M1TLM TL speakers

Music production - JBL LSR305 active studio monitors

Headphones - Philips Fidellio L2

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by JemCollector » 19 Sep 2018 11:59

I have Kef Concerto 2’s, bought about 2000 or so. They sounded incredible in the hifi listening room, through their gazillion pounds system, and still sounded good when I plugged them in at home, more precise and controlled than the TDL RTL2’s they replaced.

I’m really struggling to find anything about the Kef’s online though (apart from the specs) and I’d be interested to know how they were reviewed at the time. You can pick them up for beans now too.

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