Your favorite speakers

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Your favorite speakers

Post by Fishtails » 19 Apr 2012 10:07

Hi people

Not sure of this has already been done, but here goes anyway.

What,s your favorite pair of speakers?

My favorites are my bang and olufsen beovox s-45's

They sound amazing and I picked them up for $130.

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by PK » 19 Apr 2012 10:42

Still using Gale 402's bought back in 1988 (or thereabouts). First saw them at the Harrogate Hi Fi show in the mid-1980's. Comforting to know that there are still a number of folk out there supporting this classic speaker. Sat on Linn sara stands they still sound exceptional.

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by Hermionediamond » 19 Apr 2012 11:05

I'm still using my Royd Minstrels which I bought new in 1993. I love them but they don't go very loud. I'm aspiring to a new set of Harbeth Monitor 30 in the Tiger Ebony finish.

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by LeeS » 19 Apr 2012 12:09

TDL Studio 1 and I have no plans to change them.... Ever ....

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by bauzace50 » 19 Apr 2012 14:17

my favorite speakers are my present ones: Paradigm Active/20. They are "bookshelf monitors" with 6.5 inch woofer/mid, and 1 inch tweeter. Internal amplifiers are sufficiently powerful for all my needs, the sound and staging are just right for me. Intend to keep them for many more years, in addition to the 8 years here.

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by Dinohyus Hollandi » 19 Apr 2012 14:41

Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor M. A musical instrument in its own right. Speakerwise, I'm done. These babies will stay with me for a long *LONG* time...

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by JoeE SP9 » 19 Apr 2012 18:24

Just read my signature! :mrgreen:

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by Finger Painter » 19 Apr 2012 20:00

My present B&W 802D's for dynamics, low down grunt and authority, but too large, too hungry and just too dominating. Don't do quiet very well and need power and control in front of them. They are a lesson in why you don't buy speakers first and believe they will make a huge difference without thinking the bit before.

Near past, a pair of Castle Howard MKII's for imaging and I have yet to meet any speaker which can position instruments with such accuracy and space. Strange box like dimensions and large awkward foot print. One of those 'wish I'd never passed them on' items. The best cheap buy you can find as they don't seem to demand the price they should.

Distant past, IMF ALS30's. Polite, detailed and very fine speakers. Do rock in a......IMF ALS30 kind of way. Lovely stuff.

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by alternativeroute » 19 Apr 2012 20:25

Got some DIY SEAS Maya's. Still very happy with them... ... 509cd5.jpg

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by Dr Pan K » 19 Apr 2012 20:50

old jbl's will do. pity they now cost a fortune. love those pulp woofers

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by rolleye » 19 Apr 2012 21:26

Infinity Kappa 8's on the the end of Krell power amps.... trouser flapping bass :shock: :D

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by jake » 19 Apr 2012 21:29

Quad ESL 57's, golden mid range, "like laying in a hammock on a nice summer day."

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by jeff2369 » 19 Apr 2012 22:46

My Favorites that I now own are as follows:

1. Technics SB-7000A
2. AR 2ax
3. AR M3 Holographic
4. JBL LX44
5. Bose 201 ( on the garage system)

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by jc_the_trucker » 19 Apr 2012 23:15

Hard choice cause I've never paid good money for bad ones in my opinion.

I've said plenty about my current speakers (DCM CX-17, love em) so I wont go further about them. Also had a set of Yamaha bookshelf speakers from the 80s back about six years ago (can't remember the model). They were pretty nice but I ended up selling them cause my Sony reciever died and I didn't have a way to power them.

I think I still have my Klipsch surround sound computer speakers in storage somewhere, they were epic until one of the outputs died. May end up salvaging the drivers out of them one day and DIYing something with them.

But by far the best system I've ever had the pleasure of using is my dad's home theatre system. I can't tell you the model numbers of any of them because I'm not home to look, but Axiom floor standers, center channel, and surround speakers and an SVS bass cylinder (12"). Absolutely not ideal for a turntable, but for anything else, this system blows my mind! It has to be my favorite, it shakes the entire house and still sounds clean while doing it...amazing.

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Re: Your favorite speakers

Post by Alec124c41 » 20 Apr 2012 03:11

Watson Labs Model 10 speakers, designed and built by Mike Wright, creator of the original Dayton-Wright Electrostatics.
These speakers are so transparent, with 15 to 23000 Hz response, easy to drive, forgiving of placement, and built to last.


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