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  • #31
    Originally posted by Geoff Millar View Post
    You could have a bit of fun with the wine labels/speakers idea.

    If the Bordeaux might be the' 'best' speakers, could they be the "Latours" or the "Moutons"; but then what would you call the Anthologies?

    Certainly more interesting than naming speakers after numbers and letters (AR3, B652s, Elac B6 etc......)

    What would you call the Tritrix? Great value, not as refined as the Anthologies but accessible to all budgets? "The Cotes"?

    Big box Cheap speakers could be the "Ordinaires"!

    Geoff
    Hi Geoff,

    Actually, the Anthology's were named after a red blend wine that is a favorite of ours from Conn Creek vineyard in Napa. It's a spectacular wine if you enjoy fine wines.

    HA! Being the "best" is always subjective and will vary depending on each individuals listening tastes. Curt and I feel this is the "best sounding" design we've collaborated on so far. Just like fine wine, some will love it, others may not.

    Jim

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Jim Holtz View Post

      Hi Geoff,

      Actually, the Anthology's were named after a red blend wine that is a favorite of ours from Conn Creek vineyard in Napa. It's a spectacular wine if you enjoy fine wines.

      HA! Being the "best" is always subjective and will vary depending on each individuals listening tastes. Curt and I feel this is the "best sounding" design we've collaborated on so far. Just like fine wine, some will love it, others may not.

      Jim
      We don't drink much Napa Valley here as it's quite expensive, but brought back a Clos du Val Merlot which we bought at the vineyard, kept for a few years and it was great.

      Perhaps in Australia we could call the Bordeaux the "Warras" or "The Margarets" after our two top growing areas for Cabernet and Merlot: Coonawarra and Margaret River?

      Not "Grange" as it's Barossa Valley Shiraz (Syrah) based and it's way overpriced, which certainly does not apply to your designs!

      Not sure what I could call the Slapshots or Tritrix, though. Both are great value for the quality,

      Happy listening

      Geoff.

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      • #33
        Jim, Is there any update on when this kit will be available? Thanks, Dhar Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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        • #34
          Originally posted by dkalsi View Post
          Jim, Is there any update on when this kit will be available? Thanks, Dhar Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
          I'm the hold up. I still need to finish the top cabinet module drawing and get it turned into a CAD drawing. The bass bin CAD drawing is done. I have the BOM, crossover etc. so we're not far away from being ready to publish. The design will be listed on Curt's website and everything will be available for down load. PM me with your email address and I'll send you what I have so far if you want to get started.

          Thanks for your interest! We appreciate it!

          Jim

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Jim Holtz View Post

            Hi Geoff,

            Actually, the Anthology's were named after a red blend wine that is a favorite of ours from Conn Creek vineyard in Napa. It's a spectacular wine if you enjoy fine wines.

            HA! Being the "best" is always subjective and will vary depending on each individuals listening tastes. Curt and I feel this is the "best sounding" design we've collaborated on so far. Just like fine wine, some will love it, others may not.

            Jim
            Sorry to reopen a dead thread I just wanted to comment on the naming of the Anthologies since i just saw this post.

            Wow my guess for why they are called the Anthologies was dead wrong.... I was thinking the name was kinda talking about how songs are like short stories. And like a anthology book these speakers are telling a collection of short stories just through music. lol Wine never came to mind but that works to.

            Actually I'm looking forward to building these soon. I was thinking about the statements or even the Bordeaux but i think I am leaning towards the anthologies. I like the size and cost of the anthologies. But what won it for me is how you have talked about them being the most flexible. I dont want my speakers to dictate what I listen to.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by windstriker View Post

              Wow my guess for why they are called the Anthologies was dead wrong.... I was thinking the name was kinda talking about how songs are like short stories. And like a anthology book these speakers are telling a collection of short stories just through music. lol Wine never came to mind but that works to.

              Actually I'm looking forward to building these soon. I was thinking about the statements or even the Bordeaux but i think I am leaning towards the anthologies. I like the size and cost of the anthologies. But what won it for me is how you have talked about them being the most flexible. I dont want my speakers to dictate what I listen to.
              Actually the Anthology name was meant to have a double meaning. It is the name of a very, very nice red wine from Conn Creek Wineries but it is also a term for a collections of music. They both go together very well.

              If you listen to a variety of music sources and styles, the Anthology's do extremely well and I think will bring a smile to your face. They also excel with home theater and have excellent dynamic range. They also pair with the Statements center and Micro Statements surrounds. All are available as kits for ease of ordering.

              Good luck with your build!

              Jim

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              • #37
                Thanks

                I was planning on getting the finalist center with Morel Tweeter. Which is a better match for the anthologies, statement center or finalist center?

                As for surround I was going to stay with some cheap polks till funds permit. Right now I'm concentraiting on the front 3 speakers. And maby upgrading front end equipment. For music listening right now I'm using a old adcom gfa 555 and belles preamp. Actually really like them but they are both getting a little long in the tooth and will either need to be replaced or recaped soon. I'll keep the micros in mind if they are available in a year or two.

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                • #38
                  The Finalist and Statement centers are both voiced the same and only differ by which tweeter was used. Either one will be fine.

                  HTH

                  Jim

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