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  • #46
    Originally posted by dld View Post
    I was using ncore 400's and those worked just fine with the LS50's. I forgot I have usher be-718 that were a reference before the LS50. The be-718's were bettered by Jkims hds/8945p in head to head competition. The be-718's are headed to my mom
    Nothing but the best for mom eh?

    Maybe try tweaking the XO before you send them off.
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    • #47
      I've had many commercial speakers of the years. Today I still have a pair of Dalhquist DQ-10's w/ a pair W1's and an LP-1 cross-over, a pair of Polk Audio SDA 3C's. I believe that's the model.... anyway they are in mint condition and only have ~15 hrs. on them since I received them 10+ yrs. ago. Finally, a 2-way pair of Ohm speakers in the shop. All my listening over the last 10-12 yrs has been on DIY, man cave, HT room and living room.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by Pete Schumacher ® View Post

        Nothing but the best for mom eh?

        Maybe try tweaking the XO before you send them off.
        I'm quite sure the Be-718's are good enough for my mom, they're really pretty good. I had planned to tweak the crossover but my skills have not progressed to that point.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by DearSX View Post
          I have the Beringer Truth 8" monitors. I like them for parties, not very bassy but decent.

          Kef LS50: They tend to disappear when on Netflix. Music is nice too, but I think I'm getting the most out of them. I don't "feel" them as much as I would like. I like about about as much as my Satori Adelphos at this point, but again I think I can get more out of them both. I've heard them sound better in the store. I need to experiment with them both more. I also like dld them to compare to other DIY and commercial designs. Paid $1000 for mine on sale. I don't regret buying them, but I'm still looking for the holy grail.
          If I end up getting pair of LS50s I may splurge for the active version. It sounds like the front end matters with these speakers and I just don’t have the front end to support them. They also have some very nifty features that make them intriguing.

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          • #50
            I like hitting the thrift shops for projects. One time, I found an AAD C-660. Just one. For 15 bucks, I thought why not. Thought I could use the parts out of it. Wanted to get some specs of the drivers from AAD and of course they refused, but they did have a "spare" C-660 sitting in the back of the warehouse and they would sell that to me for a price much less than what it retailed for. I got it. Very nice sounding speakers IMO for the price. All of my other speakers were made by me.

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            • #51
              So......I modify or use my own design. True DIY.
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              • #52
                KEF Q100...which will eventually be replaced.
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                • #53
                  Polk 10B
                  Kef Reference 102
                  JBL L100T
                  Ryan MCL1
                  Morel Duet
                  Last edited by speekerbldr; 01-27-2018, 12:54 AM.

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                  • #54
                    Dynaco A35's driven nicely by a Marantz 2230. Still nice after all these years. Wish I could find a reasonably priced source of R to R blank tape, to complete a 70's hi fi system (have a working AR turntable and a stack of vinyl).

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                    • #55
                      Oh yeah my then gf, future exwife had Dynaco A50s. Wish she hadn't given those away.

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                      • #56
                        I have a pair of JBL L36's. They need some work, but I like them.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Face View Post
                          KEF Q100...which will eventually be replaced.
                          ​They sounded pretty good if they are the ones you brought to Brooklyn.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by stephenmarklay View Post

                            If I end up getting pair of LS50s I may splurge for the active version. It sounds like the front end matters with these speakers and I just don’t have the front end to support them. They also have some very nifty features that make them intriguing.
                            ​Considering the amount of hours I spend learning about speakers I would not regret splurging on the powered versions, I paid $1000 on these thinking I want to spend more time listening and less time thinking. Now I feel more relaxed about my next DIY project, a speaker to gift to my mother in law.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by DearSX View Post

                              ​Considering the amount of hours I spend learning about speakers I would not regret splurging on the powered versions, I paid $1000 on these thinking I want to spend more time listening and less time thinking. Now I feel more relaxed about my next DIY project, a speaker to gift to my mother in law.
                              My only issue with powered speakers is it cuts into my gear hoarding. Having to justify why I have more than a dozen amps.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by dld View Post

                                My only issue with powered speakers is it cuts into my gear hoarding. Having to justify why I have more than a dozen amps.
                                Right. That's part of the reason I bought the regular version. $800-900 buys some nice gear that can be used for other speakers/gear.

                                You could get the ls50, a great diy speaker kit and a decent amp for $2200

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