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  • Your all time favorite commercially made loudspeakers

    mine are the :

    Bose 901sealed box original
    B&W 801 sealed box original
    Klipsch La Scala

    Quad ESL-63
    Last edited by sdep777; 06-30-2018, 11:26 AM.

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    The late Dave Wilson created some gems. The final iteration of the WattPuppy was terrific. The smaller MTM they had for a while was also terrific. My neighbor had a pair of Matrix 801s and they were marvelous. In the right set up I have heard some Martin-Logans that were amazing. On a much smaller scale, the Totem Arro blew me away in a Ss/tube hybrid set up I heard once. SL's LX mini is great. And the Vienna Acoustic's Mozart is a real winner.

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    • #3
      Revel Salon2 and JBL K2 S9900. On the budget end, JBL LSR305. Add a sub and you have pretty decent sound.
      Francis

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      • #4
        I really like the Rockport speakers.

        http://rockporttechnologies.com/wp-c.../cygnus-01.jpg
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pete Schumacher View Post
          I really like the Rockport speakers.

          http://rockporttechnologies.com/wp-c.../cygnus-01.jpg
          Interesting cones
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          • #6
            I like Rockport's shoes as well, own several pairs. They are music to my feet.

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            • #7
              Although I didn't get a lot of time to listen to them properly, the Beolab 90's were pretty astounding.

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              • #8
                Celestion SL6 and Spandor SP1.
                I also found Infinity R152(and 162) sounded very much like those British speakers.

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                • #9
                  Acoustat 3. Although not nearly as refined as the former, my first experience into what "hifi" really could be, when I was 12, was hearing a pair of Bozak Concert Grands in a purpose build room. The 1812 Overture was stunning. I immediately took my yard mowing money and built a pair of Heathkit Monoblocks and started building speakers.

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                  • #10
                    Showing my age, but along that planar line, Apogee Acoustics. Yet to hear another speaker that rivals it's immediacy, delicacy, reproduction of voice, and ability to completely disappear in the music.
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                    • #11
                      Was it Jeff Bagby doing the stuff for Vapor Audio? I don't hear a lot of high end stuff, but during my visit to AXPONA, it sure sounded pretty darn good to me next to speakers ten times the price.

                      Seaton's simple B&C coaxes were pretty darn good, too. Admittedly, they were playing EDM and so friggin' loud I probably couldn't hear any distortion, but it sounded a lot better than the $200,000 Marten Coltranes upstairs!

                      Originally posted by Kornbread View Post
                      Showing my age, but along that planar line, Apogee Acoustics. Yet to hear another speaker that rivals it's immediacy, delicacy, reproduction of voice, and ability to completely disappear in the music.
                      Have you looked at the Bohlender planars?

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                      • #12
                        Pete Schumacher (above) is one of the core Vapor Audio guys.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by spasticteapot View Post
                          Have you looked at the Bohlender planars?
                          Other than in pictures, no. The B&G model that IIRC, had the 50" ribbon mated on top of a woofer, was intriguing even if it was a hybrid. Maybe it's just me, but there's something about an all planar speaker; it just has that sound? that a hybrid, or cone n domes doesn't. (admittedly I'm a planar type of guy so no hate mail). Even the hybrid Apogees were a tad off in their cone/ribbon integration. After its fall, Apogee Acoustics was later resurrected by a Australian Graz Keet. He updated the old $3k when new Scintilla (yes 1ohm nom.) into the drive it with 20 tube watts $30k Synergy.

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                            I should of added the Quad ESL63 to my list

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by e6zion View Post
                              Pete Schumacher (above) is one of the core Vapor Audio guys.
                              Whoops. Well, he done made speakers pretty good!

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