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There are probably many speakers available which outperform ... Fredless
Jp1208: i believe that you hit the speaker on the head. 'ol ... Tubeears
After owning so many ultra speakers, so much ultra-fi, i hav ... Omsed
I have a very full time job that's not at all related to Audio. I'm just a very enthusiastic owner, 20 years of Hi-Fi merry-go-round, and now I'm off thanks to the Cirrus. And yes I have helped Vapor at a couple shows, but no favors or payment ... just happy to help, and it gives me a reason to attend the shows. I've even visited Ryan's house a couple times to hear his other creations.
If people can't share the experience of products they're excited about, what's the point of this forum? Every quality brand has their cheer squad.
Doc77 (Answers | This Thread)
Doc77, or can i just call you ryan? what do you do for a liv ... Jp1208
I have no doubt that the cirrus is a fine speaker. but shill ... Shakeydeal
Had auditioned a few and was ready to buy a Wilson watt puppy 7 then a sophia 3 and wound up buying a Wilson audio Sasha. Listened to it for hours at dealer. Can't wait to set it up,
Jmaffia (Threads | Answers | This Thread)
Congrats jmaffia, my favourite of this long line of wilson ... Lloydelee21
Fredless, how do the the ARS Acoustica Celera compare to the
ARS Acoustica Gravitas Max? Arthur at http://www.high-endaudio.com/ thought only the Coincident Pure Reference Extreme Speakers were better then the ARS Gravitas Max.
I heard the ARS Gravitas Max at the Stereophile show in 1996 in NY. They were being played on Lamm Amps.
The speakers were fast with a nice midrange and the bass was fast and tight. The speakers were really good.
They were designed by Irv Eisenberg
Here's a pic of the ARS Gravitas Max
Doug99 (Threads | Answers | This Thread)
I have always enjoyed the effortless power of fried's g3, an ... Anlgsd
Jp1208 thanks for heads up about doc77's relation to cirrus Lsummers
The "kharma 1b" and close 2nd the "grimm ls 1 ... Peterbj
Ever had for me. Never heard anything expensive. As for me on a BUDGET .. Proac super towers,,MAGGIE 1.6,KEF 104/2,PINNACLE GOLD TOWER,DAHLQUIST DQ10,ADS L910/L980.STAN WHITES SHOT GLASS/FULL SHOT.ALL UNDER 1K. NHT 1.6 or 1.5?,Large advent,b&o rl40 large snell towers. green mountain entry level bookshelves. And I ALWAYS have had two powered 15"/18" subs with a velodyne udl18 box to put between the subs and fronts with conrad johnson tube amp or a 555 or parasound amp large amp. with a hybrid tube /SS PREAMP. Also a theta data basic .benchmark dac. Vinyl basic set up as well. I love music just never had anything more than this. Looking at this post and can't believe all the pages wow. What to try next. I live for my kids and then audio,lol.
Gtsdarts (Answers | This Thread)
Doug99: the celera sounds just smaller than system max, but ... Fredless
Lsummers, glad to help! Jp1208
Vandersteen 7. best i have heard so far, but on the back of ... Agisthos
I have owned Altec Lancing's "Voice of the theater series" in the 70's -80's. I have been in a couple of recording studios and heard powered monitors that blew me away. They had names like Adam and A.I.R. approved speakers that I can not remember. Check out Mojo's speaker reviews. I heard the Vaughns and they were as good as anything made any where. Problem, I could only afford a 2 speaker system. Now, lets get to best for the money. I wanted the Audiophile 2-channel and also the 5.2 Theater. I found Tekton Design. They are custom made. They take 4-8 weeks to get. I received mine 2 weeks ago. Red 5.2 Pendragons. They sound as good as anything I have ever heard. Let me be clear. I an not an expert. Don't know audio engineering. I do have a demanding ear. I will stop here. Read the reviews. Play the soft and they are full and clear as a bell. Turn them up a little and I am at a "live" performance. You do not just hear the loudspeakers, you FEEL THEM ! Now,I will stop.
Elvisthebeagle (Answers | This Thread)
Avantgarde horns, they are so fast they make you jump. Gon001
By far and without any comparaison possible with any other s ... Spacer
The best sound i've heard was from a dealer system in plano, ... Abrew19
The best i like are the vintage b@w matrix 800 with a good a ... 68pete
@ 68pete, i've read that some b&w insiders themselves still ... Abrew19
Livingvoice speakers r great i heared them last may in munic ... Jenfelder1871
Well for the money i believe the chapman t-7 speaker blows a ... Pack
The ones i own : USHER AUDIO BE-10.
The DMD tweeter is the best tweeter ever made.
The Beryllium driver is holographic and emotional
The Eton bass driver is tight, controlled, and abyssal
The BE-10 is the most natural speaker i ever auditioned...
Iblieve (Answers | This Thread)
Focal grande utopia em Samhar
Atc scm100 active tannoy westminister royal tad compact refe ... Pani
I have heard the atc scm 100 on 2 occasions, and it really i ... Roxy54
Tannoy grf driven by marantz 8 classical klipschorn Fstein
Harmon kardon sound sticks ii Katzky
With all ayre and it wasn't top of line. Just so musical. I have heard many of the esoteric stuff over the years and many are very revealing etc but I want honest and musical. I listen to live music all the Time and want to hear it the way it sounds at a venue. I think too often we get wrapped up in the equipment and not the music. I've been a tube guy most of my audio life and that's since I was 11 or so. I'm now 53 and the hearing is still good. I'm hoping to get to audio connection to meet Richard Vandersteen and hear his new amp with the 7's. I have a feeling it will be quite the treat. I'm about to purchase the Treo's as I was blown away by them. Naturally relaxed but still detailed and not rolled off. I can't afford more bass as that's where so much of all the extra dollars go for in speakers.
Ctsooner (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)
Mickey katz monitors!! Ebm
What are mickey katz monitors? Roxy54
Definitive technology bp8. i was 14years old wondering aroun ... Redmor
Redmor, it's funny how that works isn't it? we all have sim ... Ctsooner
I was 17 years old and wandered into the local Audio Associates in Bethesda, MD. The salesman was quite kind to this scruffy kid and allowed me to demo the JBL L-65 Jubals - WOW, WOW, WOW - "Angel trumpets and devil trombones" to quote my favorite droogie!! I was absolutely smitten. I *had* to have them.
And about a year later, having worked hard and diligently saving my nickels and dimes, they were mine!! Woo-effin'hoo, I now had a little slice of heaven right here on terra firma - I owned and loved those speakers for the next 10 years!
I had a similar experience many years on when I was privileged to hear the Gallo Reference 3s at Dave Pogue's beautiful home. Man, those speakers *really* did it for me. And Dave's rig was very carefully assembled over many years, the man really knows his stuff!
So, once again, I set about saving my money until 8 months had passed and I was able to find a 3 month old pair for 1/2 of retail. I could not get the wallet out of my back pocket fast enough !
I am still digging those speakers after 4 years has passed - I'll probably be buried with them beside me...
Rlwainwright (System | Reviews | Threads | Answers | This Thread)
Back in the 70ís i auditioned the beveridge, it sounded like ... Thefile
Mickey katz was the first and the absolute pioneer of using ... Quad-man
Funny as i just hooked up my new/used ayre ax7e integrated w ... Ctsooner
The pair you just purchased Dave_b
No, the proac's are one of the three pair of proac's i'm sel ... Ctsooner
Large magnepan electrostatic panel speakers at hi-fi shows a ... Arcamadeus
I have loved teh Maggies for years. they are big (if you want full sound) and don't fit everyone's room, but if you can fit them, they sound awesome. I wouldn't buy them for personal reasons, not based on their sound or construction. I nearly did years ago, but instead went with a dynamic Proac. I think there are a few special speakers in various price categories that exceed what the competition can do and two Maggies fit that bill for me as do a couple of the Vandy speakers. Personally, I've been concerned with too many speaker companies who haven't been around long. Speakers will eventually breakdown and need to be fixed, refoamed or even need new drivers and I've been burned in the past by companies with strong designs that sound awesome for the money, but are not in business when I needed help and they became a scrap pile waste for the most part. I think more audiophiles who are my age or older have stuck with the tried and true companies for this reason.
One of the best systems I've ever heard was the largest Maggies with AR ref gear all the way around and MIT cabling. Crazy good, but after hearing the Vandy 5 and 7's, I'd stick with them as I think they get the music even more 'right' from top to bottom. Panel speakers seem to add something the more I listen to them. Maybe it's the extra energy they send out on the back wave that isn't dissipated. I think that's why I love the Vandy's and really liked the Legacy Aeris's I heard. We all heard different things and that's why they make so many speakers. Fun hobby and it's nice to see folks passionate about their gear.
Ctsooner (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)