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I have a pair of these(no bps) and run them on usher rw 729's and soundlab m2's;the results are stellar and when on the soundlab's they sound very close to my audiovalve challanger 180 monoblocks.
I think there probally is not a speaker that they can not handle with proper timbre and authority when called for.
I would include Merlin on your list as well.
Thank you for your feedback. I'd already saw on another thread that you had that setup.
It's been years... and I mean years since I've last heard Soudlabs. They were great!
In the meantime I've been considering more options such as Avalon Opus Ceramic.
What are your opinions on the Opus Ceramic (I know it's an old model but...) and it's combination with the M6's?
Unfortunately auditioning the opus ceramic is not an option as they are in another country.
Well I could audition them but not with my gear...
Funny how the model 6 seamed to be a well reputated amplifier but nobody seams to have any suggestions...
It seams like threads with legacy amplifiers aren't catchy these days. :)
I've thought of going for the DIY path....
I've been told that ceramic drives driven by the model 6 are a good match, but Unfortunatly Comercial speakers that use these kind of drivers are really expensive.
I've been very curious about a DIY project using accuton drives...
But aesthetics (WAF) and market value is also a concern of mine...
In other words, I don't have a clue what to go for...
If only I could find a pair of marten Coltrane 2 at an affordable price for mere mortals like me! Blaaaa...
Anyway I'd like to thank you for your replies.
Althought I love and had already thought of tannoys they are out of the equation.
Extremely low WAF. She has listened them in various occasions and really liked the sound of them but hated its aesthetics.
And I tend to agree... It wouldn't blend with our living rooms design.
It's a more minimalist style.
I forgoten to mention a few words regarding my music style...
It is obviously a big factor when choosing a set of speakers.
My "biggest" problem is that I enjoy various kinds of music genre and simply love to hear things like, just to name a few, for instance Schubert, Wagner, Mozart, Mahler, Brahms, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Puccini, Debussi, Chopin, Bach, Corelli as much as Miles, Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dextor Gordon, Duke Ellington, Bill Evens, Al Di Meola, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarret, Charlie Haden, Ella F., Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Patricia Barber, Muddy Waters and as much as good old fashion prog rock like for instance gentle giant, king crimson, van der graaf generator, Curved Air or Pink Floyd, Bowie, The Who, Genesis (Gabriel Era) Led Zeppellin, Moody Blues, Roger Waters, David Gilmor, Frank Zappa, Yes, Jethro Tull, Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Lou Reed, Velvet Underground, Joni Mitchell, Renaissance, Talking Heads, Kraftwerk, Peter Gabriel, Police, Neil Young, CSN&Y, David Crosby, Magna Carta, Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, Peter Paul & Mary, Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention, Seals And Croft, Leanord Cohen, THE BEATLES (who doesn't love the beatles?) or things like Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Bjork, Feist, Sigur Rós, Spiritualized, The Devine Comedy, Arcade Fire, Yo la tengo, Bill Callahan, Owen Pallett, Dirty Projectors, Nine Horses, Lambchop, Fleet Foxes, ... and so on and so on...
You get the picture wright?
It's a hard task to find a pair of speakers that can give me pleasure in various kinds of music.
Hi, yes I can understand the aesthetics issue. If I had the funds I would buy the Canterbury's and then go and get new cabinets made with the same internal volume/port configuration but with a narrower front panel and deeper profile in a modern style. You would probably find although not the cheapest someone like the Box Furniture Company could advise produce something to your taste.