You and Bacon haven't heard the new Vandersteen Model 7 XTRM with SUB 9s
@tomstruck I bet that was something at Rutans' place the other day...
I will hear them soon enough, then have to decide IF i send my 7 mk2 pair back to Hanford for the upgrade.
Nice to know that is an option ;-)
I tried the little stand mount Gershman. Really interesting speaker that was never fatiguing but lacked detail. It was a two way with a woofer that went down to 25hz. This was a lesson in compromises to have a subwoofer and tweeter try to do midrange. I’d guess this model sounds really nice especially with bear 6 digits in amps and cables. Works best is a pipe dream.
Yes, and I also think its possible that the dudes who engineered the loudness wars may in fact have some quite serious hearing impediment issues. They are just doing what they think is best.
I’d nominate the latest iteration of the GR-Research NX-Oticas along with the matching open baffle sub.
This is a kit speaker with cost-no object components. My brother-in-law (who reads schematics) helped me build it and it’s a screaming success. Best SQ I’ve ever heard in any audio store or any CES Hi-End demo room.
I find they sound best painted Ferrari Red.
See the pic in Virtual System section. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to include the link.
Depending on budget, the MBL 101 is a classic ,their ultimate better still
World Class .if you have the room and the $$ it is Great by any standard
we are speaking in the $100k+ range
the Vandersteen gershman are good speakers but Waay lower standard
there are many great speakers ,YG acoustics Wilson , Magico !Marten
everyone has a specific budget, as well as taste.
havocman109 posts 11-14-2021 12:22am There’s no such thing as world best speakers because everybody’s hearing is different what’s best for you may be bad for someone else
This line is so old as the hills, so cliche,,, has some truth but also is a broad , vague generalization. There is no way you and others who hold onto this old standard philosophy really believe what you say, or understand what you are implying???
I agree everyone here has dif ears, I’ve read one post here the other day,, Member lists about 5 major brand speakers,, says he loves them all and has no intention of getting rid of any None on his list hold even the slightest interest for me. Its my firm conviction higher end FR is the hifi speaker.
I don’t believe in **its all pure subjective opinion/personal preferences**.Nope, can’t abide by that old standard maxim. His subjective taste might be biased. Ever think of that. The fault lies with the listener.
IOW he is being a bit dishonest as to what the speaker is doing. I think what I am saying is fair and balanced.
Having heard the grand avant- guard a nice speaker but ,a very similar
but much better build and more resolving speaker at $20k
the Wilson Sabrina-2 is a more refined Loudspeaker with a large variety
of Music ,the Wilson is worth the extra $5k and using much better quality components throughout , as well as far better resale if you ever wanted to sell Everyone has opinions and choices, it's your $$ you decide.
As already stated, there is no best. Most of the speakers mentioned have many positives and a few negatives. I will say that hearing the Horning speakers with the one watt 45 tube amp we built was an eye opening experience. I have heard them before with other amplification, but they never sounded like this. One pure watt of power made those speakers sing. Mid-range magic and so natural.
But overall I would say that field coil speakers will outperform most of what is mentioned here.