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The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
@cal91 - it's an obvious troll thread and people reading and participating are either very young, very stupid, or killing time.  Threads like this get a lot of activity so if you're kind of bored and just want to make some mindless chatter this is... 
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
I'm a perfectly discerning audiophile.  The problem here is that you can't think so reasonable discourse is not for you.  I'm not even going to try.   
The truth about high end speakers MUST READ
I've got a couple of pairs of speakers that I've had for 5 and 7 years.  I'm completely satisfied and have no desire to upgrade them.  They don't need to be optimized to my ears, obviously.  They just need to reproduce what is fed them as well as ... 
Thiel Owners
The inability of certain personalities to cope with ambiguity makes the people watching aspect of audio a lot of fun. You can see with the audioholics guys that they are very emotionally invested in there being nothing audible that can't be measu... 
Are these damned brands or not good speakers?
I definitely think there are companies pricing their products so that very few will ever hear them and almost nobody will ever really get to know them.  There are reasons why prices need to be so high but they aren't performance related.  If every... 
Thoughts wanted for new speaker design
My opinion is that there should be more speakers that maximize output above the subwoofer range.  I think a sealed box that starts to roll off gradually around 80 hz is the ideal for a lot of situations.  Even for bigger 3-ways I think it makes se... 
Thiel Owners
Anybody looking for used Thiels should check reverb.com.  I don't think I've ever seen it mentioned here but they've got pairs of 3.5s and 3.6s right now.  They've also got lots of Bryston gear and other speakers and electronics.   
Thiel Owners
I wonder how many of us don't have much stuff of value outside of our stereos.  I'm definitely in that boat.  If I sold off all my non-stereo stuff other than the house it'd probably be worth less than 5k.  I'm just not interested in any other con... 
Thiel Owners
I'm definitely of the opinion that old Thiels are great and I'm not sure how much better the new ones are when it comes to just enjoying music.  I love the overall character of Thiels and as has been said, that hasn't changed too much over time.   
Metal cabinet speakers
The entire box doesn't need to be made out of concrete.  You could make the baffle from aluminum or some other material that is practical.  My point is that making the entire box of a ludicrously expensive speaker out of a single material is ridic... 
Metal cabinet speakers
How about concrete?  You can get the stuff they make concrete countertops out of at a store near me for around $15/bag.  Past a point it seems it would make more sense to have portable forms and pour the box onsite.  Or have the box made out of in... 
Metal cabinet speakers
I'd guess it doesn't provide enough performance improvement to justify the cost.  There are probably other areas where the money spent on metal cabinets can provide more performance.  The companies that moved away from it are capable of doing a lo... 
Metal cabinet speakers
I think a lot of companies have dabbled in metal cabinets but most don't stick with it.  Infinity did it with the intermezzo line and the Prelude MTS.  Thiel had a number of models - powerpoint 1.2, viewpoint.  ATC had a metal line for a while.  B... 
Thiel Owners
I bought most of my stuff at audio consultants.  Libertyville and Hinsdale closed but Evanston and Chicago are still there.  I mostly buy used and they've got a nice selection of used stuff.  I've been watching their website for so many years if i... 
Thiel Owners
Thanks for the input imhififan and tomthiel.  I'm thinking I can probably get good results from any of the bookshelf, in-wall, on-wall, tv or other possible models that were produced in the early to mid 2000s.  The viewpoints come up pretty regula...