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Horn Speaker Recommendations
@facten --(" once owned the smaller sibling model, the Mummy ")Can you provide some insights about the Mummy’s sound ,etc and what you drove them with?Sorry for the late reply. I drove the Mummy’s with my current gear, a Belles SA-30 class-A power... 
Horn Speaker Recommendations
@acresverde --OP should realize that he is definitely going to have to settle for a hybrid horn speaker in his price range. A full range horn by the very nature of its size and price is not likely doable for him. Also, some of the brands thrown ar... 
Horn Speaker Recommendations
@willgolf --Has anyone from around the world heard the Horn Universum 3 way that are made in Poland?  There are none in North America.  I've heard a previous iteration of the hORNS Universum (and once owned the smaller sibling model, the Mummy), a... 
Horn Speaker Recommendations
If horns hit my spot and I had your budget I’d get some Klipsch La Scala and look into a couple of real nice subs for them. Horn subs if possible. My thoughts exactly. For a perhaps more rounded/coherent and even more effortless presentation (thro... 
Thoughts on extending speaker life.
@tlinkie --Will speakers last longer if they're used only occasionally? I have so many and I don't use some of them much at all. Is this a way of making them last? In my case I'm thinking more of parts like crossover caps and such. On the contrar... 
Thoughts on extending speaker life.
@johnk --To keep my 80 -50 year old speakers working well I play them and keep them dry and out of the sun Wouldn't you say regular (certainly weekly) use of one's speakers, apart from other named factors, is a vital part in keeping them "up to sp... 
Thoughts on extending speaker life.
@daveyf --For those with other types of driver design, what are your concerns about the extended usage of this kind of driver as it ages?I’m not concerned, really, but I’m invested in this subject nonetheless. My speakers are all-horn loaded using... 
The best speaker for a small room...at any price point.
The earlier mentioned Klipsch Heresy + dual JL Audio Fathom F112S sounds like a dynamite combo for a smaller room. I would venture into a different scenario with a pair of OMA Monitor’s and augment them with a pair of DIY limike’s PicoWrecker tapp... 
Dealers and exaggerated treble
@erik_squires --I’m wondering, have you ever heard really bad treble at a dealer, but then you hear the speakers elsewhere and they seem fine? While dealer demos can be less than satisfactory in a number of sonic parameters the real problem to my ... 
A friend told me JBL DD67000 is actually very bad speaker, is it true?
@smodtactical --What are more current thoughts on the everest... 3 years later?The JBL Everest DD67000’s (the latest iteration I heard) to my ears are great speakers, despite perhaps being somewhat compromised by the mids horn profile (likely dict... 
What are the advantages to a Class A amp & what are the trade offs?
Needless to point out, perhaps, but here goes: Maybe Class A as a topology term and how it’s actually and truly implemented has become somewhat muddied. We may think to have been confronted with "Class A" sound in some iteration listening to vario... 
What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
Well the customary method is you disconnect it and swap it out with another amplifier. Just be sure to swap only the amp. You must use the same power cord, and cables, and cones, and even the same fuse if an aftermarket fuse is involved. Otherwise... 
JBL Project K2 S9900 Speakers Anyone Know ???
@smodtactical --S9900 and Focal Maestro (and possibly even stella) utopia used are in the same ballpark. Which would you choose?I'd save some money and go with the JBL 4367 - to my ears it can hold its own against the S9900, albeit offering a slig... 
Class A Solid State Sound
"Getting back to the OP’s original post. Class A circuits ( and we are specifically talking about amplifier output stages here ), just sound smoother, more homogenized, less artificial, more involving, with every attribute of recorded music reprod... 
How come Horn + woofer designs are not more popular?
@mijostyn --That is why Howard Johnson made 28 flavors. But, too bad we could not hear each other’s systems.Indeed, re: flavors. And, most definitely - it would be very enlightening listening to each others setups, and find out what words (and sit...