p3esr with ida-8?

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p3esr with ida-8?
« on: 14 Mar 2017, 03:33 pm »
Just got an IDA-9 and very happy with it so far. Does anybody run an ls35/a clone with it? How does it do? Any opinions on the best mini-monitor to match with them?

My 'previous' system is all tubes, SET, 300b, single driver. But back then I owned Rogers ls35/a for 14 (!) years.

TIA...

rustydoglim

Re: p3esr with ida-8?
« Reply #1 on: 14 Mar 2017, 06:12 pm »
Try Celsus Sound SP1, passive model.  You can buy it from Audio Advisor or www.sonicunity.com or order from where you bought IDA-8.
It is really good.

Armaegis

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Re: p3esr with ida-8?
« Reply #2 on: 14 Mar 2017, 06:40 pm »
Try Celsus Sound SP1, passive model.  You can buy it from Audio Advisor or www.sonicunity.com or order from where you bought IDA-8.
It is really good.

I do in fact have this exact pairing and it is fantastic. The SP1 is ported however, while the P3ESR is an acoustic suspension design, so placement of each will be different.

agdev01

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Re: p3esr with ida-8?
« Reply #3 on: 23 Mar 2017, 07:52 pm »
The IDA-8 and P3's  pair great together, though both of those two pieces have preformed well with any other gear i own.  I've had the IDA-8 hooked up the the C7's, 30.1s and P3 all for extended periods of time and have zero complaints.

As far as any other LS3/5A clones go, I don't really like the Spendor's and while the P3 is in the tradition of the 3/5A its moved well past it in my opinion.  Personally i love the speakers for what they are.  The other mini-monitors i would look at would be the  ProAc Response DB1.

Armaegis

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Re: p3esr with ida-8?
« Reply #4 on: 24 Mar 2017, 03:22 am »
What don't you like about the Spendors?

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Re: p3esr with ida-8?
« Reply #5 on: 24 Mar 2017, 04:16 am »
An obvious (and ubiquitous) option is the LS50. I recently spent several weeks with P3ESRs and LS50s back to back - the P3ESRs famous mid-range versus the LS50s better dynamics and frequency extension. I also found the LS50s much easier to integrate with subwoofers.

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Re: p3esr with ida-8?
« Reply #6 on: 24 Mar 2017, 04:28 pm »
What don't you like about the Spendors?

I guess the best way i could describe it is that they sound too sterile or buttoned up for me.  I do like a few of their speakers, just have not ever been wowed by any of the LS3/5A type models from them.

viggen

Re: p3esr with ida-8?
« Reply #7 on: 27 Mar 2017, 09:07 pm »
i have a dda100 powering a pair of linn kan mk1.  the pairing is close to ideal.  linn kan mk1 is a ls3/5a derivative.