Favorite Low Watt Speakers (pictures welcomed)

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jparkhur

Favorite Low Watt Speakers (pictures welcomed)
« on: 10 Apr 2012, 02:26 pm »
Frugal Horn with Fostex 126en and Fonken Fostex FF125WK



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rockadanny

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« Reply #1 on: 10 Apr 2012, 02:50 pm »
Nice! Horns run full range or active/passive crossover?

jparkhur

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« Reply #2 on: 10 Apr 2012, 02:56 pm »
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Tam Lin

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« Reply #3 on: 10 Apr 2012, 04:00 pm »


Avantgarde Acoustic Trio Omega (110dB)

JoshK

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« Reply #4 on: 10 Apr 2012, 04:30 pm »
nice.  Always wanted to hear the Trios.

Ericus Rex

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« Reply #5 on: 10 Apr 2012, 05:33 pm »
Frugal Horn with Fostex 126en and Fonken Fostex FF125WK



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Very nice!  Did you build those or are they available finished?  Sorry for my stupidity on the subject.

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« Reply #6 on: 10 Apr 2012, 06:02 pm »
V1's and 2A3 goodness :thumb:






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« Reply #7 on: 10 Apr 2012, 07:46 pm »
I really want to build some MKlll frugals.....this summer.....gonna happen.
If I like them maybe some Maeshowes (sp?) in my future.

For now I'll just have to settle for my V-1s and my 15w MP-401..... :green:







I also have a pair of Selah arrays.....97db.....for my HT system.....although these sound wonderful in a 2ch system.....with powered subs of course.








JerryM

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« Reply #8 on: 11 Apr 2012, 04:00 am »
These. From the owner of Oswald Mills Audio.



2 watts. Oh yeah.  :thumb:

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« Reply #9 on: 11 Apr 2012, 04:58 am »
i would love to hear the top-line oswald mills offerings.  i have heard the avantgarde acoustics duo's, and was wery impressed; they were being driven by some home-brew 1.5wpc tube mono's.

while i am happy w/my present horn setup...


i really lust after these...


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« Reply #10 on: 11 Apr 2012, 05:09 am »
While I don't have my Altec A7 VOTT's anymore, here's one that looks exactly like them:



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Nick77

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« Reply #11 on: 11 Apr 2012, 11:33 am »
I just finished building this set of Pi4's and hoping to pair with a nice low watt tubes but for now SDS254 ClassD amp.




lcrim

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« Reply #12 on: 11 Apr 2012, 05:58 pm »


These are my somewhat older model Parker Audio Model 95 MKII being driven by the Decware Zen Select SE84C amp (w/ the Hazen mod) which is also an older model (the gain knob is around back and I have the burn scars on my right forearm to prove it.)  The Decware is a low impedance amp which the Parkers were designed to complement.  The Parkers are listed as only going down to ~55Hz but I've never found them to be bass-challenged.
This system was my first attempt at putting together a matched system some years back and I loved the sound from the first note it played.  Cables and sources have been upgraded many times but I still feel like I lucked out w/ this combination.
Larry

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« Reply #13 on: 13 Apr 2012, 12:24 am »
Lenehan ML3 Reference:
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=gallery;area=browse;album=3971

About 90 db efficient but work surprisingly well with amp's 8W and above.  My Trafomatic 8W SET I use with them sounds divine - simply divine.  It blew a pair of MAC 501's away on some Dianna Krall.

Thanks
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DeadFish

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« Reply #14 on: 13 Apr 2012, 01:39 am »
I still like these, but don't get to them very often...
this isn't my pair, but my Altec 19's are up in the attic.


DeadFish

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« Reply #15 on: 13 Apr 2012, 01:52 am »
These Altec Bolero's work nicely for me as well, and tend to be my everyday speakers.  I tend to run them sideways when space allows.



The grills look like this:

Scott F.

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« Reply #16 on: 13 Apr 2012, 02:03 am »
Hiya Bill,

Here's an old pic of your pair from when Willie, G and I came over  :thumb:




Here's the link the mini-gathering at your place and the article from that afternoon.  :thumb: :thumb:

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« Reply #17 on: 13 Apr 2012, 02:08 am »
http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue30/images/Doc%20Brown%20-%20Electrovoice%20speakers.jpg

These are my favorites. Electrovoice Sentry III on the left. Me and my Dad had a room at the AK Fest that year. People still tell me how much they liked these speakers.

What a blast. That's where I met Jim Salk and Frank Van Alstine and Nate Field and Kegger and
Grumpy and Squidward and Tony Ho and...

Don't miss this event, nothing like it. Sorry to get off track.



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« Reply #18 on: 13 Apr 2012, 02:17 am »

Carfrae Little Big Horn



Not mine but I wish they were  :green:.

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« Reply #19 on: 13 Apr 2012, 03:56 am »
these speakers, 91db/1w/1m, 4 ohm load, are borderline efficient, but they do quite nicely, powered even by my lowly 25wpc rasown gainclone amp.  i have them hooked up presently:

piega p5 mkII ltd's; coax ribbon from 550hz up; alum woofers below 550hz:



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