New Speakers

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rfertel

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New Speakers
« on: 20 May 2020, 03:16 pm »
I have been a member for several years, and have learned much. I purchased new speakers for the first time in over a decade, and wanted to talk about them.

Wind Chaser

Re: New Speakers
« Reply #1 on: 20 May 2020, 08:47 pm »
Welcome to Audio Circle.  :D

What speakers did you buy.

rfertel

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Re: New Speakers
« Reply #2 on: 20 May 2020, 09:21 pm »
Janszen Valentina active electrostatics.

Phil A

Re: New Speakers
« Reply #3 on: 20 May 2020, 10:48 pm »
Welcome!  Have not heard that model but have heard some of their other speakers and they are really nice.

dB Cooper

Re: New Speakers
« Reply #4 on: 20 May 2020, 11:01 pm »
I think JLM's ears just perked up; he's a big Active advocate

ArthurDent

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Re: New Speakers
« Reply #5 on: 20 May 2020, 11:48 pm »
Welcome to posting  rfertel   :thumb:

witchdoctor

Re: New Speakers
« Reply #6 on: 21 May 2020, 12:16 am »
Can you post a picture of your new speakers or a link?

Hogg

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Re: New Speakers
« Reply #7 on: 21 May 2020, 12:26 am »
Active speakers are the bee’s knees in my opinion.  The issues for most audiophiles is tweaking and upgrading.  I’ve owned ATC and Genelec.  The ATC’s were too much like a studio monitor for me.  The quality of the recoding becomes the key to great sound.  The Genelec’s aren’t as ruthless in revealing the recording.  I really like them and would probably upgrade to a larger mode to get off the merry go round. 

Welcome to AC and let us hear your opinion of the Janszens.  Here’s a link to those who asked.

https://janszenaudio.com/products/valentina-a8-active-biamplified


Jim

rfertel

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Re: New Speakers
« Reply #8 on: 21 May 2020, 12:38 am »
I have posted a brief discussion in the planar speaker circle.

witchdoctor

Re: New Speakers
« Reply #9 on: 23 May 2020, 12:32 am »
Active speakers are the bee’s knees in my opinion.  The issues for most audiophiles is tweaking and upgrading.  I’ve owned ATC and Genelec.  The ATC’s were too much like a studio monitor for me.  The quality of the recoding becomes the key to great sound.  The Genelec’s aren’t as ruthless in revealing the recording.  I really like them and would probably upgrade to a larger mode to get off the merry go round. 

Welcome to AC and let us hear your opinion of the Janszens.  Here’s a link to those who asked.

https://janszenaudio.com/products/valentina-a8-active-biamplified


Jim

It looks like a sculpture. I have a 16.1 immersive system, all active speakers.

JLM

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Re: New Speakers
« Reply #10 on: 23 May 2020, 01:38 pm »
Welcome!

Heard the Camelita passive at Axpona years ago and liked them (hard to be more definitive than that under show condition), but am also a fan of active design.