Best speakers under $3000 USD ??

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NICKTENN

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Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #220 on: 21 Aug 2020, 11:15 pm »






Okay, okay, just a tad over the $3000 limit. Who's counting the extra $1649?  :D

I just ordered a pair. But got a smoking deal from Sean that puts is a lot closer to the $3000 mark. I got B-Stock prices on some Hickory, Rustic Black cabinets that had the slightest scratch on one side that you really can't even notice. He had to hit the picture in the right light and angle just to get it to show up. Of course all drivers and wiring will be brand new, just the one cabinet got scratched while being finished. He took $949 off the price just for that! So $3700 for these speakers. Easily the most I have ever spent on any piece of audio equipment but I am just doing it and not looking back. Everything about this speaker is ridiculous. And from the people I have talked to that have heard them said that if I love the Dirty Weekends, well get ready to be absolutely blown away.

Did you receive your new speakers?

Shear Bliss VMPS

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Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #221 on: 23 Aug 2020, 08:57 pm »
Listening to them now .....

AvsFan

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Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #222 on: 24 Aug 2020, 04:01 am »
Did you receive your new speakers?

Soon but not yet.  :D

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« Reply #223 on: 24 Aug 2020, 04:01 am »
Listening to them now .....

So you got new speakers too?

Craig B

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Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #224 on: 24 Aug 2020, 01:19 pm »
Speaker preference is so subjective...

So all I can say is that for my taste, it would be the Magnepan 1.7i with several hundred dollars back in my pocket.

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« Reply #225 on: 24 Aug 2020, 05:36 pm »
Speaker preference is so subjective...

So all I can say is that for my taste, it would be the Magnepan 1.7i with several hundred dollars back in my pocket.
Got some here....


Cherry Amplifiers driving JTR, Dynaudio, Magnepan, and Vandersteen speakers.

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« Reply #226 on: 24 Aug 2020, 06:36 pm »
All at once?!  Your amps are Amazing!!!

twitch54

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« Reply #227 on: 24 Aug 2020, 07:29 pm »
Got some here....


Cherry Amplifiers driving JTR, Dynaudio, Magnepan, and Vandersteen speakers.

yes, I would say you do !!   :D

artur9

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Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #228 on: 1 Sep 2020, 02:43 am »
I got my Janszen zA2.1 used for close to the requested price.  They play loud and clean.  Both the manual and REG at TheAbsoluteSound warn against turning the volume up too much because the usual cues for "playing too loud" (distortion) do not happen with these. 

The standmounted version (Carmelitas): Peak SPL -- 105 dB (pair playing music at 4 m [13'] in mid-sized room -- 4.5 m x 7.3 m x 3.0 m (15' x 24' x 10')
Floorstanders: Peak SPL -- 108 dB (pair playing music at 4 m [13'] in mid-sized room -- 4.5 m x 7.3 m x 3.0 m (15' x 24' x 10')
https://janszenaudio.com/pages/specs-valentina-p8

I measured them to be reasonably flat to 20Hz with REW in my room. 

oh, btw, love Pine Tree Audio (mentioned earlier).  Got gorgeous power cables and speaker cables from them.  Speaker cables even got thumbs up from better-half.  Both cables seemed to make a difference in terms of tightness of audio images.  Since my previous cables where dumpster-diver brand, I'll take the perceived improvement :-D


artur9

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Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #229 on: 1 Sep 2020, 02:46 am »
Got some here....

I'm in your town so feel free to bring some Cherries over to give a listen to my Janszens.  If you blow them up, you'll need to buy me new ones :-)

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Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #230 on: 1 Sep 2020, 05:42 am »
I got my Janszen zA2.1 used for close to the requested price.  They play loud and clean.  Both the manual and REG at TheAbsoluteSound warn against turning the volume up too much because the usual cues for "playing too loud" (distortion) do not happen with these. 

The standmounted version (Carmelitas): Peak SPL -- 105 dB (pair playing music at 4 m [13'] in mid-sized room -- 4.5 m x 7.3 m x 3.0 m (15' x 24' x 10')
Floorstanders: Peak SPL -- 108 dB (pair playing music at 4 m [13'] in mid-sized room -- 4.5 m x 7.3 m x 3.0 m (15' x 24' x 10')
https://janszenaudio.com/pages/specs-valentina-p8

I measured them to be reasonably flat to 20Hz with REW in my room. 

oh, btw, love Pine Tree Audio (mentioned earlier).  Got gorgeous power cables and speaker cables from them.  Speaker cables even got thumbs up from better-half.  Both cables seemed to make a difference in terms of tightness of audio images.  Since my previous cables where dumpster-diver brand, I'll take the perceived improvement :-D
Good to hear you measured with REW.  I'm a big fan!

Was the measured SPL C-wt, A-wt, or other?  Did you use REW to measure SPL or another device?

artur9

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Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #231 on: 1 Sep 2020, 02:23 pm »
Good to hear you measured with REW.  I'm a big fan!

Was the measured SPL C-wt, A-wt, or other?  Did you use REW to measure SPL or another device?
I have a calibrated UMIK so I can use REW directly. 

Those measurements I posted were from the manufacturer's site.  I can do my own if you're interested?  Not til the weekend.