Best speakers under $3000 USD ??

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Read 13663 times.

AmpDesigner333

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 2910
  • Detailed AND Musical
    • Digital Amplifier Company
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #100 on: 8 Jul 2020, 07:24 pm »

AmpDesigner333

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 2910
  • Detailed AND Musical
    • Digital Amplifier Company
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #101 on: 8 Jul 2020, 07:30 pm »
+1. Hopefully you got my PM.

Best,
Anand.
Yes, and replied.  Thanks as always for your kind message (:

AmpDesigner333

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 2910
  • Detailed AND Musical
    • Digital Amplifier Company
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #102 on: 8 Jul 2020, 07:34 pm »
Keep in mind the following:


The higher the spl @ 1 watt is, the more likely it is that the speaker's frequency response curve will deviate from flat.  There is no free lunch when it comes to speaker design and performance.
A friend of mine since high school is a speaker builder and we worked on several designs together decades ago.  We concluded that the more efficient speakers are, the more likely they will sound harsh or distorted.  Say this around certain people and prepare for a beat-down!

HT cOz

Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #103 on: 8 Jul 2020, 07:35 pm »

AmpDesigner333

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 2910
  • Detailed AND Musical
    • Digital Amplifier Company
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #104 on: 8 Jul 2020, 07:38 pm »


You stated that you wanted speakers that don't have to be pulled out the front wall, so you can eliminate all dipoles, including open baffles and Maggies.  WAF is subjective, but doubt Spatial would pass the mustard. 

Haven't heard JTR but they're probably the closest you'll get for your unrealistic expectations of high spls, full range, close to front wall, budget, huge size, and of course sound quality.  But large flat black boxes again probably won't pass the WAF test, so expect to spend more to dress them up.
Maybe I should have prioritized the "list of demands" since being away from the wall isn't nearly as much of a concern as being able to deliver high SPL cleanly....

I agree 100% with respect to Mags needing their space!  That, plus WAF being totally depending on the W.  Good points!

AmpDesigner333

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 2910
  • Detailed AND Musical
    • Digital Amplifier Company
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #105 on: 8 Jul 2020, 07:38 pm »
I think you're screwing with us now!!!!  :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:
Hmmmm.   What would you think that?

rajacat

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 3238
  • Washington State
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #106 on: 8 Jul 2020, 07:45 pm »
A friend of mine since high school is a speaker builder and we worked on several designs together decades ago.  We concluded that the more efficient speakers are, the more likely they will sound harsh or distorted.  Say this around certain people and prepare for a beat-down!

Sounds like you're trolling your own thread. :lol:

HT cOz

Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #107 on: 8 Jul 2020, 08:37 pm »
Hmmmm.   What would you think that?

- It's UGLY
- A 6" by 1" setup here is a favorite quote from Troelsgraven Visitor quote: "I thought I'd be hearing just another "six + one", the world's most common and boring speakers."
- 88db linear (Doubtful) with 150 watts of power handling - You want 110 db peaks seated and you're an amp designer c'mon you know this speaker will never work or sound horribly distorted at elevated volumes
- Over budget target by $400
- You say speakers with little woofers wont cut it.  Then recommend a 6" + 1"
- 26lbs  :duh: :duh: :duh: :duh: :duh:

So yes it feels like you're screwing with us  :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: 





Freo-1


Freo-1

Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #109 on: 8 Jul 2020, 09:21 pm »
A friend of mine since high school is a speaker builder and we worked on several designs together decades ago.  We concluded that the more efficient speakers are, the more likely they will sound harsh or distorted.  Say this around certain people and prepare for a beat-down!


Wound tend to agree.  One of the most transparent speakers I've owned was Acoustat 33s, which had a fairly low db/w. 

AvsFan

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 813
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #110 on: 8 Jul 2020, 09:23 pm »
- It's UGLY
- A 6" by 1" setup here is a favorite quote from Troelsgraven Visitor quote: "I thought I'd be hearing just another "six + one", the world's most common and boring speakers."
- 88db linear (Doubtful) with 150 watts of power handling - You want 110 db peaks seated and you're an amp designer c'mon you know this speaker will never work or sound horribly distorted at elevated volumes
- Over budget target by $400
- You say speakers with little woofers wont cut it.  Then recommend a 6" + 1"
- 26lbs  :duh: :duh: :duh: :duh: :duh:

So yes it feels like you're screwing with us  :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:


Play me loud and all of your wildest dreams will come true.



 



AmpDesigner333

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 2910
  • Detailed AND Musical
    • Digital Amplifier Company
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #111 on: 8 Jul 2020, 09:31 pm »
How about this:


http://tyleracoustics.com/Deal%20of%20the%20week.html
VERY interesting!  The sale price gets them right at $3000.

They have some other interesting designs, too:
http://www.tyleracoustics.com/Decade%20X.html

Wish they showed more detailed specifications, though.

Who here has actually heard this brand, and what did you think?

Freo-1

Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #112 on: 8 Jul 2020, 09:32 pm »

Play me loud and all of your wildest dreams will come true.





The used one is 3K, with a warranty.

AmpDesigner333

  • Facilitator
  • Posts: 2910
  • Detailed AND Musical
    • Digital Amplifier Company
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #113 on: 8 Jul 2020, 09:32 pm »
Keep in mind that some speakers that may have not sounded that great, but otherwise fit the criteria, may sound significantly better when driven by Cherry amps!

Freo-1

Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #114 on: 8 Jul 2020, 09:33 pm »
VERY interesting!  The sale price gets them right at $3000.

They have some other interesting designs, too:
http://www.tyleracoustics.com/Decade%20X.html

Wish they showed more detailed specifications, though.

Who here has actually heard this brand, and what did you think?


I've had their Linbrook series,  and they were pretty good. 

AvsFan

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 813
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #115 on: 8 Jul 2020, 09:35 pm »

The used one is 3K, with a warranty.

It's not available anymore.

Freo-1

Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #116 on: 8 Jul 2020, 09:39 pm »
Maybe we helped sell it for Ty.   :green:


PS: Ty is a good guy to work with. 

AvsFan

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 813
Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #117 on: 8 Jul 2020, 11:14 pm »
Maybe we helped sell it for Ty.   :green:


PS: Ty is a good guy to work with.

Yeah. To me! Lol. I’ve been chatting with him via email all day.

He seems like a super nice guy.

Freo-1

Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #118 on: 8 Jul 2020, 11:20 pm »
Yeah. To me! Lol. I’ve been chatting with him via email all day.

He seems like a super nice guy.


That's great!  I've known Ty for several years.  He will work with the customer to get what they want.


Looking forward to your review.    :thumb:

OzarkTom

Re: Best speakers under $3000 USD ??
« Reply #119 on: 8 Jul 2020, 11:44 pm »
I knew there was a reason I was visually drawn to them. I love Easter Island!

Have you ever been? I would love to go there someday.