Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard

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mcgsxr

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #180 on: 23 Nov 2011, 06:31 pm »
I heard a similar Genesis setup in the late 90's when I lived in Taiwan.

I just happened to wander into a music shop in Taipei, and went upstairs as I heard classical music up there.  I nearly fell over when I saw that setup!

I literally sat on the floor listening to that for 1/2 an hour.  Amazing stuff.

Jon L


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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #182 on: 25 Nov 2011, 09:40 am »
I've heard the Liutos too and they are outstanding!

Do you know how many watts they were getting? The demo I heard was powered by electrocompaniet 120 watt amp. Beautiful equipment but I don't feel like spending 3 times the price of the speakers to power them.

tim92gts

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #183 on: 25 Nov 2011, 11:03 am »
PMC BB5is, clean sound with loads of punchy bass as required (no sub needed).

Just beat the B & W 801D in my experience.

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #184 on: 25 Nov 2011, 05:32 pm »
Do you know how many watts they were getting? The demo I heard was powered by electrocompaniet 120 watt amp. Beautiful equipment but I don't feel like spending 3 times the price of the speakers to power them.
-retail price of liuto tower - $5k
-retail price of aw120 - $4k
ec makes great s/s amps, imo, but you can certainly spend less.

doug s.

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #185 on: 30 Nov 2011, 08:04 am »
The speakers that have moved me the most and seemed closest to music were Quad ESL 57 modified/brought back to better than manufacturer spec by Wayne Piquet.  Not great headroom but within it's confines, music seems true.

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #186 on: 30 Nov 2011, 11:52 pm »
 JBL .....any year to date ( not the cheap crap but the pro )

OzarkTom

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #187 on: 1 Dec 2011, 12:33 am »
Sanders 10C

I went to Sander's website and it is not working.

One of my all-time favorites is the Acoustat Monitor III's with the Direct Drive servp amps.

Russell Dawkins

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #188 on: 1 Dec 2011, 01:19 am »
A long time ago, but the Acoustic Research LSTs (Laboratory Standard Transducers) were outstanding when reproducing a drum kit with a couple of Phase Linear 700s.

Here's a discussion relating to them, with a few pix:

http://www.classicspeakerpages.net/IP.Board/index.php?showtopic=4198

Rclark

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #189 on: 1 Dec 2011, 01:40 am »
Next year it is my goal to attend RMAF and finally get an earful of all this eyecandy I read about. Truly I've not had yet a heavy saturation of multiple high end brands, and that will be a fun few days for me.

So far the finest pair of speakers I've heard are my mmg's in my own system. They're off to be modded, so I can assume when they come back they will again be the finest speakers I've heard.

I am very interested in hearing larger versions of the Magnepan, Sanders electrostats, King Sound, Apogee, and I am also interested in hearing the MBL's, and GR Research. I'd also love to hear some Quad ESL 57's. Shoot, I wanna hear all of it.

OzarkTom

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #190 on: 1 Dec 2011, 02:08 am »
Next year it is my goal to attend RMAF and finally get an earful of all this eyecandy I read about. Truly I've not had yet a heavy saturation of multiple high end brands, and that will be a fun few days for me.

So far the finest pair of speakers I've heard are my mmg's in my own system. They're off to be modded, so I can assume when they come back they will again be the finest speakers I've heard.

I am very interested in hearing larger versions of the Magnepan, Sanders electrostats, King Sound, Apogee, and I am also interested in hearing the MBL's, and GR Research. I'd also love to hear some Quad ESL 57's. Shoot, I wanna hear all of it.

Yep, life is short, hear them all.

soundbitten1

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #191 on: 1 Dec 2011, 03:11 am »
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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #192 on: 11 Dec 2011, 08:23 am »
the few i've heard that stand out from everything else...

B&W Nautilus (the racing snails) - equipment unknown, but it was 2-3 times the cost of the speakers.
JBL L300 Summit - with all McIntosh amps and sources (a great combination).
Infinity IRS Delta - with the Yamaha Centennial Edition amps and sources.
AR MGC-1 - Pioneer Elite AVR (my current system).

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #193 on: 11 Dec 2011, 02:39 pm »
No question, the MBL 101's are the top of my list. Every time I have heard them they have been quite moving.
Nothing I have heard yet sounds like them!

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #194 on: 11 Dec 2011, 02:52 pm »
I went to Sander's website and it is not working.

Works fine now....

Jon L

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #195 on: 13 Dec 2011, 05:55 am »
No question, the MBL 101's are the top of my list. ..
Nothing I have heard yet sounds like them!

Very true.  I would still never consider them, however, due to their dismal sensitivity and the (hidden) amplification costs.  There's a reason MBL always demo's 101's with their refrigerator-sized monoblocks.

mav52

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #196 on: 17 Dec 2011, 02:26 pm »
In bookshelf speakers, it's the J.M. Reynuard's Offrande Supreme v2 series,  incredibly musical

OzarkTom

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #197 on: 17 Dec 2011, 02:38 pm »
Very true.  I would still never consider them, however, due to their dismal sensitivity and the (hidden) amplification costs.  There's a reason MBL always demo's 101's with their refrigerator-sized monoblocks.

MBL is one of my favorites since 1982. They always had one of the best sound at the CES show, if not the best.

wywires

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #198 on: 17 Dec 2011, 03:00 pm »
I've heard various MBL's a different shows and yes they are impressive but there is something missing. The most memorable sound I ever heard was a pair of Sonus Faber Extrema's driven by some high end Denon electronics including very large Denon monoblocs. The presentation of solo piano was the best I had ever heard by a big margin. I was stunned by the realism.

Zero

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #199 on: 17 Dec 2011, 04:25 pm »
Man..  I still have no favorites...  even after all this time!  :o