Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #40 on: 7 Mar 2010, 04:41 am »

Ahhhhhh.......Mastersound 845 monos.    Definitely on my lust list!   :banana piano:

Actually, just about any 845 amp is -- with the right speaker.   :thumb:

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #41 on: 7 Mar 2010, 05:01 am »
Revel Ultima Salon 2
Wilson Audio Maxx Series 3
Steinway Lyngdorf Model D

Three very different speakers.

JackD201

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #42 on: 7 Mar 2010, 10:28 am »
Other than my own and what we carry (hahahaha I'm unashamedly biased of course!) here are a few that have impressed me.

Of the Big 'ol giants....

ALE based horn array of Victor Sierra ( formerly of Sierra-Brooks)

Perfect 8

Pipedreams (curiously I like these more than their new offering the Sceana)

Of the Medium Sized.....

Gershman Black Swan

Magico V3

Israel Blume's prototype Coincident at CES 08 (I hope these went into production)

Quad 2905

Bang for the buck

Emerald Physics original baby, I haven't heard the new models

Monitor Audio Platinum monitors

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #43 on: 7 Mar 2010, 12:31 pm »
Klipsch RF-83's



This is one of the finest speakers I have ever listened to. They peel music apart like an orange, do it mercilessly.

WerTicus

Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #44 on: 7 Mar 2010, 01:51 pm »
War audio reference one...

Only ten or so pairs were ever made.  They don't make the bass driver any more,  so I'm rather glad I bought a pair.

I went looking for a review, but could only find the reference two mentioned anywhere. Its big sister.

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #45 on: 7 Mar 2010, 02:22 pm »
I probably don't get out enough, but I'm learning to love my speakers (not recognized as world beaters, but not slouches either) all over again after recently having them "EnABLed".  But I've spent years on the associated equipment and room to get everything the way I like, so hopefully I should like them.

mritschdorff

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« Reply #46 on: 7 Mar 2010, 02:25 pm »
The Salk HT4. Words can’t really do justice to the experience the HT4’s offer.

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« Reply #47 on: 7 Mar 2010, 02:27 pm »
Energy 22 Connoisseur References (with built in pedestals) circa 1988.
Infinity Kappa 9 (at the same saloon)

both of them driven by Sumo Andromeda II mosfet amplifier and Sumo Athena I preamplifier with a large, Denon CDP. 

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #48 on: 7 Mar 2010, 03:05 pm »
  Pipedreams.
  Magico M5
  Sound Lab
  Snell A1
  MBL


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« Reply #49 on: 7 Mar 2010, 05:06 pm »
Sequerra Metronome 2 + 2W with T-1 ribbon tweeters

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #50 on: 7 Mar 2010, 05:19 pm »
Nelson Reed 804's

I'd still put these up against just about anything made today at any pricepoint

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #51 on: 7 Mar 2010, 06:46 pm »
Shahinian Diapason's

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« Reply #52 on: 7 Mar 2010, 06:49 pm »
wilson maxx and sonus faber strads both contributed to my largest jaw drops...different from each other but both pretty damn convincing .....Maggies have also impressed the heck out of me.......in my very small room, my von schweikert unifield 3s do a pretty great job too though.....

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #53 on: 7 Mar 2010, 09:03 pm »
-infinity reference standard irs-3's


-jadis eurythmies


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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #54 on: 7 Mar 2010, 09:23 pm »
Probably the big Sound Labs and the Vandy 5A's.

An audition that stands out in memory would be Acoustat 1+1's driven by Spectral amplifiers fed by an all Linn analog front end playing some easy on the ear choral music.  Strikingly beautiful.

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #55 on: 7 Mar 2010, 09:52 pm »
Can't give all the credit to the speakers, but the Avalon / Spectral / MIT cables 2C3D system from about 15 years ago was the finest sound I've ever heard.

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #56 on: 8 Mar 2010, 06:46 pm »
The GedLee Nathan.

The only things that would beat them are the GedLee Abbeys or GedLee Summa Cum Laudes.

The previous champ was the Linkwitz Orion. They're much more expensive though, and they don't sound as good.


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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #57 on: 8 Mar 2010, 07:08 pm »
What I have now is the best speaker I have ever heard. They don't have a name per se but the most prominent player in the package is the Acoustic Horn AH300 wideband midrange horn. It's perfectly time-aligned and utterly coherent from 400 Hz. to 14,000 Hz. Great dynamic ability and exceptional detail, both macro and micro. Unforgettable, loud or soft.

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Re: Name the finest pair of loud speakers you have heard
« Reply #59 on: 9 Mar 2010, 10:28 pm »
Sound Lab A3
Maggie 20.1
Magico Mini's

Haven't heard the Vandy 7's yet but I understand they're something special.