attractive towers with high WAF for living room?

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decal

Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #20 on: 2 Sep 2011, 09:46 pm »
All these recommendations and we don't even know what his other equipment is, or did I miss something? :scratch:

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« Reply #21 on: 2 Sep 2011, 10:59 pm »
decal-Good point! How much power will power these or did I miss that somewhere??

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« Reply #22 on: 2 Sep 2011, 11:35 pm »
I've heard very short/small floorstanders and found that they can get "lost" behind other furnishings (blocked out by taller pieces).  IMO the Songtowers are about as short as I'd want and you can't get much more narrow.  After all the mid/woofer is only 5 inch diameter (any smaller and you'd lose deep bass, efficiency, and/or ultimate output - important for dynamics even if you don't play loud).

And the Songbirds would be an all around step up from the Studio 20s.  Plus Jim can customize finishes.

Speaking of customizing, another AC member here that offers a shorter but bulkier floorstander for $1250/pair is Omega.  Louis is another super great guy and builder of museum grade cabinets, but his offerings are all single driver designs (custom drivers).  Much more efficient (better dynamics) extremely coherent sound with ideal imaging.

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« Reply #23 on: 11 Sep 2011, 08:44 pm »



What is high WAF? :scratch:

headshrinker2

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« Reply #24 on: 11 Sep 2011, 08:50 pm »
Totem Arros.

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Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #25 on: 12 Sep 2011, 02:29 pm »
Totem Arros.

Tiny, yes.  Inefficient, yes.  Very weak bass, yes.  No dynamics, yes.  IMO this is the limit of acceptable performance for most people, but few audiophiles.  Works for little girls playing guitars, harp, and harpsicord, but not much else.  And another small floorstander that can blocked by furnishings.

lokie

Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #26 on: 12 Sep 2011, 02:59 pm »
These passed the WAF test... even in the living room! 




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« Reply #27 on: 12 Sep 2011, 03:06 pm »
Tiny, yes.  Inefficient, yes.  Very weak bass, yes.  No dynamics, yes.  IMO this is the limit of acceptable performance for most people, but few audiophiles.  Works for little girls playing guitars, harp, and harpsicord, but not much else.  And another small floorstander that can blocked by furnishings.
+1

i had a pair of these for a while, and even crossed over to subs at 100hz, they were completely worthless for anything except "little girls playing guitars" music.  (which they did exceptionally well, btw.)  my tiny proac tablette 8 ref sigs kicked ass in thee same set-up.

doug s.

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Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #28 on: 12 Sep 2011, 05:31 pm »
All these recommendations and we don't even know what his other equipment is, or did I miss something? :scratch:

With Zu's it doesn't matter as they'll work with 1.5 or 150 watts

jparkhur

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« Reply #29 on: 12 Sep 2011, 05:36 pm »
I am guessing this one would fail the wife factor..  just guessing....


twitch54

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« Reply #30 on: 12 Sep 2011, 05:39 pm »
What is high WAF? :scratch:

I assume you're kidding.......if not ...Wife Acceptance Factor

As far as the speakers in the sub 2k.........Maggie 1.7, best at it's price range on the planet.....IMHO

ebag4

Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #31 on: 12 Sep 2011, 06:16 pm »
Have you seen this thread? 
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=96868.msg987003#msg987003






Ruben does some incredible work with Danny's designs.

Best,
Ed

jparkhur

Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #32 on: 12 Sep 2011, 06:19 pm »
Agree with Ed, Ruben has some super neat looking N3 stuff out there.  I think ..... name... from Colorado just got a trade from v2 to N3TLs and they are a candy colored maroon/ I forget the color, but look so cool... def. high WAF..

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Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #33 on: 12 Sep 2011, 06:21 pm »
I assume you're kidding.......if not ...Wife Acceptance Factor

As far as the speakers in the sub 2k.........Maggie 1.7, best at it's price range on the planet.....IMHO

WAF aside, you assume that large panel di / bipoles will work in all rooms

not true 

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Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #34 on: 12 Sep 2011, 06:48 pm »
Agree with Ed, Ruben has some super neat looking N3 stuff out there.  I think ..... name... from Colorado just got a trade from v2 to N3TLs and they are a candy colored maroon/ I forget the color, but look so cool... def. high WAF..

I'd go with Ruben and N3TL.   



 :drool:

jparkhur

Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #35 on: 12 Sep 2011, 06:53 pm »
Jim from CO


Tyson

Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #36 on: 12 Sep 2011, 08:18 pm »
2nd the Fritz Speakers and the Salk Speakers - both of them look AMAZING in the flesh, and sound just as good as they look.

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« Reply #37 on: 12 Sep 2011, 08:45 pm »
I assume you're kidding.......if not ...Wife Acceptance Factor

As far as the speakers in the sub 2k.........Maggie 1.7, best at it's price range on the planet.....IMHO
Thanks,No I was not kidding but I thought it was some thing about the speakers not the wife.

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Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #38 on: 13 Sep 2011, 12:52 am »
I am guessing this one would fail the wife factor..  just guessing....


Gawd, I'm so loving that.   :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Actually that could be great WAF if used in an infinite baffle application.

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Re: attractive towers with high WAF for living room?
« Reply #39 on: 13 Sep 2011, 01:55 am »
We'll I'll throw out Rick as an option since you originally mentioned Selah as a possiblity.  Pretty sure he can build you an excellent speaker, with high waf, in your budget.

Also will agree with the others.  Salk, Fritz, ect.

May consider some Devore Gibbons.