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BIG Speakers. Let's see them!!

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by rxonmymind, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have love for big speakers such as my Klipsch Belle's. They fill every sq ft of my home with such ease & clarity. Effortless musicality I should say. Bass driven by 15" woofers keep things thumping while the horns blow out jazz easy as a Sunday morning. Beautiful laid back speakers one can listen to them all day.
    I'd like to one day add a pair of JBL TAD 3401, 2402, 2401(DUAL 15"!) and so forth. At the very least have the privilege of listening to them.
    Post pics of yours. Past or present and tour impression of them. Love to see them.
     

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  2. RxDx

    RxDx Speaker collector Subscriber

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    KLH Model Ones- dual 12" woofers. These came with a pair of Janszen 1-30s, which need
    restoration. Serious SPL without breaking a sweat.

    25 x 37 x 15, 85 lbs. For reference, speakers in the background of #2 are Advent OLA, KLH
    Model Four, AR2, AR2ax, etc.

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  3. westend

    westend Audiopile

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    Altec 416-8b in MLTL cabinets:
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    Impressions: They impress the hell out of me.
     
  4. hugo454

    hugo454 Gold Member Subscriber

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  5. fishondwan

    fishondwan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Electro-Voice Cardinal corner horn. They stand about 4 inches taller then a Klipschorn
     
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  6. faber12

    faber12 Super Member

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    Probably @RS Steve has us all beat with his Frazier Model 11 :)
     
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  7. RS Steve

    RS Steve Tube Junkie Subscriber

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    Sadly the Model Elevens have gone to Oklahoma, the new owner that gladly met my I don't want to sell them price, drove all the way to Florida and took them away :(. My JBL 250ti's pretty much took over as my best sounding speaker, the Eleven's became more like large furniture. :eek:

    So they most likely will get replaced with some EV Sentry III speakers if the deal happens, they aren't the size of a refrigerator like the Elevens, but still pretty big.

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  8. Goggle1824

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  9. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

    Big but not boxy

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  10. Porkloin

    Porkloin Oscar Heil Groupie

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    Does WEIGHT count? I've rearranged my insides a couple of times hefting the kings of the living room around.

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  11. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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    jbl 4430.JPG JBL 4430s. Not 24 hours in my possession yet and pre-resto.
     
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  12. Ds2000

    Ds2000 All About every cool stereo component. Subscriber

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    IMG_2264.JPG Pioneer TZ-9LTD
     
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  13. jlovda

    jlovda Things I loved from the 60's and 70's Subscriber

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    If anyone wants to see big speakers, watch "Ruthless People" with Bette Midler and Danny Devito.
     
  14. Porkloin

    Porkloin Oscar Heil Groupie

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  15. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Those look great guys. Yes about weight. As much as I love big speakers that's one aspect which has me cringing. Argh. It's pretty much set it & forget it.
    My Klipsch weigh in at 125# each and it was a bear to move them. What would take me & another person to move them from across town maybe an hour, doing it by myself a fridge dolly and a van turned into a 2-3hr trip.
    At 18, not a problem. Now... just have to move a little slower & smarter. ;)
     
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  16. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Wondering. We're those really made for home or club venues? Always wanted to hear them.
     

     

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  17. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    You need this.
     

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  18. turnitdown

    turnitdown Well-worn member Subscriber

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    In answer to the question above - 4430s were primarily marketed to recording and broadcast studios, but I've seen them in PA systems and bars/clubs.
     
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  19. ictwoody

    ictwoody I like vintage gear — my preamp is from 2007. Subscriber

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    Here were my Klipsch KPT-904's... Just sold them a couple months ago.

    - Woody

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  20. fishondwan

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    The Sentry III's are big and weigh 156 lbs image.jpg
     
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