Sneaky Good - What ya got

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Drugolf, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. audiomagnate

    audiomagnate Addicted Member

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    I like my Mirage M-360's for their neutrality and how little they cost me.
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  2. tonyk

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    I'll throw my EV Interface C's out there, after living with large Magnapans for a couple of years these were quite the change.
    But I've really come to enjoy the great dynamics and overall balanced sound. They've grown into keepers for me. Can't wait to throw some tubes at them.

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  3. Hajidub

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    I might preach sometimes but these little suckers, with minor modifications continue to impress. I've had friends tell me they sound like the best they've ever heard for the size. At $42 a pair it's hard to beat. That lil' AMT is a superstar.
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  4. 544man

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    Ok, I am already on this thread with my RTR EXP-8 speakers which I am totally impressed with, then I added Altec-Lansing Altec Model 1 speakers that just earned a permanent space in my horde for their incredible detail and sound, even at low volumes. Now, yesterday, I picked up a pair of RFT Carrera speakers. Another revelation in sound reproduction by an East German outfit; apparently RFT was an exporting outlet for many GDR manufacturers to get their product to the rest of the world. Small, heavy 3-ways with rounded-edge cabinets finished in a dull grey satin. Metal grilles covering the drivers. Similar to Braun and Canton it seems. Excellent bass response, past their size for sure, and wonderful detail in the mids and highs. Low volume performance is great as well, which is important to me.

    The wonderful part about this thread is that it is going to go on a long time. We keep discovering vintage (and new) speakers that stop us in our tracks. Truth is, even here in Canada, we probably don't have enough years left to sample all of the good speakers that have been produced in the last six decades. So many ideas, so many theories, brilliant designers and manufacturers. And we get to decide the worth of all of them by how they 'attack' our individual ears. Man, life is good! And I say that as I listen to some tunes on Sirius/XM on these orphan RFT gems. Cheers!
     
  5. Pete B

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    I remember the review of these in Audio and always wanted to hear them.
    Pretty sure that is the SEAS 13GMBX midrange that I also used back in the 1980s,
    very impressive midrange.
    People ask about making a 3-way Advent and this is probably it or at least close to it.
     
  6. Pete B

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    I remember the review of these also and that Norelco (Phillips) tweeter was the first one I
    used as a young kid. They buzz when crossed too low or not steep enough.
    In fact, I think that was the first dome tweeter in the McGee Radio catalog, way, way back.
    The mid was used in the DQ-10 and the big Infinities, very nice.
    Lots of tech in those, motion feedback, biamped, impressive and would love to hear them.
     
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  7. bobins08

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    Merlin’s. Very, very nice.
     
  8. Pete B

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    This is the next revision of the Phillips/Norelco 1" dome tweeter.
     
  9. tubed

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    Philips MFB-544 Motional Feedbacks
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  10. Pete B

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    Never saw that one - nice!
     
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  11. borus

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    +1 Non-Walsh Ohm speakers
     
  12. x3workshop

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    Rega R7's. Transmission Line goodness in a biampable package. The side firing woofer has no crossover into the mid, just natural rolloff. It makes for a very responsive loudspeaker with excellent imaging.

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  13. Pete B

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    I want a pair of Dahlquist M-907's ! Anyone in the North East?
     
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    Grafyx SP-8's
     
  15. freQ(*)Oddio

    freQ(*)Oddio Super Member

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    Micro Acoustics i had for 10 years, they were waiting for a restore that never happened, the stock peerless tweeter replacement size did not exist, and only 2 or 3 tweeters were still working , but they sounded great , nice and quick sealed enclosure lows, cloth surround woofer, nice clean highs,
     

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  16. 2ndtimelucky

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    I've got the passive versions of those, definitely keepers :)
     
  17. bobsvinyl

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    You hear a lot about the ESS AMT, but not much about the Performance Series. I have the Model 8 and I'm very happy with them. They beat out some Snells and ADS 570 for top spot in my music room.

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  18. Hobie1dog

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    Fun thread, keep them coming.
     
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    ADC 450A. 25Hz to 30KHz. I have never heard any 2 way suspension I like better. P1010003.JPG
     
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  20. Drugolf

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    I started this thread with the Dahlquist M-907's. I recently came into a set of Dahlquist DQ-M5's. I their original packaging nonetheless! After redoing the surrounds they, like their bigger 3-way brothers are also sounding very good.
    Smaller form factor of course and a 2-way design. Magnat tweeter. Has the felt on the baffle also. Vinyl veneer on these though.

    Another impressive Dahlquist that isn't seen too often worth snagging if you come across. Got these for a mere $50.
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