Discussion in 'Speakers' started by dj_AmTraX, Aug 6, 2007.
I have been using 4 Altec Lansing Model 19's since 1977, and I've never looked back.
After living in Ohio for 30 years, I moved back to my hometown in Michigan last year. My new house in Michigan has about half of the square footage my Ohio house had, thereby forcing me to unload a lot of "stuff." I ended up getting rid of two pairs of JBL 4311's, one pair of JBL 4312's, and one pair of JBL L830's. I also sold two Polk PSW-505 subwoofers. We won't even get into the large assortment of Marantz 22xx receivers or my two Yamaha RX-797 receivers I was forced to sell. I ended up with three pair of JBL 4312's plus a pair of Klipsch KG-4's. Based on my age, my home's square footage, and my satisfaction with what I'm left with, I can honestly say that I'll never part with my JBL 4312's. Or the Klipsch KG-4's for that matter.
I'll never sell the Klipsch inspired Belle clones I'm currently building in this thread. They aren't from the factory so their only real "worth" is only to me. Well, they'll get handed down to my boy...he just better not burn them. But I like 'em so far.
My Pioneer CS-V700's, got them from a friend that owed me money and I wouldn't trade them for anything. they were definitely overlooked when they were new, because they were two small for there time. Now they are very rare but still worthless and overlooked because they were popular when they were new. But I like them.
Adam a8x + sub 8 each side.
Too expensive to sell...
I have Focal Arias 948, those are ok, well balanced and neutral. But the ones I like in the other home are
Paradigm Esprit BP (as in the images below), sweet warm mids are absolutely gorgeous to hear. With new Mundorf MCap Supremes in them, they just sing. Don't think I will ever be parting with those.
My Maggie's 1.7's
I swore earlier in this thread that I would never sell my Sansui SP10 speakers but earlier this year I sold them to a gent in Korea and replaced them with a pair of smaller JBL Sat 2 speakers. I won't sell my Dynaco A25 pair, though, since I restored them and rebuilt the crossovers to improve the high end a bit, making them a sweet sounding pair. I also won't sell my Pinnacle AC600 pair, which replaced a pair of larger JBLs, but which is more than their equal.
I have a pair of Bowers and Wilkins DM12's that were for sale in June. After proper placement, and power, I'll keep them.
I guess I have gotten to the point that there is no such thing as a 'never sell speaker' to me.
wow..tough question..i like the technics sb-m5 I have right now hooked up to a sansui 9090...jbl 4311wxa...ummmmmaybe sell...cornwalls...I like these also...Allison ic-10...probably not....dahlquist dq 10....ok ill go with them..ah maybe not...get the picture..lol I want them all...lol
I have owned different Bozaks for over 54 years. Two pairs of Symphony, a pair of Grands, Concerto Grosso and B-313s. I added super tweeters to the Grands and Symphony many years ago, tri amping the Grands and bi amping the Symphony. I will admit their sound is dated with issues in the HF and thats why I added super tweeters. The bass by bi-amping using direct coupled amps improves by magnitudes. I still audition speakers looking for replacements. The best was the Snell A7 phantom, but being point source speaker just didn't have the definition unless in a small room. The only speaker than has been a consistent winner over the grands is the Mcintosh XR 290. But as with my Grands a little room equalization is required with the need of another 6 to 8 db of power. Another issue is there isn't a center channel available like my Low boy 4005 to match the 290. So I keep looking. Magicos sound great in a small room, too. But again being a point source speaker they won't work in my space. Modern Mac speakers tweeters just turn me off and though they make a great line array that one quality removes them from the list. I guess if I were a screen and a projector I could get by with 3 XRT 28's behind the screen, when its down. But I'm love with my Pioneer 151 Plasma, so thats not an option.
For over 20 years our company made professional recordings producing LP's and CD's for customers. Thats why I have Bozaks rather than Altec or JBL monitors. They produce the sound more faithfully of the live concert. It didn't matter if I used AKG, Telefunken, Neumann, Sony or Altec condenser tube or SS mics, using tube or SS mixers or tube or SS Ampex professional recorders. . Sure the tube recordings could get a little warm, but they could be so life like, not a studio sound. I never heard that with any other speaker than my Bozaks. Until I do I will keep my Bozaks with no regrets. When I hear Sheffield, some Reference and Telarc recordings I get the same feeling. Recordings of North Texas university wind band shock me sometimes reminding me of the sound I experienced as I was a member of a Symphonic band and sang in Choirs. Some commercial US Marine band recordings remind me of my recordings I boot legged when they and the Navy Band were in town. There is just no other speaker that can bring back the memories of actually being at a live performance. I'm not after replication of what is being produced in a studio or on a sound stage, though they can be very enjoyable. I want the live experience of an un-amplified live performance, be it outdoors, indoors ,on stage, in a concert hall, auditorium, or compromised field house or Gym. My recordings of the Basie, Kenton, Ray Charles, and other big bands are so close to being like you're there the thrill never goes away. So thats why I still have Bozaks. I admit with each upgrade in amps etc the sound gets closer. I'm back to using all Mcintosh with Urei and Crown processors. . I am about ready to fire up the Room perfect of the MX151 and retire the Crowns. Maybe after Xmas.
Speakers I would never sell are my Cizek Model 1. Wanted a set for a very long time and was always fascinated by Roy Cizek's designs.
You beat me to it.........My Yamaha NS1000MS and my Harbeth C7s
Not sure if I posted on this thread before,but I'd have to say my PSB Stratus Goldi speakers.I love the sound reproduction,The looks,and their ability to take some serious power,and not break a sweat. For now,I'm only powering them with my Kenwood KR9600.oh,and I only paid $300 for them,and I'm quite sure a deal like this will never come my way again.They are here to stay.
My Electro Voice Sentry iii
Well....I sold them about a year and a half ago. After hearing my current speakers I knew the Energy's would only sit collecting dust.
The speakers that are in my house the day I croak will be the ones I never sold.B-)
I have had these speakers for close or more than 40 years
Fulton FMI 100 2 pair
TAD TCS3415 & TCS 1118SW pairs
Probably JBL L112 and Kef 104/2 and Vandersteen 2c.Good speakers are not that easy to come by for me so these are in the keeper pile.
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