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Which AK Favorite Speaker Do You Most Respect-Part II

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by Negotiableterms, Dec 26, 2005.

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Vote for the AK Favorite Speakers You Most Respect-2

Poll closed Feb 1, 2006.
  1. HPM100

    35 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. Infinity RS/Kappa Series

    12 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. JBL L100/L300

    23 vote(s)
    17.8%
  4. Klipsch Heresy

    12 vote(s)
    9.3%
  5. Magneplanar MG (S,I,II)

    13 vote(s)
    10.1%
  6. Polk SDA Series

    11 vote(s)
    8.5%
  7. Quad ESL 63

    8 vote(s)
    6.2%
  8. Realistic Minimus 7

    4 vote(s)
    3.1%
  9. Vandersteen 2c (Series)

    6 vote(s)
    4.7%
  10. Yamaha NS-1000M

    5 vote(s)
    3.9%
  1. Negotiableterms

    Negotiableterms Administrator Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    This poll arises from the thread "AK Speaker Favorites":
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=54982

    The poll has 20 speakers sets to choose from, and so comes in TWO (2) parts. This is the second part, and the first part is the preceding poll-thread.

    PLEASE VOTE IN BOTH PARTS!

    NB: The poll is NOT scientific, and does not contain any form of endorsement for any make or model of speaker, by anyone. In particular, AK itself expresses no opinion of any kind, and makes no such endorsement, express or implied.

    Please read the thread (above) for descriptions of how the list of 20 speakers arose and how its contents were limited.
     

     

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  2. Negotiableterms

    Negotiableterms Administrator Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    This is Only the Primary!

    IF YOU VOTED HERE, BUT NOT IN THE OTHER HALF POLL, PLEASE VOTE THERE TOO.

    There will be a final runoff when these two primary polls close.
     
  3. Hilltroll67

    Hilltroll67 Marginally Competent

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    My 'most respected' speaker isn't listed.
     
  4. Moot

    Moot Member

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    Gonna have to pass on this one. I've never heard any of these speakers (hanging my head in shame). I'm am trying to acquire the Pioneer HPM 100s though!!??

    :lurk:
     
  5. tcdriver

    tcdriver AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I either have not heard or do not respect any of the listed speakers. Sorry, no vote.
     
  6. cubdog

    cubdog banging through drywall Subscriber

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    What the hell do you like?

    cubdog
     

     

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  7. tcdriver

    tcdriver AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I would have voted for the QUAD ESL (1957) if it had been a choice. It seemed when I viewed the previous poll asking about favorite loudspeakers that the original QUAD ESL received as many votes as the later 63 model.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2005
  8. Negotiableterms

    Negotiableterms Administrator Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    EVERYONE WHO VOTED HERE, GO VOTE IN THE OTHER POLL (PART 1)!!

    Thanks!
     
  9. Vint Age

    Vint Age B-1 With Yamaha

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    I agree, IMHO the ESL57 deserves to be counted. It's a most amazing speaker indeed. :thmbsp:
     
  10. Nat

    Nat AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    ESL 57! My write in vote.
    Probably, and with good cause, the most respected speaker ever. Not perhaps the most loved -- I doubt if headbangers can really get worked up about them -- but what other speaker was in production so long, and maintained its reputation as the best in any area?
     
  11. OvenMaster

    OvenMaster RIP Mommy 1935-2018

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    I voted in Poll I for the one speaker I thought deserved the award.
    Tom
     
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  12. Trawlerman

    Trawlerman Well-Known Member

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    Why no BBC LS3/5a ?
     
  13. Negotiableterms

    Negotiableterms Administrator Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Vote Early and Often!

    OK, the poll is slowing down, and we're just waiting till 1/31 when it closes. At present the standings for the runoff are:

    32 - HPM100
    22 - JBL L100/300
    22 - Jarge Advents
    16 - AR-9
    12 - Infinity RS/Kappa
    12 - Klipsch Heresy Series
    12 - Magnepan MG Series
    11 - Altec 604
    10 - Dahlquist DQ-10

    After this there are a bunch of low numbers.

    The two half-polls still don't show equal votes, so someone messed up! Come on back and vote if it will let you.
     
  14. Negotiableterms

    Negotiableterms Administrator Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Closed, and No Winner Declared

    Well... reluctantly, I'm declaring the poll a dud. Reason? Too many votes were incomplete.

    The front-runner had 35 votes, runner up had 23. That's 12 votes apart.
    But, poll #1 had 106 votes, while #2 had 129. Since you were supposed to vote in both halves, that's 23 known errors, at minimum.

    Because the errors are more than enough to swing the results, it's a dud!

    And, yes, there is widespread knowledge that the "HPM-100 Club" conducted an extensive campaign when none of the others did, so their lead is suspicious. Oh well... the lesson is to keep your polls SIMPLE!
     
  15. ukfan4sure!

    ukfan4sure! Expert Smoke Releaser

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    Sorry. I am a Pioneer fan. BUT!!!

    I recently heard a set of restored Bose 901's.

    WOW. That's all I can say.
     
  16. alwayslooking

    alwayslooking Recorded Live

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    Which 901's? I had some Series II's which I never took the covers off but Im sure needed re-foaming but threw them back in the pond and got 100's which I think are great all around speakers- the Bose were sorely lacking but it was probably due to needing work. I was using the EQ also.
     

     

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  17. Negotiableterms

    Negotiableterms Administrator Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Gentlemen-

    This is just a suggestion:

    Because this poll is closed, very few people will read anything you post here. If you'd like a discussion to start (a great idea!) you'd do better to start a thread over in the speaker forums.

    OTOH, you're absolutely welcome to continue here!
     
  18. Ricktptman

    Ricktptman There are two kinds of Music: Good & Bad-Ellington Subscriber

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    HPM-100 of those listed already. Otherwise, HPM-900's. If you're going to count only the ones that can stand on their own. If separate Subwoofage is allowed, then it's any of the Carver Plats. As long as you have a couple of Kilowatts to drive 'em with.....
     

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