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AudioNut 05-10-2011 10:22 AM

What Speakers Have You Owned and Loved?
 
In another forum there is a personal speaker evolution thread that has been very popular - but I, and maybe others of us, would enjoy a speaker history thread from our own AA friends and colleagues.

List your speaker history, starting with the earliest - up through the latest and greatest - or your current speakers.

I would start this off, but my own list is ridiculous so I'd love for someone else to go first.

Please, for this thread, no pictures are necessary - just a list of your speakers and perhaps some anecdotal information about them.

But, just as a kick-off, I will show my first "good" speakers and system - Electrovoice EV-2 - two-way speakers that I bought in 1963, and used for several years The speakers were rated for 35 watts and peak input of 60 watts. I used them with a Fisher X-101-B integrated amp and a Garrard type A turntable - (record changer) with a Shure cartridge and I probably cut the plugs off of a pair of extension cords to get a "really good" set of speaker wires. We had never heard of dedicated speaker wire in those days, and I can't imagine the poor quality of whatever interconnects I used.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g5...m/EV_front.jpg. . .http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/...rard/TypeA.jpg. . . http://www.petpeoplesplace.com/petst...0650687905.jpg

Jerome W 05-10-2011 11:03 AM

Nice thread Julian !

Mine were :

JM lab Symbol II
JM lab Megane Carat
Linn Keilidh
Monitor Audio Bronze 1
Mission 711
Final 1.4 mk2,
Tannoy Autograph mini
PMC EB1i

I don't use them but I still have the Finals and the Keilidhs...

jdandy 05-10-2011 11:14 AM

This list may not be complete, but it is a walk through the cob webs of my old gear going back to 1967.

Pioneer CS-88
Altec Voice of the Theater
Large Advents
Altec Valencia
JBL L100
JBL Model 37 Lo Boy
JBL 4312A
JBL LSR6332
JBL LSR6312SP
JBL LSR6328P
JBL EON10 G2
JBL Control 5
Infinity Beta C360
Mackie HR824
B&W DW-303
Velodyne CT120
Definative Technologies BP2000
McIntosh XLS112
JL Audio Fathom f113
Sonus faber Creamona Auditor
Sonus faber Guarneri Memento
PMC EB1i

hkval 05-10-2011 11:38 AM

But, just as a kick-off, I will show my first "good" speakers and system - [I]Electrovoice EV-2 - two-way speakers that I bought in 1963, and used for several years The speakers were rated for 35 watts and peak input of 60 watts. I used them with a Fisher X-101-B integrated amp and a Garrard type A turntable - (record changer) with a Shure cartridge and I probably cut the plugs off of a pair of extension cords to get a "really good" set of speaker wires. We had never heard of dedicated speaker wire in those days, and I can't imagine the poor quality of whatever interconnects I used.

JULIAN: The Electrovoice 15" extended range was also my first speaker in 1964. My brother and I built the cabinets and I built the Eico Integrated Amp from a kit. Lampcord was always my choice.:D

Vintage Pete 05-10-2011 12:04 PM

First "good speakers"...AR 4x (I was about 13 years old...I still have them).

Dynaco A-25
Acoustic Research AR-2ax
Windsor 700 (mid-70's, never heard of them before, or since!)
JBL L100A
JBL L220A
Phase technologies PC80 tower
JBL B460
JBL4401
JBL PB10
JBL 4313B
JBL PB12
JBL 2241-based sub


Pete

cmalak 05-10-2011 12:19 PM

I have been in the high-end audio scene for about 6 years only and I am still on my first pair of speakers: Thiel 2.4 :D

Masterlu 05-10-2011 12:29 PM

JBL L100
JBL 4311
JBL 4312
JBL 4343
JBL L300
Mac HT-1
Mac HT-2
Mac HT-3
Mac HT-4
Mac XR27
Mac WS350
Mac LS360
Mac XRT28
Mac XRT30
Mac XLS112
Mac XLS350
Mac XLS360
Mac XRT2K
Mac XCS2K
JL 112 Fathom
JL 113 Fathom
JL 213 Gotham
Vienna Acoustics Bach Grand
Vienna Acoustics Teatro
SF Stradivari
SF Amati Anniversario
SF Cremona
SF Auditor M

I may have missed a few. :)

two dot 05-10-2011 12:33 PM

Klipsch Heresy
JBL 4301b's
Klipsch Cornwalls
McIntosh LS360
PMC TB2i
PMC EB1i
DeVore Super 8

Jerome W 05-10-2011 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdandy (Post 164338)
This list may not be complete, but it is a walk through the cob webs of my old gear going back to 1967.

Pioneer CS-88
Altec Voice of the Theater
Large Advents
Altec Valencia
JBL L100
JBL 4312A
Definative Technologies BP2000
JBL LSR6332
JBL LSR6312SP
JBL LSR6328P
JBL EON10 G2
JBL Control 5
Infinity Beta C360
Mackie HR824
B&W DW-303
Velodyne CT120
McIntosh XLS112
JL Audio Fathom f113
Sonus faber Creamona Auditor
Sonus faber Guarneri Memento
PMC EB1i

Very impressive Dan ! no wonder if you know so many things in audio !
I like to see the EB1i on top of your list !

Jerome W 05-10-2011 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmalak (Post 164351)
I have been in the high-end audio scene for about 6 years only and I am still on my first pair of speakers: Thiel 2.4 :D

Impressive Cyril !!!
This is "HIGH FIDELITY ":thumbsup:


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