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Old 04-26-2012, 07:15 PM
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Great review, I enjoyed reading it.

They are beautiful and I am sure they have many very strong attributes, such as tone, realizm, energy, but to summarize:

somewhat directional speaker
takes forever to break in
not plug and play, take care to set up
bit tubby in the bass
they have a bit of a shout
they cost $20k
likely limited to mid sized rooms, Latours are better choice for large rooms

That’s what gets me about speakers….you can pay a lot and still dont get it all..

Sounds like to me the better all around winner is….the Devore 096, and at half the cost. No its not a Shindo, but its a wonderful alternative.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:37 PM
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More Lafite...

Bill these are beautiful speakers! I love the matching veneers.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:22 PM
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Has anyone here heard the Line Magnetic Audio 755ex speakers and had a chance to compare to the Lafites and/or the Orangutans?
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:36 PM
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Has anyone here heard the Line Magnetic Audio 755ex speakers and had a chance to compare to the Lafites and/or the Orangutans?
Yes those 755EX intrigue me as well.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:38 PM
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...but to summarize:

somewhat directional speaker
takes forever to break in
not plug and play, take care to set up
bit tubby in the bass
they have a bit of a shout
they cost $20k
likely limited to mid sized rooms, Latours are better choice for large rooms

That’s what gets me about speakers….you can pay a lot and still dont get it all..

Sounds like to me the better all around winner is….the Devore 096, and at half the cost. No its not a Shindo, but its a wonderful alternative.
Larry, a silly statement..

I understand you have to feel good about your recent purchase of the O96's (excellent speakers, no question) but to compare the
O/96 to Lafite is like comparing DSLR to a rangefinder camera..

** Both capable of extraordinary results but completely different in their design intent/goals. **

To mention that the best alternative to the Lafite is the O/96 is completely missing the point of the Lafite and the words written by Shindoug.

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somewhat directional speaker
All single driver speakers are more directional than two way designs..

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takes forever to break in
So do most speakers. Yours did..

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..not plug and play, take care to set up
Care and attention to setup is crucial, and I would expect
nothing less from a high performance product.

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.bit tubby in the bass
completely false.

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they have a bit of a shout
eh?

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...likely limited to mid sized rooms
They actually work great in small rooms, near field setup, as well.

-M

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:11 PM
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Bill these are beautiful speakers! I love the matching veneers.
+1...first class

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:54 AM
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Hi Lowens and Matt

I can see how one might jump to that conclusion after reading my review, I apologize for any obfuscation on my part. The Lafites really have to be heard to be understood – they just sound so incredibly alive and natural. Reading my review it’s easy to miss the forest for the trees. The point I was trying to make was that even though there may be some apparent small shortcomings, (which may likely be room / system dependent) they were, in my view, completely inconsequential to the Lafite’s utterly extraordinary ability to play music.

There are two ways to choose a speaker:
You can choose a speaker because you don’t hear much wrong with it. Or, you can choose a speaker because you hear a lot right with it. That’s not a right and wrong choice, but a completely personal preference. My preference falls into the latter camp.


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Old 04-27-2012, 09:10 AM
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Thanks for the review and clarifications.
Did you also get to hear the Line Magnetic 755ex speakers at pitch perfect?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:21 AM
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Doug,

A classy response. There is no perfect speaker.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:57 AM
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Hi all.. I've had the Lafites for 5 months now, I think it's time to share my thoughts. The picture is a bit grainy, hope it came across ok.......
Hi Shindoug,

I enjoyed reading your review, thanks for sharing.



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