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Old 04-09-2013, 12:36 AM
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Very first pair was when I was 16, in 2000 Loved every one of them at the time

Cerwin Vega LS15's (Sold to my dad)
Energy RC-10 (sold)
Energy Micro (sold)
Energy Veritas 2.2 (movie room)
Magnepan 1.6 (Trying to sell)
Magnepan 3.6 (Current stereo)
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:46 AM
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JM lab ( now Focal ) Symbol II
JM lab Megane Carat
Linn Keilidh
Monitor Audio Bronze 1
Mission 711
Final 1.4 mk2
Tannoy Autograph mini
PMC EB1i
Wilson Audio Watt Puppy 8
Klipsch Heresy III
Rega RS10

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:18 AM
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Audio Physic Avanti (first generation) - at present moment.

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Old 04-09-2013, 10:44 AM
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I haven't had much over the years, below are the mains I have/had. I still own everything though The Technics were purchased at the end of 2000 at which point they were boxed up in the summer of 2002 and replaced with Paradigms. The Paradigms remained until the Spring of 2011 when they were replaced with the B&W's. I moved the Paradigms to the surrounds. They will finally be boxed up next week as I make way for another set of B&W's. The current B&W's will replace the Paradigms as surrounds.

Technics towers (I'll have to search for model numbers) my 1st Home theater speakers
Paradigm Reference Studio 100v2
B&W 802 Diamonds
B&W 800 Diamonds (due within the month)

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:38 AM
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My first "good" pair of speakers was back in 1989 and was the Klipsch Korner Horn in oiled walnut. I was in a "hi-fi" store when I first saw/heard them and was awestruck with how big and dynamic a sound they projected. I'm a musician playing both the tenor and bass trombone in jazz venues and the cello in classical. Boy oh boy did these monstrous K-Horns reproduce the sound of trombones, trumpets, etc. I just knew I had to have these, but there was no way my wife would have agreed if I had showed them to her first. So late at night while "pillow talking" in bed I said that I had found a pair of speakers that sounded sooo much like my horns when playing live that I'd really like to get them....what do you think? She said to get them. Well, two days later I had them delivered to my home while she was at work. You should have seen the look on her face when she came home and saw these behemoths! It was priceless. These were wonderful paired with a custom EL84 tube amp. Had them for about six years. As much as I liked what the big K-horns did, I eventually grew tired of their "cupped" coloration on voices.

My second pair of "good" speakers were the ProAc Response 2's in Rosewood on target stands. These had great voice and timbre and a really nice sound. Again, easy to drive with tubes and very enjoyable, but just not enough bass to make them balanced for me. I was never able to like a sub with them and preferred listening to them on their own. I had these for two years. They now reside with my brother and he still enjoys them to this day.

My next set of speakers I consider to be "great" and these I still currently use in my reference system. They are the Dunlavy SCIV Signatures. They are the most balanced speakers I've ever had and do nothing wrong in my opinion. I love them to death and can't ever imagine parting with them.

My next pair of speakers were a 1960's vintage pair of 12" Tannoy Monitor Golds mounted in custom cabinets. Very dynamic, full sound. Easy to drive with tubes again, but they had a certain hardness or shrillness at a certain frequency that grew tiring to me and off they went.

I also have a pair of late 1960's Wharfedale W25's bookshelf speakers in my bedroom system that are a sealed box design with an 8" woofer. Classic English sound that is great with voice, violin and cello sonatas, guitar, etc. I've had these for several years and don't plan on getting rid of these either.

So I still have the Dunlavys in my main system and the Wharfies in m bedroom.

I'm thinking about getting some Harbeth's for my den.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:05 AM
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JBL LX44

Mirage m5si

Magnepan 1.7

Magnepan 3.7
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:56 PM
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Been a couple of years since I posted mine and, realizing that I'd left off a couple, here is a newly revised list.

ELECTROVOICE EV-2 (1963)
DYNACO A25
TANDBERG LOUDSPEAKER (Actually had two pairs and used them doubled like the Advents)
DOUBLE LARGE ADVENTS
KLH-9 (two pairs, doubled up)
ACOUSTIC RESEARCH AR 3A
ACOUSTIC RESEARCH AR 2AX
BOSE 901
MAGNEPLANAR TYMPANI IU
ALTEC VOICE OF THE THEATER
GALE LOUDSPEAKER (in my opinion, this was an awful speaker)
KLIPSCHORN - corner horn
OHM F
MAGNEPAN MG II
MAGNEPAN MG 3
MAGNEPLANAR TYMPANI IV (Loved these great big things)
MAGNEPAN MG 3.3
MAGNEPAN MG 3.6r
FULTON J SPEAKER (huge things, sounded pretty good)
DAHLQUIST DQ-10
THIEL CS 3
THIEL CS 3.5
THIEL CS 3.6
THIEL CS 5i (Great speakers)
WILSON WATT
WILSON WATT 3 PUPPY 2 (Couldn't live with that Wilson tweeter)
MARTIN LOGAN MONOLITH
MARTIN LOGAN REQUEST
GENESIS 200 (Extremely large, separate tweeter and bass towers)
GOLDMUND DIALOGUES
EGGLESTONWORKS ANDRA
AVALON EIDOLON (Two pairs- still have one)
MAGNEPAN 20.1 (Loved these but blocked the view)
LINN KANS
VERITY PARSIFAL ENCORE (Two Pairs)
METAPHOR 2 LOUDSPEAKERS
CROSBY MODIFIED QUAD ESL 63 LOUDSPEAKERS
JOSEPH AUDIO PEARLS (Possibly the best I've ever heard in my system - wish I hadn't sold them.)
PSB PLATINUM M-2 MONITORS (In second system)
BANG AND OLUFSEN BEOLAB 6000
BANG AND OLUFSEN BEOLAB PENTA 6603
JM LAB 907Be (Second system)
JM LAB MICRO UTOPIA Be (in a second system)
JM LAB SUB UTOPIA Be ( Used with the Micro Utopia Be speakers)
SONUS FABER CREMONA AUDITOR (second system) SWEET!
KHARMA 3.2 FE . . . (I don't like the titanium tweeter - gives me a headache)
MARTIN LOGAN SUMMIT (A great speaker)
EGGLESTON ANDRA II
AUDIO PHYSIC CALDERA 3
SONUS FABER GUARNERI MEMENTO
JL AUDIO F-112 SUB[/QUOTE]

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2ND HOME SYSTEM: . . . Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento or Magnepan MG 1.7i Speakers, JL Audio F112 Sub, Esoteric Modified-X03 CD/SACD Player, McIntosh MA7000 Integrated Amp, McIntosh MVP871 Universal Disc Player, OPPO BDP-95 Blu-Ray Player, OPPO SONICA Audiophile DAC & Network Streamer VPI Scoutmaster with periphery ring clamp, VPI SDS Motor Drive, Koetsu Rosewood Platinum Signature -Pro IV, or Clearaudio Discovery Cartridges, Mark Levinson No. 25s phono stage, Wadia 170i Transport with a Meridian Bitstream 203 DAC, VPI DB-5 "magic bricks", VPI HW-17 Pro Record Cleaning Machine, Five Richard Gray RGPC 400 devices scattered around the two systems, Arcici Suspense Rack System, Discovery Essence and Essential Cables,.


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Old 05-01-2013, 05:12 PM
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RCF BR 1042
JBL TLX 600
JBL ATX 60
Self made
Eddy Elettroacustica (CIARE project)
B&W 703
B&W 801D (current speakers )
Avalon Eidolon Diamond (current speakers )

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:49 PM
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KLH 5
McIntosh ML1C (modded)
McIntosh ML2C (modded)
Infinity IRS Series V (all active crossovers) probably will never be replaced
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Living Room: McIntosh C28, MC2300, MEN220, Revox B225, Tascam CD355, Thorens TD125 MKII w/vacuum platter, Rabco SL-8E, Grace F9-Ruby, McIntosh ML-2C (2) & ML-1C (4) stacked, MQ-107, SAE 2800, Nakamichi Dragon, Tandberg 64X, JL Audio f113 (2), NO TV!

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:54 PM
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Of the ones I've owned, these are my favorites:

- Spendor SP1
- Magnepan 2.5R and 2.6
- Revel Salon 2 (current)
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