AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Audio & Video > General Speaker Discussion

General Speaker Discussion Calling all Speakers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #211  
Old 03-25-2018, 09:08 PM
Karl Maga Karl Maga is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 358
Default

B&W 800D2
Revel Salon2
Reply With Quote
  #212  
Old 04-01-2018, 12:17 PM
Toccata's Avatar
Toccata Toccata is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 3,110
Default

As a teen some sort of Marantz bookshelf, then I progressed to:

ESS AMT 1B
Quad ESL63
AR 9
ADS L400+sub
Acoustat 1100
Martin Logan Requests
B&W 804
Martin Logan Theos
DALI Epicon 2

Overall, my Martin Logan ReQuests were my favorite. When I got married, my wife wasn't as fond of them since they were in the living room! I downsized to some B&W 804, but they were lacking something. Now, I'm quite happy with my DALI Epicon 2.

Last edited by Toccata; 04-02-2018 at 03:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #213  
Old 05-28-2018, 08:55 PM
Mike-48's Avatar
Mike-48 Mike-48 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Posts: 188
Default

Owned is a longer list. But owned and loved is shorter:

Apogee caliper Signature
Revel Ultima Studio
Janszen Valentina
__________________
Mike -- Portland, Oregon
Desktop system: JRiver Media Center, Classé CP-800, Marsh A400S, Harbeth P3ESR, B&W ASW610 (sub)
Main system: Synology NAS, Auralic Aries G1, Anthem STR DAC-preamp, Bryston 4B3, Janszen Valentina, 2xJL F112; acoustics by ASC, GIK, RPG, & Vicoustic
Reply With Quote
  #214  
Old 05-29-2018, 10:12 AM
Weirdcuba's Avatar
Weirdcuba Weirdcuba is offline
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,934
Default

Owned: BW 802D

Loved: TAD CR-1
__________________
Main Rig: (waiting on room to be built)

Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD R-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL 212 SEs (2x)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints under as much as my bank account can then accommodate
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Rental (while the room is being built): Accuphase E650 replaces the C3800 and A200s. All of the other stuff above that's usable, except the turntable stuff. Using TAD CR-1s, rather than the R-1s.

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


Kitchen:

KEF LS50 Wireless
Wyred4Sound Modded Sonos Connect
Reply With Quote
  #215  
Old 05-29-2018, 11:15 AM
JBT JBT is offline
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lago Vista Texas Downtown Austin and Frisco Colorado
Posts: 1,580
Default

The Best Buy in Audio. Vandersteen Wood quatro.
__________________
2 MC 601s, C1100, D1100, MCT450 Vandersteen 5A

Game Room

MC275, C2200, PrimaLuna EVO 100 Tube DAC, Dynaudio focus 160

Bedroom

MA5200 PBS T2 Tower.

Colorado House

2 MC2102s running in Mono Bridged

C200 preamp.

D1100 Dac

Lumin U1 Music server

Vandersteen Wood Quatro speakers

Old stuff

Fisher 800C Receiver

Vintage Mcintosh MC275 and C22

Audio Research d-150
Reply With Quote
  #216  
Old 06-03-2018, 06:48 PM
FreddieFerric's Avatar
FreddieFerric FreddieFerric is offline
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: NOLA
Posts: 521
Default

JBL L100
Pioneer CS-99A
Infinity Reference 1
Several Polk Audio Models
Klipsch WF 35
Dahlquist DQ-20
Magnepan 1.7's
Canton Ref 1 DC - (And I lived happily ever after)
__________________
McIntosh MA8000; Canton Vento Reference 1 DC; E.A.T. E-Flat; Soundsmith Paua Mk II; Tascam BR-20; Teac X1000R; Dokoder 1120; Pioneer RT-707; Oppo UDP 205; Denon DCD A-100; HP All-In-One Touchscreen Server; JRiver MC 20; Woo Audio WA6; Shure SRH 1840; SVS SB 1000 (3); Jolida 502BRC; Jolida JD9; VPI 16.5 RCM; Panamax PM-5400
Reply With Quote
  #217  
Old 11-04-2018, 12:00 PM
naturephoto1's Avatar
naturephoto1 naturephoto1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Breinigsville, PA
Posts: 33
Default

My speaker history is:

Large Advent
Double Large Advent
Large Advent with RTR tweeters
Dahlquist DQ10
Modified, rebuilt, and redesigned Dahlquist DQ10
Oswalds Mill Audio New Yorker Prototype horn speakers (104.5 dB efficiency)- present mains


For multichannel/home theater additional speakers added to the system

Nola LCR Reference speaker as Center Channel
Nola Viper IIA used for side surrounds
Dahlquist DQ-6C as the rear channel speakers
4 XTZ Cinema Series S2 Atmosphere Module for my Dolby Atmos .4 speakers
2 Epik Conquest 18" Subwoofers

My favorite speakers in my system has been the Oswalds Mill Audio New Yorker Prototype speakers.

Rich
Reply With Quote
  #218  
Old 01-14-2019, 03:15 PM
freesole freesole is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 18
Default

I haven't had too many years in the audiophile space yet but here were my speakers:

Epos Epic 5 Floorstanders - These British speakers were my first foray into the audio world. They sounded amazing to me. The range of sound coming out of these small floorstanders made me realize what was possible with a proper setup for listening to music. I used them in my apartment setup and they really served their purpose well. However, when I moved to my home, I sold these and got the following...

Focal Aria 936 - These were a big, BIG step up from my Epos speakers. Much more extension in the highs and lows. I wouldn't call the Aria's bass heavy and they didn't pack much of a punch but they were dynamic to my ears. They were also aesthetically something else. The use of leather and walnut veneer really hooked me on first sight. I got them on a huge discount on Musicdirect. The problem was that I was continuing to do research on speakers at the time. With Musicdirect offering a 60 day trial policy and the other speaker brand that I was considering offering a 30 day policy, I decided to bring home another speaker to test.

Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers with RAAL Ribbon Tweeters - Anyone who hasn't heard these speakers really should (if you're in the market for speakers in and around the $2-$5k range). These cost $2,800 new but I have heard speakers up to $10,000 and I still preferred these. Needless to say, these stayed with me and the Focal's were sent back. I kept these for over 3 years until the itch came and I got myself the...

Spendor D9 - These are still in the process of break-in but initial thoughts are that these have everything that the Ascend's did best and much more of that midrange bloom and extension in the highs and lows. There was no degradation of details even compared to the excellent ribbon tweeter on the Ascend's. While I was in the search for new speakers, I listened to a bunch including the Sonus Faber Olympica III's, Focal Sopra 2's, Magico A3's, Daedalus Argos, Harbeth 40.1s and the Spendors won out for me.
Reply With Quote
  #219  
Old 04-24-2019, 02:34 PM
Cbi1000 Cbi1000 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
Default

So far my GoldenEar speakers have been my fav
Reply With Quote
  #220  
Old 04-25-2019, 07:36 PM
jrsystems's Avatar
jrsystems jrsystems is offline
JR
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 561
Default

Fried Q
M&K Model II*
B&W DM602*
B&W N805*
MartinLogan Depth sub*
B&W N802*
McIntosh XRT1K
JL f113 sub
MartinLogan CLX Art
Raidho D1*
2 JL f112 v2*
PureAudioProject Quintet Heil AMT*

*Still owned

Raidho D1 + JL f112 is my true love.
__________________
JR
Media Room: PureAudioProject Quintet15 Heil AMT; First Watt SIT-3; JL fathom f112v2 subs (2); JL CR-1 crossover; Raidho D1; PS Audio BHK Pre; PS BHK 300 amps (2); PS DirectStream DAC; PS P15 PowerPlant; Oppo BDP-105; Pro-ject RPM 9.2; Sumiko EVO III; Pass Labs XP-15; JR Systems cabinet; Aptitlig-IsolateIt platforms; ThinkPad running Roon server
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2019 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase