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Ruark Templar Templar II

Discussion in 'audio' started by Mikeandvan, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Mikeandvan

    Mikeandvan Banned

    Anyone know the difference between Ruark Templar I and II? If there is indeed any? Or further difference between Templar and Talisman.
  2. Mikeandvan

    Mikeandvan Banned

    Anyone answer this burning question?
  3. Progmeister

    Progmeister The Supernatural Anaesthetist

    The Templar 1 where a fantastic little speaker with an almost electrostatic presentation. They seemed to disappear. The 2 were supposed to improve over the 1 though in my opinion failed having a much narrower soundstage and an almost compressed presentation. The difference between the Templar and the Talisman is night and day. Without sounding clichéd The Talisman sound very much like a grown up Templar being able to put out a little more bass. Hope this is helpful. All fabulous speakers.
  4. Mikeandvan

    Mikeandvan Banned

    Thank you Prog, I own a pair of Templar I's, so I won't bother going for II's then, think I'll try a pair of Talisman when a decent pair emerges, not a million miles away.
  5. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Wasn't the Templar infinite baffle? I suspect it sounds quite different to the ported Talisman.
  6. RustyB

    RustyB Registered Ginga

    Yes it was.

    Not a lot in common with the Talisman.
  7. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    I have a pair. I seem to remember that it was recommended to half-fill the cabinets with sand.
  8. Ellenor

    Ellenor pfm Member

    I had Talisman 3 and wish I'd never sold them. They were great speakers. You never seem to see them for sale though
  9. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    Unless the drivers are in a separate section within the cabinet, I would have thought sand and drivers was a bad mix.
  10. RustyB

    RustyB Registered Ginga

    There is a sealed cavity in the base of the speaker.

    In the case of the Talisman, there is also a heavy steel plate on the base of the plinth, so that, even without ballast, the speaker sits firmly on the floor.

    Ruark were good with those sort of details.

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