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Hifi that gives you "the fizz"

Discussion in 'audio' started by GruntPuppy, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Frankiesays

    Frankiesays Rats is life.

    What did you think of AN J speakers? I've just acquired the Ks and am finding them a bit toppy, though smooth and easy going apart from that, do they need valves to sound right?
  2. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    I loved my AN/Js moved them on for some AN/E SPe Signatures. J's were a little light in the bass, AN/Es are definitely not. Oh yes valves IMO are a must with AN speakers.
    chris@panteg and Frankiesays like this.
  3. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    I was always interested in 47 Labs. How did that sound and in what way did you not like it?
  4. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    Me too. As I understand it, the minimalist class T required rather sensitive speakers, and wasn't too hot in the bass registers. Perfect for Japanese home market listening tastes :)
  5. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Looks and sound.
    Are they compatible?
    I am sure Kef LS50s sound good, but I couldn’t live with the look.
    My Harbeth P3-ESRs look good ( to me ) and sound good as well...
    Gervais Cote likes this.
  6. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Were the 135’s giving you the fizz on all kinds of music or mostly on fast rhythmic and rock music ?
  7. tuga

    tuga European

    Rolled-off frequency extremes, not particularly resolving, imaging not particularly focused.
    After the Orgue single-drivers I tried them with a pair of Consonance horns:

  8. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    I like huge paper cone bass drivers, anything that glows (used to like it in blue before some know it all pointed out that it probably meant a damaged valve, so now I like orange best), and real wood. Anywhere and in any order. Oddly that also seems to add up to a nice sound.

    and odder, I've just realised that I own none of that at all right now (barring wood spk. cabs). Damn.
  9. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Turntables, the original Rega, Michell's Focus, Gyro & Orbe, Nottingham Analogue turntables, Platine Verdier, Linn LP12, Garrads and Thorens in beautiful wood plinths, Brinkmann turntables.
    Tonearms & cartridges , pretty much all of them, I really love tonearms.
    Amps, sometimes minimalist designs like the Naim Nait , Projects 30 watt intergrated from the 90's, Sugdens A21a more quirky designs like the original green Hammerite Alchemist Kraken, Michell Allectos, most valve amps but In particular classics and modern boutique hand made stuff.
    Anything with VU meters, especially Accuphase.
    Top loading CD players, Audiomeca, Pathos, Rega
    Speakers, too many too list.
  10. nobeone

    nobeone pfm Member

    ESLs, should I out last Mrs Nobeone (unlikely) I'm getting some.
    Colonel_Mad likes this.
  11. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    My ESL 57s then.
  12. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    She'd be ecstatic with electrostatics, no doubt (slight note of cynicism bordering on sarcasm there!) :D
  13. nobeone

    nobeone pfm Member

    Apoplectic probably closer to the truth ;)
  14. nobeone

    nobeone pfm Member

    I'll get back to you should something unfortunate happen, until then, your 57s are safer with you ...
  15. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    Oh no, I meant, my ESLs give me "the fizz"!
  16. camverton

    camverton pfm Member

    My lovely neighbours popped in the other day and looked at the Quads I am demoing. I tried to explain that quality of sound more than compensates for their size and position in the room. He nodded sagely, She didn’t seem to understand a word I was saying! Most odd.

    I get the impression that most secondhand sales of Quads are from chaps whose ladies have ordered them to get rid of them! Cats are much easier to accommodate, as long as you occasionally play Bach on them (the speaker that is) - strange choice for a cat...
  17. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    most unkind, forcing a bark on a cat...
  18. mattgbell

    mattgbell Help the elderly and unwell!

    ... best served with a horn in a blue baffle.
    rough edges, Rockmeister and booja30 like this.
  19. tuga

    tuga European

    I find this a most beautiful design.


  20. tuga

    tuga European

    Last one



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