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Loudspeakers You Wish To Try But Probably Won't Own In This Lifetime

Discussion in 'audio' started by ryder, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. lawrence001

    lawrence001 Basic Member

    The original Amphion Kryptons with the granite sides and wooden waveguides.

    Oh hang on a minute :D
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  2. Pine Marten

    Pine Marten pfm Member

    Having been very happy with my Kudos Cardea C20a, I wouldnt mind giving their flagship floorstanders a go. Everything else I'd like to try just will not fit... IMF TLS80's, big Tannoys, Quad ELS63, Apogee Scintilla......
  3. lawrence001

    lawrence001 Basic Member

    I miss my TLS80s :(
  4. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    My very short wish-list includes:
    • B&O Beolab 90
    • Sonus Faber Extrema and Guarneri (original versions)
    • Infinity IRS V
    • JBL Everest DD67000
    • ATC SCM300ASLT
    I'll keep dreaming ...
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  5. waxkinglyrical

    waxkinglyrical pfm Member

    Sonus Faber Extrema
    Tannoy Westminster
    Apogee Scintilla

    B&W Nautilus
    Axhorn AX Jet Pro
    Abbingdon Music Research LS-77
    Node Hylixa
    Clarisys Audio Minuet
    Diapason Astera
    Larsen 9
    Kharma Ceramique Classic
    German Physiks Gaudi III
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  6. IWC Doppel

    IWC Doppel pfm Member

    I'd love a pair of there

    Realistically the only speakers I would like to explore would be very efficient horn subwoofers and various amplifiers. I'll probably keep my Sonus Faber Extema's and pair of Living Voice tone Scouts and appreciate I was lucky at the time I bought them 25 and 10 years ago
  7. Fen dancer

    Fen dancer Amiable Oaf

    Avalon Isis for me.

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  8. runforfree69

    runforfree69 Spinning vinyl

    Good question, enjoyed reading replies. I’m thinking Shahinian, Vivid, Art, big Tannoys, big ATC’s, Wilson Benesch as speakers I’d love to try. All based of course in owner reports.

    From your list I think the Focal Sopras might be the ones which could closely claim to be truly state of art.
  9. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

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  10. Darren

    Darren Doin' the Southern Freeeez

    I just dont get McIntosh kit..... its so damn ugly. Bet dem speakers do bass :)
  11. Furyous

    Furyous pfm Member

    Top of my list were the Sonus Faber Electa Amator 1.

    I’m a big fan of their classic 2-way monitors, having owned the Cremona Auditor, Signum, Minima Amator, Electa Amator 2, Guarneri Memento, Concertino & Concerto. I found the Minima Amator to be particularly brilliant, and the EAII to be a little disappointing, especially HF. The Guarneri was second to none for craftsmanship, and had a good bit of magic, but the low end was too restricted for my taste (I think the original Guarneri is even more limited in that respect). Anyway, I’ve been on the casual lookout for a good pair of EA1s for years. I’d resigned myself to never own a set mainly because they’re so rarely available. But a great set cropped up a few weeks ago and I jumped on it. Very pleased that I did - such a well rounded, musical and engaging speaker. Fantastic top end thanks to the Esotar tweeter, and they do the big sound from a small box thing brilliantly. They don’t compete with the Dynaudio Confidence 20 for resolution, insight, precision, outright power handling (technology does advance), but they’re just so listenable. A great reason to keep two systems.

    That aside, I’d love to try the following but probably never will:

    - Quad ESL
    - Martin Logan CLS
    - ATC SCM150A
    - Dutch&Dutch 8C
    - Sonus Faber Extrema / Extr3ma
    - KEF Blade
  12. FLORIAN35

    FLORIAN35 pfm Member

    Victor Zero L10 ,if I win the lottery probably I'll buy them
  13. very jealous - that amp looks so good.
  14. let's face it the best upgrade is probably a bigger house.
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  15. Toaster

    Toaster pfm Member

    I'd particularly like to listen to a pair of the smaller MBLs at home, but I'd also be interested to hear active speakers like the D&Ds, the new Dynaudio Focus range, the bigger B&Os and the Buchardt A700s. I'm still perfectly happy listening to the SCM40As and the Genelecs I have though.
  16. Wenger

    Wenger Well-Known Member

    Found the Kudos 505 to be great and reasonable ex demo available usually
  17. Wenger

    Wenger Well-Known Member

    I would go for Sonus Faber Guarneri
  18. Clive ES335

    Clive ES335 Active Member

    I’d like to hear some of the larger models from the Martin Logan ESL range, but I’m not sure of their compatibility with Naim amplifiers.
  19. Maxbertola

    Maxbertola pfm Member

    A friend of mine owns some, the Hornmanufaktur A90IIs, driven by a 1-Watt tube amp in a comfortably large living room. I don’t think they lack extension as far as ‘normal’ music and loudness are concerned. In fact, I find them perfectly listenable and rather pleasant.
  20. JezmondTutu

    JezmondTutu pfm Member

    I’d like to try big active ATC’s and Martin Logan’s, would be very happy to return to Shahinian Onelisks.

    I’d love to hear some big Tidals, but much like Avalons, their looks are not for me.

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