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Your Loudspeaker history...

Discussion in 'audio' started by Jonathan Ribee, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. gryphongryph

    gryphongryph Active Member

    Qln Signature, then Amphion Xenon (still have) newest edition is a pair of lovely Graham Audio LS 5/9 in Rosewood.
  2. Buntobox

    Buntobox pfm Member

    Leak 3030 (1977)
    Acoustic Research AR12 (1979)
    JBL L15 (1984) later added two kit-built subwoofers (1987)
    Meridian DSP5000 (1994)
    Meridian DSP7200.2 (2015)
  3. martinab2

    martinab2 pfm Member

    Goodmans Q30 (bought from Comet with a Pioneer SA420 - sounded horrible although much improved on the end of an old valve amplifier)
    Philips RH541 MFB (great bass from a small box - surprisingly musical)
    IMF TLS50 (heavy and slow - tried with all sorts of different amps without success)
    KEF K120 (partnered with LP12/Linn Intek - my favourite setup of the 90s)
    Quad ESL57 (everyone should own a pair at least once)
    Tannoy Mercury M20 (great with a Quad 303)
    JPW AP2 (good bass for the size)
    KEF K120 (another pair - I used them till the woofer surrounds turned to dust)
    Monitor Audio RX1 (good for detail speed and timing but irritatingly bright long-term)
    Kirishima double mouth horns (with SE 2A3 amp the best for 'being there' imaging)

    Naim SBL (on the end of LP12/72/HiCap/Snaxo/140s probably the best all rounder so-far)
  4. timola

    timola pfm Member

    Kef 104AB (always had the mid bias on +, bass was whooly, nice mid though)
    Misson 770 (very thin bass, never liked ported speakers after this experience)
    Kef 104 MK2 (far too boomy in my room...only lasted 2 weeks)
    Linn Kans Mk2 (loved these for many years, 10 perhaps, very musical and fast)
    Linn Isobariks passive and active nowadays, love their coloured sound.
  5. JimDog

    JimDog pfm Member

    Did you sell the Arivas?
    Do you miss them?
  6. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Heybrook Hb1
    Mission 760 ( still used daily in the garage)
    Mission 760se
    Mission 780se
    Mission 751
    Celestion 9 (still used in the TV room)
    Rega Kyte
    Mordant Short MS?? (Small floor stander)
    Castle York
    Triangle ..can't remember, didn't like them
    Sonus Faber Concertino
    Sonus Faber Concerto ( still in use, main system )
    Totem Arro
    Totem Mite
    Totem Model 1
    Diapison Adamantees II
    Mono pulse .. Can't remember , didn't like them
    Shahinian Compass, very good but weird & interesting , I didn't feel they suited my room acoustically.

    Currently awaiting arrival of a pair of Sonus Faber Olympica I ,( can't feking wait) the concertos will then go to the TV room and the celestions the garage/workshop.
  7. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    On yeah, forgot PMC stand mounts, don't know the model no. but excellent little speaker.
  8. Steve S

    Steve S pfm Member

    Jamo power 120 - 1980's
    Ruark Templar 2 - 1990's - mid 2000's
    Dynaudio Audience 72 SE - current

    Considering changing to ATC 40's soon
  9. notevenclose

    notevenclose pfm Member

    Bloody hell...

    Lowther Mini Acousta
    Spendor BC1 (over-reaction to the Lowthers)
    Keesonic KRF (like Spendors but with balls and a sense of humour. Much missed.)
    Leak 3080 (if I didsn't know better, I'd swear these were mostly plastic).
    Mission 770 (but they sounded so good at Paul Benson's. Shit-faced? Who, us? Nah. Pass me that joint).
    Linn Sara (with hindsight obvious plea for counselling)
    Meridian M1
    Meridian M2
    Arcam something. Can't remember the model number. Their first ever speaker, actually rather good.
    Wharfedale 708
    JBL something. Can't remember model on this one either – clearly a reaction to things being a little too polite for a while.
    Magneplanar SMGa
    Meridian M1 (Yes, again.Still the best Meridian ever.)
    Meridian M3
    Meridian DSP5000II (further proof if it were needed the M1 is the best Meridian ever. And the DSP5000 definitely bloody isn't...).
    Living Voice OBX-R2.
    (Second system diversion: AudioNote AN-K, LV Auditorium/Avatar hybrid (from Kevin's 'what if...' prototyping back room).
    Living Voice OBX-RW.
    Boenicke W5.
  10. Dee-Kay

    Dee-Kay pfm Member

    Dalesford D Major 1985-93
    Linn Keilidh Wlnut & Ku ‘93ish - 2014 ish, yes, I liked them a lot.
    Epos Epic 5
    I still see all the above at the friends & family who have them now.
    Audio Note AZ Three Hemp

    When funds permit, AN-E/SPe HE
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  11. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Not familiar, had to look those up. I never saw a Keesonic speaker bigger than the Kub before. KRF looks like a good design, are those Mordaunt-Short woofers?
  12. miles_b

    miles_b pfm Member

    B&W DM-302 (1998-2003 in main system, still have them)
    JMLab Chorus 710 (2003-2011)
    ProAc Tablette 2000 (2011-2014)
    ProAc Response 2S (2014-2017)
    ProAc Studio 140 Mk. 2 (2017-current)
  13. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Oh, they're Dalesford.
  14. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    I like my Meridian M1s very much, I am looking for a pair of M10’s which I owned as a lad.
  15. sbilotta

    sbilotta pfm Member

    didn't sell them, my son has them now with great satisfaction !
  16. Stemcor

    Stemcor I should be listening to music

    Some nasty pioneer speakers
    Linn kan mk 1
    Naim ibl
    Linn kan mk 2
    Mordant Short somethings
    Naim sbl
    Naim ibl
    NVA cube 3

    I’d love to get a larger pair of NVA speakers but given the current situation with the business I’m probably going to have to rely on the 2nd hand market. Patience is a virtue.
  17. mattgbell

    mattgbell Help the elderly and unwell!

    KEF can't remember which model -- they were pretty awful.
    Sonus faber Cremona Auditor M
    Vivid V1.5
    Martin Logan Montis
    JBL 4429

    Not a long list, but it scores high for diversity.

    EDIT: forgot the Vivids.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  18. Elkjær

    Elkjær pfm Member

    Dali Helicon 300, ok speaker but to expensive when you compare to other standmounts.

    Rega R7, really loved this Rega speaker. Super midrange and bass respons. Easy to place and amp friendly. Maybe not the prettiest.

    Raidho Eben X1, expensive standmounts. Easy on the ear and power ful Even at low volume. But on the end to boomy and lack of details. To expensive.

    Forsmann vss4, super cool and different kind of speaker. Big soundstage and great details. It lacked a little bas when played at low levels, which I often do whne i got Kids.

    Rega RS7, better looking than R7 and again great sounding, I sometimes miss Them.

    Rega RX3, super little speaker, but In My New living room to small. Maybe i needed a sub, but to late.

    Blue Trumpet model two, a 3 way speaker mad by My local dealer and a speaker build er. It is not the prettiest of speakers. Still a bit of a prototype. But the sound is way up there. Great details, soundstage and bass.

    I have had some some more i guess, but this was a short list. If i say this is My last speaker, i would Lie. It is a hobby and you newer reach goal when you are hooked. Even if you love the sound.
  19. DM-10

    DM-10 pfm Member

    Right now, Audio Exklusiv Tubular Bell mk1 and Rogers db101.
    Snell Type K Mk1 for the next week.

  20. Steve S

    Steve S pfm Member

    Well I did it, got a pair of scm40s off Foxman50 a fellow pfm member.

    Massive upgrade over the Dynaudios.

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