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Your Loudspeaker history...

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

  1. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

    Few more additions in the past couple of years since my past update on this thread.....

    Technics SCHD70 speakers
    Tannoy Mercury MX1
    Tannoy DC1000
    Tannoy Sensys DC1
    CSS FR125S (DIY)
    Rega R3
    KEF XQ1
    Tannoy HPD315's in OB (DIY)
    Tannoy Cheviots
    Omnes Audio L8 (DIY)
    Silver Iris 10" Coaxials in OB (DIY)
    Rega Jura
    Bandor 50mm (DIY)
    Veravox 5S BiB (DIY)
    Veravox 5S Bipoles (DIY)
    Rega R7
    Tannoy Mercury S
    ATC SCM7 (mk2)
    Fostex FF225K Jericho Horns (DIY)
    Kord Tornado
    Veravox 3 (Omnes Audio BB3.AL) (DIY)
    Keesonic Kolt
    Rega R1
    ATC SCM10
    Fountek FE87 (DIY)
    IAS Prototypes
    Keesonic Kolt
    Wharfedale Diamond Active Plus
    Acoustic Energy AE2
    Kord Vulcan
    Magnepan MMG
    KEF Reference 104/2
    Eclipse TD-508
    Veravox 5S (DIY)
    Fostex FF225K
    Klipsch Heresy II
    Seas based Hypex Active (DIY)
    Rega Alya
    Goodmans Axiom 201 (DIY)
    ATC SCM10
    Tannoy Chester (Project)
    Tannoy Stirling HE
    Rega R9
    Frugelhorn Lite (DIY)

    KEF 201/2
    Supravox 165-2000 DIY
    Supravox Active Open Baffle (165-2000 & 285GMF)

    I still have the Supravox drivers, Veravox drivers, Frugelhorn Lite and Rega R9s.
     
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  2. thomasthetank

    thomasthetank Active Member

    Wharfedale Linton 3xp
    Kef Celeste
    Tannoy Mercury
    Tannoy 605
    Technics?
    Sony floorstanders that what hifi rated. I think 176es
    Tannoy xt6f
    Heco Celan 500
    Monitor Audio gs20
    Quadral Chromium style 8
    Not quite in order.
     
  3. Manimal

    Manimal pfm Member

    Pioneer CS 363 from the 80s
    A small 3 way Monitor Audio from the 80's - can't recall the model number
    Heybrook HB1 - drove these so hard from an underpowered amp that I melted the bass unit voice coils. Oops
    BLQ2 (used these for years - huge soundstage)
    B&W DM600's - regretted buying these
    JPW mini monitor
    Celestion Ditton 300
    Wharfedale Dovedale III - surprisingly good given their age
    Ram CD10
    Proac D15 - zzzzzzz
    ATC SCM40 - my current main system speaker. Very classy and capable
    Zaph ZD5 - DIY. These would be the set I would grab to save if the house was on fire. After wife, kids and dog of course.
    Zaph ZA5.2 - DIY. Superb value for money
    Troels Peerless HDS134 - DIY. These got me into my DIY journey - wide and deep soundstage and very smooth
    Ruark Epilogue
    IPL M1TLm - DIY. Transmission line with ribbon tweeter. Sold these to a friend who still has them. Nice to hear them again when I visit.
    Audioexcite Classic M5 - DIY. I liked these but not as much as the guy who helped my daughter pass her maths GCSE. Sold them to him for peanuts and he was so pleased. Not as pleased as I was though as the wailing and moaning about maths stopped.

    There must be some I have forgotten and there will no doubt be others that will come along later...
     
  4. DONE

    DONE pfm Member

    Heybrook HB1
    Neat Petite mk1
    Naim NSats
    Naim NSub
    Naim Ovator 400s
    Naim Ovator 600s
     
  5. major-tom

    major-tom pfm Member

    Wharfedale Dovedale 3s
    Arcam 1s
    Wharfedale E70s
    Ruark Talismans
    Wilson Benesch ACT1
    WB ACT
    Sonus faber Cremona M ( grey)
    SF Cremona M (maple)
     
  6. orbscure

    orbscure My God, its full of stars...

    Ruark Templar
    Monitor Audio R352
    Rogers LS6a/2
    Quad 22L
    Spendor S3e
    ProAc Studio 140 MKII
    JBL4311
    Tannoy Chevoits
    AudioNote AN-E/Lx hemp
    Ascendo C8-C
     
  7. Martian Sunrise

    Martian Sunrise pfm Member

    Tannoy 605
    Proac 3
    Cura CA10
    Tannoy Eaton
    Royd Minstrel (x2)
    Meridian M30
     
  8. davidf

    davidf pfm Member

    Dahlquist DQ10
    Vandersteen 2c
    Linn Saras
    Linn 5140
    Piega C 8 Ltd
    Focal 1038 be
    Kudos T88- best by far
     
  9. Fretbuzz

    Fretbuzz pfm Member

    Cambridge Audio S30
    Castle Howard S2
    ProAc 140 mkII
    ProAc D2
    Audio Note AN-E/D
     
  10. Conan

    Conan Loop digger

    KEF Q60
    Cervin Vega VS8 (great headbangers)
    B&W602 (yuck)
    Usher S520 (love them)
    Rega RS3 (Usher were better)
    Royd Eden (amazing speaker but I need more bass)
    Royd Sapphire (a bit harsh)
    Royd Merlin (my sweet spot)
    Q Acoustics 3020 (ok)
    Dali Zensor 1 (unbeatable for the price)
    Genelec 1029 (probably the most communicative speaker that I have heard but too small for decent bass)
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
  11. musicman56

    musicman56 50 years hifi & vinyl junkie

    KJ leisuresound own brand Sonata (can't seem to find out anything about these)
    RAM 100 (proper speakers)
    Audiomaster MLS4
    ARC 050 (active mode with Nytech electronics)
    Epos ES11 (back to passive but bi-wired just for good measure)
    Linn Keilidh (which I still have but those Spendor D7s look tempting...)
     
  12. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

    Updated for July 2020....

    Back to a pair of ATC SCM10s, my 3rd pair. I still have the Frugelhorns upstairs and a pair of the Veravox 5S drivers.


    Technics SCHD70 speakers
    Tannoy Mercury MX1
    Tannoy DC1000
    Tannoy Sensys DC1
    CSS FR125S (DIY)
    Rega R3
    KEF XQ1
    Tannoy HPD315's in OB (DIY)
    Tannoy Cheviots
    Omnes Audio L8 (DIY)
    Silver Iris 10" Coaxials in OB (DIY)
    Rega Jura
    Bandor 50mm (DIY)
    Veravox 5S BiB (DIY)
    Veravox 5S Bipoles (DIY)
    Rega R7
    Tannoy Mercury S
    ATC SCM7 (mk2)
    Fostex FF225K Jericho Horns (DIY)
    Kord Tornado
    Veravox 3 (Omnes Audio BB3.AL) (DIY)
    Keesonic Kolt
    Rega R1
    ATC SCM10
    Fountek FE87 (DIY)
    IAS Prototypes
    Keesonic Kolt
    Wharfedale Diamond Active Plus
    Acoustic Energy AE2
    Kord Vulcan
    Magnepan MMG
    KEF Reference 104/2
    Eclipse TD-508
    Veravox 5S (DIY)
    Fostex FF225K
    Klipsch Heresy II
    Seas based Hypex Active (DIY)
    Rega Alya
    Goodmans Axiom 201 (DIY)
    ATC SCM10
    Tannoy Chester (Project)
    Tannoy Stirling HE
    Rega R9
    Frugelhorn Lite (DIY)
    KEF 201/2
    Supravox 165-2000 DIY
    Supravox Active Open Baffle (165-2000 & 285GMF)
    Larsen 4.2
    Spendor S3/5R
    ATC SCM10
     
  13. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Not that many... Credos were the ones I had the longest

    Celestion SP20
    Royd Minstrel
    Epos ES14
    Linn Kan
    Linn Keltik (I think that's the right name)
    Naim Credo
    Linn Ninka
    Naim Allae (twice)*
    Naim SL2*
    Naim SBL (twice)*
    Neat Motive SX2*

    * Still got all these - well only one set of SBLs and Allaes
     
  14. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Can't remember if I've contributed to this and not going to sift through, so here goes:
    Warfdale Linton
    Tensai
    Heybrook HB1
    Linn Index
    B&W CM1
    ProAc Studio 130
    Harbeth SHL5
    Harbeth SHL5+
    Harbeth SHL5+ annies
    incoming 40.2
     
  15. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    And in the 10 years since:
    ATC SCM50A
    Triangle Genese Quartet
    Neat MF5
    Event Opal
    Proac D2
    Focal Be6
    KEF 103.2
    Harbeth SHL5
    KEF R3
     
  16. 2ManyBoxes

    2ManyBoxes pfm Member

    Wharfedale Denton SP1 - perhaps they were good and the system was crap?
    Mission 700s - first serious speakers. Bought solely on magazine reviews. Later realised how tiring they were so
    Kef Coda 3s - auditioned these with about 6 others including Heybrook HB1s and they were the clear winners. Swallowed more propaganda so auditioned and bought
    Linn Index mk 1 - OK for a while but still too bright so bought second-hand
    Linn Index mk 2 - Very underrated speakers and dirt cheap now. Stayed with them for quite a while but had to scratch the floorstanding itch so bought 2nd hand
    Linn Keilidhs - for an electronic deep dance music bass line they were fantastic, really shifted some air. Anything else was a mess. A few amp upgrades still couldn't control them
    Linn Kans - In complete contrast had no bass. At all. Nothing. Replaced by second-hand (bought from 2 faced bastard)
    Naim SBLs - Because the aforementioned bastard had stored them in his damp garage, set-up was a nightmare. Worth it in the end apart from a sibilance problem. To cure got
    Naim SL2s - cheapest pair ever because of no crossovers and a big gouge out of 1 top. Easy to set up and sound sublime. Still had treble sibilance but recently traced to room problem.

    Now very happy chappy. These are very probably the last speakers I will ever own unless they fall to bits or I blow them up.
     
  17. djftw

    djftw Heterodox Member

    Some Aiwa things that came with a mini system
    Some Philips things that came with a midi system
    Wharfedale Denton 2s
    Double stacked Bose 301s
    Jamo...something or other
    Mordant Short MS3.10S
    KEF Coda 7
    MF MC10
    B&W DM603s3
    Denon speakers that came with udm-30
    Rega Kyte
    Rega Ela mk1
    Rega Ela mk2
    Rega Xel
    Rel Strata

    I'm sure I'm forgetting some but...
     
  18. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    Two changes to my 2017 post

    Set-up 1:
    Coral floor standing speakers c. 1981.
    Mission 737R 1984-2012
    Magnepan mg12 (Very brief test - did not pass the wife approval test)
    Linn Ninka (active set-up) 2012-2015
    Amphion Argon 3L 2015
    AudioSmile LBM (active, current)

    Set-up 2 in my study (2012 onwards. From 2015 it became my main rig)
    JBL LX30 (my wife's old speakers)
    Rega R1
    Naim NSats
    Magnepan MC1 + 2 x Dynaudio MC250 subs
    AudioSmile LBM (active, now used in our living room)
    Magnepan 1.7 (wanted to hear these)
    Audio Note AX1
    Rogers LS2
    System Audio Audion 2
    47 Laboratory 4722 Lens
    Quad ESL 57

    Spare:
    Dynaudio 1.1
     
  19. Lavantha

    Lavantha Member

    Akai SW181 (?)
    Bose 301
    Energy Pro 22
    B&W DM620
    Acoustic Energy AE-1
    JM Reynaud Twin Mk III
    Totem Model 1
    Spendor S3/5
    Spendor 2/3E
    Naim SBL Mk1
    Linn Kan II & Stands (pre – KuStone)
    Neat Motive 3
    KEF LS50 – Blue Drivers
    JM Reynaud Duets*
    Naim n-Sats
    Spendor S3/5
    Opera Audio Consonance Solo*
    Spendor SA-1 (Zebrano)*


    *Currently own. Also had pair of Harbeth P3esr on extended loan.
    My favorites in no particular order AE-1’s/ S3/5/Duets/n-Sats/SA-1/Solo
    If forced to choose one it would have to be Solo.
    The speaker I most often recommend to others are the Reynauds.
     
  20. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    1/ JR149
    2/ Spica Tc50
    3/ Yammy NS1000M
    4/ Infinity Kappa 9
    5/ Usher Be10
    6/ Sanders 10
    7/ Hedd Towers
     

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