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Your loudspeaker holy grail

Discussion in 'audio' started by James, May 26, 2021.

  1. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Like ugly Tannoys? ;)
  2. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Definitely not the fancy ones that look like church furniture. To be honest there’s not a lot of Tannoys that I like to looks of. Maybe something simple like Eatons, as long as the grilles stay on!
  3. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

    I think I have come to accept plain black boxes lol

    my first floor stander Tannoy DC6T looked very smart indeed but just didn't work on my room boomed too much yet in a larger room were very very good
  4. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    Right now, sealed box speakers of a similar size and character to JPW Sonatas, but with a nice wood veneer and much more elegant appearance.
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  5. yuckyamson

    yuckyamson pfm Member

    Big Tannoys (15" canterbury's perhaps)

    DBL's (I know, James, we differ on this, but I heard them at Naim where they did some things I don't think any other speaker did for me)

    Some huge horn system (is there any large horn system that isn't in some way really a DIY?)

    ATC 150's (stand mount only!)

    And of course....

    Ergo XI's!!!
  6. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Can anyone name a beautiful looking great speaker. Function before form works against beauty. Maybe for another thread but few that I can think of.
  7. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    They do play loud without sounding loud, that's for sure.

  8. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    I think the form of the Yamaha NS-1000M is beautiful; perfectly proportioned and totally functional.
  9. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Yeah, quite a few but only IMHO, as both aesthetics and voicing of a loudspeaker are subjective.
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  10. davidismynaim

    davidismynaim pfm Member

    Funny Darren and I were just exchanging thoughts on the other current speaker thread. I think the Innersound Isis speakers are good looking and great sounding. Any speaker you can see through is special in my book
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  11. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    Hmmm, well probably Shahinian Diapasons with proper amps to run them.

    Gradient Revolutions done active with Gradient subs.

    Larger Duevels, say minimum, the Bella Luna, but more likely Sirius in wood veneer.
  12. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    These are more or less what I would love to hear.
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  13. zekezebra

    zekezebra pfm Member

    A lot of mentions for Yamaha NS-1000M but no mention for Yamaha NS-5000 (which I am yet to hear) but I do see favorable comparisons.
  14. Folkman

    Folkman pfm Member

    I guess im half way there , already own the PMC MB2se


    final rung on the ladder would be MB2 XBD se , think i may need an even larger room though.

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  15. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Depends on you definition of beauty, but one speaker system any Billionaire should hear are Vox Olympians and Palladians. Horn systems that are hand made in various exotic woods and which happen to sound amazing at the same time. Largest wallets only need apply.

    [​IMG]living_voice_vox_olympian by John Dutfield, on Flickr
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  16. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Ive heard the BB5's driven actively by a stack of Bryston's. They don't half pin your ears back :D:D:D
  17. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    ...yet my lust is unabated! Phwoar!

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  18. Thetiminator

    Thetiminator Painfully virile

    I have big Living Voice horns and for dynamics a good class D blows all the valve amps I tried into the weeds. Not a long term keeper though....a bit too ‘etched’ for a relaxing listed in the wee small hours..
  19. scottcarpenter

    scottcarpenter pfm Member

    Kudos T88 Titans for me. Replaced my Naim DBLs with them about 6 years ago and never wanted anything else since. Stunning speakers with the same bass performance as the DBLs and an even more extended mid and top end. I can set them up in an hour too whereas the DBLs were a mission. If I can ever afford it I might consider the Titan 808.
  20. Pedro83

    Pedro83 pfm Member

    I'd like to hear these one day, perhaps use at my desk which is where most of my listening takes place until we move house.

    Main rig: would be Wilson Audio TOTL - *ducks for cover*, hope to hear the Alexx V in Lisbon soon.

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