- What speakers do you have?
Various pairs of LS3/5as.
Mostly listening to a Stirling Broadcast V2 set at the moment, sitting on top of their AB-2 bass extenders.
Got several sets of the 11ohm version as ‘spares’ and my best pair is a set of 11ohm varient with external Cicable crossovers and mounted in the thin-wall version of the LS3/5a cabinet. Combined with the AB-2 they are very nice.
Also got a couple of pairs of JR149s which I play occasionally but not often. I might set one pair up in the garage for when I am doing a Zwift/trainer session, as I have the matching wall brackets for them.Posted 8 months agotomtomthepiperssonSubscriber
Elac B6 wired to a Naim Nait 2 and a Project turntable.
B&W DM600 with some all-in-one thing for Spotify/Dab duties in the kitchen.
A mixture of Q Acoustic (fronts & centre) and M&K (rears and sub) for TV / projector watching in one room and a mixture of M&K / Cambridge on another TV.Posted 8 months agodrlexMember
LS3/5a, although now in daughter #1’s room with the rest of my hifi.Posted 8 months ago
Reminds me – anyone in Somerset/Devon want to buy a Monolith DF sub-woofer (oak veneer)? Probably under 50 hours use.
(Apparently not a good match with Quad ESL-2812s, but worked nicely with the Rogers and the home cinema for the brief time it ran).stumpy01Member
A pair of TDL RTL II’s that I must have bought around ’97 or so.
It was between those and some B&W 602s…
But Richer Sounds were doing the TDLs for half price so that was that.
I also auditioned some Mordaunt Short MS25s which had so little bass I had to check they hadn’t been wired out of phase.
The foam on the front of the TDLs where the transmission line bit exits has degraded and needs replacing but apart from that they are fine.Posted 8 months agoone_happy_hippyMember
Love some of those mentioned above and fully agree that N+1 applies to speakers as well.
Always wanted a pair of the ATC’s and either some LS3/a or some Splendors.
Currently the main set up is a pair of 1972 Mordaunt Short MS700 (cast piezo horn tweeter) and a pair of MS400 pushed my a pair of AR Cambridge A60’s built in to a pre/power and separate power amps with the power supplies in a separate box bought from this very forum.
Do a very good impression of having a band / orchestra a few feet away when you turn them up appropriately.
Kitchen stereo is a pair of old B&W 601 again actually bought cheap from this very forum.
Also got a couple of pairs of B&W DM2’s knocking around that are now basically spares or repairs that need a home as soon as I find someone to collect them.Posted 8 months agobonesetterMember
‘Full range’ 10″ dia ‘speakers, along with 101db efficiency means they go house shaking loud with flea power valve amps (my Leben valve amp is ~10wpc)
Very musical sound
Beware though, once you go full range you can never go back to multi-driver ‘speakers as you’ll always hear the separate drivers
Posted 8 months agosomafunkSubscriber
A mate used to have these, PMC MB2 along with Meridian pre-amp and Rotel power amp – all custom built and fettled to work well together, he was a BBC sound engineer for 25yrs and his primary work/love was R3 classical live recordings/broadcasts so he was rather fussy with his personal sound signature. Unfortunately he moved to cyprus last year so it was all sold for a small fortune, i told him i’d look after it all but he declined 😉
I used to love house/cat sitting as i’d blast out my choice of tunes (electronic/techno) and it was a wonderful way to rearrange my internal organs 😀
Never heard such a powerful system in my life and i doubt i’ll ever hear such sounds again.Posted 8 months agosirromjSubscriber
Mordant Short MS20i Pearl Edition from RS in 1999 with my student loan – one of the few things of value I got from a degree in fine art (another being the Cambridge Audio A2 amp). Both still good but in comparison to other amp/speaker combos relatively light on the bass side of things.Posted 8 months ago
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