- What speakers do you have?
Celestion SL12Si which are still really rather good, but need lots of power. I’ve had them 20 years, and they were a good few years old when I bought them! Also have a REL Stygian sub, which fills the bass out a little. Well it did until the amp failed, still on the list of things to fix.Posted 8 months agoprettygreenparrotSubscriber
Too many I’ve been told.
One room has Monitor Audio GR60s for 5.1 these are combined with a B&W CC3 centre, a Tannoy SFX sub, and a couple of Tannoy SFXs for the rear.
Another has some KEF Q55s combined with a Tannoy SFX centre, and a couple of Tannoy SFXs for the rear.
Then on the landing I have a pair of Morduant Short MS904s with nowhere to go.Posted 8 months agoDrPMember
In the loft space I’ve got a pair of lovely bookshelf speakers (I THINK they’re Denon branded B+O ones)..nothing to drive them..
Around the house I’ve 3 amazon echos (sound OK..clearly not audiophile quality, but makes listening to music on the fly SOOOO easy).
In the lounge I’ve a pair of Q acoustic BT3 speakers connected to an echo dot. Sounds fantastic – really impressed!
DrPPosted 8 months agoaphex_2kMember
So got my ps3 to hdmi to TV, and TV to amp using optical. Listening to Spotify “what hifi” playlist. Amp on direct, sub off, kids in bed. Just blown away by the sound of acoustic guitar. I did not expect these cerwins to be quite so great sounding. Almost too good at times as I’m hearing fret buzz and wondering if one of the drivers might be iffy! Lol (they’re not, BTW)Posted 8 months agogavtheoldskaterMember
Celestion Ditton 44 that I utterly love, except the other week on one the blinking metal tweeter shield came off due to the old glue and shorted itself to death so now I’m faced with the virtually impossible task of finding another good hf2000 tweeter or risking a pair of modern replacements that could alter the sound.
I’ve also just bought a set of quad esl57 that are stunning.
Celestion Ditton 66 I’m trying to find now.Posted 8 months agobigjimSubscriber
I have a pair of What HiFi’s Speaker of the Year from….. 1989… Rogers LS4a, and I love them, Abul Mogard is certainly sounding good on them just now. Have replaced the tweeters mind.
Fostex monitors for music/sound design
Some Mission bookshelf things for the telly because they do overhyped bass better than the Rogers.
If I win the lottery, I will buy some of these, which a friend has in his studio and are superb http://www.munrosonic.com/egg150-monitoring-system/overview/Posted 8 months agojwtMember
Celestion Studio Monitor 66, got given them nearly thirty years ago by my dads mate as his wife said they reminded her of children’s coffins!Posted 8 months ago
Mid-range was replaced by a similar dyn audio dome midrange as I couldn’t find any other MD500’s after celestion stopped rebuilding them pre-internet.
Currently waiting on funds to replace the cross over caps, but funds are also needed to replace my Q Acoustics sub (that is faulty again!) and leverage a disc brake winter bike (Holdsworth Elan?)……BimblerMember
Leema Accoustics Xero
Ooh used to have their antecedents the Xens in a 5.1 setup, fabulous, but could never really afford an amp that did them justice. Binned off 5.1 but kept the sub (couldn’t sell it) and paired them with some Focal Aria 906s – they’re great but I’ve got a hankering for something else. Possibly active. Possibly PMC. Dunno.
Before the Xens I had some Celestion Ditton 25’s which were lovely but I blew them up.
Just bought a Sonos Play 1 for the kitchen – absolutely bobbins – can’t believe the amazing reviews they get. I hear they’re meant to be pretty good for classical, folk etc but they fail hard with the Metal \m/ Looking for something to replace it with.Posted 8 months agobonesetterMember
+1 for Celestion Dittons
‘Proper’ Hi-Fi ‘speakers – when Hi-Fi used to be all about the music, not about ‘soundstage’ ‘detail’ and the rest
Dittons are foot tappers, and ‘speakers you can listen to for hours
I had a pair of B&W 802’s for a while – while they could do ‘Hi-Fi’ really well, with the potential for making fireworks, they were boringPosted 8 months agoajantomMember
In the man-cave/studio I’ve got some ESI UniK 08 powered monitors.Posted 8 months ago
These were a ‘cheap’ replacement for some Genelec monitors that went pop, but I actually prefer the sound of them.
Maybe not quite as neutral as the Genelecs, but the ribbon tweeter sounds amazing, and the bass response from the 8″ kevlar drivers is great – no need for a sub like the Genelecs.markwsfMember
Snell Acoustics E/ii – 80’s American hifi – sounds absolutely fantasic. Powered by a Quad 405 but they deserve better.
Also a pair of Wharfdale Diamonds in the study, plus a Bose Soundlink mini in the kitchen/garage/garden/camping or wherever I take it to which is far better than it has any right to be given it’s teeny size.Posted 8 months agotenfootSubscriber
Systemdek Systym 935 inherited from my dad. Mated to a Cyrus 3 amp, power supply and CD player, we debuted several combinations of speakers, amps and CD players, and decided this was the best out of them. I now have the system, but it’s really in a room that’s too small and boxy to get the best out of it.Posted 8 months agobikeeeyMember
Celestion Ditton 15xr’s – owned from new (1979)
Heybrook HB1’s – bought off a mate in 1990
Castle Howard S2’s – owned from new (1991)
Kef KHT2005’s – bought this year for £60 – bargain!
The Castle speakers are 1/4 wave floorstanders. Proper hifi! I don’t think there is anything under £2k that would better them.Posted 8 months agonewrobdobMember
I would like some floorstanders for my new house as the lounge is miles bigger than the last house but I’m struggling to find a set at a proper Yorkshire price (i.e. Cheap!).
Would love some older mission speakers as my 731’s I used to own years ago are still my favourites.Posted 8 months ago
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