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Chaconne

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EPI 120
DCM Time Windows
DCM CX-07
Magneplanar MG-2.5R
Magneplanar MG-2.6R II
JM Labs Megane
NHT Super One
NHT Super Two (a REAL sleeper)
Phase Technology PC-80
B&W Matrix 805
B&W Matrix 804
Infinity Primus floorstanders
Spendor SP-3/1P
PSB Stratus Mini
Harbeth Compact 7ES-3
Pioneer SP-BS21-LR
Omega Hoyt-Bedford Type 1 (Returned)
Energy RC-10
KEF Q700
Vienna Haydn Grand
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR
KEF LS50
Rega RS1
Sony SS-CS5
B&W 706 S2
Graham Chartwell LS6
Harbeth P3ESR
Triangle BR02
Falcon LS3/5a Gold Badge
 

Hart

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AR 4
Boston Acoustic A-400
ADS 200
PSB Silver I
Aerial Acoustic 7B
HSU TN 1220
JL Fathom f113
Von Schweikert VR-4
Era D4
Acoustic Energy Aego P5
PSB Image 4
Kef Q100
Kef LS-50
Magnepan 1.6
Velodyne Minivee
Q Acoustic Concept 20
JL E110
Revel F35
Magnepan .7

The AR-4 were my fathers, 1965, one of the first real attempts at high fidelity. I don't think the tweeters could do over 12k or so. Stand outs? The A-400s were really great for the time, JL Subwoofers, the little Era speakers were great, the minivee was very potent for it's size. Revel F35 on sale was a great bang for the buck.
 
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Ciobi69

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in order
behringer 3030a (in use with my pc)
canton karat l800DC
kef R3
teufel s1000 (for my 5.1)
vintage klipschorn

the kef r3 were the most precise , with a subwoofer they were a really nice sistem

now i got the klipschorn equalized with dirac live, and its a masterpiece, linear and crazy dynamic
 

garyrc

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in order
behringer 3030a (in use with my pc)
canton karat l800DC
kef R3
teufel s1000 (for my 5.1)
vintage klipschorn

the kef r3 were the most precise , with a subwoofer they were a really nice sistem

now i got the klipschorn equalized with dirac live, and its a masterpiece, linear and crazy dynamic
Your Dirac is better than my Audyssey, but after quite a bit of fooling around, my Klipschorns, too, are masterpieces, were always crazy dynamic, and can be made to be "linear" (by ear) with different settings. But I don't always want linear. The trace below is typical to use with recordings with rolled-off bass (one result of the "loudness wars"-- sometimes). My ears told me that certain recordings needed this bass boost; it turned out to be 10 dB boost below about 125 Hz! The Klipschorns cross over to a sub at 40 Hz. The boosted bass through the sub is not as marvelously clean & tight as the above 40 Hz range through the Khorns, but since most orchestras & scores don't have much below 40 Hz, I don't hear it often.
RMS avg, psych, Aud Flat.jpg
 

KPlourde

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Alphabetical since I can no longer remember the precise order in those middle years.....(~45 years represented here). Models shown for those I remember or could find via Google search. Various end uses: desktop, spare rooms, kitchen, surround sound, soundbar, as well as dedicated 2 channel.

Acoustic Research (AR 28BX)
Boston Scientific
Cambridge Soundworks (Microworks sub/sat)
Definitive Technology (ProCinema 60 System)
EPI
Focal (Naim MuSo 2) Curently in use
Genesis (IM5200 Sub/Sat)
Kenwood
Perlisten (S5m+R212s) Currently in use
Rythmik (F12G-SE)
Snell Acoustics (Type M. Paired w/Velodyne)
System Audio (3070)
System Audio (Comet+SE200 sub/sat) Currently in use
Vandersteen (2Ce)
Velodyne (F-1200)
Verity Audio (Parsifal Ovation)
ZVOX (SB500) Currently in use
 

Ciobi69

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Your Dirac is better than my Audyssey, but after quite a bit of fooling around, my Klipschorns, too, are masterpieces, were always crazy dynamic, and can be made to be "linear" (by ear) with different settings. But I don't always want linear. The trace below is typical to use with recordings with rolled-off bass (one result of the "loudness wars"-- sometimes). My ears told me that certain recordings needed this bass boost; it turned out to be 10 dB boost below about 125 Hz! The Klipschorns cross over to a sub at 40 Hz. The boosted bass through the sub is not as marvelously clean & tight as the above 40 Hz range through the Khorns, but since most orchestras & scores don't have much below 40 Hz, I don't hear it often.
View attachment 282177
Looks good man!,you know what i am talking about the crazy dynamic
 

Jp_nh

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Boston Acoustics
Bozak (Current)
A/D/S (Current)
Polk
Bic America
Elac
Teledyne Acoustic Research
Yamaha
Criterion(Lafayette)
Cerwin Vega
Realistic
Altec Lansing (Current)
HH Scott
Micro Acoustics
Sony
ElectroVoice
Urei (Current)
Pioneer
Cambridge Soundworks
PSB

Wheww! I think all of them since I got into audio around 1999ish.

Edit: I knew I forgot one! EPI

Edit: Forgot two others. A pair of Coral and a pair of Monarchs. In my defense they were easy to forget.
 
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Jp_nh

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This covers my audio journey from 1978 to present day
Leak 3050
ESS AMT-1
Dali Skyline 2000
Martin Logan Quest
Thiel Cs 3.6
Martin Logan Ascent
Thiel Cs 7
Floating Systems Synthese 1
Marten Django XL
Grimm Audio Ls1
Someone not too far from me has had a pair of ESS AMT-1s up for sale on FB Marketplace for about three months now. I need another pair of speakers like I need a hole in my head, but I'm curious as to how they sound. Been thinking about making an offer to see how desperate they are to unload them.
 

pvanosta

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I really enjoyed them. They were the first 'high end' speakers I ever heard, as a teenager. When my uncle was ready to let them go, I snapped them up and had the woofer surrounds replaced. They were in my system the longest, of all the speakers I have owned. If they are in good condition (audition them thoroughly) and the price is friendly, your risk is low. Prices have been stable over the past few years and spare parts are readily available.
 

Jp_nh

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I really enjoyed them. They were the first 'high end' speakers I ever heard, as a teenager. When my uncle was ready to let them go, I snapped them up and had the woofer surrounds replaced. They were in my system the longest, of all the speakers I have owned. If they are in good condition (audition them thoroughly) and the price is friendly, your risk is low. Prices have been stable over the past few years and spare parts are readily available.
Thanks! Maybe I'll check them out this weekend.
 
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