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post #46 of 65
Wow, no RBH Sound fans here? I'd love to hear how well the T-3s perform.

P.S. Wow, I disturbed this thread from it's far-gone grave!
post #47 of 65
I am partial to electrostats....

Best speakers affordable to me - sub $3000:
- Martin Logan Mosaics

Best speakers I heard:
- Martin Logan Summits

Other good speakers I heard:
- Martin Logan Ascents
- BW 801D
- BW 800D
- Paradigm S8 Signature Reference
- Sonus Faber Grand Piano

Soon, I'll audition the JMLab stuff powered by Krells.

I want to hear the upper level Sonus Faber but I would feel bad auditioning the $40,000 Stradivari Homage especially if my budget doesnt allow for more than just 5% of it.
post #48 of 65
For me, it's several different systems:

- Martin Logan CLSz's, two stacked per side (not mine)

- Lowther DX-4's in a bass reflex cabinet, driven by either Wright 2A3 mono's, or a Pathos Twin Towers Reference Remote (my systems at one time)

- Avant-Garde Trio's driven by all 47 Lab's gear (not mine)

- My current favorites, and relatively cheap $ for the performance: Gallo Reference 3's (I'm driving them with a Belles 250i integrated; but due to space limitations, this system is hardly used, so the Gallo's are FS, and the Belles will be soon, too)
post #49 of 65
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Originally Posted by Wmcmanus
without a doubt, the most mind blowing, jaw dropping, and utterly amazing speakers I've ever heard are the MBL 101E's
Ditto. "Awesome" does not begin to describe them! If I money & space were no object, that is is what I'd have.
post #50 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by so_cal_forever
Wow, no RBH Sound fans here? I'd love to hear how well the T-3s perform.

P.S. Wow, I disturbed this thread from it's far-gone grave!
I have a pair of RBH 41-SEs in combination with a TS-10AP subwoofer, 441-SE center channel, and MM-4 surrounds.
post #51 of 65
For me - there is nothing like the classic JBL vintage sound. I love the sound of the JBL L100's and JBL 4311's. In fact, I love it so much I have a 7.2 home theater configuration using JBL 4311's and I have 2 more for my stereo set-up. They are accurate and have great bass and have a warm, rich sound. Good examples are a bit hard to come by but are worth every penny IMHO.
post #52 of 65
MBL 101E's would be my choice also. The Nautilus 800 series are very bright, even after being broken it.
The Wilson Maxx and the Alexandrias are a close second and third.
Also, the Vienna Acoustic Mahlers. They are indescribable.
One more...the Sonus Faber Stradivarious. They had to ask me to leave the room because it was past closing.
post #53 of 65
The best speakers I've ever heard are the Odyssey Epiphonies. Although I don't have much credibility since I've never heard a real audiophile system, I can tell its just plain out good. Especially for the $595 price tag.
post #54 of 65
Recently got to audition JM Lab Grand Utopia. Wow!
post #55 of 65
In recent memory only one speaker system has distinguished itself from the pack. I found the Pipedreams absolutely stunning. I have never heard such a combination of dynamics and image. They are also much less susceptible to room interactions than conventional designs.


gerG
post #56 of 65
Reminds me of these McIntosh's

post #57 of 65
I got to hear the McIntosh at the same show. They were in a much better room and a much more elaborate setup. They paled in comparison to the pipedreams. I would love to try both systems in the same room with the same electronics.


gerG
post #58 of 65
The Pipedream speakers were better than the Mcintosh's while the McIntosh's were in a better set? Wow. Now I have to find a place to demo them. I wonder how they'd fair against the Wilson Watt Puppy 7's or the Joseph Audio Pearl's.
When I was in Grand Cayman, i spend some hours with these:




...and for $2100, they blew me away. They have a ribbon tweeter array and some lower extension drivers that had great subsonic output.
post #59 of 65
Without sounding biased...I spent a lot of time trying all the speakers that I could demo in the the sub-$10K range, and nothing came as close as these Vienna Acoustic Strauss:



I have them in beech color and they are a masterpiece.

I have the Beethovens in the rear, which are fantastic for multichannel, but overkill for movies (except the Matrix):

post #60 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by immtbiker
The Pipedream speakers were better than the Mcintosh's while the McIntosh's were in a better set? Wow. Now I have to find a place to demo them.
Yes, you do. Easily the best speakers I've ever heard, bar none.
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