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post #211 of 288
Well I finally got to hear my new folded horns. They are called A126s, and use a 4" Fostex full range driver and the horn is in total about 3' high.
I am driving them with my pioneer receiver for now, there is a SET amp in the works.
Best audio experience iv had so far.
-greg
post #212 of 288
1977 Klipshorns, 1989 Magnavox CDP650 cd player, Rotel 60 wpc integrated amp.
post #213 of 288
some cheap dynex speakers meant for ipod shuffle, dock to charge and play(had speakers built in).. cheap $20 from bestbuy.
post #214 of 288
I just ordered a pair of Cremona Auditors on Audiogon.
post #215 of 288


For now they are run with my Pioneer SD5200

-greg
post #216 of 288
Monitor Audio Bronze speakers, driven by a Denon CD player/DAB radio/amp.
post #217 of 288
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For now they are run with my Pioneer SD5200

-greg
Nice work!
post #218 of 288
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Originally Posted by phergus_25 View Post


For now they are run with my Pioneer SD5200

-greg
Where does one go to learn to do this sort of thing?
post #219 of 288
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Mike, what is it with you and ridiculously big badass amps?
lots of room for caps and transformers. Lots of juice! Just what you want for detailed and controled yet punchy sound.
post #220 of 288
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Where does one go to learn to do this sort of thing?
DIYaudio.com -> loudspeakers -> fullrange

They were a really cool project and a great learning experiance.

I am not using my tube hp amp as a pre for the speakers after I rearranged my room to be speaker friendly.

post #221 of 288
In addition to sound and aesthetics I like to support small companies when I can. My speakers fit the bill well. They are Reimer Wind River GS, made by Rick Reimer in Cody Wyoming. They are very well made, by hand two at a time, They have tremendous deep and controlled bass response and are very uncolored and revealing of good and not so good recordings.
post #222 of 288
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In addition to sound and aesthetics I like to support small companies when I can. My speakers fit the bill well. They are Reimer Wind River GS, made by Rick Reimer in Cody Wyoming. They are very well made, by hand two at a time, They have tremendous deep and controlled bass response and are very uncolored and revealing of good and not so good recordings.
Pics please...
post #223 of 288
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Well after a substantial battery of changes (all to the great benefit of sound quality) in short period of time, I'm now left with this:









These are the first pics with the new camera I picked up tonight (Nikon D40, my first digital SLR)
I'll take some more wide-angle shots of the room after I've cleaned up a bit.

It was WELL WORTH tossing the HT and dedicating the entire living room to 2ch duties. Nothing was ever quite right with previous configurations. The Halo A21 amp made a big difference, too. Things are now locked in!. I know what these speaks should have sounded like all along and they're finally there! Should have done this long ago. Even the gf is happy now that the HDTV is in the bedroom (along with some new furniture). She could care less about having to use the stock TV speakers

I repeat, dedicating the room to 2ch was WELL WORTH the effort and hassle!

Nice stuff!
post #224 of 288

Downsizing

Well, I started out in 1985, having been fortunate to be able to A/B nearly everything out there, with SoundLab A-1's, conrad-johnson Premier 5 200 wpc tube monoblocks, Pr. 5 Pre and Pr 6 phono amp, Sota Star Sapphire, ET2 arm and Koetsu Rosewood. To this day, nothing sounds better to my aging ear.

Unfortunately, the A-1s died in storage, and are now in a Carlsbad Ca dump.

To set up a HT system, I got in 2000 a pair of Dunlavy SC-IVa's for fronts, SC-III's for rears, and a SC-I a/v for center, driven by 300, 200 and 100 wpc Crown ss amps. Used for a total of about 200-300 hrs before moving again (Dunlavys FS on the auction site that shan't be named). Also added a Muse Model 18 balanced subwoofer.

In Amherst, I have a small music room with 2 recliners, a small grand piano, music stand, built-in shelves holding LPs and CDs, 2 small but adequate B&W Signature 805s, First Sound PreAmp, newly-acquired Musical Fidelity amp to replace Atma-Sphere MA1 Mk2 OTL monoblocks (wish I never sold them!). No room for 6 foot tall monoliths in there!

If the Dunlavys don't sell, I'll keep them for a 2-ch system in the study, driven by my venerable c-j amps, but they're BIG. If they sell, I might go for monitors or maybe Zu Druids with the Atma-Sphere 30 amp OTL.

Pic of a Dunlavy SC-IVa to follow
post #225 of 288

Dunlavy SC-IVa

Pics of one Big Dunlavy, and the small music room with the sold Atma-spheres. Yes, that is a lifesized bronze statue of the young Mozart...I couldn't resist.
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