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Originally Posted by PhoenixG View Post

I'm going to fess up that I made a [declined] offer on these guys here -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111148140327?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



These are basically holy speaker relics, rarer than a unicorn and more perfect IMHO. $4k would not take them away, but I figured I'd show you guys what I've been drooling over. These were hand built by my speaker icon Roger Russell for himself. They don't look half bad either.
Beautiful. Is that a TL setup?
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

What i will tell you is true it has been a long time that i had  listen to speakers when i heard that bass it brought a tear to me eye the bass goes deep its the texture of it not boomy at all but massive but under control  i tried old tunes i use to listen with the JBL's i tought that my JBL L100 had incredible bass with those  12inch speakers and bass reflex boy did it bring me back in time i guess i missed listening with speakers but the 104's when i first met the guy he told me they where $300.00 but after the next day he revised is price and he was asking $400.00 man i paid and was very happy with the deal . the only thing i can tell you for shure if you love bass youll say WOW to these speakers imo

+1000

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Asked boss and she said no. She also made me realize that I couldn't enjoy many of my speakers.triportsad.gif Rotating them is time-and-body consuming!!!

hahaha too bad bud, its a stonkin deal at $600!! i cant say it'll pawn your kef105s, i can safely say it'll provide a window into an alternative reality. so far, its been very addicting to me so much so i dont enjoy my headphones as much. lol

 

as a side thought, maybe we can trade in "the boss" instead!!! 

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let me see if i can keep this thread alive....dont know if it qualifies as vintage (built btwn 1993 - 2004 i think) but i finally made a deal for the NHT 3.3. wont be picking it up til very end of Sept or even early Oct. 

 

as mentioned, though slim and narrow, the 3.3s weighs 123lbs@ so there are certainly not for the casual collector. i auditioned them last sunday & til, i cant get the bass out of my mind. hmm did i say bass i meant BAD ASSSSSS BASSSSSSS!!!!! they are the  most thunderous thangs ive ever listened to sans subs (even at high end treated dealer showrooms). from memory, they also super detailed, very clear, extended & seemingly accurate. again, they were abit sibilant on some material but i managed to wrangle some 6922 preamp tubes from seller to roll in my amp.

 

i hope these will be my end game setup. if they are good enough, then i mite even sell the Yami NS1ks. 

 

did i mention they have bass? well they have BASS & go LOUD!!! with very quick transients! now for the month long wait..........

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The NHT 3.3 were all the rage when I started reading Stereophile in the early 90's.  I never heard a pair - back then they were way out of my price range. But I bet they rock! Scottie you have their backs to the wall, which was how they were supposed to be used?

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well Rob, the NHT 3.3 are impressive enough for me to pull the trigger on them. to my ears, they supercede the NS1k esp in the bass dept. and its not a boomy bass but something so massive so ridiculously impactful, tangible & viseral that i cant get it out of my mind. i cannot say if the mid/highs of the 3.3 are better than the NS1k but my memory tells me that its of equal quality at the very least (except for the sibilance issue). 
 
the other reason i bought it  as im also happy that my DK amp drives it with great authority. i read that alot of amps just dont have enough juice (im thinking current here instead of just wattage) & hence, can sound very bright & thin.
 
both the NHT 3.3 & Yamaha NS1000 are accoustic suspension designs & hence sound best augmented by the back wall. indeed NHT recommends the 3.3 to be 3" off the back wall & directly perpendicular to it. best 6+' apart. the NS1000 also sounds best (to my ears) about 8" off the back wall as well.
 
i think the NHT 3.3 sold for around $4k back then & im paying about 1/4 of that now. i think its an awesome deal at that price point & is competitive with just about anything <$10k still.
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I picked up another pair of HPM-100s last weekend. These are the 100w version vs the 200w I already have. Cabinets are heavier (or so I'm told - injured my back, so I didn't move em) than the other pair. They sound excellent!



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nice! them HPM100s look mint. are there any sonic differences btwn the 100w vs 200w versions?

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Beautiful appointment.

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These are quite minty! The cabinets have a deep, rich walnut color and are rather glossy. The other pair is like a medium oak or cherry and the finish seems un-laquered. And there is one condensation ring from a philistine I had over to check them out. He set he drink on a cabinet. I was planning to use the wood product everyone uses to bring back some luster. Sound wise, it's been a while since I had the 200w hooked up, I started a cross-over recap project and then life happened. If anything, I think the 200w was bassier.

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Hmm... those pictures are rather grainy. i'll get out the DSLR later and do something proper.

 

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Beautiful appointment.

 

Thanks SO!

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And take care of that back! wink_face.gif

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You older guys remember this http://youtu.be/B2WcBi9mu6A   we saw mostly the picture in magazines i wonder if you know what speaker is in the picture answer soon !

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Originally Posted by wotts View Post

These are quite minty! The cabinets have a deep, rich walnut color and are rather glossy. The other pair is like a medium oak or cherry and the finish seems un-laquered. And there is one condensation ring from a philistine I had over to check them out. He set he drink on a cabinet. I was planning to use the wood product everyone uses to bring back some luster. Sound wise, it's been a while since I had the 200w hooked up, I started a cross-over recap project and then life happened. If anything, I think the 200w was bassier.

Very nice looking pair you got there! Congrats. Recapping the crossovers will definitely improve the sound. I like the HPM-100 - it's a very fun listen!!!
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

You older guys remember this http://youtu.be/B2WcBi9mu6A   we saw mostly the picture in magazines i wonder if you know what speaker is in the picture answer soon !

 

blink.gif No idea........ tongue_smile.gif great commercial, though!

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