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post #466 of 1261

My coaxial EV 12TRXBs the day I brought them home.  I searched for cabinets for a good month.

Pair of EV 12TRXBs I picked up last summer.

 

Now I have them in 6cu ft Barzilay cabinets, powered by a 6B4G SET with a benchmark DAC1 as the source.  SET + high efficiency coaxial point source driver = heaven :)

Loaded them into 6cu ft Barzilay cabinets, driven by a 3W 6B4G SET with a Benchmark DAC1 as source.


Edited by BadassBob - 2/11/12 at 1:47pm
post #467 of 1261

A pair of HMP 1500 are up on CL in  my area. Damn, I'd have to sell some stuff if I wanted to pick these up. Not sure how much these usually go for.

 

http://eugene.craigslist.org/ele/2845745299.html

 

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post #468 of 1261
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Originally Posted by BadassBob View Post

My coaxial EV 12TRXBs the day I brought them home.  I searched for cabinets for a good month.

Pair of EV 12TRXBs I picked up last summer.

 

Now I have them in 6cu ft Barzilay cabinets, powered by a 6B4G SET with a benchmark DAC1 as the source.  SET + high efficiency coaxial point source driver = heaven :)

Loaded them into 6cu ft Barzilay cabinets, driven by a 3W 6B4G SET with a Benchmark DAC1 as source.



Those cabinets look great!!!!

post #469 of 1261

Badassbob, those look...well...badass! Very nice!

 

Claybum, the HPM-1500 are supposed to be absolutely AMAZING.  They typically go for at least $1,500, and sometimes more, depending of course on the condition.  That seems like a hell of a good deal to me at $750.


Edited by Skylab - 2/11/12 at 3:12pm
post #470 of 1261

Thanks Skylab, I might have to give it a go.

post #471 of 1261

Heres the amp I use to drive my Electro Voices.  Its a 6B4G SE with a 6SL7 driver, and a 6AX5 rectifier.  The 6B4G is essentially a 6.3V 2A3 in an octal socket, they sound very close.  I built this one a couple years ago, and its been my main amp since.  Usually, I rotate amps a couple of times a year, but this is a definite keeper.

 

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post #472 of 1261

These are not vintage, but I picked them up today.  Heavy bastards, 70 lb. each.

 

Tyler Acoustics PD10s (file picture)

 

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post #473 of 1261

Wow...very cool, Scott. How do you like them?

post #474 of 1261

Haven't had a chance to give them a serious listen yet.  Hooked them up to a Pilot SP-210 pre and SA-232 amp to make sure all the drivers were in good working order.  They are 97 dB efficient, so not many watts required to drive them.  Got a 5.5 watt single ended ultra-linear amp with them.  Will give the amp a try with them tomorrow.  Will report back when I get some more time listening.

post #475 of 1261

I've gottena  littel listening time in with teh HPM-100s and teh 2265b, and so far I am very impressed. After the first hour, I was left wondering why companies stopped making such great speakers. I recently setup an inexpensive 5.1 system, and I think my vintage rig just blows it away. I think I might have to locate some more of these! When I get my speaker stands built and the audio rack come in, I'll be sure to add some pictures.

post #476 of 1261
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Wow...very cool, Scott. How do you like them?


My wife listened to them yesterday........then asked for me to move them into the family room.  That is quite an endorsement.  They sound great being driven by tubes.

 

post #477 of 1261
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I've gottena  littel listening time in with teh HPM-100s and teh 2265b, and so far I am very impressed. After the first hour, I was left wondering why companies stopped making such great speakers. I recently setup an inexpensive 5.1 system, and I think my vintage rig just blows it away. I think I might have to locate some more of these! When I get my speaker stands built and the audio rack come in, I'll be sure to add some pictures.



There are tons of companies that make great speakers today.  There are plenty that will sound better than the HPM-100 and majority of vintage speakers.  You just need the extra cash to get them.

post #478 of 1261

So the seller of the HPM 1500 (posted above) is bringing them over to my house tomorrow night for an audition and potential sale.

 

I'm pretty happy about that.

post #479 of 1261
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So the seller of the HPM 1500 (posted above) is bringing them over to my house tomorrow night for an audition and potential sale.

 

I'm pretty happy about that.



Always the best when they come to you!  Those are big speakers so in some ways I am sure the seller is more inclined to sell them to you if he/she is bringing them over.  lol, worst case is he/she will have to put it back in their car and go home.

post #480 of 1261

That's how I ended up getting mine. The seller was going by my town and offered to deliver. Saved me three hours driving and I offered $25 for gas.

 

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Always the best when they come to you!  Those are big speakers so in some ways I am sure the seller is more inclined to sell them to you if he/she is bringing them over.  lol, worst case is he/she will have to put it back in their car and go home.



 

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