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What Speakers do you own????

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What percentage music to movies do you listen to???

What do you like and dislike about your speakers???

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Theater:
(2) Triad InRoom Platinum LCRs, maple ($5500 each)
(1) Triad InRoom Platinum Center, black ($5000)
(1) Triad InRoom Platinum PowerSub ($2000), 18-50 Hz
(1) Triad InRoom Silver PowerSub ($1250), 40-80 Hz
(2) Triad InWall Silver Surround) ($650 each)

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(1) Triad InWall Silver/15 PowerSub ($1500)

Exercise Room:
(1) Triad InRoom Bronze PowerSub ($1000)
(2) Triad InRoom Silver Satellite ($375 each)

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(2) Triad InRoom Gold Satellites ($475 each)

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Genesis Model V fronts. 250 pounds of sheer dynamics, but with a gentle touch.

At the moment, Infinity Compositions 1 sides and rears.

I have a Velodyne FSR12 sub.


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Nautilus 802s..... in black
HTM1 center
Nautilus 805s for the surrounds
and a Velodyne FSR15 sub
80/20 with more music,,,
I love the speakers... no regrets at all....
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Dynaudio Gemini's....DIY speakers that are better than the Contour 1.3's, but not quite as good as the Contour 3.3's.

Subwoofer in progress (2 of them)....DIY 22" cube based on HE 15 driver with 1375 watt pro amp....There is no better subwoofer available for any amount of money. (I know those are tall words, but Tom Nousaine's objective test measurements back up this claim.)

50/50% music/home theater

There is absolutely nothing wrong with my speakers, but I will be designing and building new ones for the front three, just as a hobby and the continuing pursuit of perfection.

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Aerial all the way. 10T fronts, CC3 center, 7B rears, and SW-12 sub. 50-50 music and movies. Love my Aerial's. They are perfect for both worlds.

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Hi Guys,

I have Mourdant Short Performance 860's for front left & right, and matching T-1000 center channel. And the Mourdant short MS 2.2 for rear. I also have paradigm Servo-15 for the sub.

I use the speakers 75% for music and 25% for movies.

I wish that I had 3 matching full range front speakers and dipole/bipole for rear channels. Since I don't really care for surround music just movies. And I wish I had a bigger room to fully appreciate the immense bass from the Servo-15 sub.

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I have Boston Acoustics VR-965 front speakers, VR-920 Center Channel, and VR-955 Rear Speakers.
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Wilson WATT/Puppy 6.0's. Love everything about them except they are ugly as hell.

100% music. No HT.
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I have NHT VT-2's for mains and VS-2a's for center and surrounds.
For subwoofers I have a Triad Platinum sub stacked on top of a Velodyne HGS-18.

I love my speakers but would consider upgrading if I were to find something better. The NHT's do everything quite well. I am planning to get a second Velodyne HGS-18 to replace my Triad (Sorry Paul http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif I will be moving it to another room).

I think speakers are the most personal item in a system, everyones ears are different.

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Full Revel Ultima Gem Series, 2 Revel sub-15's, LE-1, and Proceed gear:

Revel Gems (L/R)
Revel Voice (Center)
Revel Embrace (Surrounds)
2 Revel Sub 15's
Revel LE-1 Subwoofer Amp
Proceed HPA2/HPA3
Proceed AVP

Music/Movies - 50/50. No complaints at all....love every minute of them.

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Vandersteen 2ce Signatures on my main channel (only 3 weeks old)
Kef Q15.2 for my surrounds
Polk center channel (soon to be replaced by Vandersteen VCC-1)
Design Acoustics 15" sub (old)

I bought my Vandersteens after literally months of auditioning. This is the perfect speaker for me. I may replace Q15s with the Q85s because they are made for mounting. The Q15s sound wonderful on stands but poor on the wall. My center and sub are old speakers that will soon be replaced.

My listening habits are around 50/50.

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Wilson WATT/Puppy 6.0es Light Titanium
Wilson WATCH Center (to be delivered this week)Light Titanium
ProAc 1SC surround
SVS 20-39CS Subs 2 of them in a left and right config.

Wilson are amazing, they go to a respecatble 23hz and have amazing clarty and slam. Incredable detail and I find them great looking...excellent in a HT environment.

to view them: http://www.angelfire.com/mn2/mzn50/

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Acoustic Research, Hi-Res series:
AR5's in front
AR4c in the center
and 4 AR17 for my surrounds
I started out 80% theater and 20% music and now its 60% music and 40% theater. I LOVE THESE SPEAKERS!! my only problem is that I can't take them to work with me and set them up there too. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
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KEF Q55 fronts
KEF Q95C center
KEF Q15 surrounds.
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L/R - Paradigm Studio 100's
C - Paradigm Studio/CC
Surround - Paradigm Studio 80's
Sub - Paradigm Servo 15

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Acoustic Energy Model 520 (front)
Acoustic Energy Model 505 (rear)
Aerial Acoustics CC-3 (center)
Paradigm PW-2200 (sub)

About 30/70 music/movies, with a much more critical ear for music.

These speakers are a little know 'find'. I've put them against ones costly 2-3x as much, and still preferred them. Wide soundstaging, tight bass. Too bad AE doesn't make a good center. While the CC-3 isn't a perfect match, its my best option, knowing that the screen is too short to stick a 505 in front of it. Besides, the CC-3 is the clearest/non-chesty center I've ever heard.

I think the 2200 also poses an excellent value.

Not sure what speakers (front) are next, but will prolly be in the 6-12k range. Though, maybe picking up some 10T's would be great, when people start selling them for the 20T/30T http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Apogee Acoustic model centaurus (L&R)
Gershman Acoustic model CCX (Center) and X-1 for surround.
Apogee is out of business but i like too much my speakers and decide to keep it.The voice on CCX is very clear even in a complexe passage in movie.
Very Happy.
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Energy Veritas - 2.2 L/R & Center, 2.1 L/R rears, and 2.0 bipolar for 2 center rears.
HSU VF2 sub for low frequency effects.
Still looking for the right L/R subs for music, to extend the lows.
(If anyone has excellent candidates, please let me know.)

About 50/50 music/movies.
Veritas speakers are fabulous, clear, detailed - love everything about them. As good or superior to Nautilus 805's, IMHOpinion.

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Dzurko Acoustics (ACI) Jaguars L/R
ACI Sapphire IIIs shielded for center which is also bi-amped 8th order
ACI Sapphire IIIs shielded for sides and rears
ACI Titans for side right and side left subs (for Lexicon's Bass Enchance)
Quantum Sound (now ServoDrive) ContraBass subwoofer for LFE + <40hz
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Apogee Acoustics Duetta Signatures - front LR
Apogee Acoustics LCR - center
Apogee Acoustics Centaurus Columns - rear LR

As another poster mentioned, Apogee is out of business but once you hear them, you're attached...

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NHT VT-3-mains
NHT VC-3-center
Von Schweikert TS-350-surrounds

Velodyne HGS-15 sub.

Now that I have these new speakers, I find myself listening to music more than before. 60/40 HT.
Best upgrade(from B&W 804,HTM matrix) so far but I hate the fact that I can't play them REALLY loud.
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Mains: Von Schweikert VR-4 Gen II with VR-5 upgrade
Center: Von Schweikert LCR-50
Surround: Von Schweikert VM-2
Subwoofer: Velodyne HGS-15

40% CD
30% DSS
30% DVD

Likes: great sound: big soundstage, precise imaging, big sweet spot. Bass to burn, but nicely defined and controlled.

Dislikes: Just cosmetics really. The mains are pretty big, and they are wrapped in black speaker cloth with cherry end caps. Though they aren't ugly, they aren't as cosmetically appealing as wood finished speakers.

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In my theater I have:

M&K Model S-150THX Front L/R/C
M&K Model SS-150THX 2 Surrounds
M&K Model K-7 2 Rears
M&K Model 150THX Sub
Klipsch KSW-12 Rear Sub

100% movies

Likes: Sound great for a smaller room, work well with decor
Dislikes: None so far

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Magnepan MG1.6QR Electrostatic Planars for the front
Magnepan MMG Electrostatic Planars for the rear surrounds
Velodyne CT-100 sub (to be repalced by SVS 20-39CS)
Snell Acoustics K2 center

80% Music
20% Home Theater
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Veritas 2.4 - Main
Veritas 2.0c - Center
Veritas 2.0r - Dipole rears
Microstar 1.2 sub (getting rid of in favor of my soon to arrive) M&K 5000THX II

Had Veritas 2.3's for a while but I wanted something more as I do 50% music and 50% HT. Got the 2.4's and imaging and soundstage increased as did the bass. Am very happy with them.

The Microstar is not a musical sub to my ear. It is a very powerful subwoofer for HT, but is not quick enough for music. There is a lot of overhang at all crossover points and it gets very boomy. To my surprise it is very quick at its higher end.

I am also bi-wiring my fronts and center. This really opened up my speakers. I can hear them better at lower levels now. Highs are crystal clear and bass is deep. Imaging became more localized. Highly encourage bi-wiring. I might even do the rears (someday).

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I have a set of Sonus Fabers:

2 Grand Pianos
2 Concertos
I have forgotten the name of the center channel - it's the big one.

They recently released a new "Home" line - I have the older set.

My subwoofer is a sunfire jr. I probably should have tried a few more woofers, as some have indicated the sunfire isn't as good as I was originally led to believe.
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NHT 3.3 mains
NHT Audiocenter 2
NHT 1.5 rears
Two NHT SW3P rear/LFE subs (used as end tables)

Since it is our living room and only TV in the house:
60% DSS (I want my DPL2.....)
35% DVD
10% CD
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I have following equipment:
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B&W Nautilus 803 front
B&W NAutilus HTM-1 center
B&W Nautilus SCM-1 rear
Piega SUB P 1 subwoofer
HT/music 60/40
I exchanged my B&W DS6 rear speakers for the new Nautilus SCM-1 a few days ago.
The Piega sub is great on both music and HT.
check: http://www.piega.ch/ldrt-e.htm
browse to the bottom of the page. This is probably one of the best looking subwoofers on the market!
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PSB-Stratus Gold(i)s,PSB stratus mini speakers, PSB C-6i center channel and trying to decide on a subwoffer. 90% music and 10% movies. Everything that outperforms them cost a lot more. If I had the cash I would buy some Revel stuff.

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