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post #1 of 13 Old 01-30-2011, 11:12 AM - Thread Starter
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My Infinity Crescendo speakers bit the dust after more than a decade. They could probably be repaired, but not sure if it is worth it at this point. Does anyone have any ideas for a replacement. They were used as mains for 60 % music 40% HT. I love these for the mids and highs. I guess the EMIT-R tweeter were spacial in the day? Anyway, I have auditioned several of BB's offerings and frankly nothing sounds close. If I like the sound of these, does anyone have any ideas for speakers that would come close in the less than $1500 range? The infinity's were 3 way with 8 in woofer, mid, and emit tweet. Should I go bookshelf or floorstander? I do employ a sub currently. Mainly, I can't seem to find something that sounds as vocally crisp in the mid and highs. Listened to the ML Source. The mids and highs were drowned out by the horrible paper cone woofers. Liked the B&W 683's, but definately not my infinity sound. Am I crazy feeling like no current speaker sound right to me?
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If I were you, I would look through CL and eBay. You might get lucky and find another pair. Older Infinities were hard to beat for sound. Renaissance 80s or 90s would be cool as well.

Sounds good!
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Am I crazy feeling like no current speaker sound right to me?

Not crazy at all. Just keep in mind that you've been listening to the same speakers for a long, long time. It's entirely possible that new speakers, even ones that are measurably "better", may sound less than ideal to your now conditioned ears. Not unlike people who don't like the sound of a flat subwoofer response after living with peaks and nulls for years.

Stephen.

Chances are very good that I was drinking when I posted the above.

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Take a look at Focal - the mids and highs are real good.
The Crescendo's were good speakers.
http://www.musicdirect.com/product/89078

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post #5 of 13 Old 02-03-2011, 08:54 PM - Thread Starter
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I will check out focal. Have not heard much about these. Thanks!!
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I actually have a pair of Cressendos that are collecting dust that I am looking to get rid of, but I do not have the model # handy.
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This may be too late but I've been meaning to find a home for our old speakers so I googled this and came up with your post on this forum. Are you all set? I have had a pair (in oak) sitting in my garage since we moved from Boston to the Bay Area.
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Tomorrow I'm picking up a set of CS 3009's that I intend to refurbish. Your 3006's might come in handy as rear's.

What can you tell me about them?
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I have a pair of the 3009's in near perfect condition with little use (I know, a shame). If anyone is interested, please PM me.

Thanks,
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Check out the Magnepan 1.7s for $1995 per pair.
www.magnepan.com
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i have 2 crescendo 3008 and infinity satelitte bookshelve speaker(3). i used for 1 year and stored them, i had to move to a smaller place.they are in great condition and i will sell all for right price.p.s. they were connected to a harmon kardon receiver and harmon kardon 5 disc carousal contact me at stanfalk@comcast.net if interested, thank you stan
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the speakers i metioned prior were bought new in 96
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I have a set of Infinity Crecendo CS 3006 speakers. They look almost like new, and worked perfectly last time I tried them. If you are interested in buying, I will dig out my old amp and make sure they work perfect, I'm sure they do. You can email me at layru2@layru.com if you would like more info and pictures. Thank you, Larry
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