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post #181 of 188 Old 04-07-2012, 09:45 PM - Thread Starter
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so.... What speakers are we recommending for the member?????

lol !!!

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When donkeys fly.

That I would pay to see!

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I think I better just go to Wal-mart the should have something in a box over there that will work !!

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So.... What speakers are we recommending for the member?????

Oh yeah, that.

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I think Philharmonic, Salk, & Ascend.

I own Revel Salon2, Linkwitz Orion3, KEF Reference 201/2, & Philharmonic 3.

I will say for $3K, the Philharmonic 3 gets my vote big time.

Phil3 are amazing. For $3K, unbelievable.

The Phil2 has the same RAAL tweeter & BG Neo8 midrange, but a little less bass. For $2K, crazy deal!

I'll add Totem Hawk to this list as well. Very impressive speakers IMO (although I actually enjoyed the Sttaf more).

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I think I better just go to Wal-mart the should have something in a box over there that will work !!

At least they carry Azend speakers - does that ring a bell?
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But IMO the best sounding speakers happen to use full range drivers with no xovers.

While I am not 100% sure I agree, I am not discounting you either as sound is VERY subjective. And I can claim this being one of the very few that agree, and have actually owned/used this type speaker for literally years, a crossover-less BOOKSHELF speaker sounds better than most bookshelf speakers with a crossover built in.

With that being said, I prefer tower speakers w/xover to bookshelfs w/o. Bookshelf speakers are the limitation for full range driver types, IMO, as they sound like ass in a tower. But then again, I prefer 2way over 3way speakers in a tower. And xover-less for a bookshelf.

Full range has limitations of course, but at normal listening levels, nothing more is needed. Even my (now sold about 1.5 years ago) complete set of full range speakers sounded great, to a point, even at home theater levels, but can't compete against my towers.
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So.... What speakers are we recommending for the member?????

Going by drivers, specs, measurements, and max budget, is there anything better than the Phil 3? Actually is there anything better short of 10K? The thing uses the best drivers there are at any price and they're found in most expensive speakers as well. The offaxis freq response is among the best I've seen and it has ribbon for speed!

Having said that, make sure you have a beefy amp to drive that thing
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Well when I first had them I thought I wasn't getting the quality of sound that I wanted from them, but now I think it was just not knowing enough at the time on how to tweak them including the sub to get the best result.
I still not that knowledgeable but trying to learn with the help of people on AVS, at least those that aren't spamming each other, to get a better sound out of whatever I choose next.
As for the Polks they are great speakers just not sure if they can put out the the bass that I want in 2 channel mode.
And have had them, in 2 different versions, for the last 6 years and wanted to try something new.
Like I mentioned before I am not able to go and audition the speakers so have to learn from others and hope I make the right choice.

Thanks

I'm not much of a full range loudspeaker guy, mostly because I've resigned myself to the fact that full range (i.e. good low frequency response), and high sensitivity don't coincide. The compromises usually come in three areas: sensitivity, range of frequency response, and distortion. It seems that most designers these days have a knack for building speakers that measure flat. But high sensitivity designs don't dig deep and designing for low FR often results in poor distortion performance as well. Two box designs are the answer until some innovator introduces a truly novel solution.
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