In music system: The original Quad ESLs circa 1957 powered by Craftsmen tube (6L6) monoblocks circa 1952. But my musical tastes are very modern and we were listening to experimental guitarist Derek Bailey last night. What can I say? The midrange by which all others are to be measured.
In HT system: Magnaplanar MG 1s, unfused and modified, circa 1977, in stereo. I know I'm missing surround info, but the ambient detail from the Maggies is so good, it's like being immersed. Maybe I'll get arround to adding surround speakers and run phantom center. Any suggestions for rear speakers to match these old Maggies?
Pre/Pro: Rotel 1066
Power Amp: Parasound 1205A
CD Player: Arcam CD 72T
Speakers: Audio Concepts (ACI) Sapphires and Essence center channel.
Sub: Hsu VTF-2
Arriving this week: ACI on-wall Emeralds for my surrounds.
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Fronts: Klipsch KLF-20's
Rear Surrounds: Klipsch RB-5's
Side Surrounds: Klipsch RB-5II's
Center: Klipsch KLF-C7
Sub Woofer: Cerwin Vega Sub-150
My sub is old and probably the next to be replaced but it has been very reliable and fills the lows very well though the KLF-20's help out in that department. Just picked up the RB-5II's today on closeout at $400 for the pair, last pair at that, couldn't pass that up!!! 7.1 here I come!!!
I own the new Yamaha NS-777 for my F L&R and a Yamaha SW305 sub, and a RadioShack center channel (two five inch poly drivers with a monopole tweeter), and to of the Radio Shack Di-Pole Linaeum bookshelf speakers for rear.
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I've found these JBL's on Ebay for between $250 - 500 per speaker
used. They are $949 each new.
Since they are studio monitors - there is very little competition
for them, as most people don't know what they are. They are
THX certified, and have a ruler flat frequency response, and
great dynamic range.
JBL LSR-32 Front L&R , Center, Surround L&R
JBL LSR-28P Rear surround L&R
Polk RTi28 mains
Polk CSi30 center
Polk FXi30 surrounds
Velodyne CHT-10 subwoofer
All run by an HK 225
It's not much, but I'm a poor married college student trying to get by on a very limited income, so for me it's just plain sweet. I'm saving up for a 2-channel system with a NAD 320BEE and Vandersteen 1C speakers.
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Proud father of the cutest two kids you'll ever see. Honest.
All purchased new for $1100, which was a steal! Now I'm looking into getting some Infinity Prelude fronts and center, which will be hooked up to a HK AVR525. I think I'm #2 on this thread with Infinity speakers LoL.
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Originally posted by oneobgyn Be proud--that's what makes those WP 7's so great. For the size they cannot be equaled
That will end soon enough.
All custom here. All prototype, unique, one of a kind. etc. new designs, construction techniques, new acoustical-mechanical design techniques, new approaches, etc. All new, all different... Skanning, Scan-speak, Morel, Dynaudio, and etc, drivers. Stereo only, no surround. Can't be bothered. We just re-designed the very idea of driver mounting to a much higher level of mechanical integrety, and all our drivers have to be re-designed. Very expensive. ouch. But it works, which is more than I can say for standard driver mounting systems.
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