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post #1 of 9 Old 01-11-2008, 08:27 PM - Thread Starter
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I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice about the Dahlquist DQ-8, some older speakers with virtually no web information. I have an onkyo TXSR605S to power. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-11-2008, 08:31 PM
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Dahlquist used to make some fine speakers, not sure if they're still in business or not though. IIRC the DQ-8's were pretty good speakers in their day.
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It was the DQ-10 that was the good speaker.

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IIRC, the DQ-8 was the smaller version of the DQ-10 and was also very good. I remember looking at Dahlquists back around 1980 but ended up with DCM Time Windows.

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I owned and used the DQ-10 for 15 years, it was a fine speaker.

I did do a comparison between them and modern speakers that were roughly the same caliber. What I found out was that the modern speakers were much more flexible as to source and volume level.

While the DQ-10s sounded just as good as modern speakers in certain situations ( a good recording and loud but not extreme volume levels) they were not flexible enough to handle movies, lower volumes, or very loud volumes well.

The modern speakers, on the other hand, handled everything with aplomb.
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I bought this speaker sometime around 1976. I haven't played them in awhile but just recently hooked them back up. They still sound good for being 32 years old. They are not very efficient speakers and are 8 ohm.
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It was the DQ-10 that was the good speaker.

It got good reviews but it wasn't all that.

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It was the DQ-10 that was the good speaker.

Oh yeah. Had a pair for many years (along with their dual subs). They were one of my favorites until the tweeters died a few years ago.
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It's really cool that people have responded to my inquiry. I was really psyched when I first heard them in the demo room. The more I read about them it seemed apparent that I would need a powerful amplifyer. I just picked up the Onkyo TX-SR605 so I didn't think it would be sufficient. I was also nervous about getting older speakers for like $485. I ended up purchasing Paradigm Monitor 7 ver 4 for $399+tax~435.59; which the salesman said was half of their original deal. From what I've read people said they can sound a little shrill in the highs and at first I noticed this. I tend to play the speaker at full range and all in all I think it's a great value. Probably better than anything I could have picked up at a big box store. Any thoughts?
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