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post #31 of 193
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I think people are missing the fact that he already owns a pair of $3K floorstanding speakers that are rated 90db efficient and have ribbonfolded tweeters and they are not playing loud enough for him.

The Tektons I recommended would be a far more efficient similar speaker with ribbons. If he's interested in ultra flat freq off axis then his current speakers are fine, just need more juice from the amp. Nothing's perfect dude...
post #32 of 193
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!
post #33 of 193
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Originally Posted by Veda View Post

Anyone wants to trial one and measure it? I lack the equipments and return shipping.

I'm just wondering what makes you think they are excellent.
post #34 of 193
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http://tektondesign.wordpress.com/20...nts-published/

Let me know what you think.

There's not enough there to make a definitive judgement. My impression from what's being stated is the 10" woofer is being run full range, and the tweeter takes over at some point. A cap and l-pad ("2 components in the audio signal path") would be needed to protect and level match the tweeter.

As cschang alluded to, off axis would be nice. A 10" wont do well above 2khz off axis.
post #35 of 193
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-AM6215-6...item4163f9f903

A couple of these would rock your world.
post #36 of 193
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Originally Posted by monkuboy View Post

Ascend Sierra Towers
Salk Sound Songtowers
Philharmonic Audio 2's or 3's

All have high praises and run from $2K-$3K.


I like these...
post #37 of 193
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Originally Posted by ack_bk View Post

you may want to look into jtr:
http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/triple-12ht/

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post #38 of 193
I think if you have heard the klipsch and like them that it would a good choice for you and your application. They are very easy to drive and I'm sure they will play as loud as you like. Sometimes klipsch gets a bad rap but they sure sell alot of speakers. I own paradigm studios and love them but if I had the money I think the klipsch you were speaking of would be great to own in another room just for the fun of it. Movies, games and music would sound great on them. A couple years ago there was a speaker shout out with klipsch and 3 others manufacturers and the klipsch won. And the bonus part, if you have a neighbor you don't like, point them at the window, open window, and turn them up... It really is whether you like the sound of them.
I did own rf 82's which I passed down to my son and I enjoyed them and so does he.
post #39 of 193
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Originally Posted by John1400 View Post

I think if you have heard the klipsch and like them that it would a good choice for you and your application. They are very easy to drive and I'm sure they will play as loud as you like. Sometimes klipsch gets a bad rap but they sure sell alot of speakers. I own paradigm studios and love them but if I had the money I think the klipsch you were speaking of would be great to own in another room just for the fun of it. Movies, games and music would sound great on them. A couple years ago there was a speaker shout out with klipsch and 3 others manufacturers and the klipsch won. And the bonus part, if you have a neighbor you don't like, point them at the window, open window, and turn them up... It really is whether you like the sound of them.
I did own rf 82's which I passed down to my son and I enjoyed them and so does he.

Here is what I noticed about Klipsch. I had heard some of their entry level speakers and was not that impressed (Synergy line, etc). They were not bad, but I found them fatiguing to listen to. Then I spent some time with their THX line and no fatigue and thought and very much liked the sound.

So some people may associate Klipsch with being "harsh" or "fatiguing" but it may because of the lower tiered speakers vs their higher tiered speakers. I would not hesitate to put the THX line in my own house. Very nice speakers. I would say the same of the Reference line.
post #40 of 193
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

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!

Yeah except their sensitivity sucks. Philharmonics are only good for smaller rooms or people that never crank their speakers up.

The best speakers for $3000 if you have the room are these:
http://www.proaudiostar.com/yorkvill...a_7cYOR_d_U215

Unity horn for extremely low constant directivity (300hz!!!!). Find me another speakers with that kind of constant directivity for under $3k, they dont exist.
post #41 of 193
I agree that the synergy line is nothing special as I did own them, but the rf's are different. Sometimes the brightness can be toned down by audyssey and room treatment. If someone said movies music 50/ 50 and they like jazz I might suggest something else like paradigm or many others. But movies, games, rock pop or hiphop and loud, then klipsch fits the bill.
post #42 of 193
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

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 love those recommendations, but if the OP wants more volume he won't get it from those speakers. I agree with the JTR recommendation and will also add Seaton Sound, Chase Home Theater and Geddes.
post #43 of 193
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Originally Posted by John1400 View Post

I think if you have heard the klipsch and like them that it would a good choice for you and your application. They are very easy to drive and I'm sure they will play as loud as you like. Sometimes klipsch gets a bad rap but they sure sell alot of speakers. I own paradigm studios and love them but if I had the money I think the klipsch you were speaking of would be great to own in another room just for the fun of it. Movies, games and music would sound great on them. A couple years ago there was a speaker shout out with klipsch and 3 others manufacturers and the klipsch won. And the bonus part, if you have a neighbor you don't like, point them at the window, open window, and turn them up... It really is whether you like the sound of them.
I did own rf 82's which I passed down to my son and I enjoyed them and so does he.

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Originally Posted by ack_bk View Post

Here is what I noticed about Klipsch. I had heard some of their entry level speakers and was not that impressed (Synergy line, etc). They were not bad, but I found them fatiguing to listen to. Then I spent some time with their THX line and no fatigue and thought and very much liked the sound.

So some people may associate Klipsch with being "harsh" or "fatiguing" but it may because of the lower tiered speakers vs their higher tiered speakers. I would not hesitate to put the THX line in my own house. Very nice speakers. I would say the same of the Reference line.

Agree with the above posters.The RF-7 II's are smother than the old RF-7's. These really make a nice front sound stage for HT. Good clarity and great dynamics, two things that are very important for good HT. We would be happy to recommend speakers that fit the OPer's requirements.
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post #44 of 193
Axioms.
post #45 of 193
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Originally Posted by gtpsuper24 View Post

Axioms.


Oh...would you quit it....
post #46 of 193
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Originally Posted by cschang View Post

I'm just wondering what makes you think they are excellent.

The OP wants something similar but loud and dynamic. Can't think of other alternatives... Different speakers for different scenarios bro.
post #47 of 193
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Originally Posted by Billy p View Post

Oh...would you quit it....

M50 would play reference peaks quite well actually. Not sure if it'll do well in everything else, haven't heard it.
post #48 of 193
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Originally Posted by Veda View Post

M50 would play reference peaks quite well actually. Not sure if it'll do well in everything else, haven't heard it.

Haven't heard their Towers but I am fully aware of Axioms sound... since I own some. The OP mentioned he owns GoldenEar...I had a fellow come over whom owns Axioms and most recenlty auditioned some GoldenEar and he really liked my Sierra Towers...although he was hoping I had the RAALs he was still very very pleased....
post #49 of 193
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Originally Posted by Billy p View Post

Haven't heard their Towers but I am fully aware of Axioms sound... since I own some. The OP mentioned he owns GoldenEar...I had a fellow come over whom owns Axioms and most recenlty auditioned some GoldenEar and he really liked my Sierra Towers...although he was hoping I had the RAALs he was still very very pleased....

Axiom ins't in the same league as the SongTower's or Sierra Tower's IMO.
post #50 of 193
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

Axiom ins't in the same league as the SongTower's or Sierra Tower's IMO.

Oh...I know the Axiom won't be in the same league as either in SQ ...no matter how loud they play.
post #51 of 193
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Originally Posted by Billy p View Post

Oh...I know the Axiom won't be in the same league as either in SQ ...no matter how loud they play.

Just similarily good ..............
post #52 of 193
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Originally Posted by gtpsuper24 View Post

Just similarily good ..............

LOL - not even close.
post #53 of 193
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

LOL - not even close.

Aww come on, I'm sure 60% of the people think the louder one is the better one
post #54 of 193
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Originally Posted by Veda View Post

Aww come on, I'm sure 60% of the people think the louder one is the better one

LOL - good point, they probably do. Ignorance is bliss, right?
post #55 of 193
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Originally Posted by Veda View Post

The OP wants something similar but loud and dynamic. Can't think of other alternatives... Different speakers for different scenarios bro.

Still wondering why you like them as a suggestion.
post #56 of 193
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Originally Posted by Veda View Post

Aww come on, I'm sure 60% of the people think the louder one is the better one

Include more bass and I'd be surprised if the number didn't jump up to like 95%+.
post #57 of 193
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

Axiom ins't in the same league as the SongTower's or Sierra Tower's IMO.

Meh, they're both girlyman speakers next to a pair of RF-7IIs, let alone a used pair of Klipschorns or La Scalas
post #58 of 193
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Originally Posted by Steve1981 View Post

Meh, they're both girlyman speakers next to a pair of RF-7IIs, let alone a used pair of Klipschorns or La Scalas

Those things are certainly monsters! They're an acquired taste, though IMO. I wonder what my wife would say if I said "Honey, we're selling the SongTower's and buying the Klipsch La Scalas; here's a picture of them." LOL!
post #59 of 193
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I wonder what my wife would say if I said "Honey, we're selling the SongTower's and buying the Klipsch La Scalas; here's a picture of them." LOL!

They even come with their own doghouse
post #60 of 193
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They even come with their own doghouse

Only if you have a small house dog, not a manly dog.
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