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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by cschang View Post

For me, it has been the TAD Reference One for a while.
http://tad-labs.com/en/consumer/reference_one/index.html
I would also need the room for it as well.

This guy has the right idea!!

+1

After that it would be the KEF Blade, followed by the Revel Salon 2
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by dat56 View Post

I owned my dream speakers for about six years -a lovely pair of oak klipschorns- but then I moved and they didn't sound so dreamy in their new home. I ended up selling them, but the story has a happy ending as I am very satisfied with my current set-up. But if the opportunity ever presents itself again, opportunity being defined as a move to a house with a good room for cornerhorns, then maybe I could live the dream all over again!

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Originally Posted by John Stockton View Post

For home my dream speaker has to be the legendary Klipschorn
For the Cinema, the honor goes to HPS-545 4ways

No reason not to use Klipschorns for HT as well!


I love my Klipschorns, but would like to someday hear what all the fuss is about with the Jubilee. I'm thinking the 402 Jubilee horn on top of my Klipschorn bass bins. The problem are looks, since the 402 dwarfs the Klipschorn!

post #33 of 47
My dream speaker is the engine in the Ferrari 458 cool.gif



More traditionally as a Focal ho, I'd take a pair of Grand Utopia EM's. And a room large enough to use them properly
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by bfreedma View Post

And a room large enough to use them properly

The Ferrari may be cheaper.
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by Snowmanick View Post

The Ferrari may be cheaper.

Still about $120k more, but I get the point.
post #36 of 47
Danley Synergy Horns for me.
post #37 of 47
Vapor Sound Joule

post #38 of 47
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Vapor Sound Joule

Wait until you see/hear the Perfect Storm eek.gif
post #39 of 47
MBL Radialstrahler or built in place full range horns.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by psgcdn View Post

No reason not to use Klipschorns for HT as well!
I have a pair of Klipschorns with the wooden horns.
Hard to find.
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by psgcdn View Post

No reason not to use Klipschorns for HT as well!

I love my Klipschorns, but would like to someday hear what all the fuss is about with the Jubilee. I'm thinking the 402 Jubilee horn on top of my Klipschorn bass bins. The problem are looks, since the 402 dwarfs the Klipschorn!


Love your setup. The klipschorns are the most accurate sounding loudspeakers ever built for home. And the corner placement makes the bass act like a speaker 8 times its size.

By cinema, I meant commercial movie theatre. The HPS-545-4 was developed to equal the sound of Klipschorn without the need for corner placement. They sound incredibly lifelike and clean.

http://www.hps4000.com/pages/fivefortyfive_.html
post #42 of 47
I am a simple man I guess with simple dreams. My dreams come in stages or levels.

stage One: PSB Synchrony

stage two: Aerial Acoustics 7T

stage three: Sony SS-AR1 or Revel Ultima 2 (tough one)

Stage four: wide open
post #43 of 47
My dream is to build a new house to properly set up my dream speakers. One pair of Klipschorns in their corners and at the opposite end of the room, a pair of Magnepan 20.7s. Power would come from Mark Levinson, Cary, and Harman Kardon. Reasonable and not too over the top.cool.gif
post #44 of 47
The TAD is very nice but the look is not that beautiful compare to the others in same price range . But they sound super .. I auditioned them side by side with the Sonus faber Stravadari and they won in term of sound
post #45 of 47
I'm very much stricken by the JBL1400 Array currently. They seem cheap for dream speakers though. Maybe I should step it up a notch!

post #46 of 47
It think it depends on where we are talking about Fantasy speakers or realistic speakers. Anything goes in a Fantasy, but even if you have big time Win the Lottery money, you need to exercise some restraint. You can't really have $250,000 speakers unless you have a $1 Million room to put them in.

For my Win the Lottery system, I think the Focal 1038BE plus the Luxman 505UX amp. (~$12,500/pr + ~$4,500 each = $17,000/set). I figure I would have to buy a pretty nice house, and then build an addition Music Room to accommodate the system. Plus stands, plus CD, plus BluRay, plus TV, plus Turntable, plus wire and other accessories, for a best guess total of about $25,000. Though do keep in mind, I would have a system in every bedroom and my home office, plus a separate Home Cinema room (best guess, about $30,000 for home cinema equipment.)

http://www.musicdirect.com/p-127387-luxman-l-505ux-integrated-amp.aspx

http://www.audioaffair.co.uk/Focal-Electra-II-1038-Be-Speakers-Pair/product_3856

(£7599/pr = ~US$12,000)

I think even with Win the Lottery money, I would be satisfied with that system.

Though, I have to say, the TAD speaker referenced by Monkish54 are pretty sweet speakers.

http://tad-labs.com/en/consumer/reference_one/products.html

I cringe at the anticipated price though. Does anybody know the suggest price of the TAD floorstanding? (~US$78,000/pr?)

Steve/bluewizard
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