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post #161 of 401 Old 11-29-08, 09:11 PM
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Re: Best Speakers that you've heard

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Saw that coming....

Mine so far to date would be the Paradigm Signature S8 .v2.....

Very nice looking and sound spectacular to me....
haha! I saw yours coming too.

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving bud.
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post #162 of 401 Old 11-29-08, 11:02 PM
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Hey guys. The absolute best set of speakers I have ever heard for music is a pair of modded/rebuilt Acoustic Research AR-28bxi speakers done by Bill LeGal at Millersound. The articulation is to die for! These speakers are so clear and transparent that I can hear depths of the music that I have not heard on any other system, period. I originally took these speakers to him to have new surrounds, but I realized quickly the master craftsman that he is and gave him carte blanche to rebuild the speakers as he saw fit. I figured they would sound good,, they knocked my socks off! The imaging, the clarity, the balance; everything is spot on. Bill is not only a master technician, but an artist at his craft as well. He replaced the original cones with custom balanced cones that he made, replaced the suspension and surrounds, he rebuilt the crossovers, replaced the tweeters, re-tuned the cabinets, he even polished up the exteriors! He also redesigned the cap with a proprietary design of his that reduces heat buildup and improves the efficiency of the driver, and replaced the binding posts, and I'm sure did other things I'm not even aware of. I've had friends listen to these that say they easily rival any $10,000 pair on the market. And on top of that, Bill is an honest guy. He and his wife Loretta were both very warm and friendly and sincerely interested in getting to know me, I've come to find they treat all their clients like family. They are sweet people, and strive to do good in the world, and the speakers that he builds and rebuilds are nothing short of astonishing.
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post #163 of 401 Old 12-01-08, 10:23 PM
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I have BOSE speakers, I think there the best out there, could be wrong... im very happy with them.......
post #164 of 401 Old 12-08-08, 01:22 PM
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Re: Best Speakers that you've heard

I had the pleasure to hear this weekend

living room : stereo setup

Dynaudio Consequence

Home theater setup

front and center : Dynaudio acoustics M2
surround : Dynaudio I forgot the model

10x bryston amp ( 4B and 3B ) all configure mono

It was fantatic to hear !!!!

Best sound ever
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post #165 of 401 Old 12-09-08, 09:11 AM
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Thiel 6's
Revel 10b
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post #166 of 401 Old 12-09-08, 09:24 PM
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Just this morning i heard the Linn Akurate and all i could say was wow... My jaw hit the floor, maybe not HT speakers but for Stereo systems simply amazing
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post #167 of 401 Old 12-09-08, 10:48 PM
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Man I really love my Definitive 7002’s
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post #168 of 401 Old 12-14-08, 11:27 AM
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Best that I have heard...

Wilson audio...The big ones that you can individualy aim the mid and tweeter pods.

But as for something that I will someday be able to afford...
I was very impressed with the Definitive 7001's or 2's which ever are current top of the line.
Blu ray...uncompressed audio...integra pre/pro/amp combo...with the matching surrounds and center channel.

The crane chase scene of casino royale really stuck with me. Those speakers made it sound like some one was actualy firing a gun in the room.

This was demoed with a 50something" Runco plasma T.V...and this was the first time that I thought the sound was to big for the picture.

Absolutly amazing.
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post #169 of 401 Old 12-14-08, 01:16 PM
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Re: Best Speakers that you've heard

I have been to quite a few shows over the years and heard many.

Price absolutely no object- Wilson X-1 Grand Slam. Astonishing. Needs a HUGE room. And a fortune. Literally.

Price nearly no object- Genesis 6 Series. If you ever get a chance to hear these, even if a major road trip is involved, do it. Planar-magnetic like transparency in a dynamic speaker that can actually work well in something smaller than a castle. Still, you could buy a really good car for this money. And the business side of the company is a disaster.

For Non-trust-funded: NHT Evolution T6 all around. I have a love/hate relationship with Stereophile. On the one hand, they give product manufacturers advanced copies of the reviews (including "good value" $1k+ cables) BEFORE the deadline to buy ads for the same issue. And, who wudda guessed, strong reviews=lots of revenue! On the other hand they really do complete reviews and their staff's consensus is usually pretty on.

The Evolution sat as far and away their least expensive Class A speaker system for a long time, and it deserved it. Gives up merely a bit of detail and imaging to the above speakers. Astounding dynamic capability. Complex set-up, with lots of outboard electronics and powered woofer sections, but can be tuned well to most rooms, even average sized.

The fact it was never a huge hit and is discontinued is great evidence that most a/v buyers are really looking for rosewood, power meters, exotic materials and anything else to make their buddies ooh and ahh, rather than actual performance. In fact, that could be said of nearly all NHT products, which have had a better performance/price ratio than just about any in-store brand, and yet they have struggled. Plain Jane looks probably has something to do with that.

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post #170 of 401 Old 12-15-08, 09:34 AM
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Hello All,
Everything pails in comparison to the best speakers I have ever heard in fact I have been trying to acquire a pair like them for the last 39 years but have failed in my quest. When I was a young lad my dad and I would often spend a Saturday afternoon at some of the now long gone Hi-Fi boutique shops in the State of Washington. As we listened to the various speakers looking up and seeing my dad smiling and whispering to me " did you hear that" I knew right then greatness had fallen upon me and in that moment I had just heard the best speaker I would ever hear.


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