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post #71 of 111 Old 05-12-10, 12:05 AM
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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

I have a pair of Sonab OA5 that I keep meaning to ebay. Not my cup of tea even as surrounds, but I can certainly see the appeal in them for some people.
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post #72 of 111 Old 05-12-10, 04:13 AM
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Talk about great sound dispersion—I bet those Sonab OA-116 speakers put sound in every square inch of that room.
And it sounds great to!
There is no sweetspot rather a sweetfield, perfect lounge speaker.
Moonwalks over Beolab 5 any day of the week!



And my bedroom speaker:
Sonab OD-11, is better than much! Made a person who owns some €2500 focal speakers drop his jaw!
Then I shifted gear and let him listen to OA116 and he started to look uncomfortable
and finally i went in for the kill with the OA51.3 and the 4 bassmodules
He turned red an just sat there with an open mouth
it was a good day!
They dont look as good as they are, thats for sure!

He was very willing to let me visit him and listen to his focal system before we started listening...
Still waiting for the invitation


If you want to read more about theese speakers:
http://www.carlssonplanet.com

A9X:
The Sonab OA-5 mark 2, is not in the same league.
They were constructed in the 60:s. The woofer has a linear xmax of ~1mm!
the oa-12,14,116,2212 were made in the 70:s

oa5 was originally a mono speaker while the ones i post about is stereospeakers.
They have quite different sound and spl capabilities...

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post #73 of 111 Old 05-12-10, 04:41 AM
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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

Have to post this for A9X
There is a new version out of the OA5, the OA5 type 3, launched in 2009.
http://www.carlssonplanet.com/oa5iii.php?lang=sv
filter and new tweeter config
http://www.hifikit.se/files/carlsson_2.pdf

new woofer:
http://www.hifikit.se/index.php?id=2726
new tweeter:
http://www.hifikit.se/index.php?id=2725
Constructed by the man who constructs the Guru pro audio speakers.

You will probably want to keep them after the upgrade
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And it sounds great to!
There is no sweetspot rather a sweetfield, perfect lounge speaker.
Moonwalks over Beolab 5 any day of the week!



And my bedroom speaker:
Sonab OD-11, is better than much! Made a person who owns some 2500 focal speakers drop his jaw!
Then I shifted gear and let him listen to OA116 and he started to look uncomfortable
and finally i went in for the kill with the OA51.3 and the 4 bassmodules
He turned red an just sat there with an open mouth
it was a good day!
They dont look as good as they are, thats for sure!

He was very willing to let me visit him and listen to his focal system before we started listening...
Still waiting for the invitation


If you want to read more about theese speakers:
http://www.carlssonplanet.com

A9X:
The Sonab OA-5 mark 2, is not in the same league.
They were constructed in the 60:s. The woofer has a linear xmax of ~1mm!
the oa-12,14,116,2212 were made in the 70:s

oa5 was originally a mono speaker while the ones i post about is stereospeakers.
They have quite different sound and spl capabilities...
Thats great they must sound great just take up some room if there was any down side, but worth it.
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post #75 of 111 Old 05-30-10, 12:25 AM
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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

I still think the KlipschHorns are a weird looking speaker...but very elegant as well.

I almost bought a pair a few years back. When I was scrubbing carpets I had a customer who insisted we come in through the garage since we were only doing the basement. I go out to open the garage door and staring me in the face is a pair of mint condition Khorns.

I asked her about them...she said they were her late husbands but she had the movers leave them in the garage when she came to this house because she hated the way they looked. I asked her how much she wanted for them and she said $80!

I told her I'd come back after work and pay her for them.

I called her to see if she was home when I was on the way home and she said she had called her brother and he said he wanted them instead so she was just going to give them to him.

So close!

I think the new wilson audio speakers look kind of weird, but they are fully adjustable...and they sound great!
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post #76 of 111 Old 05-30-10, 11:07 AM
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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

It's the stuff on this thread to why i didn't renew my subscription to stereophile. It got me thinking of to many bad ways to obtain that kind of equipment (sell house,cars,clothes, shoes, kids.) ( just kidding on the kid thing.............well maybe).LOL
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If you want to read more about theese speakers:
http://www.carlssonplanet.com

A9X:
The Sonab OA-5 mark 2, is not in the same league.
They were constructed in the 60:s. The woofer has a linear xmax of ~1mm!
the oa-12,14,116,2212 were made in the 70:s

oa5 was originally a mono speaker while the ones i post about is stereospeakers.
They have quite different sound and spl capabilities...
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Have to post this for A9X
There is a new version out of the OA5, the OA5 type 3, launched in 2009.
http://www.carlssonplanet.com/oa5iii.php?lang=sv
filter and new tweeter config
http://www.hifikit.se/files/carlsson_2.pdf

new woofer:
http://www.hifikit.se/index.php?id=2726
new tweeter:
http://www.hifikit.se/index.php?id=2725
Constructed by the man who constructs the Guru pro audio speakers.

You will probably want to keep them after the upgrade
The new driver links bring up "The page cannot be found".

However, I doubt I will be keeping them. I do not like the style of presentation at all and much rather have controlled directivity. Never hear any type of omni/dipole of any type that appealed to me, but I can still see why some people like them, just not this little black duck.

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It's the stuff on this thread to why i didn't renew my subscription to stereophile. It got me thinking of to many bad ways to obtain that kind of equipment (sell house,cars,clothes, shoes, kids.) ( just kidding on the kid thing.............well maybe).LOL
I got an electronic subscription to Sphile for this year, and so far there has been so little of interest (JBL Array 1400 excepted), let alone lust inducing that I doubt I'll bother spending the $10 to renew subscription next year.
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post #78 of 111 Old 05-31-10, 01:35 AM
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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

search the site for
Obi F87
obi T22
if you want to see them atleast.

the oa5 is roughly 45 years old, it would be depressing if it still was on par with better Hifi systems in a n nonupgraded fashion....
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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

Please let me know if you want to dispose of the OA5s in Aus as I could be interested in the boxes. I imagine the cone surrounds on both the Philips drivers and Peerless tweeters would have turned to dust a couple of decades ago. Sadly, exact (or even close) replacement speakers are virtually impossible to source, but it's possible (but not very easy) to re-foam the twin-cone drivers.
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post #80 of 111 Old 11-28-10, 01:05 PM
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cool stuff in here!
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