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post #91 of 108 Old 01-12-14, 08:47 PM
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1987-Klipsch KG4's
1988-Fuselier 3.8BS (I still have these and they still sound great)
1988-2007-The dark years
2008-Magnepan MMG's
2009-Emotiva ERM 6.2's
2010
-Magnepan 2.7's
-Dayton Audio B652's w/ Dayton audio 8" sub (office setup)
2011-Zu Audio Omen's
2012-Emotiva Pro Airmotiv 4's (office setup)
2013-Hang on for this year. I have been filling in my speaker bucket list
-Magnepan Mini System
-Emotiva Pro Stealth 6's
-Tekton Lores
-Magnepan SMGa's
-Magnepan 1.6's (still have and need to do a delamination fix and sell or Magnestand them)
-Pioneer SP-BS21's (Current office setup)
-Tekton Mini Lore Monitors, Magnepan CC3, Magnepan MMGW (Current basement 5.1 setup)
-EMPTek E5bi's/Orb Audio/Polk Audio CS2 Series II Center/EMPTek ES1010i Sub (Current play room 5.1 setup)
-Magnepan MG12's w/Def Tech Supercube 6000 (Current 2 channel setup)

I feel like I left some out...I know hard to believe.
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1967 - AR4x
1972 - The Advent Loudspeaker (still in use everyday in my vintage system)
1989 - Phase Technology 730es towers
1994 - Infinity Overture 3s (still in use in living room stereo)
2000 - Infinity Interlude IL60 towers (current)
Couldn't figure out how to edit this old post, but I still wanted to update. The Phase Techs were the worst speakers I ever owned. I know the brand has a following. The OLAs are playing as I type. Remarkable bass and superb female vocal rendition. Can't believe the O3s are 20 years old, and that the IL60s still anchor my HT. Looks like I'm too old to upgrade and too old to care. Glad I bought some good stuff back when.


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Stereo:Denon PMA-630 integrated amp, Technics SL-1300 turntable, Shure M97xE cartridge, Toshiba SD-4960 universal player, Infinity Overture 3 speakers.
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I don't think I've posted in here yet...

My first speakers were Zenith Allegros that my dad picked up for me at a yard sale because he remembered them (or something very similar) from his youth. Those speakers lasted probably a good 10 years through high school and university, and even though I was about my stuff, they still took a beating. Over the years I removed their beat up glued-on grills and built a new removable set, did what I could to fix up the peeling bits of veneer, and built some matching stands to get them up off the ground.

After university I picked up a pair of Paradigm Mini Monitors and a CC-370 to use as the front stage. Several years later I added the Monitor 7s and moved the Mini Monitors to the back. Now after building a few subs and a rear surround, that's where I am.

Oh, and I haven't been able to part with the Allegros, they're just too close to my heart. I now have them wired as the B channel in our dining room.

Note: These aren't mine, but the best pic I could find online.
I completely forgot about my first steps into audio tinkering, which involved a friend and I each adding multiple mismatched raw drivers to our boom boxes with detachable speakers. We pretty much just got a bunch of old speaker wire and daisy chained them all together around our rooms. The speakers were salvaged from old radios, tvs, or cars, and probably sounded awful, but we were thrilled with our enginuity.

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I'll try and remember. Utah Rectilinear BIC Venturi Koss (There top of the line) Polk SDA Thiel 3.7 Infinity IRS Epsilon Paradigm 9 (home theater) Paradigm CC300 AR (back channels) Legacy Focus SE (2 channel) Definitive Technology ( home theater) Axiom 80MV3 Earthquake MKV-15
Just received the new Axiom M80 High Power for my home theater. I have on order Legacy Aeris which won't be ready till March.
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Just received the new Axiom M80 High Power for my home theater. I have on order Legacy Aeris which won't be ready till March.
Also owned the JBL250 TI
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post #96 of 108 Old 01-28-14, 03:58 PM
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Hard to put in precise order - however, brands that I have owned.
(+) equals more than one set. Now the short list >>

Bose +
DCM +
Cerwin Vega +
JBL +
Kenwood
Sony +
BIC +
RCA
Optimus/RadioShack +
EPI
Technics +
Advent
Klipsch +
PSB +
Signet
Design Acoustics +
Harman Kardon
Pioneer +
KLH +
Paradigm +
KEF
Event
Tannoy
Acoustic Research
Fostgate Audionics
Infinity +
Polk +
Platinum Audio
Atlantic Tech +
Definitive Tech +
Carver
Pinnacle
HTD +
AV123 Onix Luscious
Mirage +
Energy
Yamaha +
Focal
Martin Logan
Acoustic Energy
Monitor Audio
Cambridge Audio
Triad
NHT +
Snell
Boston +

Who or Where, is The Way, Truth and Life?

Speakers - MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer - Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver - Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30

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Hard to put in precise order - however, brands that I have owned.
(+) equals more than one set. Now the short list >>

Bose +
DCM +
Cerwin Vega +
JBL +
Kenwood
Sony +
BIC +
RCA
Optimus/RadioShack +
EPI
Technics +
Advent
Klipsch +
PSB +
Signet
Design Acoustics +
Harman Kardon
Pioneer +
KLH +
Paradigm +
KEF
Event
Tannoy
Acoustic Research
Fostgate Audionics
Infinity +
Polk +
Platinum Audio
Atlantic Tech +
Definitive Tech +
Carver
Pinnacle
HTD +
AV123 Onix Luscious
Mirage +
Energy
Yamaha +
Focal
Martin Logan
Acoustic Energy
Monitor Audio
Cambridge Audio
Triad
NHT +
Snell
Boston +
All of these and no Magnepan??
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All of these and no Magnepan??
Not yet - however, have thought about it in the past.
Having a proper room and placement, has been one draw-back.

Who or Where, is The Way, Truth and Life?

Speakers - MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer - Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver - Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30
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Nothing too exciting or exotic, but here goes…

Kenwood HTIB (cheap but not bad value at the time)
Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble ??? (can't recall which one)
Polk RT-5 (really liked these)
Polk RT-16 as LCR, LS-f/x as surrounds and RT-7 as surround backs.
Some DIY things that sounded nice enough but looked horrific
A Yammy DSP-3050 soundbar (decent soundbar, but a sound bar nonetheless)
Rythmik F15HP
DefTech UIW RCS II LCR, UIW RSS II Surrounds & Rears
2x SVS SB-2000 on the way
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post #100 of 108 Old 04-09-14, 11:33 PM
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Re: Personal Speaker Evolution Thread

What would really be interesting is the personal speaker evolution paired on a timeline with something else people can relate to (e.g., vacations, cars, marriage, kids, age ld dude: )… although, if I did cars, I'd have to add a few predecessors to the speaker evolution (cheap headphones, boom box, toshiba all-in-one tuner/tape/record-player thingy). Of course, those were relatively in-line with my cars at the time (3rd hand 1976 Malibu Classic wagon, 3rd hand 1980 Plymouth Volare wagon w/ on-the-floor stick shift, 2nd hand 1980 Buick Regal Coupe with sagging door and headliner, bad radiator and rebuilt tranny, Dodge Colt with windows that resonated at ~72 mph and a melted-out back bumper)… come to think of it, that Toshiba was high-end compared to my cars!
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