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post #11 of 108 Old 01-07-10, 10:06 AM
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In the 70's I built a pair of speakers using a 8"? Radio Shack woofer and a horn tweeter.
Next, also 70's I bought a pair of Radio Shack 3-way speakers. my mother still uses one on her screened-in-porch.
Mid 70's I built a sealed 2-way using Rat Shack parts. i covered the speakers with laminate.
Late 70's I bought a large pair of Kenwood speakers using a 10" woofer. May have been LSK series. At this point I started running my TV through my speakers and have done so ever since.
Late 70's won a store drawing for some small aluminum enclosed speakers using a 4" driver and soft dome tweeter. Started using these as surrounds. Still have these in storage.
Early 80's I bought a pair of Yamaha NS-690 III. I still have these speakers in storage. They are in excellent shape.
In 1988 I paired the yamaha's with Infinity surrounds for surround sound. later adding an Infinity center for full 4.0 (mains, center and single channel for surround). Today the Infinity center is in storage and the Infinity surrounds are mounted on the wall of my screened-in-porch.
In 1995 I added a NHT SW2P subwoofer. First powered sub invented I believe. Still have the sub in storage.
1999 built a family room with one end for the HT, using RBH SI-760's and RBH 661SE's paired with ED A7S-450.
2008 converted a second room into a dedicated HT using RBH-WM30 on-wall speakers and five DIY subs. WM-30's used as mid high units crossed to subs at 100Hz. All in a 1,250CF room.
2010, placed three Klipsch RB-35's up front (center behind AT screen) and used RBH WM-30's for surrounds.
2010 Placed three JTR T8's up front (center behind AT screen) and used the Klipsch RB-35's for surround.

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Re: Personal Speaker Evolution Thread

Hello,
Wow. There are some straight up classics in this thread. David, your list is simply sick.
Here goes mine:
1997: Paradigm 7SE MKIII (purchased my freshman year at UGA)
2001: Thiel CS 1.5's
2002: Martin Logan Aerius i (start of dedicated 2 channel system)
2003: Paradigm Studio 100 V2 (2) Studio CC, Paradigm Servo 15
2007: Martin Logan Vantage, Martin Logan Stage, Martin Logan Vista
2009: Martin Logan Depth (Servo 15 died and completed 5.1 ML system)
Cheers,
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AVR/SSP: Denon AVR-4520CI
Electronics: OPPO BDP-93
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David, your list is simply sick.

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Thanks. I wish I still owned some of those... I loved the EV VOTT system but it was traded for a Halcro amp and preamp, and the LATs were sold last year. I loved those things but I needed a cash hit.
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Re: Personal Speaker Evolution Thread

My list is fairly short in comparison to most here..

~1995 Atlantic Technology 250 5.1 System

Those were stolen out of my garage while we were staining the floors of my house. With the insurance proceeds I was able to get

~2002 Paradigm Studio 60's v2, Paradigm Studio Center v2, Paradigm ADP 370's, Paradigm PW2000
This is the system that is used in my main room

~2005 Usher 2.5 DIY kit from Zalytron
these are used in my "man cave" system
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Heathkit 8" two-way mono '69
Marantz bookshelf (daughter still uses with paisley fabric) '74
Smaller Advent (stereo) '75 (cat pee made them garage sale fodder)
Cambridge SW (several) gave away to kids '89
inherited Advents (still have - two woofers later)
Paradigm Studio 100s Pro (plus Paradigm HT 5.1)
Magnepan 3.6s (plus HT Maggies)
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I'll start in 1976 although I had speakers before then.
Apr 1976 sold AR2's for B&O S-70's
2 months later heard Magneplanar MG1's
2 weeks later sold B&O's and bought Magneplanar MG-1's
1978 traded up to MG-2's
1981 traded up to MG3's
1984 traded in MG-3's for Acoustat Model 3's
1988 traded in Model 3's for Model 4's
1994 sold Model 4's for 2+2's
1998 sold 2+2's for Spectra 22's
2000 added Model 1's for surround speakers

ARC SP9 MKIII, VPI HW19, Rega RB300, Marcof PPA1, Shure, Sumiko, Ortofon cartridges: Marantz CD63SE, Yamaha DVD-S1800,, MSB Link D2A, Emotiva XDA-2, Accuphase T101 tuner, TEAC V7010, Emotiva UMC-200: Front speakers: Acoustat Spectra 22 ESL's, DBX223sx, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2 12" Transmission Line Subs, Behringer DSP1124P, 2 Crown XLS-402 Rear speakers: Acoustat Model 1 ESL, Paradigm X-30, 2 Adcom GFA-545, Acoustat SPW-1 Woofer.

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I started in the early 70s with speakers that didn't fold out of the amplifier/turntable...LOL.

Dahlquist DQ10s
DCM Time Window 1As
Vandersteen 2 CIs
Mirage M3sis
Aerial 10Ts
Eggleston Works Andras
I knew I forgot one pair (at least), I had a 3 way floorstanding kinda pyramid shaped pair of ESS speakers (forgot model #) that used Heil Air Motion Transformers for tweeters...they had what I considered great sound for their day and their imaging and treble was to die for!

By the way Sonnie, what an excellent idea for a thread...

I get up...I get the paper...I read the obituaries...if I don't see my name; I go ahead and have breakfast! George Burns.

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Hello,
Joe, Eggleston Works makes some of the finest Speakers in the World. I must say many of us are quite blessed to have had some of the finest Speakers that have ever been on the market. This evolution list is quite impressive.
Cheers,
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AVR/SSP: Denon AVR-4520CI
Electronics: OPPO BDP-93
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Thanks for the compliment JJ...you aren;t exactly listening to chopped liver either I see...VERY nice rig you have there! I'm willing to bet your monthly power bill would render most folks speechless.
Cheers...

I get up...I get the paper...I read the obituaries...if I don't see my name; I go ahead and have breakfast! George Burns.

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Hello,
Joe, I really do feel blessed to have the system that I do. Sadly my predilection for High Powered Class A/B with a high Class A Bias coupled with power hog Speakers probably do not make my HT Energy Star Certified. Throw in living in Southwestern Florida and indeed the bill is painful.
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Speakers: Martin Logan Vantage (Mains), Martin Logan Stage (Center), Martin Logan Vista (Surrounds), Martin Logan Montages (Surrounds) Hsu Research VTF-15h MK2, Martin Logan Descent i (Subwoofer)
Amplification: Aragon 8008bb, Parasound HCA-3500, Parasound HCA-2205 AT, Parasound HCA-1000a
AVR/SSP: Denon AVR-4520CI
Electronics: OPPO BDP-93
Gaming Consoles: Sony PS4, Xbox 360 S (250 gb)
Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60, Sony KDL-55EX500, Sony KD-34XBR910
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