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View Poll Results: What speakers would you like to see in the $2,500 speakers evaluation event?
Ascend Acoustics Sierra Tower (RAAL Tweeter) 399 20.61%
Anthony Gallo Classico CL-4 153 7.90%
Canton Ergo 690 DC 149 7.70%
Definitive Tech BP-8080ST 271 14.00%
Dynaudio DM 3/7 533 27.53%
Golden Ear Triton Two 339 17.51%
GT Audio Works GTA 1 38 1.96%
Magnepan 1.7 545 28.15%
MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL 597 30.84%
Paradigm Studio 60 565 29.18%
Philharmonic Slim Tower 135 6.97%
RBH Sound 1266-SE 79 4.08%
Salk Songtowers RT (RAAL Tweeter) 357 18.44%
Tannoy Precision 6.2 433 22.37%
Tekton Seas Pendragon 199 10.28%
Vandersteen 2ce Signature ll 307 15.86%
Von Schweikert VR-22 192 9.92%
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post #61 of 275 Old 09-12-13, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: $2,500 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

And we have 6 votes for DO NOT VOTE FOR MORE THAN THREE

LOL ... I kind of expected it... really I did.


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Hi all,

I'm missing any of the better European active monitors in this list.

On a limited budget (anything except cost-no-object, that is), I'd always recommend saving the $ on a power amp and expensive speaker cables and buying high-end active studio monitors such as:
Genelec 8040B,
Dynaudio Acoustics BM6AMkII,
Focal Solo6 Be, or
Adam Professional Audio A8X.

I have 2 pairs of Genelecs (both with subwoofers) here at home and love them, and the cabling is much easier! (Use a balanced pre-amp, of course.) The University here has a mix of Dynaudio and Adam active monitors and they also provide fantastic price/performance ratios. Avoid the "also ran" non-audiophile brands like Mackie, Behringer, M-Audio, JBL, Event, etc.

...just a thought; I'm not trying to pick a fight...

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Perhaps powered monitors are something we can look at in the future.

How about the Emotiva Stealth 8 ... although it ain't European.
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Re: $2,500 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

Great idea! Best wishes with the event. - Treelady
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Re: $2,500 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

I don't know what I missed for the last century,
but I can't see the Thiels anywhere on this list.
Somebody care to bring me in, real quick?
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Re: $2,500 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

I haven't heard the Emotivas...
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Hello Home Theater Enthusiasts,

I would not choose any of these speakers. Instead, I am drawn to high fidelity products rather than fashionable names.

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I voted for the Paradigms, Pendragons and the Van Schweikerts. Not that I've had the opportunity to hear any of these, but I'd like to see how they stack up with the competition. Looking forward to reading the results.
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I voted for the Paradigms. I would love to have some in my future theater room.
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Voted for the quarter wave tubes against the reference Paradigm. You should as well.
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Re: $2,500 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

I voted for the Maggies primarily. I've never heard better sound than what Magnepan has been able to accomplish. The MG20's have to be heard to be believed. I'm curious how the smaller ones stack up with the box speakers (not a huge fan of 99% of boxes).
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Re: $2,500 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

I voted for the Von Schweikert VR-22 Since I have owned the VR-4 MKII for close to 10 years now even though I have tried in vain to replace them on numerous occasions. I am curious to hear what Albert has come up with since.

I voted for the Magnepan 1.7 since at one point in time I owned the 1.6 and thought they were great speakers for music so it would be fun to see the new version in an evaluation.

The Tekton Seas Pendragon I have had the pleasure of listening to at a friends house a few times and think it is an excellent speaker. I think it would be great to see how it compares to others.

I guess I just picked speakers that I have experienced and was impressed with what these manufacturers can produce.

If I could add a speaker to the line-up I would really like to see how the Triad Gold LCR's stack up. I run the older versions in my theater and love them, I hear the new version is even better.
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