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Sometimes I run across some really weird or unusual... or maybe it's rare or amazing... either way it's interesting to see some of these things.

If you find something that fits... copy the image here if possible.

Big speakers always fascinate me...

Check out these JBL 4350 Studio Monitors going for 11 grand over at Audiogon...



 

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gee sonnie, I gotta admit the stradivari are (to my eyes) goooorgous.

Hmm, in comparison the JBL's...just pale....

Why is it that so many 'high end' stuff I see is in a room that looks..not really set up for high fidelity??
 

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Why is it that so many 'high end' stuff I see is in a room that looks..not really set up for high fidelity??
That's what struck me, as well. All too typical.

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Without first hand knowledge or even any real product knowledge (other than a little JBL stuff) I get the distinct impression that the jbl's would probably walk all over the stradvaris for reproduction quality.
The stradivari, to me, look like they spent as much time designing them to look like highend gear as they did designing at an accoustic level. where as the jbl's have just got that "ugly but it's functional" look.
 

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I don't know, drf. I haven't experienced the Stradivaris, but I have experienced the Amatis (smaller, also floorstanders), as well as a Sonus Faber bookshelf (Cremona, maybe?).

They are beautiful speakers, and they are no joke. They are very nice speakers.

Now, the JBLs... Those are really ugly -- they look like some old-school Pioneer stuff you'd find at a garage sale. At 11k, they're expensive, no doubt. Price doesn't always relate to performance, but I'm sure they're fine speakers. But they're ugly.
 

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These are Kharma Grand, Enigmas selling for $1,000, 000


Or how about these
Acapella Audio Arts, Sphaeron Excaliburs for $325,000


These are my favorite, I love the looks of them.
Von Schweikert Audio, VR -11s $150,000


I couldn't see having these in my living room, just too large.
Platinum Audio, Air Pulse 3.1 References $130,000
 

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At 220lbs each / 440lbs for the pair, the Pass Labs X1000 class A mono blocks can output 1000 watts RMS into 8 ohms, 2000 watts into 4 ohms, 4000 watts into 2 ohms.

The best part is you can snag a pair of these in excellent condition (9/10) from Audiogon for only $10,000. Original retail is $24,000.



I guess you'll need a forklift to get them in your AV rack... :yikes:
 

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Wow, Sonnie...those have to be near the height of consumer excess and among the least Earth friendly CE products made. According to the X1000.5 specs page, they consume 700 watts at idle. :rubeyes: So not only do you pay up front, those of us in warmer climates especially, would see a significant increase in cooling costs.

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I guess I don't have the biggest sub box:crying:

The room itself as it has been shaped is a horn below 20 Hz, then actually the holes in the floor are not really the final mouths below this frequency and the length from the throat to the listening position is half of a wavelength of 10 Hz. That is why we are getting response down to 10Hz better than 30 Hz.

Rare, weird, unusual, amazing etc.........:rubeyes::rubeyes::thud:



http://www.royaldevice.com/custom.htm
 

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SUBWOOOOOOOFER...

On ebay for $8,200.00

* 6,000 RMS, 12,000 peak music power

* 23" tall

* 369 lbs.

* 900 ounce strontium ferrite magnet with extended magnetic field gap technology

* Carbon fiber and glass fiber dust cap with aluminum honeycomb center

* Expanded polypropylene cone with mica filler for reduced mass and increased stiffness

* FEA designed progressive roll spider with 10 AWG integrated tinsel leads woven in to allow for 2.5” of linear cone movement one way

* Aluminum shorting ring

* 6.5” voice coil with 17 AWG high temperature aluminum wire in a flat wound, long-excursion design incorporating 2.5” of Xmax

* Aluminum heatsink to maintain the optimum voice-coil temperature





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I've seen that horn sub construction before... but had forgotten about it. I imagine that would be hard to top.
 

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Originally $23,000 ... you can pick up this pair of Tenor Audio W75i OTL tube integrated monoblocks for $9900.

 

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If you are considering any of the above... you'll need some high end cables as well.

- 2 pairs of Virtual Dynamics Genesis 1.0 speaker cable, 14 ft long.
Retail @ $28,291.00/pr, sale @ $13,990.00/pr


- 4 Virtual Dynamics Genesis 1.0 power cable, 7 ft long.
Retail @ $15,332.00/ea, sale @ 6,990.00/ea.


- 2 pairs of Virtual Dynamics Revelation RCA interconnect, 2 meter long,
Retail @ $7,605.00/pr. Sale @ $3,590.00/pr
 
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