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Old 1st March 2006, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default What are the best speakers you've heard with a gainclone?

I'm looking to build or buy a pair of speakers that will synergize with my gainclone amps. I notice that sakura systems has a single driver speaker that they sell for $1500 I once used some small and cheap singlr driver computer speakers that had some very interesting properties with the clone. My current speakers are old polks. Has anyone got something that really really like?
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Old 1st March 2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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Should probably post in the full range forum............


Any speaker IMO that sounds good on a chip amp is one with high efficiency, (louder) and also had good clear treble, and tight bass.
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Old 2nd March 2006, 08:16 AM   #3
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I am still in the process of sourcing a set (seem to have more money available everytime I set my mind on one ), but I have noticed a few guys running ribbon tweeters comment that they are able to hear some changes in sounds after tweaks to their GCs which are not apparent on their other speakers..
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Monitor Audio GR60's powered by four bog standard inverting GC's. One of the best systems I have ever heard!
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Old 2nd March 2006, 09:48 AM   #5
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Vintage fullranger's -german,japanese or british.

I'am sitting here listening to a pair of Pioneer TS1615 speakers mounted in my work room wall. These are 80's coaxial car drivers and sound simply amazing -very efficient to boot.

You don't have to spend loads of money for good sounds.

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Old 2nd March 2006, 09:53 AM   #6
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Well Shoog reminded me that my Goodmans 201's also sound excellent with the GC's but of course they are not so easy to source!

The GC's do like an 'easy' speaker and single drivers with no crossover are the way to go!

The One- this subject has been discussed here previously so a good search should turn up quite a lot of information!
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A pair of Mission Pilastros...

Absolutely mind blowing.

The hifi shop that allowed me to do the dem were astounded at the little gainclone and battery pre combo's performance - subtly beating many amps at the 5k mark...

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I have Martin Logan speakers that are nothing short of heaven, but for the money,

I suggest klipsch.

I took my LM4780 to my dealer and tried several speakers. The Klipshc are great for efficiency and the horn really shines with this amp.

A good starting pair is around $200.00.

Price value is HUGE in my opinion.

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I have Martin Logan speakers that are nothing short of heaven, but for the money,
Just to confirm Dominick, the MLs work well with a GC?
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the MLs work well with a GC?
Sure they do. You just need a hundred in parallel.
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