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Old 12th May 2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default You don't see these very often

I was cruising though Eb8( As you do when bored ) and found these for sale.

Who has this sort of style these days? Who has that sort of lounge-room?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/JBL-PARAGON-J...%3A14|294%3A50

What a statement these must have made when new!!
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Old 12th May 2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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I have to admit I totally go in for this look and would own this in a second if;

A. I had that much disposable income

and

B. I had a room large enough that it didn't look ridiculous in it.

The rest of my house is decorated in a mid century modern look and these would fit
right in...
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Old 12th May 2009, 11:51 PM   #3
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I'm right there with you. Or gettng there, anyway. I love the Paragon. But you do need a BIG wall to put it on.
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Old 13th May 2009, 02:03 AM   #4
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As a piece of furniture its very nice, as a loudspeaker system its totally obsolete. It belongs in a museum, not in a listening room. And unless he's had ALL the drivers rebuilt, they aren't any good any more.

I have actually seen and heard the Parragon. But I was young and nieve and probably more swayed by the brand and the apperance. Although I did own the exact complement of drivers for many years.
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Old 13th May 2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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The JBL Ranger-Paragons are absolutely beautiful when you see them for yourself - the pictures don't begin to do them justice, like a photo of a Jaguar XK-E doesn't begin to convey the sheer beauty of the car. Without question, the most beautiful loudspeakers ever made, and that includes the JBL Hartsfield and Olympus, the and the big Tannoys.

Sonics - well, hmm, unfortunately they don't sound the way they look.
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Old 13th May 2009, 10:27 PM   #6
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Sonics - well, hmm, unfortunately they don't sound the way they look.
I disagree. They have the best bass of any credenza I've ever heard!
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Old 13th May 2009, 10:29 PM   #7
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So, essentially a $15,000 coffee table...

I guess I won't bid

My tastes are pretty wide open when it comes to sound. I like everything from
the hard edge solid state sound (HI-fi) to the 12" full rangers I am using now with a SE 6BQ5 amp(not Hi-fi). I loved the Altec Valencias I had until recently, but I don't think even die hard Altec fans would call them accurate or uncolored. They are all just different flavors to choose from imo. If I had it my way every room in my house would be a sound room, each with a different take on what good sound was. I guess I am a bonafide gearslut.


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Old 13th May 2009, 11:10 PM   #8
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What about a TANNOY EDINBURG for 3.000,00 (), new on the outside/second hand, for my region/area. What's their value internationally. I don't know why but I'm convinced they are better than the new JBL's LS80 for ~2.300,00 () price tag. Taxes are 19% already inc., dont give importance to this.

More: Dunlavy SC-III - 1.500,00 () (s/h)
Monitor Audio Gold Reference 10 - 600,00 () (s/h)
Tannoy Glenair 15 - 2.500,00 () (s/h), this don't look so nice as the "Edinburgs", maybe would go in a modern large flat, because they are tall also (low sensitivity).
Look at this one realy inviting:
Thiel CS3.6 - 1.500,00 () (s/h) (must keep or not?/maybe to much.)
KEF Q35 - 200,00 () (s/h)
Is there a must keep? The "Edinburgs" I know already, thanks.
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Old 13th May 2009, 11:14 PM   #9
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It is a little high for a coffee table, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The seller is just too far away for me to go and audition so Lynn & Dr Geddes I'll have to take your word for the awful sonics.
Shame that they don't sound as good as they look.

If you used them as a display for the silverware would they walk/vibrate off the edges??
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Shame that they don't sound as good as they look.
Personally I find looks and sonics negatively correlated. You have to choose which is most important to you.
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