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Old 4th December 2016, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Speakers Worthy of Pass Amps?

After unintentionally hijacking the Sony VFET Part 2 thread asking for opinions
on speakers that excel with Papa's amps, I've decided to ask my questions in a new thread.

What speaker design do you find most satisfying and/or revealing for our beloved 25 watt Pass amps?

Is your amp SE or PP or do you have both?

Do you prefer a 3 way, 2 way, passive, biamped, or full range?

OB or box?

Ancient technology or new high tech drivers?

I'm especially interested in hearing impressions from those who have experienced
different combinations of the above to see if there are common threads that arise.

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Your english is very good being it is your second language.
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Proton76, your english is much better than my ________. (Fill in the blank)

Where do you cross over your drivers?

And yes, thanks for sharing info on your speaks. My next challenge is to decide on a set of speakers that are efficient, and worthy of my Pass amps!
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Old 4th December 2016, 09:00 PM   #2
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Most useful, especially now that we have some information on your speakers. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Hi

I am intersted to know if you have a pair of TAD for the bass and a pai of radian ?
Do you drive them with a F5 ?
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Old 4th December 2016, 09:22 PM   #3
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Proton76, your english is much better than my ________. (Fill in the blank)

Where do you cross over your drivers?

And yes, thanks for sharing info on your speaks. My next challenge is to decide on a set of speakers that are efficient, and worthy of my Pass amps!
____French____

I cross over the TAD at 650Hz, I could choose between 500Hz to 1Khz, those drivers are good for a large range.
The TAD is more precise, the 406 has a better 'texture' (I don't know what is the word, it's less 'disembodied')

For the 406 I use a sort of small horn in the spirit of the voice of the theater or of the ALTEC 816. The natural cut off of thoses horn is 150Hz, so I have no choice.
I had a pair 515 with a pair of 816 before, I had apreciated this very much for the "punch"...
I have a litle "punch" with the 406, but nothing compare to the voice of the theater.
Without the horn I would have cut around 100Hz.

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Mighty ZM, what speaker set up do you find most satisfying for our Papa amps?

Do you prefer 2 way or 3 way? Old school ancient drivers like altec, jbl, etc. or new tech like TAD & Radian BE?
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whatever you fancy ............

I'm generally sucker for speakers

anyway :

- I have RCA LC1B in workshop
- these in living room
-constructed some nice ones ..... for instance with Sonido drivers -
-have bunch of drivers on shelves , going from 8" FR , through 13" ER , come old compression squawkers

I like them all , as long there is something substantial as bass foundation , they don't need plenty of Watts ( then you have sensitivity (not mixing it with efficiency)) ....and as long I'm getting them for sane amount of greenies .........
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Whaaat?? you actually use your LC1Bs? As rare as they are, now I'm really impressed! I've only read about their magic.

Not long ago I saw a pair for sale for an outrageous price. They were really beat up with all of their peaks smooshed in!

Your other projects are very fantugly indeed!
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I'm using them every day ....... they're made for that

apart form replaced surround ( magic hands of Aleksandar RAAL) , everything else is intact ......
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I'm using them every day ....... they're made for that

apart form replaced surround ( magic hands of Aleksandar RAAL) , everything else is intact ......

I will send a pic later...
What drivers do you like between 100Hz and 700hz with a compression driver ?
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well , I'm in sort of Audio-retirement , as they say for Tannoy users ..... stop complicating things , and chill

decade or even more ago , I would go , say , with something as Beyond the Ariel route, nowadays I'm not investing more efforts than needed for spks I mentioned in #2395

besides that , count on fact that I'm cheapskate ....... really not having enough greenies to go with olde WE horns and WE555 (decent clone , most probably) , which would be my logical choice
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