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Old 20th May 2008, 07:32 AM   #11
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Monitor Audio Silver 9i

Though these will eventually be replaced with a pair of the Amish 45/97, which is a Troels Gravesen design from:

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Amish_8545_9500.htm

I have all the components, but need to build the cabinets, unfortunately I have been distracted by my OPA627 buffer for my preamp and the fish tank lid I had to build to keep the girlfriend happy!
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Old 20th May 2008, 02:41 PM   #12
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My current lineup includes:

Magnepan SMG a/b running at a 4 ohm load - easily drives my 3886 to clipping at louder volume! Still sounds great. I love the sound of these ribbons.

Parts Express BR-1 with modded crossover...good stereo imaging (depending on placement)

An old pair of DCM CX-07 from the early 90's. Still sound quite good....but could use a new woofer - anybody got recommend a suitable replacement?

And last but not least a pair of Fostex FE103 back loaded horn design....Fostex recommended enclosure.

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Old 21st May 2008, 04:56 PM   #13
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Zaph ZD5s. They're very inefficient at only 83dB/W/m but this doesn't seem to be much of a problem. I don't listen at high volumes much and 50W is plenty
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Old 22nd May 2008, 07:55 AM   #14
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Old 22nd May 2008, 01:56 PM   #15
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Hey, i have to buy some new nice-sounding speakers for my chipamps (100W Bridged, 100W LME49810, no 10W or less and high sensitivity requires hand-macthing of neighbours). My ideas where the arround $1K tannoy (between DC2 and DC6) Monitor audio, B&W bookshelf and Kef iQ. Any advise?
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Old 22nd May 2008, 04:47 PM   #16
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DIY! If you have $1000 to spend I cannot recommend Zaph's ZD5s enough, though I will admit for a lot less money you can come very close in terms of performance...
There are many excellent designs out there to fit everyones needs, I'd recommend asking over in the Loudspeaker forum.
Many people also really enjoy fullrangers with chipamps

If DIY isn't an option, I have used my GC with a pair of MA GR10s and it sounds lovely
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Old 22nd May 2008, 05:29 PM   #17
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Talking of Monitor Audio, I heard a pair of GR60's bi-amped by (4) 'basic' GC's and they sounded fabulous!
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Old 22nd May 2008, 07:52 PM   #18
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Talking of Monitor Audio, I heard a pair of GR60's bi-amped by (4) 'basic' GC's and they sounded fabulous!
There is one thing that deters me from buying monitor audio loudspeakers, and the thing is that i've read about both people who loved them and people who hated them. This does not happen with tannoys or kef's. Stereophile has a good review of one of the iQ's, despite alien's perception of sound is ok i would also like to hear something from humans. What about JBL's?
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Old 22nd May 2008, 08:54 PM   #19
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I have some 7" and 8" wideband (almost full range) drivers. They're 4 ohms, done 1st order so they're more like 5 ohms (cheap inductor). They have a cap so small that its not even in the audio band, and that's directly across the terminals. Its for speed, via inductance compensation.

I also have some rather speedy 12" at 4 ohm woofers, also with the cheap inductor, so they're more like 5 ohms. They're done standard 2nd order, with the resulting cap boost filling a hole in their response quite nicely. Just one of them is about 98db on the first watt.

I tend to choose tweeters that are "the higher the louder" format, just because, if the FR chart goes like a slippery slide, hey!, at least there's no crazy peaks. Of course, this makes my wideband drivers have to play clear up to 4k. Its done via driver selection.

Generally, there's more than two loudspeakers in use; however, the main two channels play on classic hifi, except. . .

There's the most haywired preamplifier ever--a quad parallel arrangement with a baxandall. It can be switched on or off, depending on the type of music played.

The chipamps? Either LM1875's or TDA7294's, and sometimes both.

Well, that's my computer speakers and amps. There's something a bit larger in the workshop.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 12:03 AM   #20
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I have a TDA2050 mono amp for my guitar, I am using celestion vintage-30 G12... sounds great!
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