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Old 4th December 2016, 10:27 PM   #11
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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
I would hear a lot of legendary speakers... WE555 are hugly, but a lot of people love them.
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Old 4th December 2016, 10:29 PM   #12
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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
Its seems like I've spent hours, days, months... or even a decade reading that BtA thread! And I'm no closer to deciding on what to use for my Papa amps today than when I started it!
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Old 4th December 2016, 10:33 PM   #13
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do you need to go further than looking above Papa's shoulder ?
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Old 4th December 2016, 11:03 PM   #14
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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?
Klipsch Jubilees for deep pockets. Change the driver out for a Tad is what is trendy now. Some diy speakers that are outstanding for the price are Cornscala's by Bob Crites. Then there are Used K-horns and LaScala's for decent prices. I am using some modified LaScala's with a good big sub.
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Old 4th December 2016, 11:24 PM   #15
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do you need to go further than looking above Papa's shoulder ?
Not if I could find a pair of used Tannoys like his set up in the upside down Imperial cabs! Just a leeetle out of my budget. But I keep looking on CList hoping for a miracle to present itself before someone else scoops it up!
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Old 4th December 2016, 11:50 PM   #16
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wdecho gave you sound advice

besides , look at pispeakers.com

also , Papa is having Cathedrals , brand new .......

etc.

all roads are leading to Rome , especially if you travel with smile .....
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Old 5th December 2016, 11:04 AM   #17
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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

You made me think to a guy who wanted to retired too.
He had a big system with Vitaxox comp. d. , multi cellular horn, 4 way etc...
I hasked him, how he will listen music, and he show me an WE713 pair, (he present me this like a tresor...).
He wanted to make a little sytstem with that.
An ohther, have passed a very long time making vacum amp and big system, and know he ave a pair of WE555.
W.E. must have something spécial...
WE753C are legendary too.
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Old 5th December 2016, 11:27 AM   #18
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Gentlemen,
This speaker discussion is very interesting. I'm actually looking at new speakers
for a small room (11 feet x 18 feet x 8feet) but have never considered these
big speakers before. In your experience is this something I might look into or is the
room simply too small for them?

I was at a dealer last week and he had an F7 driving a pair of these:

http://www.gershmanacoustics.com/upl...p_brochure.jpg

Sounded mighty fine.
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They're not that big. Tweeter and midrange are close together so near field listening should work well. I would say if you liked their sound it's a worth a try.
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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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