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    dreamy...

    hehe, i've decided to put together a little thread for some "regular man's" "dream speakers"

    so, a budget of between like $5000 and $15000
    stand mound or floorstanding, flat panel or box, anything really...

    here are a few cool ones that i've found:

    Coincident speakers: Total Victory II


    Frequency Response: 26 Hz 40Khz
    Impedance: 10 ohms
    Sensitivity: 97 db @ 1m 1 watt
    Power Requirements: 3 watts 300 watts
    Dimensions: 52" H x 9" W x 22" D
    Weight: 200 lbs ea.
    Driver Compliment: (per speaker)

    * 1- Isodynamic Planar Ribbon Tweeter
    * 2-3" Fabric Dome Midranges
    * 2-6.5 " Paper Treated Midbass Woofers
    * 4-8" Heavy Duty Paper Treated Woofers

    Price: $12,999 US /pr


    well, theres a start, have fun!

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    My dreams are kinda pedestrian...

    I'd love to have a dedicated 2 channel room, with some high priced swag.

    1. Tube monoblocs...
    2. Highend CDP and decent cables
    3. The real drool piece... B&W 903's done to a turn...

    Ahh well... don't cost nuthin' to dream...

    Da Worfster

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    Easy, the Focus Audio FS-888 are the absolute best sub $10K speakers I've ever heard...I know of three shops in a few cities I travel to for work, and I always try to make a pitstop.
    Absolutely incredible, and surprisingly simple.

    FWIW, I recently heard the Focus Audio Master series FM2, quite possibly the best, most realistic sounding speaker I've heard to date, but at $27,000, it's even beyond the realm of dreams for me....looks like they borrowed a few style cues from Von Schweikert, but the sound is all their own....
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    These do it for me......
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    Is it OK if I dream small?

    A pair of Magnepan 3.6's,
    A CC3 center,
    2 pair of MC1's for surrounds & rears,

    A PS Audio GCA-500 500 stereo amp,
    A Parasound Halo A51 5 channel amp,

    & a Parasound Halo C1 controller.
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    only the speakers, i'd go for the b&w 802d's (i would pick the 800d or the 801d but that wouldn't fit in the budget.
    http://www.bwspeakers.co.uk/
    they come at 12k a pair

    these would also fit the budget i guess
    http://www.vonschweikert.com/vr4jr.html
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    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    cool cool, i was just surfin some random audio sites and saw that speaker..

    ooo, we'll have to see the prices of the new Apogees that are coming out, i'd LOVE to have one of those, lol

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    Bernds's Zings will do just fine.
    Either that or Proac Response D80 or 100


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    Some of mine:

    O'Heocha D2-Saturn (those "Men in Black" looking ones I posted a picture of in another thread) -- they went for US$3-4K, last time I checked, I suspect it's more than that by now (it was many years ago)

    Supposedly Nearfield Acoustics Pipedreams start in the US$12K range now, I would seriously consider those, if I came into that kind of money.

    I don't really like the look of these Reimer Tetons, but they're supposed to sound excellent, and at ~US$7K.

    I would also seriously consider Soliloquy's top of the line 6.5is (the original 6.5 was in the US$6K+ range, so...go figure...).

    Oh, and Martin Logan's...and Thiels...and...

    Oh! And Focal -- either the 1027 Be or perhaps the Diva Be (US$11.5K/pair).

    ...and...
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    I rather fancy these ...

    Quote Originally Posted by audio_dude
    hehe, i've decided to put together a little thread for some "regular man's" "dream speakers"

    so, a budget of between like $5000 and $15000
    stand mound or floorstanding, flat panel or box, anything really...

    ...
    well, theres a start, have fun!
    Sound Lab electrostatics. The picture is the A1 at about $19k; to keep it under $15k, I could go for the similar, smaller A3's, about $14k.
    ...
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    cool, i like those, but if its curved, wouldn't the sound fields cross each other?

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    I've also been curious about VMPS loudspeakers. List price of Super Tower III is above the rules here. How about RM/X. I think someone on this site used to own a pair but not sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by audio_dude
    cool, i like those, but if its curved, wouldn't the sound fields cross each other?
    Yeah, that's called the "sweet spot". (Unless I'm misunderstanding you.)
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    I'm more interested in their sound than their looks:

    Elac FS 609 X-P1 (http://www.elac.com/en/products/six1...hp?c=fs609_xpi)

    If they were in this price range, I'd also like to audition the Dynaudio Confidence.

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    i'll go for the Vandersteen 5a




    and the Aerial Acoustic 20T

    AR MGC-1, AR C225 PS, M&K V-1B, Pioneer VSX 47TX, Oppo BDP-83, Squeezebox v3, Vortexbox Appliance.

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    As a current Sound Labs owner, I am naturally biased (no pun intended) towards their magic.

    Another truly great speaker in this price range I've heard is the Magneplanar 20.1. I've been a fan of Maggies since I first heard Tympanis back in '74. Owned a pair of MG-IIs. They are capable of resolving differences in the finest of components. I first heard them driven by a Burmester CDP through a Conrad-Johnson ART preamp and Joule Rite-of-Passage amps using Nordost Valhalla cables.

    Without a doubt, the very best HT system I've heard is Harry Pearson's review system at Seacliff. The very same pair of 20.1s in the front with double MMGC centers and 3.6 rears. Four Nola Thunderbolt subwoofers. Edge multichannel amp. Conrad-Johnson multi-channel pre. Meitner transport and DAC. Naturally, Nordost Valhalla speaker, interconnect and power cabling throughout.

    Incredible. Simply incredible.

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    I guess my choice is (and was when I bought them) the Tyler Acoustics Linbrook Signature System at $5K/pr.
    or maybe the Tyler Woodmeres at $10K/pr.:

    Linbrook Signature System and the Woodmere

    OK, with my moniker, what speakers did you *think* I was going to say... ;-)

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    apogee coming back! 14 days!!!!!

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