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    AR Junior Member sgt bass08's Avatar
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    Talking Pictures of your dream speakers

    Hi guys i wanted to do a thread about what would be your dream speaker if money wasnt a issue .There are loads off speakers out there worth thousands but if you had to choose your favorite speakers what would it be .my would be the B&W 802D this speakers uses the same midrange and tweeter layout as the larger 800D and 801D, but its twin 200mm (8 in) bass drivers are housed in a narrower and more compact cabinet, making it ideal for those listeners that value the detail and imaging of the larger systems, but prefer a smaller aspect.



    Description
    3-way vented-box system

    Freq. Response
    34Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis

    Freq. Range
    -6dB at 27Hz and 33kHz

    Sensitivity
    90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)

    Normal Impedance
    8ohms (minimum 3.5 ohms)

    Power Handling
    50W - 500W into 8 ohms on unclipped programme

    Drive Units
    Unit 1: 1x 25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
    Unit 2: 1x 150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST midrange
    Unit 3: 2x 200mm (8 in) Rohacell® cone bass

    Dispersion
    Description: Within 2dB of reference response
    Horizontal: over 60º arc
    Vertical: over 10º arc

    Harmonic Distortion
    2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
    <1% 40Hz - 100kHz
    <0.5% 70Hz - 100kHz

    Crossover Frequency
    350Hz, 4kHz

    Max. Recommended Cable Impedance
    0.1 ohms

    Dimensions
    Height: 1135mm (44.7in) (not including feet)
    Width: 368mm (14.5in)
    Depth: 563mm (22.2in)

    Net Weight
    80kg (176 lb)

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    I Perfer To Feel Bass On My Chest Then Not To Feel It At All

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    Monitor Audio Platinum PL300

    Either those or some electrostats.

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    No single answer

    So many great speakers out there that I don't think I can give definitive answer. Let me accept my current stereo listening room as a constraint -- that's a biggie. For sure I like planars, and Magneplanar MG 3.6R is most likely what I'd get if I have that much spare change.

    On the other hand, I'd love to try full-range ribbons. Florian's Apogee Grandes would be fabulous but won't fit in my listening room. A realistic alternative might be these Analysis Omegas
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    Given my predilections, this is what I'd like: Revel Ultima2 Salon. This four-way design runs from 24Hz (-3dB) to 45kHz, but plan on lots of power as its sensitivity is 86dB.
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    I like sulung tang.

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    Hey guys there some nice speakers im liking feanor they look crazy.i caint wait to see basite and audio amateur speakers Lol.but yeah guys keep them coming .
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    A pair of Thiel CS3.7's, which might be a realistic future vision




    or if money was totally no object:



    a pair of Verity Audio Lohengrin's, or Avalon Isis' or Eidilon diamonds...

    Keep them spinning,
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    Mcintosh MA6400 Integrated
    Double Advent speakers
    Thiel CS2.3's
    *DIY Lenco L75 TT
    * SME 3012 S2
    * Rega RB-301
    *Denon DL-103 in midas body
    *Denon DL-304
    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
    *Lehmann audio black cube SE
    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
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    basite im liking the Thiel CS3.7's not to sure about the Verity Audio Lohengrin's they look weak.
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    I took a headstart... basite's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt bass08
    not to sure about the Verity Audio Lohengrin's they look weak.

    yeah, I should have mentioned the 15" woofer on the back and the €104000 price ticket

    Keep them spinning,
    Bert.
    Life is music!

    Mcintosh MA6400 Integrated
    Double Advent speakers
    Thiel CS2.3's
    *DIY Lenco L75 TT
    * SME 3012 S2
    * Rega RB-301
    *Denon DL-103 in midas body
    *Denon DL-304
    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
    *Lehmann audio black cube SE
    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
    Sonic link Black earth IC's
    Siltech MXT New york IC's
    Kimber 4VS speakercable
    Furutech powercord and plugs.

    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    See Florians Acoustic Grand Apogee's! If I could afford these and the amps to drive them, I'd build a room to fit them!
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
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    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
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    Quote Originally Posted by filecat13
    Given my predilections, this is what I'd like: Revel Ultima2 Salon. This four-way design runs from 24Hz (-3dB) to 45kHz, but plan on lots of power as its sensitivity is 86dB.
    Nice choice. Based on my auditions of Revel's Concerta and Performa lines, I really should have mentioned the Ultima 2s in addition to the Monitor Audios and Electrostats....

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    Quote Originally Posted by basite
    yeah, I should have mentioned the 15" woofer on the back and the €104000 price ticket

    Keep them spinning,
    Bert.
    WoW them Verity Audio Lohengrin's are realy kool 15" woofer i think that would suit my style more. but the B&W 802D cost a whooping $13,999.98 .
    I Perfer To Feel Bass On My Chest Then Not To Feel It At All

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    Bigger Full Range Electrostats

    Quote Originally Posted by sgt bass08
    Hi guys i wanted to do a thread about what would be your dream speaker if money wasnt a issue
    Double pair of Sound LAB 945s. Whereas my U-1s have 30 square feet of radiating area, they have nearly 90 for higher output. For my musical tastes, I value the utter coherency of full range designs. No crossovers or transition between woofers, tweeters, etc. Driver mass less than the air around them.



    This is a picture of Ray Kimber's setup for his Iso-Mike recordings (at least the front). I'd keep the EMM Labs front end, but would prefer using VTL Sigfrieds over the Pass Labs 350.5s.

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    Impractical, sure, but I sure would like to hear them...

    I guess all my choices lie across the pond (things seem to be more curvaceous, there):



    I'd probably opt for the metallic blue horns, though.


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    Or served with a fine Chianti:



    Horn-loading carved out of solid wood, you gota love that.


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    Or how about this pickled herring entree:



    Although I'd have a hard time plunking down $50K+ for a speaker made of composite plastic.

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    Guess I'm not a Big Dreamer, but

    I've always had my eyes on these. They are all very expensive, but not outradiously priced.





    TD-12 @ $10K



    M40.1@ $11K



    C-4 @ $16K



    D80 @ $14K



    Total Victory @ $15K


    JRA

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    This is one of my favourites
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    Well, i already own my dream speakers BUT i wish i had this room

    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    hey guys there some nice speakers i really like the horn style speakers speacial the ones that O,shag and nighflier picked.e-stats and florian are silly huge speakers and you would need a room the size off a football pitch Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt bass08
    e-stats and florian are silly huge speakers...
    It takes a lot of sandwich wrap to reproduce a full symphony.

    rw

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    I have to say the crossover-less nature of these new Podium speakers appeals to me:
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    A pair of 3.6 maggies would be nice, as would the beautiful nautilus’ by B&W, although I’ve heard bad things about them:
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    The Megalines have intrigued me ever since I had the opportunity to see a pair thanks to Florian:
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    Hiro,

    I've heard the Tannoy TD-12 extensively. My friend had a pair in situ until recently. He got the Acapella Campanella to replace them. I can tell you this. The TD-12 is one heckuva speaker. Its got all the sonic fireworks, but on top of that it sounds very believable ie tone is true. Imaging is world class, and it can through a full scale image - no surprise given the dual concentric driver. Most speakers cannot deliver the scale the way these tannoys can. Also, the TD-12 has that rare quality of aliveness without generating fatigue. My friend loves the Campanella's but I think he really misses the Tannoys. I think the TD-12 truely excels with voice and also violin is to die for.

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    Horns, eh?

    Well, if I wanted to have some horns in the house, here's what I'd desire:
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    I like sulung tang.

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    there's some seriously badass speakers in this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by filecat13
    Well, if I wanted to have some horns in the house, here's what I'd desire:
    I confess that I've not been a big JBL fan over the years (I remember the colored L100s from my 'yout), but from what I've read, the Everest is a wonderfully neutral speaker.

    rw

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    The Everest is awesome indeed. Well named by JBL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Shag
    Hiro,

    I've heard the Tannoy TD-12 extensively. My friend had a pair in situ until recently. He got the Acapella Campanella to replace them. I can tell you this. The TD-12 is one heckuva speaker. Its got all the sonic fireworks, but on top of that it sounds very believable ie tone is true. Imaging is world class, and it can through a full scale image - no surprise given the dual concentric driver. Most speakers cannot deliver the scale the way these tannoys can. Also, the TD-12 has that rare quality of aliveness without generating fatigue. My friend loves the Campanella's but I think he really misses the Tannoys. I think the TD-12 truely excels with voice and also violin is to die for.
    Thanks for your insight, Shaggy. I've always been fascinated by Tannoy products. Have you heard any of Prestige series?

    I've never seen or heard of JBL Everest until now. Very cool.



    K2 S9800 @ $25K?.

    I've heard these beatiful speakers with SET monoblocks, and thought it was one of the best sound I've heard in my life. Large relaxed sound with sparkling highs when called upon. Defintely far from JBL that often end up as a garage system.

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