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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:13 am 
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Suprised that no one mentionned the Pulsar:

Heard these at the 2011 TAVES show....Best in show..amazing speaker
7k if i am not mistaken


These use drivers from the Seas Excel series.

The Excel T29CF002(?) tweeter has the very recognizable metal ring used in many high end speakers.
http://www.seas.no/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=79
But there is a bit of a price tag on these.

Certainly the LF driver is a Seas from the excel line - possibly this model
http://www.seas.no/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=93

I can't find a 2 way DIY speaker that uses both these drivers.

Here is the closest.
http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/TJL_2W.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:18 am 
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Not a huge fan of bookshelves...but when I heard these I was very impressed.

http://www.paradigm.com/products/type=b ... e=overview

Quite a step up from their reference series.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:01 am 
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Uunderhill wrote:
I can't find a 2 way DIY speaker that uses both these drivers.


SEAS used to sell a kit called TRYM that is pretty close - larger midbass cone, and front ported, but same Excel line drivers:

http://www.seas.no/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=41

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And this DIY set looks VERY close to the pulsar, using the smaller W15 midbass driver;

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/177483-seas-5-2-way.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:20 pm 
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malou wrote:
TLEGRES wrote:
Suprised that no one mentionned the Pulsar:

Heard these at the 2011 TAVES show....Best in show..amazing speaker
7k if i am not mistaken


Spurtzheim pointed out a few designs with Seas speakers.

Also, I just found these from Madisound.

http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/2. ... -kit-pair/

This may look expensive - but someone has spent a lot of time figuring out a crossover
and the quality of the components to in the crossover.

This Seas kit looks like a great value
http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/mt ... -kit-pair/


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Wilson Benesch Vector - United Kingdom
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My current Dynaudio C1's will not be leaving my reference system any time soon.Never in my audiophile dreams would I have thought I would end up with stand mounts in my reference system.Of course they are not perfect but good enough for me at this time.

The Kef LS50 are stupid good for the money.

I know there are a lot of Harbeth fans out there but I just don't get it.I've tried and I will still give them a chance but I can't help but hear a coloured,one dimensional,flat screen of sound.

Hey whats MR. A starting a thread about tiny little boxes for I thought he hates them :lol:


Itsnotluck, i'm a lover not an hater, some little boxes sound better than big boxes ( no boom boom effect ) given a choice for SOUND i would prefer the Raidho D-1 over the Wilson Alexandria and yes i'm serious and of course any bigger model from Raidho would also be fine. :) :) :)

PS: What i have heard from Raidho was MUSIC can't say the same about Wilson's and i have heard them quite a few times but MAYBE once again it was a bad setup.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Best monitors i have heard is the active triamped Genelec 8260A. 8)

http://www.genelec.com/products/8260a/


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Tetra 222 - possessed a magic like no other speaker that I have heard.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:16 pm 
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decree wrote:
Tetra 222 - possessed a magic like no other speaker that I have heard.

Could you elaborate on that, please.


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Not the best but damn good. For fun I have borrowed a friends AE1 signature mk3 speakers. Ones that he never uses.They do all the audiophile imaging stuff, decent bass considering their size and an excellent midrange. Now I am curious about their bigger models, but in the right room one could easily live with these.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Harbeth Compact 7ES-3


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:14 pm 
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I have owned the Dynaudio C1 for 4 years and place my vote with them.

Having said that I have moved to a larger space and would like to sell them in October and replace with Magnepan 3.7.

If anyone is interested in purchasing my C1 (maple finish with black stands) please send me a PM and I will advise when they are for sale.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Tetra 222 - possessed a magic like no other speaker that I have heard.

Could you elaborate on that, please.


http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue62/reader14.htm


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Hey man, your speakers are upside down!!
http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/po ... &p=445616#
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MrAcoustat wrote:
nedrudrelyt wrote:
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What is the best bookshelf speaker you have ever heard and the most beautiful one.

Question number 1 goes to = Raidho D-1 - $28,000.00 ( stand included )

Question number 2 goes to = Sonus Faber Extrema's - $16,000.00 ( no stand )


I have yet to hear the Raidho's but I guess they are outstanding. Heard the SF Extrema's quite a bit and they are very...very good.

But the no. 1 'standmount' sound for me still has to be the JMLab Mini Utopias from a few years past. It was a great matched system too running them but there was something about the impact, speed and response that made these speakers special to me. Truly fantastic sound.



Honorable mention to the Dynaudio C1's of course as I am a Dynaudio fanboy. Remarkable balance from these speakers IMO and with the right sub(s) can compete with any bookshelf/standmount out there.


Hi nedrudrelyt, trust me the JMLab Mini Utopias are not even in the same league as the Raidho D-1 BUT also not the same price $8,000.00 VS $28,000.00 i am also a Dynaudio fan boy my favorite boxed speaker of all time as always been the Dynaudio Consequence that i heard in the late 80s and never forgot the wonderful sound they where matched with an all Primare 928 system it was sublime.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:35 pm 
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Best (and most expensive) I've heard were the D series Raidho bookshelf model at last year's Montreal Hi Fi Show. Impressive and did I mention expensive !! The baby Harbeth P3ESR is also great speaker and I was considering it. However, I recently purchased a pair of Kudos Super 10 monitors. This is my first bookshelf/monitor in many many years and consider it the best speaker I've ever owned.

For less money, the Harbeth P3ESR is a pretty special speaker, the KEF LS 50 mini monitor is also a good buy. I heard a pair of tiny Dynaudio that were under $1500 that also were very engaging.


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