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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:32 am 
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Overall, what is the best pair of speakers you have owned? Have you tried to buy them again since selling them? I have been lucky in being able to re-buy speakers I liked. Back in the day, I liked the B&W DM7 MKII. I currently own a pair of B&W DM 2A's, Kef 104 AB, JBL L36, Celestion Ditton 15 XR's , and Alison AL-130U speakers. They all sound quite different and I swap them out to listen to each pair semi regularly.

No I don't really have the room for all of them :shock: It's the Sound Guy vinyl junkie disease. 8) I would like to find another pair of DM7 MKII for $500 or less.

Pic off the net (not my pair). My AL 130U's have a pair of Morel tweeters that replaced the original Alison tweets you see below. Image
These likely are the best speakers I have owned. Those huge cabinets disappear when you listen to the speakers. They image well anywhere you place them and the two woofers in phase create a lot of detailed bottom.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:57 am 
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In order, roughly...
B&W 802 1st series
ProAc r3.8
Totem Mani 2
ProAc r 3.0
Swan's Allures If using Quad 11 amps, move to the top
B&W Matrix 1
Mission 707
B&W 802 d - Clear, loud, but big and ultimately not involving

Speakers with caveats
Quad 2812
Magnepan 3.7
Martin Logan CLS 11 z
Quad esl 63
Qua esl 63 us monitors- the sparkers....

Time changes my memory and this is over a span of 35 years


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:21 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:22 am 
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decided I need to make the living room more "human friendly" and downsize my speakers BAD DECISION!
replaced them with a pair of Monitor Audio Gold GS 60-great speaker but I still miss the electrostatic
(but as it turns out any speakers I own in Canada are in storage anyway!)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:33 am 
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My current custom speakers. It took considerable time and expense to end up with sound quality, that to my ears exceeds the Martin Logan Renaissance ESL 15A's they replaced. It was well worth the gamble.

For the size I'd say Marten Miles 5 and I would gladly return to them if something smaller was needed. ProAc D18's were the best for such a small footprint and price point.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:38 am 
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Musicware4u wrote:
Overall, what is the best pair of speakers you have owned? Have you tried to buy them again since selling them? I have been lucky in being able to re-buy speakers I liked. Back in the day, I liked the B&W DM7 MKII. I currently own a pair of B&W DM 2A's, Kef 104 AB, JBL L36, Celestion Ditton 15 XR's , and Alison AL-130U speakers. They all sound quite different and I swap them out to listen to each pair semi regularly.

No I don't really have the room for all of them :shock: It's the Sound Guy vinyl junkie disease. 8) I would like to find another pair of DM7 MKII for $500 or less.

Pic off the net (not my pair). My AL 130U's have a pair of Morel tweeters that replaced the original Alison tweets you see below. Image
These likely are the best speakers I have owned. Those huge cabinets disappear when you listen to the speakers. They image well anywhere you place them and the two woofers in phase create a lot of detailed bottom.


No affiliation but exactly what you are looking for at your price point:

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-haut-parleurs/v ... nFlag=true


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My Altec 19`s were my favorite until I bought my Usher Be10`s. Will be hard to part with them.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:02 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:05 am 
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Triangle Celius 202 bought new in 2005.Still here.


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My current Acoustic Zen Crescendo II's are thus far my favourite , followed by the speakers they replaced , Gamut Audio M5's

It was incredibly difficult to replace the Gamuts, they were amazing all rounders that did nothing wrong


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Dynaudio Special Fortys are the best I have had in my possession for a longer period of time.


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