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In Reply to: RE: Survived auditioning speakers.. whew, almost bought them... posted by 3+4=5 on April 01, 2017 at 19:24:30
But as a coherency freak, I find something special about full range electrostats. After owning and hearing a number of different makes, I'm biased towards Utah built Sound Labs. Bass is not lacking with the larger models.
Keep looking. :)
All kidding aside, hearing Tympani IIIs tri-amped with Audio Research electronics when I was 17 was a pivotal turning point in my frame of reference as to how realistic an audio system could sound.
'hearing Tympani IIIs tri-amped with Audio Research electronics when I was 17 was a pivotal turning point in my frame of reference as to how realistic an audio system could sound.'
Having experienced a pair of restored Tympani IIIA at ARC in 2012 I would say not much has changed in the intervening years. A reference for how realistic an audio system can sound? Absolutely.
At Victor in Chicago, but the subs looked different.
when I worked at Garland Audio way back when. Impressive as they could sound in certain respects, I never thought that, as configured and installed in two different locations (one of them John Garland's own house), the Hartley woofers integrated that well with the modified Quads.
Another stellar system, but at the time I preferred JWC's Dayton-Wright XG8 stats-which were what made me an enthusiast. :)
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Sorry!--I meant SHF gas escaping from the XG's Perforated Mylar--an all too frequent occurrence sadly in a flawed but brave concept.
Sheesh! I even stacked pairs--the gullibility of Audio Lunatic fringe
Have you had a chance to audition the x.7i series? The improved coherency convinced me to replace my heavily modified IIIa with the 3.7i. They still may not satisfy you but don't rely on previous impressions of the Magnepans until you get a listen to the "new" models.
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At Sea Cliff many years ago driven by McIntosh 2301s and was quite impressed. They were definitely more coherent to these ears than the 20.1s in the HT/MC system in Room 1, if not a bit bass shy.
I could easily live with them, but have been spoiled having run full range stats since '77.
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