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In Reply to: RE: Elac Adante, $2500 speaker from Andrew Jones posted by AudioSoul on May 13, 2017 at 20:32:14
Which classic speaker did he design that passed the test of time? I have not heard of any . Dave Wilson , Peter Snell , Franco Serblin , R.Vandersteen, and a few other world famous designers have at least one or even a few timeless designs. What about Andrew Jones? Fashionable crap going out of favor after a season or two.
My friendly dealer is sick and tired of people constantly calling in wanting to brag for hours about those A.J $270 boxes, while the speakers itself are just that- $270 speakers sounding like most other $270 speakers. He actually apologized to me ashamed that he has to stock it .
What's his number? I can set aside Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm to brag about AJ's $140 speakers that allow a $99 amp that drive them beautifully and still sound wonderful, my longtime $250 (used) pre and $79 source. Too bad my utterly indispensable DSPeaker Antimode had to ruin the equation at $1,000 bucks - even in a 23x13 room AJ's 4" drivers put out a bit too much bass - the DSpeaker reveals the wonderful level of bass definition AJ achieved that's otherwise smothered by the room. Whoops - guess my Shun Mook Mpingo Discs kinda ruin the price ratio too.
Design genius is far more evident at what you can do at a low price point that what you can do when money is no object...
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