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In Reply to: RE: Elac Adante, $2500 speaker from Andrew Jones posted by Wojciech on May 13, 2017 at 19:44:04
If TAD is white van speakers, then certainly he is. I recently heard a pair of $22k TAD speakers that he designed. They were box speakers, but they sounded anything like that. Sounded more like full range with great musicality. Of course out of my range. But at least you gt to know that is out there and what you are missing when you are in the process of auditioning loudspeakers.
Looks like you have some beef against Mr. Jones? At least the audiophile community knows him as a great loudspeaker designer. Who are you? :-)
So called audiophile community mostly consists white van type of customer and mister A. J knows how to cater to that public very well. That's why the mid- fi outlets are so eager to hire him so he can bust the sales for a moment knowing that a circle of cheerleaders present on forums like this will trumpet that junk up to the sky. Yes, I heard that TAD models , big and a small ones , they are really not for human beings but for robotic age neuters , had those dead AE-1 , the kef's , heard Infinity.I have no beef with Mr. Jones , I think he is a competent designer who somehow was promoted to the position of the king of white van speakers by people masturbating at the front of $270 boxes and calling people who don't Trolls.
I had a chance to listen to some very, very good speakers yesterday. If I had 3 jobs and a credit card, I still couldn't afford them. That's the honest truth, "Hi End" speaker cost big money. I remember ordering the B6 Elac's before they even came out, I was so excited because I was getting something that would be close to something I couldn't afford! Andrew Jones made everyone at his price point do better. The UB5 can come very close to "that certain" $1500 speaker and everyone knows it. It's going to be the same with the Adante at $2500. Everyone that makes a speaker in that price range will have to do better or lower their prices. He is out-right changing " the Audiophile Community", perhaps more so than anyone every has! Nothing wrong with that.....
We missed you!!
No,no Roman in sight , but I'd imagine he would have wrote something similar I had a moment of weakness yesterday and foolishly drank one tinny glass of Riesling after a 6 months of total sobriety and just had to stumble on ANOTHER Andrew Jones post to know effect.... I had to follow up today because in essence it is how I feel but I would abstain from posting at all if not that tinny glass.
Warm Regards, W
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