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#6716872 - 11/15/12 09:40 PM I have a speaker addiction
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I can't fight the urge, I love buying cheap older speakers and being thrilled by their sound vs spending large amounts of $$ and not being as thrilled.

Picked up a pair of Technics SB-T10 for $30. Technics? Yeah I thought so to when I bought them, could be hit or miss, but damn these are some nice little guys. Very clear, detailed and smooth. Not allot of low end but mid/highs are very nice.

Could only find this info on them and even then I have no clue.

http://my.reset.jp/~inu/ProductsDataBase/Products/Technics/SB-T10/SB-T10.htm

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#6716926 - 11/15/12 10:04 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: loudsubz]
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pics of all your speakers
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#6716941 - 11/15/12 10:11 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: robbbby]
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did you know that speaker technology has drastically changed in the last 10 yrs. only the most expensive speakers produce the best sound. you arent part of the cool club.
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#6716989 - 11/15/12 10:36 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: Euphoric]
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You bought something that is turn key? \:o

My KEF tweeter died, they weren't being helpful getting a replacement, replaced them with these.
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#6717220 - 11/16/12 06:00 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: robbbby]
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 Originally Posted By: robbbby
pics of all your speakers


not much of a collection now since i end up getting rid of stuff after awhile because i need the space and i collect a alot of other crap

only have

athena as-b1 x 4
athena as-c1 x 1 for my soon to be ht in basement

2 x tannoy arden

2 x technics sb-t10

2 x advent the baby II

couple in ceiling speakers for background listening

2 x acoustic research ar3a i repaired about 10 years ago

2 x pro audio BFM Omnitop 12 i DIY last year along with various subs

1 x mission 700 i found in a parking lot

2 x Boston acoustics a40 which is in pieces waiting for refoam and new tweeter

I have had more come and go over the years but they are all inexpensive ones I buy on a whim and listen to for awhile.

Most expensive ones I have now are the Tannoys but I need to get rid of them they are too big

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#6717222 - 11/16/12 06:01 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: 87ZCSi]
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 Originally Posted By: 87ZCSi
You bought something that is turn key? \:o

My KEF tweeter died, they weren't being helpful getting a replacement, replaced them with these.


did you try ebay or pop the driver out and try and get a replacement at solen or parts express?

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#6717347 - 11/16/12 08:10 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: loudsubz]
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nvm. googled what they are...

i have the lower end image t5's


Edited by f22b-dohc (11/16/12 08:14 AM)
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#6717561 - 11/16/12 09:40 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: f22b-dohc]
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I tried everywhere to find that tweeter. KEF finally said they'd help me then they fell off the map.

The Image T5's were on my radar as well. How do you like them?
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#6717689 - 11/16/12 10:21 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: 87ZCSi]
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Paradigm Studio's or nothing






</jelly> Owns paradigm monitors \:\(

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#6717794 - 11/16/12 10:50 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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I'm a huge Paradigm fan, but when your friend works at PSB they have a significant price advantage.
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#6718461 - 11/16/12 02:03 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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 Originally Posted By: Chocolate Canuck
Paradigm Studio's or nothing






</jelly> Owns paradigm monitors \:\(


Why limit yourself to studios, they're mid-fi at best.

/me owns studio 100s wishes he had a pair of magico q7

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#6718513 - 11/16/12 02:16 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: robbbby]
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#6718536 - 11/16/12 02:22 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: 87ZCSi]
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 Originally Posted By: 87ZCSi
I tried everywhere to find that tweeter. KEF finally said they'd help me then they fell off the map.

The Image T5's were on my radar as well. How do you like them?


so far so good...- had trouble tuning it to the sub...

these are my first set of speakers..listened to a few and really like these ones...didnt like the klipsh set at the same price point (i think its that horn tweeter or the the setup/setting were off)

depth is there which is what i wanted.
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#6718700 - 11/16/12 03:16 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: f22b-dohc]
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Did you do the sub crawl?

Are you running any dsp? Mini dsp with room eq wizard would do wonders

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#6718867 - 11/16/12 04:37 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: robbbby]
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 Originally Posted By: robbbby
 Originally Posted By: Chocolate Canuck
Paradigm Studio's or nothing






</jelly> Owns paradigm monitors \:\(


Why limit yourself to studios, they're mid-fi at best.

/me owns studio 100s wishes he had a pair of magico q7


Give me a good price on your Studios, I'll sell my monitors to Flexin5, and you can pick up the magico Q7 or signatures :p

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#6719359 - 11/16/12 09:35 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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lol q7's and signatures aren't even in the same league.

I love paradigm but there are many speakers I would choose before the signatures.

I'd love to sell my speakers but my first priority is dumping my current DAC for something else.

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#6719638 - 11/17/12 07:07 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: robbbby]
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 Originally Posted By: robbbby
lol q7's and signatures aren't even in the same league.

I love paradigm but there are many speakers I would choose before the signatures.

I'd love to sell my speakers but my first priority is dumping my current DAC for something else.


165k/pair? http://www.stereophile.com/content/mighty-magico-q7

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#6719691 - 11/17/12 08:18 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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A steal at that price!
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#6719736 - 11/17/12 09:19 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: robbbby]
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How they ever come to the conclusion on a price like that is beyond me.

I bet they sound the same as a set for $1000

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#6719902 - 11/17/12 11:57 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: loudsubz]
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FALSE

you buy those speakers and we will do a test.

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#6720021 - 11/17/12 01:33 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: robbbby]
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lol

nobody in their right mind would buy high dollar speakers and be willing to do a blind comparison and listen with their own ears

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#6720300 - 11/17/12 04:50 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: loudsubz]
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I'm rocking a set of these atm....


I quite like them. I bought them at least 10yrs ago.
Although, I would love a full Paradigm setup.

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#6720536 - 11/17/12 07:46 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: loudsubz]
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 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
lol

nobody in their right mind would buy high dollar speakers and be willing to do a blind comparison and listen with their own ears



Define high dollar. I love doing blind comparisons and did it with my own speakers before I bought them, and no they were not my first choice, but my first choice would have required other components as well. Like everything else, you get what you pay for, to a point.
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#6720593 - 11/17/12 08:08 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: loudsubz]
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 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
lol

nobody in their right mind would buy high dollar speakers and be willing to do a blind comparison and listen with their own ears



The only reason I even mention the magico q7's is because I love the engineering that went into the chassis, it's pretty awesome. Though if I did win a few million dollars I would not hesitate to purchase the q7's or the focal grande utopias and the equipment required to run them.

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#6720761 - 11/17/12 09:54 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: 87ZCSi]
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 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
lol

nobody in their right mind would buy high dollar speakers and be willing to do a blind comparison and listen with their own ears



Define high dollar. I love doing blind comparisons and did it with my own speakers before I bought them, and no they were not my first choice, but my first choice would have required other components as well. Like everything else, you get what you pay for, to a point.


going past a couple grand for a pair of speakers strictly dedicated for 2ch listening is getting pretty silly IMO but who am I to judge, just IMO.

The thing I dont get is you never really see true blind a/b tests performed on these higher dollar speakers or interconnects or speaker wires that people rave about, so how are you supposed to believe that they really are doing anything and that its not just in your head.

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#6722296 - 11/18/12 09:18 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: robbbby]
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I have a pair of Focal Electra 907s and they are wonderful.

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#6722578 - 11/19/12 07:27 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: 355-Si]
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i also <3 teh speakers.
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#6722674 - 11/19/12 08:18 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: Screamin DC2R]
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I really need to hurry up and finish my basement so I can use my Tannoy Arden's
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#6722694 - 11/19/12 08:27 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: loudsubz]
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^^ I looked those up, they are freaking huge!
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#6722836 - 11/19/12 09:20 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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 Originally Posted By: Chocolate Canuck
^^ I looked those up, they are freaking huge!


They don't have the WAF approval \:\)

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#6722843 - 11/19/12 09:22 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: loudsubz]
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#6724469 - 11/19/12 08:28 PM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: Chocolate Canuck]
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I got to admit, JBL was a real force to be reckoned with back in the day, some of these are just flat out amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4O3eC8c_f4&feature=g-all-u

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrUq2pvd5IU&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjabtbMIPCM&feature=plcp

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#6727728 - 11/21/12 10:07 AM Re: I have a speaker addiction [Re: loudsubz]
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 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
Did you do the sub crawl?

Are you running any dsp? Mini dsp with room eq wizard would do wonders


nopes

thinking it the shape of the room messing it up...

its T shape and where the top of the T is where the monitor is..
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