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Niklas Nord
07-08-2003, 12:51 PM
Lets play around with this....

If you had unlimited amunt of money to buy
loudspeaker drivers...

What would you buy and build.



What kind of design and so on...

Tom Loizeaux
07-08-2003, 12:59 PM
For practical use in my home, I think I'd get a pair of JBL K2 S9800s and a pair of Mark Levinsons to bi-amp them. I might add a subwoofer if I felt a need for gut-wrenching low end, (which I probably would).
Yeah, I'd just keep it simple and go "plug & play".

Tom

Niklas Nord
07-08-2003, 01:05 PM
You can only buy loudspeaker drivers, not complete
loudspeakers, BUT i donīt blame you, i think you
picked up a great loudspeaker

:D

Robh3606
07-08-2003, 06:09 PM
Hmmm

Well I think I would give large format compression drivers a whirl. I really like the Classic Reproductions Hartsfield and Edgars Tractric Salad Bowls on his Titans. Not sure which horn I would use just try them all. No budjet I like this! For woofers I would use either 2245 or 2235 then E-145 for the low end. Midrange figure the 2441 and an 076 on top of that. Now this is fun!

Rob:)

Tom Loizeaux
07-08-2003, 06:48 PM
If I had to stick to buying raw componants, ... then I think I'd build a pair of 4355s, but configure them as vertical cabinets. I agree that the 2" compression drivers have always had me curious too. Of course I would bi-amp, or maybe tri-amp them with quality amps, ie Mark Levinson, etc.
With four 2235Hs and those other drivers, I think I'd have "Super 4343s"...and I don't think it gets any better then that!

Tom

MikeM
07-08-2003, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by Tom Loizeaux
If I had to stick to buying raw componants, ... then I think I'd build a pair of 4355s, but configure them as vertical cabinets. I agree that the 2" compression drivers have always had me curious too. Of course I would bi-amp, or maybe tri-amp them with quality amps, ie Mark Levinson, etc.
With four 2235Hs and those other drivers, I think I'd have "Super 4343s"...and I don't think it gets any better then that!

Tom

tom did you still have mx-4 laying around

GordonW
07-08-2003, 10:47 PM
How about this:

A huge vertical line source array, with the following drivers, PER SIDE:

4 JBL 2242s on subs,

7 JBL 2123 midbass drivers,

10 Polydax PR170M0 midranges (or, if you can find them anymore, the Focal 7V313 instead)

...and the big Stage Accompany horn-loaded ribbon line driver for a tweeter.

As for amps: All Jeff Rowland on bass and midbass, with enough Marantz Model 9 tube monoblocks to appropriately run the mids and highs. With the original vintage Marantz tube active crossovers on mids and highs, and the programmable JBL active crossover from one of their studio monitor series, for midbass and bass...

I mean, like 7 feet tall. With a sensitivity of like, 105 dB or higher, throuhout the range. Talk about realistic reproduction of dynamics!! :-)


What the heck... if you're gonna dream, dream BIG... :D

Of course, the simple answer, IMHO... to talk heresy here on this board... there's something simply magical about a set of Tannoy Churchill Widebands, or Westminsters... preferably, running on a pair of Marantz Model 9 monoblocks. Yeah, some of the JBL studio monitors may be flatter, or do whatever else better... but MAN, there's something MAGICAL about the coherence of a good dual-concentric. Combine that with the bass section out of like, 4 Vandersteen 5s (the clamshell 12" dual-woofer with the actively response shaped 400 watt amp in the sliced-MDF-CNC-routed randomized-wall-thickness box... nearly perfect transient response and flatness down to 14 Hz in room!)... I'd never leave the room, much less the house! :D

Regards,
Gordon.

Tom Loizeaux
07-09-2003, 06:07 PM
MikeM,
I am still sorting out my crossover situation and should know in a week or so if I have a "spare" Crown MX-4. I'll let you know.

Tom

W@r&
07-09-2003, 07:31 PM
Gotta say doods,
When asked, Garlits was asked what he'd do with Bernsteins money, he said he'd buy land...


must agree,

Loud is AFTER the ranch...
w@r&

Niklas Nord
07-10-2003, 12:57 AM
HAHAH

:D

caladois
07-10-2003, 03:07 AM
I will go for a pair of Westrex T550 speaker mounted with 2 JBL E145 and 475nd driver with a 15 multicell horn and 2 JBL 2403 tweeters biamp with studioreference crown amplifiers . That's a dream that need a big room.
For the rear, I will also have a pair of Everest.

A+ Stephane

scott fitlin
07-10-2003, 09:00 PM
TAD drivers from top to bottom, with custom built horn loaded cabinets!

Robh3606
07-10-2003, 09:10 PM
Scott TAD!!!! You traitor!!!!!!! LOL

Good point did you see the new speaker they released as the CES looks like a beauty!

Rob:)

Don McRitchie
07-10-2003, 10:08 PM
You mean these (they sound as good as they look):

Niklas Nord
07-11-2003, 01:36 AM
what is that Don ?

Mr. Widget
07-11-2003, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by Niklas Nord
what is that Don ?

http://www.tadaudio.com/home/model-1.html

Don McRitchie
07-11-2003, 07:01 AM
They are TAD's new $40,000/pr M1 home speakers.

JBL Dog
07-11-2003, 12:08 PM
If money was unlimited, rather than buy the best of the best, I would hire performers to come to my home and have my own personal concert.

I would first ask Paul McCartney to perform "And I Love Her" for my wife. That would probably get me five or six "get out of jail free" passes for the next time I do "sumptin' stooopid"

Next, Becker and Fagen with McDonald tickling the ivory.

I've already tried to hire Ray Charles for the past 4th of July, but he was already booked. :(

This message comes from JBL Dog :cool:

4313B
07-11-2003, 03:10 PM
:p :p :p

I hear you JBL Dog!

I'd call up Matthewman and see if he, Sade, and the rest of the guys could drop by. The Crusaders with Larry "Cooltones" Carlton and Randy Crawford joining wouldn't be bad either.

Would you let me come over to your house and hear Becker and Fagen. Would you mind if I asked Sample, Carlton, Lukather, Feldman, Ritenour, McDonald, etc to come along? :)

Geez, this list could go on endlessly, but with unlimited funds..... :)

Doctor_Electron
07-12-2003, 06:32 AM
What Drew Daniels said (The Ancient Audiophile's Quest). He is the DUDE.

mikebake
07-12-2003, 07:22 AM
The Crusaders with Randy Crawford are going to be in Dayton Aug 23rd, Giskard. (Fraze Pavilion)
Also special guest David Sanborn. Should be an OK show. (for us old guys).......................

4313B
07-12-2003, 07:28 AM
Thanks for the tip Mike! :)