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Old 07-28-2008, 02:20 AM
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Default Now that's what I call a speaker!

Who needs wimpy little bookshelf speakers? Subwoofer? Why bother? Get yourself some REAL speakers.




http://www.audioworld.com/stat/pr/03...dspeaker.shtml


Opps..meant to put this in "speakers"...8/
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:37 AM
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This would be a very expensive set of speakers...
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:41 AM
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Some people use similar stuff in their "portable" setup...





http://forums.klipsch.com/forums/p/9...40.aspx#967740
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Kill me NOW!!!
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That's something I have to try before I die... hooking some Klipsch LaScala's to a car-battery powered T-Amp and heading to the desert. Oh yeah.
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I be so confused,........ I wouldn't know what to play first!!!
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Actually the Altec speakers's price tag is chump change compaired to some higher end speakers. For instance, the Wilson Audio Watt Puppies have a price tag of $18,000, and that is one of their lower end speakers. One of the most expensive speakers I read about is the Infinity IRF, with a price tag of $35,000.

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Just check the price of the Wilson Alexandria, the B&W 800D, or the Nautilus ...
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Just check the price of the Wilson Alexandria, the B&W 800D, or the Nautilus ...
Yep, I saw them all. And thankfully I'm not an audiophile that spends that sort of money.
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Here's my setup. It requires a preamplifier.
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I prefer Nexo Geo T for on the go...

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Some people use similar stuff in their "portable" setup...





http://forums.klipsch.com/forums/p/9...40.aspx#967740
Now THAT"S what I'm talking about!

But..one vital thing is blatantly missing. Where's the cooler full of cold beer?
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Hehehe, exactly.... I sure hope their car's 12V lighter adaptor is functional for an active cooler.

BTW, I never heard the LaScalas, but a professor of mine at the music university has four Klipsch Horns in his studio. Far out, man, far out...
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Hehehe, exactly....a professor of mine at the music university has four Klipsch Horns in his studio. Far out, man, far out...
If he has an old discrete quad set-up in there it just may be heaven on Earth.
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Yeah, that's what he has - two Studer Revox A800 1" reel-to-reel (one stereo, one quad - the absolutely BEST sound you can imagine), connected to four Klipsch Horns in the corners of a 30 m room. Nothing digital I ever heard comes close to that.
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Yeah, that's what he has - two Studer Revox A800 1" reel-to-reel (one stereo, one quad - the absolutely BEST sound you can imagine), connected to four Klipsch Horns in the corners of a 30 m room. Nothing digital I ever heard comes close to that.
I'm happy to know I'm not the only person who thinks that analog, when used with the proper equipment, sounds better than their digital counterparts. It's a warmer sound.
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No, analog usually certainly doesn't sound better than PROPER digital. It's just when you have the best of the best in analog (Revox + Horns), it sounds really amazing. For example, vinyl usually sounds like ass - and I have 8000+ LP's and a Pro-Ject 1.5 turntable.
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and I have 8000+ LP's and a Pro-Ject 1.5 turntable.
And are you going to rip them all to digital format?
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Nah, only the really irreplaceable stuff... the other stuff I downloaded in FLAC.
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I'm happy to know I'm not the only person who thinks that analog, when used with the proper equipment, sounds better than their digital counterparts. It's a warmer sound.
You're not alone. If you have a good system and have it set up properly.

To me there is something missing from most digital recordings. They sound cold and dead. Almost kinda chemical and lifeless...especially older recordings that have been "digitally remastered ". YUCK!
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