KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

KeithR

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Well that could be related to the electronics. It'd be nice if there was good FR plot from Horning. They may not have the suckout that Devores have. I guess it's complicated because wasn't that the dealer who ghosted you?
Measurements would indeed be interesting - and perhaps not super favorable with a Lowther-based driver.

Its a very esoteric, expensive brand for what is inside. Over $30k I believe.
 

morricab

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Measurements would indeed be interesting - and perhaps not super favorable with a Lowther-based driver.

Its a very esoteric, expensive brand for what is inside. Over $30k I believe.
In Europe the Eufrodite is around 22k euro...not so bad for a pretty good sized speaker with at least one expensive driver (Lowrhers aren’t cheap). But ok you heard and didn’t catch a fire with them...
 

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I also heard the Ultimates,, which were fantastic. I find the newest Hornings to be too laid back for my tastes. When Jeff brought the Cessaro Chopin to shows, matched with the Tron gear, it was consistently my favorite room.
Maybe there is more of an attempt to “tame” the Lowther in the new ones?
 

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hey guys, looks like i've procured an Avantgarde Duo XD demo at a London salon next week. Very excited!
I don't think you can spare one day of your trip to go to Suffolk to check out how sane Marc is in real life? He is an avant-garde uno
 
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Keith, too bad you couldn't get over to visit Blue58 in London.
 

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hey guys, looks like i've procured an Avantgarde Duo XD demo at a London salon next week. Very excited!
Keith, you’re very welcome to pop over to Dalston, 20 mins from Central London, to listen to an old pair of Duos just in case the dealer demo is not what you expect.
I like them, Marc likes them but others don’t, normally they’re listening to SS/cones.
Cheers
 

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Keith, you’re very welcome to pop over to Dalston, 20 mins from Central London, to listen to an old pair of Duos just in case the dealer demo is not what you expect.
I like them, Marc likes them but others don’t, normally they’re listening to SS/cones.
Cheers
thanks for the offer! I would prefer to hear the XD version as I've read so much about it, but duly noted.

i am confirming the Audio Lounge's accessibility - as some of you know, I am in a wheelchair. While stairs aren't insurmountable, its not ideal.
 
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Oh very good. This should be an excellent demo.
I heard Nagra with Acapella (High Cecelia) at a dealer in Germany and honestly it was a disaster. We then heard La Campanella with all Brinkmann and up to moderately loud it was pretty darn good. At higher volume you could hear the Brinkmann amp lose it.
 

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