PBN Montana Hadley

Kal Rubinson

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"The Hadley is a dynamic five-driver, three-way loudspeaker featuring four 10” " Hmmm. There is a mid-range driver and a tweeter in addition to 4 10" active woofers in compound (isobaric) loading. Adds up to 6 by my arithmetic.
 

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I previousley owned the Montana EPS2, which was a fantastic speaker, then I got Revel Ultima Studio, which was a little bit better, but now I have the chance for a pair of Hadleys, very good price. One should think that for 20-23 000$ it should be one hell of a loudspeaker. I have heard the Dynaudio tweeter they use, which is fantastic, and those Egyptian midrange drivers sounds interesting
 
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I've had several PBN speakers and currently own the 2!5. I've heard the Hadleys and think they are fantastic. The combination of the unique midrange and Dynaudio speaker delivers excellent life size imaging.
 
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Citizen

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Thank you , thats very nice to hear and sounds promising. Did they feel seamless in the transitions and how was the bass in them? Do you personally think they are worth a buy?... can get them for 8000 $
 
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Thank you , thats very nice to hear and sounds promising. Did they feel seamless in the transitions and how was the bass in them? Do you personally think they are worth a buy?... can get them for 8000 $
For $8K they are a steal. The quad bass system provides deep tuneful lows.
 

Simon Moon

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I like that they are using an isobaric design for the woofers. You don't see that too much anymore.
Besides lowering the box size for the same bass output, the trapped air between the woofers acts to stiffen the cone. And it also tends to cancel out nonlinearities in the drivers.

I can't speak to the Egyption papyrus mids that they are using, but I have a pair of very high end DIY speakers I built using SB Acoustics Egyption papyrus mids, and they are extremely neutral sounding drivers.
 
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Citizen

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I like that they are using an isobaric design for the woofers. You don't see that too much anymore.
Besides lowering the box size for the same bass output, the trapped air between the woofers acts to stiffen the cone. And it also tends to cancel out nonlinearities in the drivers.

I can't speak to the Egyption papyrus mids that they are using, but I have a pair of very high end DIY speakers I built using SB Acoustics Egyption papyrus mids, and they are extremely neutral sounding drivers.
Full disclosure, I'm a PBN fan and have owned 4 of his speakers.
What is the Hadley's sensitivity?
Thanks everyone, for responses:) I like Isobaric designs to, although they get a little harder to handle by an amp. I have a couple of Devialet 400 monoblocks and some old NPM Counterpoint monoblocks, so either of them will be fine I guess.
I owned the EPS2, quite good ones and I really liked them, but should think the Hadleys are a bit better and more "sophisticated".
Regarding sensitivity, it did not say on their homepage, but asked Peter in mail just now, so hopefully he can enlighten me there.

jeffrey_t , which PBNs have you owned:)?
May be thoughts on it, but are they a little underrated, some underdog?
 
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Thanks everyone, for responses:) I like Isobaric designs to, although they get a little harder to handle by an amp. I have a couple of Devialet 400 monoblocks and some old NPM Counterpoint monoblocks, so either of them will be fine I guess.
I owned the EPS2, quite good ones and I really liked them, but should think the Hadleys are a bit better and more "sophisticated".
Regarding sensitivity, it did not say on their homepage, but asked Peter in mail just now, so hopefully he can enlighten me there.

jeffrey_t , which PBNs have you owned:)?
May be thoughts on it, but are they a little underrated, some underdog?
I have owned the SPX, EPS2, Quintessence Stealth (made by PBN) and finally a custom version of 2!5. The SPX was sold to my cousin and my dad now has the EPS2's. My dad listens to classical music through the EPS2's every Sunday, he's happy as a clam.
 
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Citizen

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The EPS 2 are wonderful and very good speakers, and they integrate extremely well in mostly all rooms and the drivers blend seamlesly together..one of the loudspeakers I regret to have sold, but thats how it goes sometimes:) Your father has good taste:)
 
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Citizen

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I got the speakers, actually for 7000$ :)
They will be delivered this upcoming sunday, the owner owns a freight company and shipped them without charge..Wow! They will be tough to handle though, 116 kg each speaker, so its a heavy beast..Looking forward to this :)
 
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