Single Driver Thoughts?

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Do you know any models of such amplifiers, that will work well with Quads? Any tube amp without feedback?
Our amps do well on them- usually our M-60 amp, but on the ESL63 the MA-1 did very nicely as well. I would expect the VAC Renaissance series since they were zero feedback and made a bit of power. I've lost track of all the zero feedback tube amps out there and there are a few.
 
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Our amps do well on them- usually our M-60 amp, but on the ESL63 the MA-1 did very nicely as well. I would expect the VAC Renaissance series since they were zero feedback and made a bit of power. I've lost track of all the zero feedback tube amps out there and there are a few.
Impressive stuff. You got some really nice figures out of your amps. Congratulations! Many people still don't understand that tubes are more linear than transistors. That's why you need so many transistors to make a good linear amp.
 

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I have had quite a bit of single driver setups and have several friends with them as well.
They generally fall into 3 categories.
1 open baffle setups
2 front loaded horn
3 back loaded wether it’s a horn or closed box.

If you really must have a single driver wide band setup then the field narrows significantly. You need to understand that some great drivers were designed for specific implementations. Some are open baffle specific, some for blh and some front loaded horn.
I have the Pure Audio Project speakers which are not single driver but are a full range driver with augmentation woofers in open baffle.
if you have space the best sound I have heard is a system that is either the PAP approach or a front loaded horn with augmentation woofers. I greatly prefer the dipole approach of front loaded horn and open baffles.

the true single driver setups that are really great are the PHY-p 12” open baffle, the new Lii silver 10 in its custom enclosure or a Voight pipe with an AER driver.
The only turnkey commercially available single driver units that I have experienced and like are the Lii silver 10 (from Decware) and the AER systems. The PAP system and the PHY-p require some effort to finish. The Lii is ridiculously good for the money. Smaller driver setups just lack the mid bass and low bass for a balanced sound And are really targeted for very small room modest systems.
 

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