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Old 02-25-2008, 08:11 AM   #16  
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And if you really like the bass for jazz as I do, go audition some Definitive Tech. speakers. Once you hear them.....you just may (and I believe you will) change your mind. Some of their models have built in powered sub-woofers.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:18 PM   #17  
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by the way....

I AM still looking for good used 36" diameter THEATRE SPEAKERS !
YAH ! 36-inche cones in them.... i think they were Western Electric.

Now THAT would be a throttle-up !
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:39 PM   #18  
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Well, there you go, scootski. The experts have studied the situation, and decided your CS-99s(and, I suppose my 77s) are old fashioned technology, and are no longer viable in todays world of little, high tech speakers! I guess we're just a couple of dinosaurs. Oh, well...

BTW, DrDre & luvs2watch, what kind of science are you using to judge speakers I suspect you have never seen or heard?

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I guess im not the type to blow smoke up your a**. Keep your speakers, I realy don't care. You can buy them on ebay for $50. I would not pay that much for them. Remember, the louder it goes the better! Right?
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I find it a little amazing how "modernistas" easily talk down the speaker technology of the 70's and 80's just because they have fallen in love with 6" to 8" cone 2-way speakers sold today. I personally prefer classical music at modest volume levels and my Sansui's easily deliver a full and rich soundstage without huge mono-block amps or high powered subwoofers.

I don't think we need to trash talk older technology and lump everyone into the acid rock, blown eardrums crowd just because they still have very functional and useful "large box" multi-speaker units from 20 to 30 years ago. But then again, opinions are like as*holes, everybody has one !
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BTW, DrDre & luvs2watch, what kind of science are you using to judge speakers I suspect you have never seen or heard?
Be careful what you assume as I have heard those speakers (if you remember I correctly identified them as 3 way speakers and not 6 way's as the OP stated). My Klipschorns blow those away sooooo, older speakers are not necessarily bad.
Now back to the subject, if you don't want to check out any of the new speaker technology, that's fine but don't poo poo it just because you don't think that the newer speakers may be of some benefit or audibly better. My audio background, starting in the 60's tells me different.
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"loves2watch"...you are one guy on this board I would never attempt to get into an argument with, I respect your opinions too much. I hope I did not imply that new speakers are "bad", they are certainly not and my primary HT system proves it. I was trying to make the point, which I think you seem to agree with, that just because a speaker system is "old" does not automatically mean it's "bad" either, it just reflects a different approach to the technology of the time.
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"loves2watch"...you are one guy on this board I would never attempt to get into an argument with, I respect your opinions too much. I hope I did not imply that new speakers are "bad", they are certainly not and my primary HT system proves it. I was trying to make the point, which I think you seem to agree with, that just because a speaker system is "old" does not automatically mean it's "bad" either, it just reflects a different approach to the technology of the time.
Agreed, as I am sure your speakers, my pairs of older and the OP's speakers prove. Yet, there are advantages to new speakers (not including pseudo technology speakers like Bose).
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Agreed, as I am sure your speakers, my pairs of older and the OP's speakers prove. Yet, there are advantages to new speakers (not including pseudo technology speakers like Bose).
Damn,,,me was enjoying this thread until someone mentioned Bose. Just kidding!! Me has an old pair of JBL's that still tickle me ears,,but for SS and in pure mode, me B&W's do an awesome job of sound replication. They may not pop nails, but they hit every note me old ears can cipher. The kevlar mids keep a very tight note without loosing any of the honey drip that me old JBL's offered.

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That's kind of my point, there are many great speaker manufacturers out there today that specialize in speakers only using newer materials that give better highs, tighten bass, etc. They have refined the technology to an art. Bowers & Wilkins, Martin Logan, Definitive Technology, Paradigm, Totem, and the list goes on.
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My system is great now with the Sony KDL40S3000
40-inch LCD (720rez) and Sony AM/FM/receiver-AMP
with those Pioneer CS99a speakers...
truly astounding TV now !
That Sony HDTV kicks and the speakers are perfect !

Very happy. All i need !
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Here are 3 photos of my system.

I built a little wooden shelf for the DVD Player & Turntable
above the am/fm/am-receiver. The air above the receiver
got really hot and was cooking the bottom of the DVD Player
above it.... so i took care of the heat problem. All is fine now.

I will either Stain the wood or paint it a Flat Black when I find
the time to do that little project.

I have an excellant system now. More than happy with it.







Note: I used a Flash with the camera, so the TV picture looks
a bit dark and... the drapes look pink instead of red for the
same reason.

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Here are 3 photos of my system.

I built a little wooden shelf for the DVD Player & Turntable
above the am/fm/am-receiver. The air above the receiver
got really hot and was cooking the bottom of the DVD Player
above it.... so i took care of the heat problem. All is fine now.

I will either Stain the wood or paint it a Flat Black when I find
the time to do that little project.

I have an excellant system now. More than happy with it.







Note: I used a Flash with the camera, so the TV picture looks
a bit dark and... the drapes look pink instead of red for the
same reason.

Yeah right, Mr. Pinkdrapes. Looks good. Retro.
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the FLASH on the camera made them pinkies....

they are really RED ...

Below photos taken without the stupid FLASH on cam...
and with a lamp on only...







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What's that? A turntable in the pictures? Oh my, scootski! The Newtechnology Police are going to roast you good when they see that piece of old junk....umm....I mean outdated technology.

BTW, all this debate over old stuff/new stuff inspired me to dig out my old Lafayette LR-5555A stereo receiver and Toshiba turntable, and start listening to some of my old vinyl. It's been a long time, but I still like the sound of Linda Ronstadt singing Blue Bayou...even with a few little pops from old dust.
Oddly, the current receivers don't even have a phono input anymore. Imagine that!

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