Audio Note AN-J's

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  1. cableguy

    cableguy In Twang We Trust

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    These were quite a hit at the Fest...thank you everyone for all of the kind words.:thmbsp:
     

     

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  2. Bigerik

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    I gotta say I loved all the Audio Notes I heard. Just incredibly musical speakers. You are a man to be envied!

    BTW, were those your's that Keger was playing at 4AM. :)
     
  3. cableguy

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    Ayup, that was them...:smoke: And...thanks to Keg, I can cross off "listening to Dio on the AN-Js from my bucket list..." :D

    Thanks again for the Blue Rodeo hook up...listening now...so good!
     
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  4. Bigerik

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    lol

    No problem, Bill. And I got plenty more coming for you!
     
  5. RGA

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    When I covered CES 2010 - Peer Qvortrup was playing Nightwish, Slipknott, some death metal and the Evil Nine on the AN E (basically the bigger brother of the J) with his 20 watt Jinro.

    It was comical how loud and how much bass the AN E was pumping out effortlessly into the room. With no distortion - the drivers barely moving.

    Corner gain adds 12-18db to the bass and a few db to the sensitivity.

    I am likely going to bring my AN J/SPes out to Hong Kong. The AN E is overkill for the apartment sizes here - the AN J is a little overkill to be frank but sound quality is difficult to beat if music is the first priority - I've heard some other speakers lately that do some things better but for whatever reason as a complete speaker to relax to something about them begins to fatigue me.

    cheers,
     
  6. cableguy

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    As an apartment dweller these are fantastic. They are almost, as you describe a little big even, but are hard to beat for their abilities.
     

     

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  7. Bigerik

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    There is something special about them that makes you forget about the gear and just listen to the music.
     
  8. botrytis

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    Isn't that what Audio Karma is all about? :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
     
  9. Redboy

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    I dunno man, it seems we spend an awful lot of time discussing gear around here... :)
     
  10. Kegger

    Kegger R.I.P. 1/12/1966 - 6/1/2017 Super Mod Subscriber

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    Loved having your speakers in our room Bill,
    Thank you for making our room sound so good. :thmbsp:
     
  11. jpa66

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    Man - all of the AN gear that I've heard is really, really nice. I just wish that it wasn't so damned expensive...
     

     

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  12. RGA

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    Yeah the prices are high - unfortunately when it's hand built in England with British wages and unions and medical and overhead it's going to be an X factor higher than other gear.

    Still, AN does make some affordable stuff - the AX Two loudspeaker carries a list of $1200 US but used $500ish. These are excellent loudspeakers - They were designed by Andy Whittle (Rogers LS-3/5a fame and Celestion) for Audio Note and they're very much like AN J mini-me's). I own both the AX Two and the AN J/Spe. The I zero integrated is very good and under $2500 (arguably the best under $2500 amp I've heard).

    And the Non oversampling CD replay IMO is without equal and comes at sane prices (better prices with a kit). Though I'm less of a fan of the speakers as kits because they can't be properly matched like the production models.
     
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