If you could only keep one pair of your speakers which ones would you keep?

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  1. rcaman

    rcaman cornbread george

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    My Cerwin Vega s-1 i bought new in 1979
     

     

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  2. elcoholic

    elcoholic AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    For this exercise I'm thinking in terms of future downsizing necessity, so size matters, inversely.
    Go: DQ-10's/DW-1 :(, NHT SuperOne's, SuperTwos', SuperCenter, SubOne, Madisound Kanspea's, & Allison AL-110's
    Stay: B&O M70's (Since new in '76)

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    (But I'm keeping all my head phones)
     
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  3. sqlsavior

    sqlsavior AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Those B&O M70's look elegant. I've wondered what was underneath.

    I would love to hear them. :)
     
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  4. E-Stat

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    Those are the IRS.
     
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    Harvestor Well-Known Member

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  6. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

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    Harvestor Well-Known Member

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    Ahh ha...I see now!
    Thanks....lol
     
  8. E-Stat

    E-Stat Super Member

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    Your link is a story about the RS-1 while the earlier picture is of the IRS. They vary considerably in the number of drivers and size.

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  9. FONSguy

    FONSguy Super Member

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    Since I've only recently had a house, instead of a townhouse or room, my speakers have been for more modest. I'll keep the KEF 104aB's since I racapped them last year. I'll give up the JBL 4312's.

    BUT...

    *IF* we could only HAVE ONE set of speakers with great matching power amps and crossovers......

    I'd want a pair of Crown ES224's. Tubes on top, my PSA-2 on the bottom.
    Second Choice?
    KEF's big studio monitors.
     

     

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  10. Hawkeye83

    Hawkeye83 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Easy, since I'm down to two pairs.

    Go - KEF 103.2's - very good speakers, but not 107's
    Stay - KEF 107's - I like that these can fit essentially anywhere a stand-mounted monitor-type speaker could go...they're really not all that large for the amount of sound they can put out! So these will likely stay with me for good...unless I get upgrade-itis...which at this point seems incurable, lol!
    (Wish I still had - Quad 57's)
     
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  11. jwrauch

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    My modded Speakerlab K's for sure !!!
     
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  12. Roadrash

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    Out of everything I own I would keep the Allison Twos, they do everything very well.
     
  13. Belvedere2

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    Yeah I can only wish. Doghouse isn't that big.
     
  14. Ramseybella

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    My now two pairs of KLH Model six speakers and maybe the SPICA's.
     
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  15. asilker

    asilker Bible Reader Subscriber

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  16. pauljh

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    Hahahaha! I saw this and was sure that the relative proportions could not be right; the IRS Vs were too big, and the RS1s were too small. But then I measured the pix, and you know — this is an excellent comparison. They really are that different!!!

    P.S. I have a pair of RS1s, a pair of Infinity Modulus Satellites (1990) with an NHT SW2/MA-1 subwoofer system, a pair of B&W Matrix 801s, and a pair of Chartwell BBC LS3/5As bi-amped with KEF B200 woofers in a three tube transmission line. And as strange as it may seem, I really don’t know which pair I would keep. They all have their own unique positive characteristics (and failings).
     
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  17. mhardy6647

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    Your room's prettier (as are your cabinets) -- but it looks like we have close to the same color blue walls!

    Duplex Blue? ;)
     

     

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  18. asilker

    asilker Bible Reader Subscriber

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    Thanks! I still love the naked looks yours have. My color is Behr tidal I think?

    I chose the color because of your room and Art Dudley's. I'll cop to that.
     
  19. borus

    borus Luthier tube guy Subscriber

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    I'd love to see those got any pics?
     
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  20. Tedrick

    Tedrick Infinity-phile Subscriber

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    If forced to choose just one pair, it would be my Infinity RS-IIb's. But I would really hate to get rid of my Infinity Modulus/Genesis G928 speaker system, so I'm going to cheat and keep two systems.
     
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