Can you live with your current speaker until you die?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by thomaskong, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    That is a good natural room treatment! I wish to have it, but my listening space is too big and odd shaped.
     
  2. wgb113

    wgb113 Forum Resident

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    Of course! (famous last words)
     
  3. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    Only if I die tomorrow. :D
     
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  4. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    I have Klipsch Kg4’s and just re-capped the crossovers and put in titanium diaphragms for the tweeters. They sound terrific. I don’t expect to live more than a dozen or so years, so I’d say yes, these are my speakers for life.
     
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  5. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Agreed!

    I just happened to come across this interview with Dr. Floyd Toole who retired a few years back from Harmon International. He is one of the leading speaker research guys.

    From the interview...

    "In terms of room acoustics, if you start with well-designed loudspeakers, normal furnishing may be all you need. “Some audiophiles think all reflections are bad,” observes Toole, “but such rooms are oppressively dead. It turns out that a happy medium is easily achieved in normal rooms. Bookcases, lamps, tables, chairs, carpet and drapes — all of these things bring room acoustics into the range of acceptability. If you live in such a room, just buy some very good loudspeakers, hook them up, turn on your system, play something you like and enjoy it.”"

    As for myself, it fit this description nicely.
     
  6. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    If you had recapped Klipsch, it can last for your life. Good luck to you.
     
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  7. Polyphenol

    Polyphenol Well-Known Member

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    I would phrase the question a little bit different: "can YOUR WIFE live with your current speaker until you or SHE dies?" :laughup:

    Sorry, couldn't resist. :angel:
     
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  8. TommyTunes

    TommyTunes Forum Resident

    I’m jonesing for the reissued JBL L100 Classics, don’t even know what they sound like but I can re-live my youth. I always wanted them in the seventies. My replace my Maggie surround system with two pairs in the next couple of months.
     
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  9. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I like your humor! :biglaugh:
     
  10. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Blind purchase can be hit or miss. GOOD luck to you!
     
  11. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

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    Exactly my attitude. My dealer has also told me how dead rooms can be when they visit customers obsessed with acoustic analysis and getting the room perfect. They spend so much time eliminating all the reflections they never enjoy the music, and by then time they get to it it sounds boring and lifeless.
     
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  12. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

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    My wife gave her blessing for me to sell enough of my stock to buy the speakers I just got, and she intended that to be for retirement. They were delivered yesterday, and last night we had pizza and wine in the listening room to hear the new speakers. Within a few seconds of hearing the beginning of first record, she noticed a dramatic difference, even thopugh she claimed in advance she wouldn't.

    In addition to listening to music on the two-channel system, she also shares my other hobby with me (bicycling).

    She gets it.

    P.S. thanks everyone and keep buying those iPhones. My $16K (at retail) dream speakers only cost me the last 5 months of gains in my Apple position (on an original $6K investment)
     
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  13. PhilCo

    PhilCo Active Member

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    Since my speakers are "to die for", I guess the answer is yes! (sorry, couldn't resist).

    If I could ever figure out how to load pictures, I would do that, but if the link below works, my speakers are the third one down in the first column from the right--very red Vapor Joules
    VAPOR AUDIO :: Exquisite Sound » Joule White
     
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  14. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Your speakers look nice. I am pretty sure that you can enjoy it for your life.
     
  15. tubesandvinyl

    tubesandvinyl Forum Resident

    Yes
     
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  16. lesterbangs

    lesterbangs Forum Resident

    I've got 2 sets of speakers that I'm pretty satisfied with

    Advent A3's with my turntable
    Klipsch R15PM for Bluetooth on my phone

    I'm happy with both. But I'm 32, so I kinda hope they don't outlive me
     
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  17. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

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    I don't think so.
     
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  18. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Then, can we assume that you plan on sticking around a little longer? :)
     
  19. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    If you are only 32 years old, then there is room for improvement.

    But as long as you like your speakers, you can keep them for your life.
     
  20. Doug Walton

    Doug Walton Forum Resident

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  21. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Why not?:)
     
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  22. Kostas

    Kostas Forum Resident

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    Athens,GR.
    My current speakers (Dali Suite 2.8) have outlived (8 years) every other pair of speakers I had, even one that cost 6 times more. I enjoy music with them and since I can't afford speakers of the same or higher cost they'll stay with me for a long time. It doesn't mean I don't want better, current dream speakers are Adam S5V and TAD-R1MK2.
     
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  23. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Dali suite2.8 looks good enough. But it will be also nice if you can get your dream speakers in the future.
     
  24. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

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  25. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I hope you enjoy your speaker for your life. :tiphat:
     

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