The British Speaker Thread Old And New!

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Tawaun A Williams, Nov 7, 2021.

  1. Tawaun A Williams

    Tawaun A Williams Forum Resident Thread Starter

    A great place for comparisons ect. You name it just a great place to discuss our love for the British Sound....
     
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  2. Tawaun A Williams

    Tawaun A Williams Forum Resident Thread Starter

    So what british speakers do you have in you're collection?
     
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  3. Tone?

    Tone? Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Proac DT8’s.
     
  4. Tawaun A Williams

    Tawaun A Williams Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nice!
     
  5. Wayne Nielson

    Wayne Nielson Forum Resident

    Location:
    My House
    Monitor Audio MA88. No info on the internet. Found these at an antique store in my home town for $40.

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    I did notice the SEAS tweeter and that won me over. Pretty large speakers (they belong on the floor), but served duty on my garage workbench for the rest of the summer. They are inside now being powered by an Outlaw RR2150.
     
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  6. Tawaun A Williams

    Tawaun A Williams Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Slot port...almost looks like a transmission line never saw these before....
     
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  7. Wayne Nielson

    Wayne Nielson Forum Resident

    Location:
    My House
    No slot or port. The bottom driver is passive. What you see as the base for the speaker is simply a built in stand covered with a like speaker grill. These suckers are sealed up.
     
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  8. Tawaun A Williams

    Tawaun A Williams Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Oh ok interesting..
     
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  9. Apesbrain

    Apesbrain Forum Resident

    Location:
    East Coast, USA
    A secret hiding place.
     
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  10. Bill Hart

    Bill Hart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Austin
    I've owned this pair of ESLs since 1973 (freshly restored). If you look closely at the amps, you'll see period correct GEC KT 66s. :)
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  11. fish

    fish Forum Resident

    Location:
    NY, USA
    1998 KEF's Reference Model Fours.
    Hand Made and matched in Maidstone, UK.
    They have very much grown on me.
    AND I have thick plaster walls - a proper British room ;-)

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  12. Doctor Fine

    Doctor Fine Meat and Potatoes all day long

    Oh STOP!
    Such a degree of shameless HiFi Porn---you oughta be ashamed of yourself!
    Me? I even bow at the mere sight of fabric covered space heaters...
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  13. kt66brooklyn

    kt66brooklyn Senior Member

    Location:
    brooklyn, ny
    I have a pair of Tannoy Dual Concentric drivers in ugly horn loaded cabinets. They sound fantastic!
     
  14. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

    Location:
    NYC
    kt66: I bet they do!! Could you post a picture?, I'd love to see them!

    I have a pair of Tannoy Saturn floorstanders. Absolutely LOVE them. The best component I ever bought. I would like to hear vintage Tannoy full range drivers someday also!
     
  15. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Forever

    Location:
    Newport Hills, WA
    I've owned Epos M12.2's and K1's, Harbeth C7ES3's and P3ESR's, Rega RS1's, Naim Ariva's, Intro's and Credo's, KEF Q150's, Graham/Chartwell LS6's, and Wharfedale Diamond 10.2's ... my memory sucks, so I may have forgotten one or two ...

    Without lapsing into fanboy effusion, let's just say the British know what they're doing when it comes to designing loudspeakers that simply play music in a very satisfying way.
     
  16. pfiz

    pfiz New Member

    Location:
    duncansville Pa
    I still have the Mordant-Short MS35Ti's I bought in the mid 80's. After trying many different speakers, these were just the balanced sound I loved. Very neutral, play well across many genres of music. Only now I am considering the Dynaudio Evoke 20's. I won't be able to audition any where I live, but I liked what I've read about. Love the British sound though.
     
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  17. Tawaun A Williams

    Tawaun A Williams Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I owned a pair Epos m12.2 sometimes i forgot how great they were....owned the esl3 to...those i really liked and i wish i still had them....
     
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  18. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Location:
    Toronto
    I have a smattering of speakers with KEF drivers and tweeters - Calinda, Tannoy, B&W and Tangent.

    I wouldn't mind some more but where to put them is the problem. :laugh:
     
  19. Tawaun A Williams

    Tawaun A Williams Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Lol...i got 3 right but none of them are big....
     
  20. Tone?

    Tone? Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Jolly good!


    I like the clay wall color as well. Very British.

    nice decor.
     
  21. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Location:
    Toronto
    Right! Bookshelf speakers - I need more smaller speakers!

    The hunt! She is on! :D

    Reminds me of when I passed up some very small KEF speakers, long ago. Someone convinced me that I didn't need yet another pair...... :cry:

    Did KEF ever make dual concentric speakers?
     
  22. ls35a

    ls35a Forum Resident

    Location:
    Eagle, Idaho
    Wayne Piquet refurbished original Quad ESL's.
    Proac 148 MK2 towers.
    Proac Tablette 10 Signature.
    Falcon LS3/5a.
    Falcon IMF 100.

    Yup, I'm a Brit speaker guy.
     
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  23. Mad shadows

    Mad shadows Forum Resident

    Location:
    Karlskrona- Sweden
    ATC SMC20 mkl.
    Extraordinary speakers, the midrange and dynamics are up with the best I have heard. Their only downside are that they are a bit inefficient.
     
  24. Oelewapper

    Oelewapper Plays vinyl instead of installing it on the floor.

    Do my Wharfedale EVO 4.4 count?
    Because Wharfedale makes their speakers in China nowadays.
     
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  25. kt66brooklyn

    kt66brooklyn Senior Member

    Location:
    brooklyn, ny
    They are in storage right now while I renovate my house, but I plan to post pics when I have everything set up again.
     
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