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Offline dflee

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2017, 02:42:28 PM »
Congrats on the new Nolas.
Keep us posted on what you think.

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2017, 08:13:44 PM »
I just sent Pete a PM. I'm getting the Nola's. This should be a perfect fit for my situation.

Enjoy   :beer:
Remember, it's all about the music........

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ARC SP-9
VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Sumiko Blue Pt. Special
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Offline Nick B

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2017, 08:50:05 PM »
Thanks, really looking forward to them. Now the adventure of selling a few things...
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2017, 02:02:17 PM »
Thanks, really looking forward to them. Now the adventure of selling a few things...

..... my least favorite part of the hobby.  :roll:
Remember, it's all about the music........

Nola Boxers
Sunfire True SW Super Jr (2)
Quicksilver Mid Monos
ARC SP-9
VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Sumiko Blue Pt. Special
EE Minmax DAC/Bluesound Node/Denon 2910
TWL Power Cords/MIT Cables

Offline Nick B

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2017, 11:05:57 PM »
Thanks, really looking forward to them. Now the adventure of selling a few things...

..... my least favorite part of the hobby.  :roll:

Yes, least favorite indeed. I haven't found a site yet that gives me an idea what to sell the SP Techs for. Anyone have suggestions? I don't  want to pay a subscription just for one item
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2017, 04:04:41 AM »
go to audio asylum trader its free or audio circle where Jim Smith started before his demise, there might still be people on that site that remember those speakers....
System consists of an amp a preamp, 2 speakers a turntable and a phono preamp, Also some cables and power cords and a really cheap cd player.

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2017, 08:32:59 AM »
go to audio asylum trader its free or audio circle where Jim Smith started before his demise, there might still be people on that site that remember those speakers....

Mike,
Do you mean Bob Smith? He had quite a following at AC. Which reminds me of Double Ugly, who was one of his biggest supporters.
Nick
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2017, 12:11:17 PM »
I seem to remember them selling used for 1500 a wayz back.

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2017, 06:29:13 PM »
Would Kef LS50 work?  I have not heard them but they seem to get high praise on the net :)
A friend brought his up for a weekend and compared to my GR-Research N-2X kit speaker.  I liked the GR product better, better instrument placement detail. 
Now, AJ in Fl over on another audio site makes a damn fine speaker using a cheaper version of the LS50 driver.  KEF put him out of business, but you might contact him anyway. 
Other than that, I've heard a little Revel bookshelf that were really impressive.  Detail, space, soundstage... but they weren't cheap.  I'll  find the model and get back. 
TT- Technics , Vyger  / Quintet Blue, Dyna 20x2, Blackbird
Phono pre- Dodd, , Jolida
Cables- Bolder, Wywires, TWL,
Speakers- LS-9, X-Static/GR-servo
Pre-Dodd
Amp- Moscode, Dodd, Folsom
P.I. Audio diffusers
DIY corner traps

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2017, 08:06:40 PM »
I just sent Pete the $$. It was a very good price, but I'll admit I'm a bit apprehensive as the SP Techs sound very good.  I'll also say I was apprehensive about getting the Uber and it turned out great!!!
Within the last 1 1/2 years, I've made a lot of changes and every one has been positive
Nick
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2017, 10:33:26 PM »
I just sent Pete a PM. I'm getting the Nola's. This should be a perfect fit for my situation.
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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2017, 09:08:46 AM »
Now, AJ in Fl over on another audio site makes a damn fine speaker using a cheaper version of the LS50 driver.  KEF put him out of business, but you might contact him anyway.   
Hi Scott, I'm here too :-).
KEF indeed put the kibosh on that model, but I'm still in business. I'll have a replacement eventually (ironically, was testing a new coax driver last night). I don't do Soundfield for a living, so I move at a rather leisurely pace. :D

cheers,

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2017, 10:37:57 AM »
Hi there AJ.  I haven't really hung around over here enough to know who's here and who's not, but I'm changing that.  So many of the knowledgeable guys don't show up over at AC anymore, so it's time for a move.   :thumb:
TT- Technics , Vyger  / Quintet Blue, Dyna 20x2, Blackbird
Phono pre- Dodd, , Jolida
Cables- Bolder, Wywires, TWL,
Speakers- LS-9, X-Static/GR-servo
Pre-Dodd
Amp- Moscode, Dodd, Folsom
P.I. Audio diffusers
DIY corner traps

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2017, 10:44:08 AM »
Hi there AJ.  I haven't really hung around over here enough to know who's here and who's not, but I'm changing that.  So many of the knowledgeable guys don't show up over at AC anymore, so it's time for a move.   :thumb:

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Re: want recommendations for small 2 way speakers and powered sub
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2017, 11:44:04 AM »
Hi there AJ.  I haven't really hung around over here enough to know who's here and who's not, but I'm changing that.  So many of the knowledgeable guys don't show up over at AC anymore, so it's time for a move.   :thumb:

Thanks for giving AN a try!!
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ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A