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Yes I will do as I am told.

If I had a spare $7k I would not buy the JBLs tho', I'd need a bigger room.

Lovely gear but..

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THIS was the vintage Altec A7 Voice of the Theatre spkrs :cool:

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Owen Y;145516 wrote:
was the vintage Altec A7 Voice of the Theatre spkrs :cool:

 

Indeed - I have a pair of A7 Altecs - their ability to recreate live sounding dynamics is stunning with some recordings becoming uncannily real.

 

Not the most subtle sounding (or looking!) speakers however...

 

Those A700s look like they have plans for world domination :D

 

And yes Papa, the same seller has some very nice JBLs for sale - sigh...

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I'd love to try something like those- if only my room was bigger than a broom closet:(

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I used to joke that Klipsch speakers could be driven by a clock radio. This guy was using a portable CD player to power the La Scalas. There would be less than 0.5W source output by my reckoning.

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Papa Hemi;145547 wrote:

 

 

 

are a bit more affordable, but maybe not as classy.

 

Ooh nice! I'm a sucker for big ol' ugly speakers :)

 

A little more room friendly too (well, compared to the A700s).

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Ernie;145549 wrote:
I used to joke that Klipsch speakers could be driven by a clock radio. This guy was using a portable CD player to power the La Scalas. There would be less than 0.5W source output by my reckoning.

 

This would give rise to truly unlimited experimentation! :D

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He he, yes indeed!

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Either way the A7 uses a 511B horn not a mantaray

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Whoops sorry my mistake - the A700 as apposed to the A7 does in fact have a Mantary horn - good buying I would say :cool:

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Tempted....... what do you fellas think of them? good buying? (A700)

Haven't had much experience in this type of speaker but it does take my interest.

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a guy i know played me some Tracy Chapman through a pair of those (I'm not 100% certain but they did look alot like them) ..... absolutely bowled me over.

 

Like I've heard speakers at $50k+ that could not lay a patch on those for realness & dynamics.

 

Knowing you'd get your money back if you ddin't like them ... if it were me I'd take the punt /.

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They should sound great and punch above the price point - especially with a nice tube amp with high output impedance.

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MosfetMainac;145962 wrote:
Tempted....... what do you fellas think of them? good buying? (A700)

 

Haven't had much experience in this type of speaker but it does take my interest.

 

They would be a lot of fun I would say - efficent enough for low output valve amps. May lack very low bass (the A7s do) but nothing too bad. Need to be wound up to really sing but can convey good dynamics at low volume (bass is more rolled off at low volume though).

 

More a "live" sound than a "hi-fi" sound...

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Excellent mwa ha ha! We expect a listening report...

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Welcome to the club - we need to hire a hall somewhere waaay out in the country & set up all these big arse speakers & have a real listening session - could be quite a weekend? :D

 

PS. hows the new room looking Dodgy?

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Congrats!

 

What you need now is a good clean 10watts amp :D

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