Originally Posted by SGladwell
DSP8000s, as in Meridian
DSP8000's? Those are some pretty speakers indeed. I can't say I've ever heard them properly dialled in. They have room correction features built in along with the amps, right? Like the Meridians my Genelecs are active, but they don't have room correction built in. Luckily, TacT
has addressed that concern nicely for me.
'57s or '63s? I would love someday to hear a pair of ESL-63US 'stats atop Gradient dipole subs
but thus far that combination has eluded me.
Ten or fifteen years ago, I stopped paying any great attention to spec sheets and technical details on my audio equipment and automobiles. Today, I either like what they do for me or . . . I just don't. So much audio gear seems great on paper, but doesn't please my ears. So many cars are "must-haves" according to the pundits. But the seat of my pants (or my budget, or my wife
) tells me otherwise.
A former Boothroyd Stuart technician did the final equipment installation, set-up, and placement of the DSP8000s. I nodded appropriately as he explained. Ten seconds later, I couldn't repeat what he told me. The sound was definitely better when he finished.
The Quads are ESL-63s. I got the speakers in 1990. The Crosby mods were done in 1993. My ears noticed the difference at the high-end primarily. Not everyone agrees about the mods. Here's a link from an author that has never listened to my set-up.
He prefers to listen to the ESL-63s "˜as-is'. http://www.stereophile.com/loudspeak...16/index9.html
Mr. Crosby brought the Entecs back-to-life in 2000 with his own-design boards. I got the Entecs when I purchased the Quads. I haven't heard the Gradient subwoofers.
The speakers at our house near Cargese are Rauna Angelas. Do you know of those "concrete cabinet" speakers from Sweden? http://www.rauna.com/
. If I recall correctly, I got those speakers in 1985.
Here in Minsk, we listen to our music on some ancient Rogers LS3/5a mini-monitors. These things have been rebuilt two or three times now since I got them in 1979.