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Old 06-13-2009, 06:53 PM
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Looking for New Speakers

I had my orignial Altec Lansing 508 speakers reconned about 2 yeras ago and now I think the right sub is bad again so its time to replace them.

I currently have one JBL PSW 1200 Active sub woofer and a pair of Beringer Truth B2031A monitors along with the Alec Lansing 508 speakers. Now that I am thinking of replacing my speakers do you guys have any ideas. I am an old Saint, Garage classic DJ lover so deep bass (RLA) Paradise garage sound is desired. I am probably going to hang some JBL hi ray bullets from the celling but am looking for some ideas for floor standing speakers to start off with. How about something from Canal Hi Fi in the village? I thought about a pair of Klipsch La Scala units http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/product...cala-overview/ but there is probably better sounding today at far less money.

Any Ideas guys ?

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Old 06-13-2009, 11:08 PM
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I had my orignial Altec Lansing 508 speakers reconned about 2 yeras ago and now I think the right sub is bad again so its time to replace them.

I currently have one JBL PSW 1200 Active sub woofer and a pair of Beringer Truth B2031A monitors along with the Alec Lansing 508 speakers. Now that I am thinking of replacing my speakers do you guys have any ideas. I am an old Saint, Garage classic DJ lover so deep bass (RLA) Paradise garage sound is desired. I am probably going to hang some JBL hi ray bullets from the celling but am looking for some ideas for floor standing speakers to start off with. How about something from Canal Hi Fi in the village? I thought about a pair of Klipsch La Scala units http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/product...cala-overview/ but there is probably better sounding today at far less money.

Any Ideas guys ?

Thanks All.


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Old 06-14-2009, 07:06 AM
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With regard to the fullrange part of the system I can't give actual tips.

On low end bass for use in smaller spaces: I like stepped horns.
I'm currently using two of these: http://www.speakerstore.nl/constructions/61
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:34 PM
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In order of price of the models I've had experience, liked, and met the designers, from lowest price

Pierre Gabriel: http://www.pierregabriel.com/

Harmonix by Combak, Bravo Towers: http://www.combak.net/

Burmester of Germany: http://www.burmester.de

I also like state-side Manley Labs' full systems they put together with some of their partners. Burmester and Manley are extremely expensive even at their low ends. Burmester is my favorite of the two, as I've never heard any speaker reproduce a grand the way it can...long the ultimate sound test. Manley's uber-packages are a warmer, jazzy tone. Pierre's stunning low-end towers sound A LOT more expensive than they are, though I commented to him several times I detect a faint sibilance-range sizzle from his "A" tweeters...possibly the reason it sounds so lively. Very minor, though, for the price. He also has a new "reference" version with deeper bass for a chunk more change. I'd love to put this other designer's free-air, bi-polar ribbon tweaters on top, but Pierre's got some custom front-face ribbons on his grand master series. And the Combak towers are razor precise, linear, and holographic, but I'm not sure the designer is done with them. Like speaker versions of the ER4S earphones when matched with a good hp amp. He's been working on the sub-stands for like 5 years. You'd have to check on that, as everytime I've talked to him at CES he's still tweaking and is only selling it on a case-by-case basis. I heard the towers, but the normal Bravos don't have the subs. Identical, detachable tops. If you live near him, I would certainly visit Shorty first and hear some of his creations to keep that as an option.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:16 PM
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I thought about a pair of Klipsch La Scala units http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/product...cala-overview/ but there is probably better sounding today at far less money.

One thing I'll say about the La Scalas is that you'll definitely need addtional subs if you use them. I worked in a record shop that had a pair of La Scalas for a few years and I never got them to sound as good as I wanted them to. Our amp was probably the problem, but the weakness of the bass was something our (audiophile) boss maintained was always a problem with them. Great detail though!
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:21 PM
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put a bryston 4b on those la scalas and youll here some bass

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:56 AM
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I'm in the minority with LaScalas but IMHO, they are nothing more than PA cabs that sound every bit like PA cabs. The low end lightweight (to me) and upper frequencies are dull and lack any brilliance or expected hifi detail.

As much as peeps love that EV tweeter , my thoughts are that its wimpy and doesn't cut through as a JBL 2400 series driver does. I have the st350 on my sentry's and I've disconnected them in favor of two HT-94 horn by by Peavey- 2400 clones loaded with JBL diaphragms.

I had the LaScalas. i sold them and I don't miss them one bit.
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