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    Re: Wilson uses Focal drivers?

    As does Graz now make his own ribbons to restore Apogees.

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Mike,

    Yes , it is very difficult to do both , the cost and expertise needed to do so would be staggering , companies specific to designing and building transducers would be hard to duplicate in a startup ..

    BTW , most if not all Ribbon and ESL speaker companies tend to make their own drivers ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I have to say Chris, the VTL Siegfried/Wilson pairing hasn't been my favorite - especially with Nordost cables. The demo at RMAF last year that you reference sent people running from the room (and it wasn't the speakers). NOW, the non-Siegfried VTL amps (MB-450, 185) are superb. This was great at CES 2014: http://www.theaudiobeat.com/ces2014/...ransparent.htm

    But at the end of the day, I prefer Wilson with D'Ag or Pass XA.8 and Shunyata cables all around. Just my two cents.
    In addition to Mike's recommendations, I also like Wilson with ARC and Doshi. Not so much with VTL. And, I have not heard them with Nagra (recently demoed in at least a couple of shows).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I have to say Chris, the VTL Siegfried/Wilson pairing hasn't been my favorite - especially with Nordost cables. The demo at RMAF last year that you reference sent people running from the room (and it wasn't the speakers). NOW, the non-Siegfried VTL amps (MB-450, 185) are superb. This was great at CES 2014: http://www.theaudiobeat.com/ces2014/...ransparent.htm

    But at the end of the day, I prefer Wilson with D'Ag or Pass XA.8 and Shunyata cables all around. Just my two cents.
    Should find out this weekend how the XA 100.8's sound paired with an ARC Ref. 6 pre with my Sasha 2's!!
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    Re: Wilson uses Focal drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Audio 1 View Post
    Should find out this weekend how the XA 100.8's sound paired with an ARC Ref. 6 pre with my Sasha 2's!!
    Yes!!! So happy for you. Are you going to be around on Saturday? I would love to stop by for a listen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Yes!!! So happy for you. Are you going to be around on Saturday? I would love to stop by for a listen.
    Yes, I will! Transparent promised my cables will be back by Friday, so everything should be up and running by Saturday.
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    Re: Wilson uses Focal drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Audio 1 View Post
    Yes, I will! Transparent promised my cables will be back by Friday, so everything should be up and running by Saturday.
    Ok, I'll call you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Thanks Bill. I know it's very rare to find a speaker company today that builds its own drivers, I can only think of KEF, Focal, DynAudio, B&W and maybe a few others. I had thought Wilson used drivers, made to their specs from their Scanspeak.
    There are many more speaker companies that manufacture their own drivers beside KEF, Focal, Dynaudio and B&W. I could easily add Raidho, Triangle, Elac, Usher, Vienna Acoustics, Revel, TAD, Cabasse, Vivid Audio, Monitor Audio, ProAC and many others...
    Triangle Magellan Cello II < AudioQuest Everest DBS 72V < BAT VK-600SE < AudioQuest NRG WEL DBS 72V < AudioQuest WBY XLR DBS 72V < exaSound e22 DAC w Paul Hynes SR3-12 Linear Power Supply < Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server < UpTone ISORegen < AudioQuest Diamond USB DBS 216V < MacBook Pro i5 13' w Samsung 850EVO 512GB SSD < Solid Tech Hybrid Platforms < Omicron Harmonic Stabilizer & Gold SE/Classic < IsoTek Sigmas GII w IsoTek Optimum EVO3 < Furutech FT-SWS < HiFi Tuning Supreme 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoe21ro View Post
    There are many more speaker companies that manufacture their own drivers beside KEF, Focal, Dynaudio and B&W. I could easily add Raidho, Triangle, Usher, Vienna Acoustics, Revel, TAD, Vivid Audio, Monitor Audio, ProAC and many others...
    Yes! All true. Does ELAC?
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    Re: Wilson uses Focal drivers?

    Elac too! Added to the list.
    Triangle Magellan Cello II < AudioQuest Everest DBS 72V < BAT VK-600SE < AudioQuest NRG WEL DBS 72V < AudioQuest WBY XLR DBS 72V < exaSound e22 DAC w Paul Hynes SR3-12 Linear Power Supply < Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server < UpTone ISORegen < AudioQuest Diamond USB DBS 216V < MacBook Pro i5 13' w Samsung 850EVO 512GB SSD < Solid Tech Hybrid Platforms < Omicron Harmonic Stabilizer & Gold SE/Classic < IsoTek Sigmas GII w IsoTek Optimum EVO3 < Furutech FT-SWS < HiFi Tuning Supreme 3

 

 
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