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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    What about the Legacy Calibre?

    http://legacyaudio.com/products/view/calibre/

    I had the legacy HD monitor and was not overly-impressed.

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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

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    Jonanthan,

    A good friend of mine has the MicroOne's and he just loves them.
    Do you see them matching well with Joe's Triode 845M?
    I assumed they needed a fair amount of power.

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    Unless Joe is in a massive room, the match should be wonderful. I believe his amps are 50 wpc Class A. Should be plenty. The MicroOnes are a very benign load and extremely tube friendly.

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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

    My room room is a decent size and I'm sure the MicroOnes would be great. I may have to give them a try. The Triode amps are 50 wpc.


    Quote Originally Posted by jtinn View Post
    Unless Joe is in a massive room, the match should be wonderful. I believe his amps are 50 wpc Class A. Should be plenty. The MicroOnes are a very benign load and extremely tube friendly.
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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    My room room is a decent size and I'm sure the MicroOnes would be great. I may have to give them a try. The Triode amps are 50 wpc.
    I am absolutely sure you would love them Joe!

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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    Trenner & Friedl monitor - tiny, but sounded great on Viva electronics last Newport show
    Reference 3a De Capos
    Vapor Cirrus - want to hear them and they are pretty efficient

    I like Dyns, but wouldn't think them to be a good match with your Tri amps.
    the trenner & friedl art monitors blew my mind, its a great little speaker. I haven't heard the De Capos in long while but their ability to resolve fine details/texure will give Quad 57s a run for their money.
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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    My room room is a decent size and I'm sure the MicroOnes would be great. I may have to give them a try. The Triode amps are 50 wpc.
    Joe, I briefly owned a pair of the MicroOnes. They are fast, dynamic & punchy and disappear in the room, but I don't like the wrought iron stands. It looks like the stands were sub-contracted to an outdoor furniture supplier..they are horribly heavy, easily blemish & i'm told typically arrive with scratches. When I was setting up the stands/bases, I thought I was setting up a piece of outdoor furniture, surely not a pair of high end speaker stands . They were also hard to sell.
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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by puroagave View Post
    the trenner & friedl art monitors blew my mind, its a great little speaker. I haven't heard the De Capos in long while but their ability to resolve fine details/texture will give Quad 57s a run for their money.
    Driving the Trenner & Friedl Art monitors with Quicksilver KT150 monoblocks and they are so wonderfully musical and these diminutive speakers really envelop the room with a wide and tall soundstage. Simply amazing speakers. Recently picked up the Linear Tube Audio preamp getting kickass reviews all over the Internet which is blowing away my CJ ET3SE preamp and sounds great with the T&F/Quicksilver combo. It doesn't get much more musical than this, folks.

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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

    Depends if you only want bookshelf, or small. The Heco Direkt, which costs 2700 Euro or so, and are 95db drivable by 10 - 25w SETs, are easily better to me than many raidhos and other floor standers as well. They come to less than waist height, are flat and thick, and lean backward pointing towards the listener, and with vented downfiring woofers. Played large orchestral on them with vinyl, no problems, at an UK show. The company has been in Germany since 1949. So technically not bookshelf, but fantastic for smaller rooms.

    The Evolution Acoustics MM7 are by far the best speakers I have heard, so the micro ones should be pretty good, worth checking out definitely, if similar quality flows through to the smaller model then they will be the ones.

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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    My room room is a decent size and I'm sure the MicroOnes would be great. I may have to give them a try. The Triode amps are 50 wpc.

    Joe, you still got some room and lonely amplfiers , Give them a try ....

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    Re: What's your favorite small or bookshelf speaker?

    The active Neumann KH-120A. Pure, honest. No more Mr. nice coloring.... I use them in my kitchen in combination with a little Sunfire Atmos subwoofer and this plays powerful and clean. I love them. (picture from internet, not my set-up)
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