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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    I don't think Zu has anything to meet the 24 inch criteria and they need the feet to keep the bottom firing port free., probably not ideal for a bookshelf designation.
    Hi,
    I believe Zu actually does have a couple of smaller speakers. It's on their website

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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Dentdog View Post
    Have a pair and yes they are worth the fare. Have the big Def IVs in the basement but with some warm tubes the Omens actually sound pretty good.
    My brother runs his with solid state integrated from Rogue, the Sphinx (class D, actually, with a tubed preamp stage). It's like a grand, or a few hundred dollars more in US dollars. He uses a modest chord dac. He also streams hi-rez from Amazon. He's a big fan of 60s jazz and rock/ blues rock of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clapton, Phish, Dead, Floyd, etc.. Badly recorded classic rock really comes to life. Big, dynamic, fast, tonally rich sound. He has been working from home for several years and has his system on 10 hours a day.

    But guys who listen to 0:39 of track 6 here and 2:54 of another track instead of taking in the music would really scoff at the Zu sound.

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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    [QUOTE=MikeCh;297928]David,

    What are your brothers speakers currently?...or that he's had that he loved or disliked?

    In his previous larger home he had Klipsch La Scala's. And in a second room he had PhaseTech or Phase?? something (they are physically too large for this space).

    Many good suggestions, thanks to all. Will look into them and pass on the recommendations.
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    A trusty old Pioneer PD-65 as a Transport, Lumin A-1, a Merrill Heirloom T.T. as sources. A Lampizator DAC to Teo Cables to a SP-14 Tubed PreAmp, Pass XA30.5 , Fusion speaker cables, AudioKinesis Zephryn 46 Speakers. pair Rythmik F-12 subs, EP2050, Kaplan Power cables, Cerious Tech Graphine XT P.C., Hydra power conditioner, Two dedicated 20Amp power lines. DIY corner traps and Acoustic Geometry Curves for room treatment.

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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    Look at Tekton Design, they have The “Mini-Lore” for $595, and what look to be a stellar pair of speakers that just fit the size required the “Dynamite” for a bit over budget, $1500.

    I could not tell whether there is a rear port or not.

    With enough power, I would second the KEF recommendations.
    Amp : McIntosh MC60 mono amps
    Digital : Bricasti M12, Oppo 203
    Analog : Technics SL1200G, DIY K&K Audio Maxxed Phono Amp
    Speakers : Zu Audio Druid V
    Headphone : BHSE + Voce

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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    NHT C3 Bookshelf Speakers

    https://www.nhthifi.com/products/165...shelf-speakers

    Have always heard good things about these speakers. On sale for $499 each on their website.
    Three way compact sealed box design so should be easier to place in a book case.

    NHT has a 30 day satisfaction guarantee where you can return them if not satisfied.


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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    Klipsch RP600M's are only about $500, and sound oh so good with my Belles Aria integrated. Very sensitive, and esp. good for classic rock, at low or high volume.

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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AXII, Job INTegrated

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    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ SE upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    Rear ports are a no no Joe

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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Rear ports are a no no Joe
    glad you finally let that secret out to public
    nagra cd, tube dac, psu, audionet humboldt, wilson tunetot, odin, hms definitiva

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    Re: Speaker recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by jadedavid View Post
    My brother called me yesterday looking for a recommendation for a pair of speakers.
    He doesn't want to spend more than $1000. New or used OK. Front ported or sealed. No subs. Max size
    24"X14X14. They are to fit in a built in bookcase.

    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Rear ports are a no no Joe
    glad you finally let that secret out to public
    Reading is no secret.

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