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    Westminster GR

    I got a chance to hear these today at David Baskin's place,Design Audo Video.

    Wow, I can definitely see what the fuss is about, these things sound great and seem to have a different sound than I'm used to.

    Overall, a really great time listening
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    Re: Westminster GR

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    Uh-oh!

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    Extension to 18Hz on the bottom and 99 dB/Watt from a point-source driver. How could they sound like anything else, when nothing is in that class! Haven't had the pleasure of hearing Westminsters myself, but I'm a huge fan of Tannoys, and so far my experience is the bigger the (much) better. Running Canterbury SE 2 years now, but would get Westminster in a heartbeat if I ever struck it rich (Westies before car, house, women, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post



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    They are stunning!


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    Quote Originally Posted by socfan12 View Post
    They are stunning!
    Yep. High WAF everywhere in the world. Somebody let me know if they disappear as sound sources and I will really be impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Yep. High WAF everywhere in the world. Somebody let me know if they disappear as sound sources and I will really be impressed.
    They do Mark.
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    Re: Westminster GR

    I love mine. What setup was running them Mark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    these things sound great and seem to have a different sound than I'm used to.
    I agree with you Mark. They sound great and most of all very different of what you know. I auditioned a couple of years ago and was totally impressed with some percussion and drums but couldn't get some other pieces that I know well. I wouldn't buy them because of that and because to my taste they look like some bird cages from the 1950's but I can see why people love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Yep. High WAF everywhere in the world. Somebody let me know if they disappear as sound sources and I will really be impressed.
    LOL
    You are hilarious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    They do Mark.
    That's truly impressive. Those speakers are so huge I don't know how you could take your eyes off of them when you listen to music and not hear them as the source.
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    I was listening to them with a Musical Fidelity Nu Vista 800 integrated and an Accuphase CD player
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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    That's truly impressive. Those speakers are so huge I don't know how you could take your eyes off of them when you listen to music and not hear them as the source.
    I know what you mean, they're HUGE.
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    Re: Westminster GR

    They do state their presence in a room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurs View Post
    They do state their presence in a room!
    Only visually. With your eyes closed they disappear and you are left with pure music.

    I love them, my fav speaker.


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    I would love to hear David's setup. I know he plans to try them with Air Tight tubes, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceLet View Post
    I would love to hear David's setup. I know he plans to try them with Air Tight tubes, also.
    Where is David located? I'd be curious to hear Air Tight on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurs View Post
    Where is David located? I'd be curious to hear Air Tight on them
    About 2 hours outside Dallas Texas near a tone called Tyler Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurs View Post
    Where is David located? I'd be curious to hear Air Tight on them
    Very close to you, as Mike said. You should make that trip. Design Audio Video is a great audio shop.

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    Re: Westminster GR

    Yep, Tyler isn't too terribly far. Thanks guys!

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    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous��.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toomey View Post
    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeousí*˝í¸Ž.
    What about the speaker?
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    Oh,
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    What kind of music do you really like with a Westminster (or Canterbury), and what kind of music you not necessarily want to hear with them?

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    I have Canterbury SE's and love almost all music on them... No polka or cop-killing rap!
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