absolute sound 2002 speakers

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  1. felix_suwarno

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    from absolute sound

    class1
    B&W nautilus system
    meridian dsp6000 system
    revel ultima system

    class2
    infinity prelude mts system
    meridian dsp33 system
    thiel mcs1 / powerpoint system

    class 3
    B&W cdm nt system
    martin logan scenario / cinema / script system
    snell acoustics k.5mk2 system

    class 4
    m&k sound k-17 series 5.1 system
    magnepan mgmc1 / mgmc2 system
    psb image system

    class 5
    acoustic research hc6 system
    cambridge soundworks newton mc300.5 system
    anthony gallo acoustics nucleus micro system
    paradigm atom system
    polk audio rm6600 system
    dahlquist system 3



    ha! thats it, i am not gonna reveal more about the pdf file. only 5 bucks, just pay if you want to read more about it.

    i really want to hear those class 1 speakers. i can only drool at them at this point in my life.
     
  2. Sihan Goi

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    Hmmn, I'm sure there are better speakers than those Class 1 speakers...Wilson Audio/Wilson Benesch/MBL/Dynaudio Confidence/JM Labs, etc...?

    Wonder where my PSB Stratus Goldi's fit in...class 3 or borderline class 2 hopeful perhaps?
     
  3. felix_suwarno

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    i have the 2001 version of the article. psb stratus series is no where to be found.
     
  4. Arnel Enero

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    Is this some sort of ratings gimmick like Stereophile's?
     
  5. ling_w

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    At least the list doesn't include practically everything stereophile has reviewed.


    I presume this is a 5.1 speaker list, since where is the Magnepan MG20.1 speakers? The $12k speaker that HP says is as good as the $120k Alon Grand Reference, which is his reference (which also isn't there.)
     
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    Larry,

    Did you hear HP's version, which went through 2-3 upgrades/modifications because they had some problem with the sound. By then, it was on par with the Magnepan MG20.1.
     
  8. felix_suwarno

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    ling if you want to see it send me a pm or email
     
  9. John Sturge

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    Why pay $5 for a list of great systems? Sorry, but it seems stupid to me.
     
  10. felix_suwarno

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    because it is only 5 bucks and i was really curious.
     
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    Felix,
    For 85 cents I'll send you a list of my favorite speakers. For another 15 cents I'll throw in my list of favorite cheeses. [​IMG]
     
  12. felix_suwarno

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    well guys, it is not only a list, but about 7 pages ( didnt count it ) of reviews. took me about 15 to 20 minutes to read.
     
  13. Darrel McBane

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    Just kidding a little Felix.

    Absolute Sound and Stereophile are about the only magazines I'd spend any money on. A.S. gave my speakers and two channel amp their Golden Ear award last year. So, I have to appreciate their opinion.
     
  14. ling_w

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    FYI, this is a list from The Perfect Vision, not TAS. And this is 5.1 systems. So that is why HP's infactuation of the moment "Alon" and his little tryst on the side "Magnepan" are not there.

    Got copies of TAS and TPV in HE2002, and they both had different variations of the recommended list.
     
  15. felix_suwarno

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    do you guys agree with the article?
     
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    Since HP hasn't heard the VMPS RM40s the list is incomplete.
    That magazine hasn't been the same since Tony Cordesman went to the Gulf War. (actually he was only on TV as an "expert")
    [​IMG]
    John Casler
     
  17. felix_suwarno

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    or maybe that vmps is a last year product?
     
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    "Although it is an intersting list, to be sure, it is not representative of the evaluation of "all available" speaker systems. "

    is there such a thing? if it is, let me know. i want to read, read, read. this forum made me hungry for speaker information. please dont mention audioreview, i dont think it is reliable.

    thx
     
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    sounds good to me, I have the CDM7NT speaks and am upgrading to the 804s.

    I would bet that it is a list of the top speakers that they have reviewed, NOT a list of all the speakers that are available (much different)
     

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