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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted June 04 2002 - 05:06 PM

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 of 25 OFFLINE   Sihan Goi

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Posted June 05 2002 - 12:55 AM

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?
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#3 of 25 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted June 05 2002 - 01:52 AM

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

#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Arnel Enero

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Posted June 05 2002 - 03:10 AM

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

#5 of 25 OFFLINE   ling_w

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Posted June 05 2002 - 05:22 AM

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.)

#6 of 25 OFFLINE   Larry B

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Posted June 05 2002 - 06:17 AM

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$120k Alon Grand Reference

The best speaker system I have heard, by a long shot. All I need is $120K for the system, and a place to put it. (Not to mention the equally good elecronics to drive them.)

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#7 of 25 OFFLINE   ling_w

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Posted June 05 2002 - 06:25 AM

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 of 25 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted June 05 2002 - 08:27 AM

ling if you want to see it send me a pm or email

#9 of 25 OFFLINE   John Sturge

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Posted June 05 2002 - 09:48 AM

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

#10 of 25 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted June 05 2002 - 10:21 AM

because it is only 5 bucks and i was really curious.

#11 of 25 OFFLINE   Darrel McBane

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Posted June 05 2002 - 12:17 PM

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. Posted Image
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#12 of 25 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted June 05 2002 - 01:17 PM

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 of 25 OFFLINE   Darrel McBane

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Posted June 05 2002 - 02:24 PM

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.
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#14 of 25 OFFLINE   ling_w

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Posted June 05 2002 - 02:38 PM

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 of 25 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted June 05 2002 - 03:23 PM

do you guys agree with the article?

#16 of 25 OFFLINE   John A. Casler

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Posted June 05 2002 - 03:37 PM

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")

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#17 of 25 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted June 07 2002 - 12:47 PM

or maybe that vmps is a last year product?

#18 of 25 OFFLINE   John A. Casler

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Posted June 08 2002 - 02:16 AM

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or maybe that vmps is a last year product?


Felix,

The 2002 speaker list, I'm sure, does not just cover speakers that did not exist until Jan 1 of 2002.

The Absolute Sound has offered this list since the begining of their publication. Obviously since 2002 is not over it also does not cover any new speakers that will come out between now and Dec 31, 2002. Point being, it is not a "calendar year" list. It is a "best of the best" list of what they feel is the superior at the time of the listing.

Generally a listed speaker that is "in production" will stay on the list until it is "out of production" or is supplanted by a better speaker.

Although it is an intersting list, to be sure, it is not representative of the evaluation of "all available" speaker systems.

It only "ranks" speakers which the reviewers have spent time with and all agree deserve a ranking. (with HP making the final determination)

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#19 of 25 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted June 08 2002 - 02:52 AM

"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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Posted June 08 2002 - 11:30 AM

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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