Do they make them like this anymore?

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  1. Bryan_d

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    What I may be asking for may seem crazy to everyone here but I will ask anyway. I have a Kenwood shelf system that is about 12-14 years old now and I really enjoy the sound produced by the speakers. The speakers are the LS-722 with the following specs:

    Enclosure: Base reflex type
    Speaker config: 2 way system
    Woofer - 150mm cone type
    Tweeter - 25 mm cone type
    Presence speaker - 100mm cone type
    Impedence
    Front speaker - 6 ohms
    Presence speaker - 8 ohms
    Maximum input level
    Front - 70w
    Presence - 30w
    Output sound pressure
    Front - 88 db
    Presence - 87 db
    Frequency response
    Front speaker - 43Hz-20kHz
    Presence speaker - 150Hz-15kHz
    Dimensions(WxHxD): 8x16x11
    Weight: 13.2 lb

    What I don't quite understand is what the Presence is. All I know is that two signals are being sent from the receiver, pos and neg for the regular and pos and neg for the presence.
    What I am looking for are speakers that will sound just as good to me for a new 6.1 system hopefully in bookshelves all around. Any help is greatly appreciated and I apologize for what most are thinking is a dumb topic.
     
  2. Jason GT

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    Looks like 100 mm (~4 inches) to me Brett. :p)

    Bryan, that's a weird system. Is the "presence" speaker in a separate enclosure?

    As to your concern about speakers sounding as good - standard answer applies here - go out and listen to stuff. Canvas here with a budget and go nuts listening to stuff out there.
     
  3. Brett DiMichele

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    Learn to read I must.. Yeeees Yessss! [​IMG]

    4 Inch is about right for a smaller Midrange (or if it was
    Bose, a heck of a tweeter [​IMG] )

    Are they built like that anymore? Chances are they are built
    better today... Honestly the hay day of vintage audio was
    the 50's and 60's not the 70's and 80's. So yeah I believe
    that you will find that todays speakers for the most part
    are much better constructed. As Jason said, go out and take
    a look and a listen to what's out there.. Decide first on
    what your maximum expenditure is and then go from there...
     
  4. Bryan_d

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    In reply to Jason's question yes the presence speaker is inside the same cabinet/enclosure. But does anyone know what this adds to the sound, does it almost make it a threeway speaker?
     
  5. Bryan_d

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    I guess another question that goes along with my search is does one ever find a speaker that they truly love? With so many choices out there and the fact that they are not all locally available for auditioning how do you ever really know?
     
  6. Jason GT

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    1) presence -- I don't really know, I haven't seen something like that before. My guess (though it's a total wild guess) is that the 3rd driver is full-range, and maybe puts out some phase-adjusted signal, imparting a modified, distinct sound quality on the perceived sound.

    From "shelf system" do you mean a mini system?

    2) finding a speaker one loves --? It's simple. You find a pair which produces a sound that you enjoy. There are tons and tons of choices out there. You may have never driven a Corvette, but that doesn't mean that you can't like (love) your Camaro.
     

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