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wje2

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My journey. About 2 months ago, I sold off my pair of GoldenEar Triton 3+ speakers. They were good speakers. Very capable and far enough up the GoldenEar chain to be great performers. After 3 years, I wanted to switch up my sound a bit. First, I opted for the Focal 1008BE, then the Wharfedale Diamond 225, the Sony Core speakers and finally the Elac B6.2 speakers. The upper end on the Wharfedale 225 was a little too relaxed for what I wanted. The Sony had the upper end detail that I desired, but I wanted a bit better mid-range performance too. The Focal 1008BE was going to be my "End all" set of speakers, but I also wanted to to change some of my other components around and felt that having $2,000 speakers at this time wasn't my best move. On Wednesday, some new Audyn Pure Copper capacitors will be arriving where I've read of some Elac B6.2 owners have applied the modification to the crossover with positive results. That's where I'll stay... until the next speaker comes along. In some ways, I can't believe I can be happy with $170.00 speakers and I'd need to spend more money to solve my wants. The struggle is real.
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Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Spartan
All I see above is a bundle of joy, getting to audition all those speakers!
 
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wje2

Enthusiast
I didn't get this posted in time last evening. However, the Klipsch Web site and other vendors (e.g. Best Buy) had the Klipsch R-51M speakers on sale for $144.00 a pair. Sadly, the price has gone back up to $289.00 as of midnight. I was able to reserve a pair at a local Best Buy and picked them up after work. Granted, there are lovers and haters of Klipsch. However, their newer speakers have the presence of a better balanced treble region. Also, while I wasn't the biggest fan of their speakers during 2 purchases in the past, I've realized now at 56 years old, my hearing issues are catching up to me. I'm finding the Klipsch sound favorable for my listening habits. Also, purchased a pair of open box RP-600M speakers with larger woofers and better lower end and higher end specs for the frequency range. Those speakers should arrive tomorrow.

Meanwhile, here are the specs on the R-51M:

  • frequency response: 62-21,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • power handling: up to 85 watts RMS (340 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter
  • 5-1/4" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer

Additionally, I see the prices of the DCM speakers on Ebay keep their slow price increase on Ebay. I guess the popularity of these speakers are catching on and the vendor has raised the prices to $109.95.

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zieglj01

zieglj01

Audioholic Spartan
Additionally, I see the prices of the DCM speakers on Ebay keep their slow price increase on Ebay. I guess the popularity of these speakers are catching on and the vendor has raised the prices to $109.95.
Prices are going up on some because of low stock ... and still worth the prices if raised even higher
 

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