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    following on from the ebay thread these deserve a thread of their own

    My never ending quest for speakers may be over,(well at least till next pay day)i bought these last night,they were local to me and boy are they good.
    A few years ago i bought some pageant series 2's and for their size and cost they were great,since then ive always lusted over the illusive Signfer model,Mordaunt Shorts top of the range speaker back in the day.

    As i was flicking through gum tree they jumped out screaming BUY ME!
    The next evening i was staring at them in the flesh.
    First impression was their are huge,they make my ditton 66's look anorexic, my monitor audio 952's look like dolls house speakers.
    The seller fired up his sony x555es cd player for me to listen and i was bowled over by them.
    They simply sound stunning,the best ive heard to date,they beat the ditton 66's,the bass is better defined,you can hear bass guitar notes clearly,the mid and hf is very smooth and detailed too,just as i was enjoying the 952 md's i fear they won't get a look in now.i couldn't wait to get home today to fire them up again.

    I have the original bill of sale,stands and boxes,they have been well looked after by previous owners and re-foamed by lockwood audio.
    happy days!









    cheers to jez and geoff for the info
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Decca C4E Cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Glad you're enjoying them Jamie. I remember they sounded good, but it's so long ago since I heard any, I can't exactly recall their character.

    (I heard the Naim SBL at about the same time and wanted to puke! )
    Mr. Tact!

    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are ruled out. All that remain are lies and foolishness"


    Gear: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/one scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/two hefty Japanese DD TT's/hefty Japanese BD TT/smaller Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. One CD transport/3 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. One MD deck. One tuner. Two TVC pre-amps/two valve pre-amps/solid state pre-amp/passive pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Wot does the bottom right hand knob do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Glad you're enjoying them Jamie. I remember they sounded good, but it's so long ago since I heard any, I can't exactly recall their character.

    (I heard the Naim SBL at about the same time and wanted to puke! )


    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Wot does the bottom right hand knob do?
    it boosts or cuts the mid/treble
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Decca C4E Cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Bagsey first refusal if you decide to sell 'em!

    Is the bass as tight as a ducks arse as I remember?

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    Yes it is which is why i think they are better than the dittons,they imo are a step up.
    strange how they didn't catch on,i wonder why?
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Decca C4E Cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    strange how they didn't catch on,i wonder why?
    People may have been put off by the cone midrange driver. Big domes were all the rage back then. Despite not necessarily being better and having a tendency to produce honk like colourations.
    Mr. Tact!

    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are ruled out. All that remain are lies and foolishness"


    Gear: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/one scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/two hefty Japanese DD TT's/hefty Japanese BD TT/smaller Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. One CD transport/3 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. One MD deck. One tuner. Two TVC pre-amps/two valve pre-amps/solid state pre-amp/passive pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    ah i see,
    the mid cone on these doesn't have a rubber surround,never seen that before.
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Decca C4E Cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Didn't B&W employ surroundless yellow fibreglass coned wideband mids?
    Mr. Tact!

    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are ruled out. All that remain are lies and foolishness"


    Gear: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/one scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/two hefty Japanese DD TT's/hefty Japanese BD TT/smaller Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. One CD transport/3 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. One MD deck. One tuner. Two TVC pre-amps/two valve pre-amps/solid state pre-amp/passive pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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