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    Default New speakers... 2 pairs of new speakers

    Horning Agathon Ultimate

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    Elipson 1303 (a vintage copy of, from Far East)

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    Do you have a fav?

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    The Epsilon(?) look interesting, where did you find them?

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    Default Plastic Zigmahornets!

    The above spurred me to post (poor) pics of my Zigmahornets. Made with 1+1/2 inch polystyrene, lined with gold paper. Units are last Dave Merrill (RIP) 3 inchers. Have his 4 inchers in PAWO horns elsewhere. (See 6 Moons archive page under Dave Merrill.)
    Why poly? well, after getting extortionate quote for wood cutting, I recalled Wharfedale making a Poly speaker once, so....tried it. The walls are near porous (the lining helps to channel sound down) The pipe loading adds bass; surprisingly good bass. The single unit quality spurred me to get my Ocellias, which, after Avantgarde Duos, must be a sign?

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    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornucopia View Post
    The above spurred me to post (poor) pics of my Zigmahornets. Made with 1+1/2 inch polystyrene, lined with gold paper. Units are last Dave Merrill (RIP) 3 inchers. Have his 4 inchers in PAWO horns elsewhere. (See 6 Moons archive page under Dave Merrill.)
    Why poly? well, after getting extortionate quote for wood cutting, I recalled Wharfedale making a Poly speaker once, so....tried it. The walls are near porous (the lining helps to channel sound down) The pipe loading adds bass; surprisingly good bass. The single unit quality spurred me to get my Ocellias, which, after Avantgarde Duos, must be a sign?

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    Never heard of polystyrene speakers before, interesting! How do they sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_F View Post
    Do you have a fav?
    I've managed to put together 3 sets of speakers that are very different but all superb at what they do best.
    Can't say what are my favourites because it changes as I find better synergy between components. The Agathons are great for low volume listening.
    The Elipsons - I've only plugged them in to check they are working fine, so haven't critically evaluated .

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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    The Epsilon(?) look interesting, where did you find them?

    On Ebay - @100 pounds - they seemed criminally cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornucopia View Post
    The above spurred me to post (poor) pics of my Zigmahornets. Made with 1+1/2 inch polystyrene, lined with gold paper. Units are last Dave Merrill (RIP) 3 inchers. Have his 4 inchers in PAWO horns elsewhere. (See 6 Moons archive page under Dave Merrill.)
    Why poly? well, after getting extortionate quote for wood cutting, I recalled Wharfedale making a Poly speaker once, so....tried it. The walls are near porous (the lining helps to channel sound down) The pipe loading adds bass; surprisingly good bass. The single unit quality spurred me to get my Ocellias, which, after Avantgarde Duos, must be a sign?

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    What a fantastic concept!

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    "How do they sound?"
    well, they image very well,(no cross-over artifacts to mess the phase up) and have quite a good frequency range, despite only being a 3 inch unit. If you dial up the 6 Moons review, you read that the bass surprised folk. Same here. As you see in my pics, I use them as 'Desktop', aka desk-SIDE, units.
    I have a history of using BIG speakers; full size Klipschhorns for 18 years, later A-G Duos, plus my Leak 3090s upstairs, so was rather sceptical of mini-speakers. But these opened my ears!
    (Apologies for jacking this thread!) (-:
    Chris.

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