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    Listen to the Stirling Broadcast V3 model and then decide how good ( or how not good ) the design is...

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    I have just come across Wilmslow Audio who are selling kits

    https://www.wilmslowaudio.co.uk/wa-l...ker-2107-p.asp

    Basic Kit includes:

    Loudspeaker drive units
    High-quality crossovers, custom designed for each kit and built on high-grade PCBs
    Recessed terminal trays with gold-plated binding posts
    Oxygen free copper cable
    Damping materials including cabinet lining and internal wadding
    Gaskets or sealing strips for drive units
    All fixing bolts and screws
    Grille Cloth (Black is supplied as standard but other colours are available on request)
    Grille fixing studs
    Fully detailed assembly instructions, including CAD cabinet drawings

    Specifications:
    Treble: Vifa D27TG-35-06
    Bass-mid: Monacor SPH-135AD
    Enclosure type: 2-way infinite baffle
    Frequency response: 40Hz - 30000Hz
    Sensitivity (2.83v/1m): 89dB
    Amp requirement: 30-100w
    Impedance: 8 ohm
    Internal volume: 6 litres per speaker
    Weight: 14Kg per pair
    Dimensons (HxWxD): 300mm high x 190mm wide x 160mm deep

    Could you use an alternative updated driver?
    It’s about the music
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    Going by the units, they should sound better

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldarvanyar View Post
    I have just come across Wilmslow Audio who are selling kits

    https://www.wilmslowaudio.co.uk/wa-l...ker-2107-p.asp

    Basic Kit includes:

    Loudspeaker drive units
    High-quality crossovers, custom designed for each kit and built on high-grade PCBs
    Recessed terminal trays with gold-plated binding posts
    Oxygen free copper cable
    Damping materials including cabinet lining and internal wadding
    Gaskets or sealing strips for drive units
    All fixing bolts and screws
    Grille Cloth (Black is supplied as standard but other colours are available on request)
    Grille fixing studs
    Fully detailed assembly instructions, including CAD cabinet drawings

    Specifications:
    Treble: Vifa D27TG-35-06
    Bass-mid: Monacor SPH-135AD
    Enclosure type: 2-way infinite baffle
    Frequency response: 40Hz - 30000Hz
    Sensitivity (2.83v/1m): 89dB
    Amp requirement: 30-100w
    Impedance: 8 ohm
    Internal volume: 6 litres per speaker
    Weight: 14Kg per pair
    Dimensons (HxWxD): 300mm high x 190mm wide x 160mm deep

    Could you use an alternative updated driver?



    If you’re good at DIY, then worth a go.
    Made up by Wilmslow they’re quite expensive.

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    I have home demo'd a pair of Falcon Acoustics recently that sounded great at the Hifi retailers. Sadly, not so good at home. I think these speakers are very amplifier dependent.
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    Not really and especially not with a Luxman L505 to drive them. What you are hearing is the 'fabled' LS3/5A sound. A speakers designed to reproduce speech in a small studio or van at low levels. This they do really well but maybe this is not the way you are using them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanzapp View Post
    I have home demo'd a pair of Falcon Acoustics recently that sounded great at the Hifi retailers. Sadly, not so good at home. I think these speakers are very amplifier dependent.
    Maybe try the Stirling Broadcast V3 as mentioned above? They all seem to measure slightly different and according to reports from users, they often sound different. Another popular speaker in a similar vein is the ProAc Tablette 10 signature

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    As Dave said they work well in a small space. i use some in a 2mx3m space mainly for listening to Radio 4 speech, which sounds exquisite.
    They wouldn't be my first choice for a much larger space. However, used within their design limitations they can still produce magic. "In our time" on Rogers LS 3/5a becomes a near religious experience !!☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    Not really and especially not with a Luxman L505 to drive them. What you are hearing is the 'fabled' LS3/5A sound. A speakers designed to reproduce speech in a small studio or van at low levels. This they do really well but maybe this is not the way you are using them.
    It is also relevant IMO that a restricted bandwidth can give greater clarity; consider that the International Telephone Bandwidth is from 300Hz to 3400Hz, and just listen to the clarity of speech and even classical violin while you are waiting on the phone. Even music on a mobile has a clarity to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham67 View Post
    As Dave said they work well in a small space. i use some in a 2mx3m space mainly for listening to Radio 4 speech, which sounds exquisite.
    They wouldn't be my first choice for a much larger space. However, used within their design limitations they can still produce magic. "In our time" on Rogers LS 3/5a becomes a near religious experience !!☺
    Yes, they eliminate the bloody awful speech quality of R4 FM, bass proximity effects, caused by their lack of care with mics.

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