Near Field, Desktop Speaker Listening w/ a SEX

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Offline Lazlo_Hollyfeld

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on: January 28, 2022, 10:22:14 AM
I’m awaiting for my first kit to arrive (the S.E.X.), and plan to use it as a desktop amplifier… but I need to pair it with some speakers well suited for jazz and with a tiny footprint … suggestions?

Desktop: Pine Tree cables > modi+ > S.E.X. > Omega BAMs | Main: Bluesound Node / Marantz 6300 w/ Denon DL110 > Rogue RP-1 > First Watt J2 > Zu Dirty Weekend Six Supremes


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Reply #1 on: January 28, 2022, 10:26:32 AM
If you want diy speaker kit try Parts Express "Midnight Sensations"
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Reply #2 on: January 28, 2022, 10:44:51 AM
Blumenstein Orcas

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Reply #3 on: January 28, 2022, 11:31:24 AM
If you want diy speaker kit try Parts Express "Midnight Sensations"
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I think you mean "Overnight Sensations."

https://www.parts-express.com/Overnight-Sensations-MT-Speaker-Pair-Kit-300-706



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Reply #4 on: January 28, 2022, 11:33:27 AM
Yes you are correct, I lost my mind and can't find it. Don't get old.

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Reply #5 on: January 28, 2022, 11:49:27 AM
Yes you are correct, I lost my mind and can't find it. Don't get old.

Too late, I'm already old.  ;)



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Reply #6 on: January 28, 2022, 05:51:50 PM
Blumenstein Orcas

Awesome recommendation … really intriguing and gorgeous set. I assume you’ve listened to them?

Desktop: Pine Tree cables > modi+ > S.E.X. > Omega BAMs | Main: Bluesound Node / Marantz 6300 w/ Denon DL110 > Rogue RP-1 > First Watt J2 > Zu Dirty Weekend Six Supremes


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Reply #7 on: January 28, 2022, 08:19:14 PM
I've owned four pair. I was listening to a pair as the surround speakers in my home theater tonight. They are very special. Near field is their forte.

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Reply #8 on: January 30, 2022, 04:43:21 AM
I second the Orca suggestion - have used them on my desktop with a sex for years. I also like the fibhorn 2 with the fostex sol driver. The fibhorn 2b looks interesting too. I bought a decware tiny radial kit but haven't finished it yet. Madisound has some speaker kits and the Mark Audio Tozzi kit has always interested me....

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Reply #9 on: January 30, 2022, 06:44:32 AM
Awesome recommendation … really intriguing and gorgeous set. I assume you’ve listened to them?

Yeah, they’re great. I use them in my dining room system now since I bought Jagers for the main system, but they’re really nice speakers. Clark is a nice dude, too, really helpful and willing to chat if you need help deciding.

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Reply #10 on: January 30, 2022, 06:54:50 AM
Thanks for the advice folks! I think I’m leaning toward the orcas. Here’s to the amp kit shipping sooner than later!

Desktop: Pine Tree cables > modi+ > S.E.X. > Omega BAMs | Main: Bluesound Node / Marantz 6300 w/ Denon DL110 > Rogue RP-1 > First Watt J2 > Zu Dirty Weekend Six Supremes


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Reply #11 on: January 30, 2022, 11:49:29 AM
I am currently using a pair of Braun L200 speakers with my SEX 2.1 on a desktop system.



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Reply #12 on: January 30, 2022, 03:46:27 PM
I am currently using a pair of Braun L200 speakers with my SEX 2.1 on a desktop system.

What didn’t Braun make?

Desktop: Pine Tree cables > modi+ > S.E.X. > Omega BAMs | Main: Bluesound Node / Marantz 6300 w/ Denon DL110 > Rogue RP-1 > First Watt J2 > Zu Dirty Weekend Six Supremes


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Reply #13 on: February 02, 2022, 11:49:01 AM
Has anyone heard the Lii Audio Raindrop-3? I know their larger drivers and cabinet designs are well loved.

https://www.lii-audio.com/product/complete-speakers-in-pair-3-inch-metal-full-range-warm-sound-and-deep-bass-raindrop-3/


Desktop: Pine Tree cables > modi+ > S.E.X. > Omega BAMs | Main: Bluesound Node / Marantz 6300 w/ Denon DL110 > Rogue RP-1 > First Watt J2 > Zu Dirty Weekend Six Supremes


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Reply #14 on: February 02, 2022, 12:40:05 PM
4 ohm impedance, 85dB/1W sensitivity, and high resonance make those something that might be worth passing on.

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