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What speakers for Jazz

Just wondered what other Jazz lovers are doing for speakers and why ? Were they purchased for there Jazz excellence ? 

A bunch of years ago I walked into my favorite audio shop and was immediately greeted with some great music that featured horns . I don't recall the disc but what I heard was the most realistic reproduction of a Saxophone I had experienced to date . Needles to say I purchased the speakers forth with , they were the original Revel Salons . Still have them , haven't heard anything to surpass  them with Jazz yet .  

 

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Vandersteen

I usually don't think of speakers as being better on one type than another since the speaker should sound good on ALL types of music. That being said I have a pair of Vandersteen Model 3A Signatures with one Vandersteen Model 2WQ subwoofer which, needless to say, sound grreat playing jazz or any other type of music.

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I have a pair of Aeon I's that I love me some jazz on!  Very transparent and great at low volume as well.  The best speaker I've had in this room and the first I've had that I'm content with.

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All types of music

  Good point Jazzfan and good speakers as well , I've heard the 3A-S's many times at a friends , he use's a pair of Rel B1's with his , although there not really needed . What inspired this tread was several reviews in our favorite mag that referred to speakers and how they were great for Rock , Classical music ect . When I threw this around at an audio club meeting , non of the members were willing to say that there speakers were great with every type of music . Even the lucky guys and girl with speakers of historical significance , Sonus Faber Strads , Burmester B100's , Focal Maestro's , a few pairs of Revel Salon's both the original and the second gen's , we all seemed to have a preference as to what type of music are speakers were best at  reproducing . RGibran makes a good point as usual , " the first he's content with " I guess that's all that really matters , till you hear something better .

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Time Windows

Way back when I was a mere lad and a budding audiophile the first pair of non-mass market speakers that I owned were DCM Time Windows. While they were not the last word on bass did they do one type of music better than almost any other speakers I've since encountered: classical guitar. Go figure.

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DCM

What ever happened to DCM?

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Go to audio addiction , I

Go to audio addiction , I think it will help you.

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Dual midrange drivers

 

Personally, it has been my experience that loudspeakers equipped with dual midrange drivers reproduce jazz music best. If you got the coin, check out the Avalon's.

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Avalon's

Your right as usual Mark, the Avalons do JAZZ well.

 

  ( willianfrost ) No need for help here, feeding my audio hobby is one of the few things I really enjoy anymore.  

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My thoughts; Vandersteen

My thoughts;

Vandersteen current 2/3 series.

B&W 805.

Wilson Sophia/Sasha.

Focal 918/928.

Dynaudio.

Paradigm reference series.

Thiel 2.4

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Paradigm

  Just got some Paradigm Studio 20 v .5's and Cardas Clear speaker cables for the third ( garage system ). Thanks Bob Reina for helping me make up my mind on the speakers , had it narrowed down to three pairs after long listening session's , but Bobs great review in the May 2012 issue confirmed my thoughts on them . His sonic description was accurate . 

  They seem to be quite good for Jazz and small on ensembles , very uncongested . Tryed a few different amps and ended up driving them with my retired Luxman amp , seems to be a great match .

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Nice! tmsorosk.  That studio

Nice! tmsorosk.  That studio series is quite good.  What are the other gear in your rig?

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RE; nice

Well the garage system is pretty humble . For a source I use a Shaw cable box and an I-Pod . Cambridge 650A Azur is being used as a preamp and a Luxman Mi77 power amp , one dedicated 20 amp 12 gauge circuit , Cardas Clear speaker cables , Shunyada Python power cords and Madrigal interconnects . It's not much but it's home .

Oh , forgot to mention there's a beer fridge .

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Beer chillng
tmsorosk wrote:

Oh , forgot to mention there's a beer fridge .

What!?!? The beer fridge uses the stock power cord?!?!? Don't you know that using a cryogenically treated power cord will give the beer that delicious extra chill.

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Laughing....   On a serious

Laughing....

 

On a serious tip, the best cold beer, IME, can be found in retailers that have an open, walk-in style cooler.

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Beer cords

 Actually , all kidding aside , most jazz musicians prefer the raspy taste of beer out of a Shunyada powered fridge , yet Cellists seem to go for the smoother , warmer flavor of  a light lager when it's been massaged by George Cardas and company .   

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