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RIP Bobby Palkovic of Merlin Music Systems
Photo: Stephen Mejias
We were saddened to hear of the death of loudspeaker designer Bobby Palkovic, apparently by his own hand. We had published positive reviews of Bobby's Merlin speakers, including one of his VSM Millennium design and the VSM-MX at www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/439/index.html. Following is the news posted to Facebook by Bobby's friend, Rich Brkich of audio retailer Signature Sound...
Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 loudspeaker Measurements
Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 loudspeaker Associated Equipment
Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 loudspeaker Specifications
Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 loudspeaker
For some time now I've wanted to upgrade my weekend system in Connecticut, and have been surveying three-way floorstanding speakers priced below about $2500/pair. I've focused on the stereo performance of each pair with music because, despite my interest in surround sound, the great majority of recordings are available only in two-channel stereo. Not wanting to look like a Bowers & Wilkins fanboymy main system has long included their 800-series speakersI put off auditioning B&W's 683 S2. But my goal was to get the best bang for my buck and with the 683 S2 costing $1650/pair, it would foolish to be influenced by such extraneous considerations. Besides, the 683 S2's three-way design and physical proportions were precisely what I was looking for.
GamuT RS7 loudspeaker Measurements
GamuT RS7 loudspeaker Associated Equipment
GamuT RS7 loudspeaker Specifications
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