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    Steven0356

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    speakers and MK III

    Post by Steven0356 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:20 am

    Any suggestions on speakers that would match up well with the Dynaco MK IIIs?

    I listen to jazz and blues mostly

    Thanks

    Bob Latino
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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:59 am

    Hi Steven,

    I have used speakers from the two places listed below .. Both places sell directly to the consumer via the internet. Both of them have pricing that are what I would consider good value for the price.

    1. Axiom speakers out of Canada > Axiom Audio Very reasonably priced ... Good sound.

    2. Tyler Acoustics in Kentucky > Tyler Acoustics These are really "high end" speakers (and higher priced) using the same Seas and Scanspeak drivers used in many high end speakers. I have two sets of these - One in my workshop and one in my living room. The one in my living room I use to demonstrate the VTA amps for local customers.

    Bob

    Steven0356

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by Steven0356 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:30 pm

    Thanks Bob

    ixe13

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by ixe13 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:55 pm

    Hi Steven,

    Also, you can have a look here:

    http://www.tektondesign.com/products.html

    I dont own a pair, so I can't comment on the sound, but they look quite interesting, plus the guy give a 30 days trial. You dont like them send them back...

    I've been drooling all over my monitor for a while now, looking at their model Lore.

    Anyway, interesting...

    Yves

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by Luddite on Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:21 pm

    Here's a modern "retake" on the classic Dynaco A-25. Very meticulous construction using the contemporary versions of the original SEAS drivers. Worth a look and besides, Gary is a really nice guy! http://annandaleacoustics.com/

    Best Regards,
    Charlie

    Bob Latino
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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by Bob Latino on Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:58 am

    If you are handy there are also a number of places online that sell speakers in KIT form. The three places that I am familiar with are listed below.

    Zalytron

    Madisound

    Parts Express Speaker kits

    Bob

    SpotcheckBilly

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by SpotcheckBilly on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:12 am

    ixe13 wrote:Hi Steven,

    Also, you can have a look here:

    http://www.tektondesign.com/products.html

    I dont own a pair, so I can't comment on the sound, but they look quite interesting, plus the guy give a 30 days trial. You dont like them send them back...

    I've been drooling all over my monitor for a while now, looking at their model Lore.

    Anyway, interesting...

    Yves

    I strongly suggest that you check out Tekton. First read the reviews that you can find on the web, then go to their 'site and have a look at the whole line. There's pretty much something for everybody in all price ranges. If you have any questions give Eric Alexander (Tekton owner/designer) a call. He's a real straight shooter and won't steer you wrong.

    I'm not basing my recommendation on hearsay - I've owned a pair of the M Lores for several months and consider them the best bang for the buck speaker in existence. Tekton also builds their version of a modernized Dynaco speaker (I believe its an A25) if that's your bag.

    Cheers,
    SB

    costerdock

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by costerdock on Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:01 am

    Klipsch baby - some big old cornwalls will sound magical.

    Mike G.

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by Mike G. on Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:46 pm

    Hi Bob...I've heard the speakers in your living room. I thought they were very good. Which model of Tyler Acoustics do you have? I have ProAc Response 2's and a pair of Spendor 3-way model 1/2E's.
    Also, a pair of ProAc Mini Monitors which I plan to sell sometime soon.
    Keep the good sound coming, Bob!
    Mike G.

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by Bob Latino on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:26 pm

    Hi Mike,

    Nice to hear from you ...

    Those speakers you heard were Tyler Acoustics Linbrook II's. Tyler doesn't make that speaker anymore. They now make a "Decade" line of speakers in its place. The older Tyler Linbrook II was a 3 way speaker with all Seas drivers.

    Bob

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by quad44 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:27 pm

    If you are into vintage speakers you might want to have a look at the Acoustic Research AR3a's.
    I am using a pair of circa 1973 AR3a's with Dynakitparts MKIIIs and the Tubes4hifi VTA boards.
    I like my music loud enough to feel it and I do listen to a lot of jazz instrumental and vocal.
    I have tried various other speakers like the Tannoys Mercury M5, the Polk LSi9s and the AR11's which I have on my other systems but the AR3a's are the ones I keep coming back to.
    I am passing on a link to some background information on the original Dynaco MKIIIs and their relationship to the AR3a's kindly provided by Kevin from Dynakitparts when I was upgrading from an ST70 to the MKIIIs.

    http://www.classicspeakerpages.net/IP.Board/index.php?showtopic=653

    Hope this helps.

    stewdan

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by stewdan on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:28 pm

    OK -- Mark III's with Low Gain VTA boards (also with VTA Octal boards) and Vintage Speakers that sound very good (to me)!!

    Vandersteen 2CI's
    Vintage Advents -- Original (Masonite Rings on Woofer), A2's, A3's and A4's.
    JBL L36's
    Dynaco A25's
    Acoustic Reaserch AR2's and AR2a's

    Yes, I have them all! (for some reason, I never part with my speakers)
    I listen to Classical and Jazz and some English Rock from the 70's and 80's

    mark four

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    Re: speakers and MK III

    Post by mark four on Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:57 pm

    i was using a pair of spendor SP-2 speakers . they hav a rich tone and sounded really nice with my modified mark 3 amps . until i found a pair of vintage spendor SA-2 speakers on e bay . they are truly natural sounding speakers the add no color to the music at all . jazz and acoustic music was made for these babies . not the new version of SA-2 's that the make now . they are from the late 80's . happy listening !!!

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