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'Dullaudio: Safe as F**k' ...... true or false?

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JANDL100 wrote:

Sheva wrote:
'Dullaudio: Safe as F**k' ...... true or false?

Well, lots of folks would disagree with me ... but I've heard them quite a few times but only at Shows, and I would say 'true'.

I've not heard a pair of Dynys that did it for me, including those bigConfidence jobbies that sell for multiples of £10k driven by humungous Plinius amps.

Some love 'em, like meninblack, I find 'em dulldulldull, not as in treble rolloff, but as in uninteresting & boring.

YMMV :peace:

(Oops - my next post is number 5,000 - I must make sure it's a positive one ;))

I owned a pretty decent pair for a while, and it coincided 100% with a serious drop-off in my music listening. So +1 for 'true', I'm afraid.

For me they only came alive when really pushed hard - either with the valve amp or the Naim I was borrowing. But then, anything sounds good when it's so loud and you've had loads of booze, so what's the point?

There are a lot more speaker brands I'd be keen to try out, tbh - Dyns are not one I'd look to revisit.

And, of course, YMMV!

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(Oops - my next post is number 5,000 - I must make sure it's a positive one ;))

Please... don't give us a Bruckner thread.suicide2.gif

SS:D

ps: Bruckner was truly dreadful with my Foci.:sick::zzzz::zzzz::zzzz:

T'is done now .... in the Classical Music section ..... ;):P

.... I never did like Foci - I think they are "truly dreadful" with all sorts of music. (Nice negative post here for numero 5001 :D)

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Went back to standmounts myself recently.Heard a pair of Dynaudio's in Glasgow Audio [the £850 one's?] that bass?..not for me 'fraid,the guy set them up well,virtually the same gear as I have,he was really into the Dyns,even tried dropping the price to £725.......I made the right choice,crossing the road ,not so nice shop/people,but thewee Spens in Maple :^:Pin fact I only went into GA cos 7 O's,was still not open 20 mins after the 10 am start time.

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AmDismal wrote:

JANDL100 wrote:
Sheva wrote:
'Dullaudio: Safe as F**k' ...... true or false?

Well, lots of folks would disagree with me ... but I've heard them quite a few times but only at Shows, and I would say 'true'.

I've not heard a pair of Dynys that did it for me, including those bigConfidence jobbies that sell for multiples of £10k driven by humungous Plinius amps.

Some love 'em, like meninblack, I find 'em dulldulldull, not as in treble rolloff, but as in uninteresting & boring.

YMMV :peace:

(Oops - my next post is number 5,000 - I must make sure it's a positive one ;))

I owned a pretty decent pair for a while, and it coincided 100% with a serious drop-off in my music listening. So +1 for 'true', I'm afraid.

For me they only came alive when really pushed hard - either with the valve amp or the Naim I was borrowing. But then, anything sounds good when it's so loud and you've had loads of booze, so what's the point?

There are a lot more speaker brands I'd be keen to try out, tbh - Dyns are not one I'd look to revisit.

And, of course, YMMV!

Concurs with my experiences.

That makes three Classical bLoggers who aren't inspired by the Dyn sound.

SS

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SSM wrote:

AmDismal wrote:
JANDL100 wrote:
Sheva wrote:
'Dullaudio: Safe as F**k' ...... true or false?

Well, lots of folks would disagree with me ... but I've heard them quite a few times but only at Shows, and I would say 'true'.

I've not heard a pair of Dynys that did it for me, including those bigConfidence jobbies that sell for multiples of £10k driven by humungous Plinius amps.

Some love 'em, like meninblack, I find 'em dulldulldull, not as in treble rolloff, but as in uninteresting & boring.

YMMV :peace:

(Oops - my next post is number 5,000 - I must make sure it's a positive one ;))

I owned a pretty decent pair for a while, and it coincided 100% with a serious drop-off in my music listening. So +1 for 'true', I'm afraid.

For me they only came alive when really pushed hard - either with the valve amp or the Naim I was borrowing. But then, anything sounds good when it's so loud and you've had loads of booze, so what's the point?

There are a lot more speaker brands I'd be keen to try out, tbh - Dyns are not one I'd look to revisit.

And, of course, YMMV!

Concurs with my experiences.

That makes three Classical bLoggers who aren't inspired by the Dyn sound.

SS

MIB & Erik are 2 of the most prolific posters in the General Music section, may be points to where the strengths of the Dyns lie.

Cheers BB

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The Contour S1.4 I had (on dedicated stands) gave me horrendous bass boom problems.

They excited all the room nodes in my flat and all the angry nodes in the woman who lives upstairs.

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JANDL100 wrote:

Sheva wrote:
'Dullaudio: Safe as F**k' ...... true or false?

Well, lots of folks would disagree with me ... but I've heard them quite a few times but only at Shows, and I would say 'true'.

I've not heard a pair of Dynys that did it for me, including those bigConfidence jobbies that sell for multiples of £10k driven by humungous Plinius amps.

Some love 'em, like meninblack, I find 'em dulldulldull, not as in treble rolloff, but as in uninteresting & boring.

YMMV :peace:

(Oops - my next post is number 5,000 - I must make sure it's a positive one ;))

They are very picky about amplifiers - and counting watts is far from the whole story. With the wrong amp, they will sound very dull.

I hearda Plinius/Confidence pairing at a show somewhere and it sounded dreadful. Moon amplification suits them, so does naim :shock:and Karan. I would expect Arcam orMF to be poor, and anything class D to be even moreappalling than usual.

33 Sugden watts do a better job with the Contours than 150 Cyrus watts ever did, TBH.

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Brown Bottle wrote:

SSM wrote:
AmDismal wrote:
JANDL100 wrote:
Sheva wrote:
'Dullaudio: Safe as F**k' ...... true or false?

Well, lots of folks would disagree with me ... but I've heard them quite a few times but only at Shows, and I would say 'true'.

I've not heard a pair of Dynys that did it for me, including those bigConfidence jobbies that sell for multiples of £10k driven by humungous Plinius amps.

Some love 'em, like meninblack, I find 'em dulldulldull, not as in treble rolloff, but as in uninteresting & boring.

YMMV :peace:

(Oops - my next post is number 5,000 - I must make sure it's a positive one ;))

I owned a pretty decent pair for a while, and it coincided 100% with a serious drop-off in my music listening. So +1 for 'true', I'm afraid.

For me they only came alive when really pushed hard - either with the valve amp or the Naim I was borrowing. But then, anything sounds good when it's so loud and you've had loads of booze, so what's the point?

There are a lot more speaker brands I'd be keen to try out, tbh - Dyns are not one I'd look to revisit.

And, of course, YMMV!

Concurs with my experiences.

That makes three Classical bLoggers who aren't inspired by the Dyn sound.

SS

MIB & Erik are 2 of the most prolific posters in the General Music section, may be points to where the strengths of the Dyns lie.

Cheers BB

Righty. I spent more time listening to pop and rock music when I had the Dyns. Wouldn't recommend them for classical, I'm afraid.:nup: All the major classical music studios use B&W speakers for recording, anyway. So that's where I'm headed!??:shock:

SS

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All the major classical music studios use B&W speakers for recording, anyway. So that's where I'm headed!??:shock:

SS

John Bowers Active Ones - simply superb for classical (see my avatar). :)

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Yep they're fussy about placement, and they do need effective control but dull, safe - never.

Strat

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JANDL100 wrote:

SSM wrote:
All the major classical music studios use B&W speakers for recording, anyway. So that's where I'm headed!??:shock:

SS

John Bowers Active Ones - simply superb for classical (see my avatar). :)

I don't want to see.:nerves:Doubt they'll cost within £1000 (that's my fixed limit per sidegrade:D)

SS

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SSM wrote:

JANDL100 wrote:
SSM wrote:
All the major classical music studios use B&W speakers for recording, anyway. So that's where I'm headed!??:shock:

SS

John Bowers Active Ones - simply superb for classical (see my avatar). :)

I don't want to see.:nerves:Doubt they'll cost within £1000 (that's my fixed limit per sidegrade:D)

SS

Don't worry SS-man, they haven't made them for decades.

You do realise your self-imposed spending limit and refusal to buy "pre-loved" kit dooms you to paddle eternally in the hi-fi shallows? :D

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SSM wrote:

JANDL100 wrote:
SSM wrote:
All the major classical music studios use B&W speakers for recording, anyway. So that's where I'm headed!??:shock:

SS

John Bowers Active Ones - simply superb for classical (see my avatar). :)

I don't want to see.:nerves:Doubt they'll cost within £1000 (that's my fixed limit per sidegrade:D)

SS

They cost me less than £400 (RRP was £1300 in 1983)- they aren't trendy or popular, but they are the best speakers I have ever heard.

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JANDL100 wrote:

SSM wrote:
JANDL100 wrote:
SSM wrote:
All the major classical music studios use B&W speakers for recording, anyway. So that's where I'm headed!??:shock:

SS

John Bowers Active Ones - simply superb for classical (see my avatar). :)

I don't want to see.:nerves:Doubt they'll cost within £1000 (that's my fixed limit per sidegrade:D)

SS

They cost me less than £400 (RRP was £1300 in 1983)- they aren't trendy or popular, but they are the best speakers I have ever heard.

Wow. Can I buy yours? (You don't even have to throw in an opera DVD that you hate.:D)

Nah. Forget it. Neutron 5 look better for the same price.:P

SS

ps: £1000/component buys a lot of sound, MIB:clout:

pps: and your bathtub seems shallow only because...:green:

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SSM wrote:

JANDL100 wrote:
They cost me less than £400 (RRP was £1300 in 1983)- they aren't trendy or popular, but they are the best speakers I have ever heard.

Wow. Can I buy yours? (You don't even have to throw in an opera DVD that you hate.:D)

This house predicts that give it a month or two and the opportunity may well be yours :P

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