Speakers that have sounded good this week have been the Tannoy 12″ Golds that were sold a few days ago, now we can compare 10 Gold and 15″ Golds in the corner GRF boxes. So far the best amps with the Tannoys have been valve amps, today we listened with the Luxman 70, last week with the Luxman 36F. Both great, but the best was with the little SET lux kit using unusual valves that are 2A3 in small envelopes (with 6.3 v heaters). Total power is only about 2 Watts but what a lovely sound.
Comments made last week about the Mark Levinson 331 driving Quad ESL 63s where that it was not the best combination. So we used the Luxman 70 today, and frankly the Quad magic was still not there.
Derek has promised we can listen to his open baffle Lowthers soon. Keep watching this space, using an Earl Weston 300B amp or maybe something else.
And next Melbourne Audio Club meeting will have Wally’s ribbon speakers, perhaps with a Nakamichi amp and CD player. Wednesday 19 June at 8 pm.