Whst new or vintage speakerd would you recommend for a restored use with a CB 72 Hicap 140 ?
Epos ES 14 would be great if you can get your mits on a good pair.
Naim nSats if you can find them - great on their dedicated stands
Kans/Saras/Briks if using a Valhalla/Lingo pre-Cirkus LP12
Royds, Rega Ela …
Wharfedale E 50, wake your neighbors.
I have a pair of Acoustic Energy AE1 mk1 on their dedicated stands with my C B NAC12s & NAP160 and I find that they work great. For a small speaker they carry some punch, good clarity are solidly built. They are also of the same era so there is a harmony with it.
Naim Allae’s fit into the theme, should work very well and are a bargain nowadays.
Speakers are such a personal choice
Room size and distance placed to rear wall ?
Used or new
Floorstander or bookshelf ?
These speakers questions are asked almost on daily basis around various forum and FB, but difficult to answer seriously really.
I use a pair of Neat Iotas with a CB 32.5 / NAP120. They work well together and are surprisingly good given their size.
I was thinking that I want speakers made to the BBC Ls 3/5a like Chartwell, Falcon or others. Anyone have something similar?
I have some new Spendor Classic 4/5s that are powered by a CB Nait 2. They are pretty easy to drive despite the specs (ProAc Tab10s needed a lot more grunt) and sound sublime IMO.
You need to have a listen obviously but worth an audition.
Or Linn Kans… Which are the same size as the LS3/5A, but with different drivers.
Gordon, are you saying you have a Chrome Bumper NAC72??
I suspect the heading should really be ‘Speakers for Olive’…
My first Naim system - which really was CB - was a 42/snaps/110. After three months I swapped the 110 for a 250, which really make my Mk 1 Kans sing. Those were the days. It’s amazing what little speakers can do with a bit of power up them.
Very similar here - about 9 months to add the 250.
My then dealer had a scheme where if you swapped something within three months you could get all your money back, less the VAT, hence the speed of doing it. I’m a huge believer in driving speakers well - hence 250 for Kans or SBLs. You can get away with less but you just don’t get that sense of control.
Are you saying your SN3 don’t have enough power for your speakers ?
That’s an odd question. I’ve not mentioned my amplifier or speakers. They have nothing to do with this thread.
Sounds weird Richard ! 72 never came in CB to my knowledge😳