Shiny brand new second hand things in my system today


#1184

I’ve got a NAD 3020B here and some Conniston R’s (on loan from Spider I should add) great little speakers.


#1185

Bigly fugly but sounding lovely.


#1186

Always have speakers bigger than your telly,tis the law.


#1187

What drivers are in the Lockwood’s?


#1188

:grin:

It’s puzzling how a 40" tv can look so much smaller in the photos.


#1189

They’re 15" Monitor Golds with the original crossovers which have just been recapped by Paul Coupe.


#1190

How do they sound?


#1191

I’m struggling not to gush so I’ll just say they sound like they’re going to be here till I die. They do everything I want from a set of speakers.

I loved the Berkeleys so these were a safe bet - better drivers in bigger cabs. I had high expectations and to be honest they’ve been exceeded.

Anyway, short of an RCM and possibly a regenerator, that’s the system complete. I’m stopping here.


#1192

That’s great to hear.

An RCM is a must have, spend the regenerator money on more music, far better use :slight_smile:


#1193

Thanks Mike. I’m sure you’re right about the regenerator but I need to find out for myself. Once the bank account has recharged I’ll look out for an RCM. Then if a second hand AG1500 appears I figure I can try it and if it doesn’t work out I should be able to move it on.


#1194

Fair enough Paul.

Enjoy :grinning:


#1195

Always liked those Luxmans, which one is it that you’ve got?


#1196

It’s the L-590ax.


#1197

Has anyone compared Lockwoods to GRFs?


#1198

I can see why, I preferred the Lockwoods to all the Tannoy enclosures excluding the corner GRF and Autographs.
A record cleaning machine trumps most kit upgrades IMHO -


#1199

Yes, there’s not much in it with the rectangular GRF, The Corner GRF’s were a rather different beast. I had a lovely meeting with an old Tannoy engineer who also pointed out the very best 15" cones were selected for the GRF’s and Autographs only - x1 set out of 20 were deemed appropriate apparently.


#1200

Thanks Matthew. An RCM is definitely coming soon. A friend has a pair of Autographs that he doesn’t use. They’re currently on loan to a closer friend than me. :smiley:

I’d love to hear them one day.


#1201

This weekends system.:clown_face:


#1202

What do you think of the Gato Paul? ( clocked the 'Bay ad ! ).


#1203

It’s my brother in laws Gato - I’m selling it on his behalf so I am just using it while I wait for the ebay auction to finish.:smiley:

It’s a gorgeous bit of kit with a very clean neutral sound - maybe a touch lacking in slam compared to the best.