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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,173
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    In the FM here?

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/180243/odyssey-audio-loreleis#latest

    I heard those Loreleis and was very impressed. Aaron (ALL212) is a good guy too.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,979
    The pics on those Loreleis make them seem bigger than they actually are, fairly small for a floorstander. Vocals are hauntingly good on these.
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,319
    I found a pair of Silverline Audio Preludes....they are a smaller tower but local and the price is right. Anyone ever get their ears on these or the Prelude Plus?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,024
    If smaller towers are a possibility, you should STRONGLY consider the Totem Hawk.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,658
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    I found a pair of Silverline Audio Preludes....they are a smaller tower but local and the price is right. Anyone ever get their ears on these or the Prelude Plus?

    I haven't on those particular models but I own a pair of Silverline Sonatina MKIs and so far, they are the longest lasting speaker I have purchased. I have yet to find anything that has a better overall quality to them.
    They are very efficient and while the low end numbers are a bit inflated, I have never felt they were lacking anything.

    One great thing about Silverline that most people don't know is Alan (Alan Yun, the proprietor) orders in large quantities of crossover components and then measures everything and matches the capacitors, resistors and inductors into pairs of 1% or less measured tolerances.
    That kind of attention to detail isn't as commonplace these days as it should be.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,319
    edited February 7
    That explains the pic of him on the Silverline website with all those tweeters and drivers stacked up around him. Funny thing is...there is also a Silverline dealer in the Atlanta I was talking to yesterday about the Minuet Grand monitors.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,979
    Never heard them myself, but they have a good rep. so I wouldn't be afraid to snatch up a pair.
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    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

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    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    I just heard a pair of Silverline SR12 bookies this past week. The low end wasn't great obviously with such a small driver, but man the highs sounded wonderful really.... i was impressed to be honest
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,319
    Alright....I was leaning toward a pair of Silverline Minuet Grand but my frugality got the better of me. I snagged a pair of Totem Rainmakers off Audiogon for a good price. More to come on the sound vs. the 703s shortly....thanks for all the ideas
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,814
    Nice pickup. Love the name "Rainmaker"

    798813-totem-rainmaker-speakers-pair-with-stands.jpg

    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Alright....I was leaning toward a pair of Silverline Minuet Grand but my frugality got the better of me. I snagged a pair of Totem Rainmakers off Audiogon for a good price. More to come on the sound vs. the 703s shortly....thanks for all the ideas

    Got Dayens?
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,319
    Mine wont be that pristine, but the price was right. It may be time to invest in nicer stands though...those are sweet.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,024
    edited February 10
    You're going to like them. Congrats Kevin.
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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,903
    Yup....have heard them before. Spooky good imaging. Rock on, Kevin!
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,658
    Absolutely nothing wrong with the Totems. I know I push Silverline pretty hard but Totem is damned impressive for what they are.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,319
    Quick post....the Totems showed up today with a pretty shotty packing job. LUCKILY UPS did not destroy them considering the lack of packing material. I only got to listen to a few tracks on a cold rig which was shut off for a week....but initial sound is very promising. It seemed as if the music was slicing through the air and easily filling the room while keeping the different instruments tight and coherent. 7ntiitbbjal6.jpeg
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,814
    Ugh, omg, that packaging job is atrocious.
    Got Dayens?
  • I had a pair of Totem Dreamcatchers a while back. The little brother to the Rainmakers. These were great little speakers,that sounded way bigger,and imaged unbelievably well. Let them breath a bit,and I think they are going to make you very happy. Enjoy!
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,319
    edited February 16
    I running through one of my ref. albums - Tame Impala's Innerspeaker - now and these speakers are killing it. This is one of those 'sound bands' with a ton of layers of sound and reverb. Vocals are clear as day.
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