meadowlark speakers

marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,984
for those old enough to remember, meadowlark speakers is back in business.
http://www.meadowlarksings.com/index.htm
Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,326
    Their models remind me of the menu at Issac's
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,497
    edited May 14
    Those look like nice speakers. Are grills included?
    audiothesis.com/

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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 31
    It's nice to see a highly regarded manufacturer rise from the ashes.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,057
    I can only remember ever hearing but one set of their speakers, floorstanders, don't recall the model. I was not impressed. Hopefully, things have changed.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,984
    edited May 14
    it's a shame that he has replaced scanspeak drivers, transmission line cabinets, and first order crossovers(the things that made his speakers sound good) for cheap dsp and class d amps because of it being cheaper to design and make the new speakers.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,497
    marvda1 wrote: »
    it's a shame that he has replaced scanspeak drivers, transmission line cabinets, and first order crossovers for cheap dsp and class d amps because of it being cheaper to design and make the new speakers.

    ... and I'm less interested now.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    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
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,442
    I really enjoyed Meadowlark Lemon, wait, what? So with the new guts may be these will be lemons?


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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,057
    marvda1 wrote: »
    it's a shame that he has replaced scanspeak drivers, transmission line cabinets, and first order crossovers(the things that made his speakers sound good) for cheap dsp and class d amps because of it being cheaper to design and make the new speakers.

    I don't know Marv, seems many are going that route. Meridian was probably the first in that way back time machine. Legacy is doing it, Kef did it with the LS50's, not too many complaining about the sound so there has to be something to it.

    Cheaper class D and DSP, I'd take it with a grain of salt and judge on an individual basis. If they are however going to use cheaper drivers also, and still charge the same as their speakers with top notch drivers, then I might have a problem with it.

    If we are going to use technology in audio to manufacture things cheaper, should we as a consumer not expect cheaper prices then ?
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,204
    Osprey's Tony?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,057
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Osprey's Tony?

    I dunno man, that Bonecrusher model is more my speed. Plus the name is just frickin' cool.
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    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
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    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

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    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,204
    I remember these; the Kestrel had quite a following.
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,127
    I really enjoyed Meadowlark Lemon, wait, what? So with the new guts may be these will be lemons?

    Play "Sweet Georgia Brown" through these, and you'll swear he was dribbling in your listening room.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,159
    tonyb wrote: »
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Osprey's Tony?

    I dunno man, that Bonecrusher model is more my speed. Plus the name is just frickin' cool.

    I might have to invest in the Bonecrusher model to listen to Headcrusher B)

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,328
    Tonyb, it seems like I heard the Kestrel somewhere along the line, but, I don't remember it leaving any favorable impression on me.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,646
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,057
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Tonyb, it seems like I heard the Kestrel somewhere along the line, but, I don't remember it leaving any favorable impression on me.

    I hear ya, wish I could recall the model I heard, but was nothing special to my ears also. Maybe I just didn't hear the right model, every brand has a turkey or 2 in their lineup.
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    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,361
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

    Great LINK!

    I went there and read some of the posts. I might read them all!

    I think this post was like I experienced yesterday with Wayne, the Beatles music memorabilia, and Hard Rock acquisition expert, enlightening!

    The designer of Meadow Lark speakers gives his insight to designing challenges and REAL WORLD expectations for US ALL. Great Reading!!!

    http://www.hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/what-amps-were-meadowlarks-voiced-with.3523/
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,646
    Yes, it's nice indeed that he joined that board.
    It would be a little inappropriate, probably, for him to spend too much time here, though. ;)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,361
    Yea. he doesn't seem to care about DAC's, does he?

    He's more old school when it comes to source components. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 23
    Were Meadowlarks one of the VERY few time aligned speakers?
    Sony XBR 75X900E , Marantz SR5003- also feeding NAD2400 for mains. Lsim705’s and Totem Rainmakers, Jamo D4sub (beast) Klipsch ref center, def tech sm350’s sur, Mirage zone 2, Denon 2910, Pro-Ject TT with NAD ppe2, Sony 300 disc changer, JVC minidisc, monster 2600 power, TiVo Bolt, Xbox 1S, Apple TV 4K, Sonos Connect, play 5 and two play 1’s. Harmony hub
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 990
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Were Meadowlarks one of the VERY few time aligned speakers?

    I think that meadowlark was a high end manufacturer that made powered speakers, and went under in the late 90s-early 2000s. Once again, though, not sure. Is good to see it back from the dead, though!
    2 channel
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    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 23
    They had a model called Blue Herons that were 1st order crossover and time “coherent”
    Read up on them and most long time audiophiles consider them to be the best speakers ever made. Never heard them myself.
    Sony XBR 75X900E , Marantz SR5003- also feeding NAD2400 for mains. Lsim705’s and Totem Rainmakers, Jamo D4sub (beast) Klipsch ref center, def tech sm350’s sur, Mirage zone 2, Denon 2910, Pro-Ject TT with NAD ppe2, Sony 300 disc changer, JVC minidisc, monster 2600 power, TiVo Bolt, Xbox 1S, Apple TV 4K, Sonos Connect, play 5 and two play 1’s. Harmony hub
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,497
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Read up on them and most long time audiophiles consider them to be the best speakers ever made.

    No.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    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
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 23
    Opinions matter
    Sony XBR 75X900E , Marantz SR5003- also feeding NAD2400 for mains. Lsim705’s and Totem Rainmakers, Jamo D4sub (beast) Klipsch ref center, def tech sm350’s sur, Mirage zone 2, Denon 2910, Pro-Ject TT with NAD ppe2, Sony 300 disc changer, JVC minidisc, monster 2600 power, TiVo Bolt, Xbox 1S, Apple TV 4K, Sonos Connect, play 5 and two play 1’s. Harmony hub
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,497
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Opinions matter

    Absolute ones don't. If its the best someone has heard, that is one thing. Best speaker ever made? At the prices they sold for, there is no way they would've been dormant if they were that good.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    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
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 990
    Yeah there is a reason they went under, and I don’t think it is that they made the best speakers ever.
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,984
    the reason they went under was because their speakers were expensive to manufacture and they did not charge enough for them.

    no business sense.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
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