meadowlark speakers

marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,038
for those old enough to remember, meadowlark speakers is back in business.
http://www.meadowlarksings.com/index.htm
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Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,857
    Their models remind me of the menu at Issac's
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 441
    It's nice to see a highly regarded manufacturer rise from the ashes.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,449
    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: 4,038
    edited May 2018
    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,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,664
    I really enjoyed Meadowlark Lemon, wait, what? So with the new guts may be these will be lemons?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,449
    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: 19,402
    Osprey's Tony?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,449
    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
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

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    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,402
    I remember these; the Kestrel had quite a following.
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,310
    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: 7,430
    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: 3,463
    Tonyb, it seems like I heard the Kestrel somewhere along the line, but, I don't remember it leaving any favorable impression on me.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,449
    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
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

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    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,094
    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/
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,561
    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. ;)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,094
    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: 4,381
    Were Meadowlarks one of the VERY few time aligned speakers?
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,747
    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!
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,381
    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.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,381
    Opinions matter
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,747
    Yeah there is a reason they went under, and I don’t think it is that they made the best speakers ever.
    signature is in the spoiler window :)
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,038
    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,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
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