meadowlark speakers

marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,627
for those old enough to remember, meadowlark speakers is back in business.
http://www.meadowlarksings.com/index.htm
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,700
    Their models remind me of the menu at Issac's
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,121
    edited May 2018
    Those look like nice speakers. Are grills included?
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 114
    It's nice to see a highly regarded manufacturer rise from the ashes.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,441
    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: 3,627
    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, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
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    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,121
    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.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,289
    I really enjoyed Meadowlark Lemon, wait, what? So with the new guts may be these will be lemons?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,441
    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: 19,008
    Osprey's Tony?
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,441
    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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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,008
    I remember these; the Kestrel had quite a following.
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,269
    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: 7,021
    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: 3,347
    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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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,441
    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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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,305
    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: 23,009
    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: 8,305
    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: 3,458
    Were Meadowlarks one of the VERY few time aligned speakers?
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,632
    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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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,458
    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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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,121
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Read up on them and most long time audiophiles consider them to be the best speakers ever made.

    No.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,458
    Opinions matter
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,121
    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.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,632
    Yeah there is a reason they went under, and I don’t think it is that they made the best speakers ever.
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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'.

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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,627
    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, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
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