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Ben_S
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Ben_S posted on Tue, Jan 30 2018 1:30 PM

I currently have a vintage set up comprising of a 610 amplifier, 42 VF record player and a couple of Type L 607 speakers in rosewood. 

I have sourced some Type S speakers and wondered if these would be an upgrade? I know both speakers are vintage and unlikely to sound 'hi-fi' but I like having the correct speakers for the correct period!

Any thoughts on the Type S speakers welcome!

Thanks

Ben

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Dillen replied on Tue, Jan 30 2018 2:02 PM

Type L would be the best, but it's a matter of taste, really.
- And placement opportunities.

Martin

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Ben_S replied on Tue, Jan 30 2018 3:18 PM

Dillen:

Type L would be the best, but it's a matter of taste, really.
- And placement opportunities.

Martin

Thanks as ever Martin!

 

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Ben_S:

I currently have a vintage set up comprising of a 610 amplifier, 42 VF record player and a couple of Type L 607 speakers in rosewood. 

I have sourced some Type S speakers and wondered if these would be an upgrade? I know both speakers are vintage and unlikely to sound 'hi-fi' but I like having the correct speakers for the correct period!

Any thoughts on the Type S speakers welcome!

Thanks

Ben

With 610 amp i would also prefer Type L but more for optical reason as Type L have gray frets. In my set with 608 amp I am using Type S (and occasionally the latter Type M) speakers because of their blue frets which match the blue color of the 608 dial perfectly.

In my opinion Type S are soundwise clearly better choice as Type M. Unfortunately I never heart the Type L  and cannot judge about their sound.

Theomaster

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Ben_S replied on Sun, Feb 11 2018 10:35 AM

Thanks Theomaster, I’m sticking with the Type L for now.

Best wishes

Ben

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Ben_S:

I’m sticking with the Type L for now.

Nice, but Ben, you know our rules here: "Pics or it didn't happen!" Big Smile

We like pictures of vintage gear Whistle

Best regards

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Ben_S replied on Tue, Feb 20 2018 7:14 PM

the_o_master:

Ben_S:

I’m sticking with the Type L for now.

Nice, but Ben, you know our rules here: "Pics or it didn't happen!" Big Smile

We like pictures of vintage gear Whistle

Best regards

I will post some photos soon Theomaster! 

Ben

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Did you decide all together against the Type "S"?

Indiana Drew

 

Gear: 608 High Fidelity Amp/Type S Speakers - C-20/MC-240/Heresys - Other McIntosh Pieces

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Ben_S replied on Sat, Mar 17 2018 8:34 AM
Drew W Platt:

Did you decide all together against the Type "S"?

Indiana Drew

Gear: 608 High Fidelity Amp/Type S Speakers - C-20/MC-240/Heresys - Other McIntosh Pieces

Hi Drew,

I did on this occasion, but not really for any reasons relating to sound, more of a space concern in my house!

Ben
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