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    Default DCM Time Windows 1a

    Are these any good. Saw a pair at a pawn shop yesterday. They had $60 on them but not sure if that was a piece or for the pair. They were in mint condition. Even the cloth was in perfect shape.

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    Never heard them but have heard great things about them. Buy em! If you dont like, you could easily flip
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    I'm not sure which model has the Phillips tweeter in it, IIRC that model is the more desirable one. I had a pair many years ago, powered by a Yamaha CR-820 receiver. They made really good sound in my dorm room! You'll want to like big open soundstage versus lots of detail. Well worth the $60 pair or even $60 each, if the drivers are in good shape.
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    The only time windows i might still be interested in after owning all of them save the legendary sevens.

    The 1as just had that something, i remember calling deb into the living room and saying sit down here "And listen to these speakers"

    I even went so far with our TW 3s as to have them recapped, but they just never had it, all rooms and systems are different, and they have their following but not for us.

    Throw in the fact a pretty pair is going for 60 bucks, please go get them, even if you dont care for them you will not lose money, and you may end up selling them for some sdas when its time for the ultimate in soundstage and and depth of field and such.

    AVS forums has a great thread titled" Whatever happened to Steve Eberbach?"

    It has a great deal of info and several guys who are nuts about DCM, including a guy named Jamie Hauser, who has recreated, not refurbished, but recreated a pair of sevens from the ground up using advice from eberbach himself.

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    I have always wanted a pair of Time Windows. I would have bought them on the spot.

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    I just called. It's $60 for the pair

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    Go get 'em!
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    From the AudioGon site:

    This review covers the orignal DCM Time Windows. Not the subsequent versions.

    I remember the first time I heard these. Their unique shape and sound where unlike anything I had heard before. Here was a speaker that really delivered the promise. It was driven by a PS Audio Amp and PS Audio LCC PreAmp. At the time I had the Large Advents,and while those speakers were very good indeed, the Time Windows were clearly superior. The music just seemed to come alive in a way that's hard to describe. There was just a seamless transparency to them. Not overly bright or accentuated on the bass. The balance was right on. It didn't really matter what the program material was, the Time Windows clearly and with authority brought the music to life. If they had any real weakness is for some peoples taste the bass may have been on the light side. But for my taste it was as it should be. The orginals used Philips drivers using a transmission line and the cabinet construction contributed to the overall sound. In the late 70s these were not cheap at about $800.00 but were indeed worth the price of admission. I was finally able to acquire a pair of these and have them to this day. Few things one purchases in life have enduring value and the Time Windows truly are in that category. Of all the reviews I have read on these speakers not one reviewer has clearly defined the sonics of this fabulous speaker. Use all of the adjectives you want and one will still come up short in the description. Best way to describe them, if you love music and have better than average components connected to them, the Time Windows will deliver the music with a verve that will astound you.

    Now these speakers are some 20 years or more in age and continue to deliver the music. And that's what this hobby is all about. DCM no longer produces the Time Windows,having opted for the HT route. This is a true shame as these speakers deserve continued production. Timeless design is just that.

    Specifications:
    Dimensions:36"H x 14 3/4"W x 11 3/4"D
    Weight:32 Pounds
    Power Requirements:10 Watts Minimum per channel 89 dB/watt at one meter;200 Watts Maximum
    Impedance:5 Ohms minimum/6-8 Ohms nominal
    Frequency Range:25Hz to 18 kHz
    Dispersion:180 degrees horizontal/60 degrees vertical.

    Specifications do not tell the whole story,listening does. The Time Windows due to their configuration can be literally tuned to any room. That is due to their shape. This was a brilliantly executed design that has remained faithful all these years.

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    So...run, don't walk to buy these.

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    My pair is in my 18 year old son's room mated to a Sansui 881. I ran them in my main system for quite a few years, they only got displaced because I got my 1Bs. Great speakers that just have that special something. I drag them downstairs every so often, hook them into my main system and give them a good listen, they still sound wonderful.
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    Time Windows are better than the Time Frame series that are great in their own right. 3A are about the best your going to get and if they are anything like the TF the imaging and soundstage and clarity w/o being harsh is amazing. About the vaunted 7s. Apparently only 200 pairs were ever made and I have never seen a pair come up on any site at any time ever,those are true "heirloom speakers" that you keep in the family. @$60 for the pair in good shape I would get them. (see if you could hear them at the store)
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    Those were great speakers...way ahead of their time....a word to the wise though...a buddy scored a pair of them cheap...had to replace two drivers...easier said than done...finding a replacement was not the issue...what was is DCM used a whacky sealant and drywall screws...he played h-ll getting that stuff off...and ended up doing more work fixing the cabinet than to the driver..just make sure the drivers function...but a plus is that line had a very low failure rate...still worth 60 bucks....nice find.....

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    A quick footnote. If really interested on how tough they really are to work on there is a thread going on right now on the subject over @ AK. I believe the title is Black Goo of Death...

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