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    Question Snell Aiii experience?

    Anyone here has/had Snell Aiii?
    Impressions, comparisons?
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    So when did you get them? lol
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    Haha... thinking about it.
    Problem is space. They are monsters and need a good size room that's kinda hard at my place.

    The 51-lb upper section houses the midrange and tweeters, and is located by pegs to the top of the 72-lb woofer base.
    Amazing review at Stereophile. http://www.stereophile.com/content/s...nell-type-aiii
    Mentions these are one of few outstanding speakers from that era and bass is as good as Wilsons.

    I'm just not sure if I want that size speakers in the house.
    Also, since I never heard them, no idea how much better they will be from what I have. Hmm...

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    SUB:Deftech PF15TL+, DCM TB1010, Velodyne VA08BVX10. Pre: HK AP2500. Amps: BB175, Adcom GFA-535,555II, Rotel RB-990BX.

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    God those are heavy speakers, and come in two sections? I've never heard that model, but I've never heard a Snell that wasn't worth a good listen, they're generally wonderful speakers.

    But I'd have no space for those either.

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    Yep, they are pretty big and very inefficient at 86 dB sensitivity.
    50.5" H by 23.5" W by 14" D

    Few pics:


    Boston A400,VR950, DefTech BP10,, Klipsch Forte,KSP-400,KSF-C5,RF3,RC3.
    JBL L20t,L80t3, EPI 20+,T/E 280, Polk 4,4.5,7C, KEF Coda III, Yamaha NS-690, Genesis 3+.
    SUB:Deftech PF15TL+, DCM TB1010, Velodyne VA08BVX10. Pre: HK AP2500. Amps: BB175, Adcom GFA-535,555II, Rotel RB-990BX.

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    I decided to pass on these due to space issue.
    If anyone local wants them, they are listed in CL for good price.

    Boston A400,VR950, DefTech BP10,, Klipsch Forte,KSP-400,KSF-C5,RF3,RC3.
    JBL L20t,L80t3, EPI 20+,T/E 280, Polk 4,4.5,7C, KEF Coda III, Yamaha NS-690, Genesis 3+.
    SUB:Deftech PF15TL+, DCM TB1010, Velodyne VA08BVX10. Pre: HK AP2500. Amps: BB175, Adcom GFA-535,555II, Rotel RB-990BX.

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