Eggleston Ivy

jpetek

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Anybody compared the sound of a IVY with a Alexandria or similar?

I know the Alexandria XLF and the Sonus Faber Aida. Never heard the IVY.
 

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Anybody compared the sound of a IVY with a Alexandria or similar?

I know the Alexandria XLF and the Sonus Faber Aida. Never heard the IVY.
+1...I also would like to hear from anyone who has heard the Ivy. I too have heard the XLF and Aida.
 

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Just checking in on this...anyone have any thoughts about the big Eggleston Ivy Signatures?
 

vassago

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I have heard the Alexandria XLF Sonus faber Aida Q7 Q5 S3 Avalon ISIS a lot, but the IVY just play the music with out problems.

Next week I go to the IVY customer Momentum preamplifier, he just got the Audia Flight NO 8 mono blocks, and the week after I have to go to 6 floor Q7 with a crane, if will be fun.


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JackD201

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6th floor with a crane? Now THAT is dedication! I think I would have a heart attack watching that install.
 

JackD201

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I'm looking forward to watching that!
 

LL21

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Hi Vassago,

How does the Ivy compare in your opinion to XLF? I have not heard Q7 but have heard Q5. I am most curious about the reference speaker for the likes of Bob Ludwig.

Meanwhile, I read witih great interest that Dato Han (Mono & Stereo contributor) owned Ivys in his personal system...and recently bought all Vitus Masterpiece electronic and Gryphon Pendragon.
 

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My favourite dynamic speaker is Q7. Awesome . As for Ivy it's so hugh & with so many drivers 24 or 26 it's not easy to get it right & u certainly need a big room for the 7 footer to breath properly . Don't quite like the bass. However my preferred speakers would be Pendragon if u can get the coherency right with 4 panel speakers . Once heard it with Audio note M10 & is sold on M10 signature as the best preamp I would want to own but it's just too pricey
 
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LL21

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My favourite dynamic speaker is Q7. Awesome . As for Ivy it's so hugh & with so many drivers 24 or 26 it's not easy to get it right & u certainly need a big room for the 7 footer to breath properly . Don't quite like the bass. However my prefer speakers would be Pendragon if u can get the coherency right with 4 panel speakers . Once heard it with Audio note M10 & is sold on M10 signature as the best preamp I would want to own but it's just too pricey
Interesting...why Pendragon over Q7? I have heard many Magico speakers Q1, 3, 5, V2, V3, S1, S5 but not Q7 (nor Pendragon).
 

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I m not saying I prefer Pendragon to Q7 because it's not easy to get the coherency right . Also can 8" dynamic bass drivers catch up with the ribbon midrange ? Individually they are v good . So if coherency can be done right , Pendragon would be an awesome speakers . However personally for the money , I would probably buy Rockport . As for scale , I think not many speakers can reach the level of 4 panel speakers like Pendragon
 

LL21

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I m not saying I prefer Pendragon to Q7 because it's not easy to get the coherency right . Also can 8" dynamic bass drivers catch up with the ribbon midrange ? Individually they are v good . So if coherency can be done right , Pendragon would be an awesome speakers . However personally for the money , I would probably buy Rockport . As for scale , I think not many speakers can reach the level of 4 panel speakers like Pendragon
Yes, I like the Arrakis, and spoken with someone who knew both Rockport and Gryphon speakers and said intuitively he would go Arrakis over Pendragon. But clearly considered both to be top class.
 

vassago

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Hi Vassago,

How does the Ivy compare in your opinion to XLF? I have not heard Q7 but have heard Q5. I am most curious about the reference speaker for the likes of Bob Ludwig.

Meanwhile, I read witih great interest that Dato Han (Mono & Stereo contributor) owned Ivys in his personal system...and recently bought all Vitus Masterpiece electronic and Gryphon Pendragon.
The Ivy is the best, total bass control and soundstages in top... Wilson hm no control in the bass, the best speaker the have made is the sophia 3, dont think of the price just hear what the do. ... Q7 is good.

I have sold some Big speaker up to now the last 10 years and the Ivy is the best...

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LL21

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Thanks...interesting.
 

audioblazer

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Hmmm from what I have heard over 2/3 years in a top end syst , Ivy is tough to drive when it has something like 19 drivers per speaker. Definitely not top end to me . My 2cts worth of opinion.
 

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