stax els f 83 x

gian60

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Yesterday i went to listen this speaker in the shop of my friend
I listen 30 years ago and i liked but was not ready to buy because i had different taste and liked to listen music also at high volume

But yesterday was a joy to listen,one of the most transparent speaker very natural and if you close your eyes speaker seems disappear
Was connected to an old pre and amp acoustat and a cheap Atoll CD

I wanted to buy but already sold

I suggest everybody if you can find go to listen and sure will buy for a second system

Really FANTASTIC

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treitz3

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Useless post....

Thread killer...living in the past
I hope we never see another post like this from you (or anyone else) again. We do not censure people here unless they violate the WBF Terms of Service. Please do not attempt to moderate this forum on your own, as this is a violation of the TOS.

Tom
 

Ron Resnick

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Kal, your post was fine!

Thank you, Tom!
 

BruceD

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Back on topic.

I’d love to get something like that. Gian do they need plenty of power ?
I'd think so at around 80db efficiency --I heard them at The Radio People in Hong Kong--even the big Stax DA-300 was shutting down on moderate levels--Good luck:rolleyes:

I agree with Kal at low level non complex music they are magical , and oh so pristine and sweet--I recall the depth of the the soundstage--not wide but into the mystic of the mind:p

Good listening,

BruceD
 
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I have a pair of F-81. They are half the size of the F-83. My F-81 can only play at low volume levels. It starts to distort terribly everytime I increase the volume level to above average conversation level loudness. I still have the F-81. It is one of the most natural, real, detail resolving speakers I have experienced. And the way it recreates music is simply beautiful.
 

Gregadd

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Panels need high current.
 

morricab

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Yesterday i went to listen this speaker in the shop of my friend
I listen 30 years ago and i liked but was not ready to buy because i had different taste and liked to listen music also at high volume

But yesterday was a joy to listen,one of the most transparent speaker very natural and if you close your eyes speaker seems disappear
Was connected to an old pre and amp acoustat and a cheap Atoll CD

I wanted to buy but already sold

I suggest everybody if you can find go to listen and sure will buy for a second system

Really FANTASTIC

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I also had the smaller ELS-F81s and found them to be probably the most transparent speaker I ever heard...limited in bass and dynamics though. You should hear them with good tube amps...a whole other experience than what you heard even. These speakers are not happy at all with SS because over most of the range the impedance is very high.
 

morricab

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I have a pair of F-81. They are half the size of the F-83. My F-81 can only play at low volume levels. It starts to distort terribly everytime I increase the volume level to above average conversation level loudness. I still have the F-81. It is one of the most natural, real, detail resolving speakers I have experienced. And the way it recreates music is simply beautiful.
what amp? We found a big PP 100 watt tube amp actually allowed them to play loud and with decent bass.
 

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