Elacs and The Doorway....

Discussion in 'The Doorway' started by TubeHiFiNut, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    Wouldn't the Elacs currently being discussed make excellent speakers for a good "Doorway" system?
     
  2. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    I think any of the Andrew Jones ELAC speakers would, not just the Uni-Fi line but the B6s, etc. Also, they're not limited to the entry level Doorway. I think they're also a good doorway out of '1970s box speaker collecting camp'.
     
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  3. Don C

    Don C Active Member

    This.
     
  4. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    I've had my finger on the trigger for a while now. The B6 has a 6.5 driver. I'm wondering if the bass would be better than the UB5 and or/if it lacks the SQ of the UB5?
     
  5. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    I've not heard them back to back. In fact, I listened to them over a year apart. My somewhat vague guess is that yes, the B6 will be a fuller/thicker sound, the UB5 more detailed with better imaging, and a bit more transparent. Again, this is two unrelated memories being compared years apart from each other. I last heard the B6 in 2014 I think. I last heard the UB5s last night.
     
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  6. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Senior Member

    Do we need a monkey coffin forum?

    ;)
     
  7. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    Absolutely, but how cool is it to have a speaker that goes for $500/pair that sounds this good?

    Now we just need to find a budget amp with similar "bang for the buck". :)
     
  8. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    Scroll down, you'll find it listed here as "Speakers".

    :lol:
     
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  9. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    I haven't heard all of these (yet) but there's the PS Audio Sprout, NAD C326BEE, Yamaha AS-501, Marantz PM-5005, Onkyo A-9010, and for a little more the Rega Brio 2017 that seems really nice and I would think all of these would mate well with the not-that-picky Elacs.
     
  10. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    Always liked the Yamaha integrated amps.

    Any of the amps on your list should work nicely.

    Something like the U-Turn table for analog.

    Chromebook (or existing laptop) into an external DAC (Schiit, Meridian, iFi - something in the $150 - $300 range) plus a Tidal subscription.

    For ~$2,000 (+/-), you could assemble a darn fine Doorway System. :)
     
  11. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    Yes, several of them have built in phono preamps so you'd be good there. The Schiit Mani looks like a well reviewed option if not. Or the super cheap ART phono stage that was getting talked about a few years back.
     
  12. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

  13. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    Looks pretty interesting and simplifies adding content.
     
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  14. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    I totally forgot about that one, and was even mentioning it to somebody last week. It has a built in DAC w/USB input as well, I think.
     
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  15. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    It was in Stereophile Dec. issue. Has built in Dac/usb and more. I don't really like the faceplate( looks like its from the movie Metropolis) but, I could live with it. :)
     
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    opa1 Senior Member

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