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    How do Meadowlarks compare to Vandersteen counterparts?

    I didn’t mean to suggest I don’t like the Revel M22. They are the best speakers I have. But what’s lacking - lacking also in my Quad 21L and B&W CDM-1NT - is a sense of the performers in their space, that 3 dimensional quality we seek. Whether the Meadowlarks or Vandersteens will give that to...
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    How do Meadowlarks compare to Vandersteen counterparts?

    All those except the set in Atlanta have been sold. Also a Kestrel 2 in California and a Kestrel HR in Athens, GA. And most recently, as I noted in another posting, a Kestrel 2 in Mahogany listed at The Music Room went in days for $749 plus shipping.
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    MEADOWLARK AUDIO SHOP PICS

    Looking at the picture of the Kingfisher and Blackbird, I was struck by the sharp edges, rather than the rounded corners used in the earlier Meadowlarks and many current speakers to help minimize diffraction effects. Sharp edges seem like a move backwards. What’s current thinking on this issue?
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    How do Meadowlarks compare to Vandersteen counterparts?

    I’ve considered the 2Ce (the Sig being the newest in the series, the 2C the oldest), but it’s on the big size for me. I struggled with the 70 pound Allison One - sold a few years ago - and wrestling the 60 pound Ce plus the stand into an optimal position would have been much tougher. The 1C/1Ci...
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    A few more Kestrels hit the market - None near me

    I have. The Wanted posting on USAudioMart for a Kestrel or Swift is mine. I got one response from a guy with an original Kestrel in Colorado. And another from a fellow in NJ who claimed to have a set of Kestrel 2s, but provided neither photos nor an asking price. Most recently I got a response...
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    A few more Kestrels hit the market - None near me

    I do use hifishark.com, even daily, as well as a crude Craigslist search trick. But the pickings for me remain slim. That Kestrel HR "up the road" is outside Philadelphia, a couple hours away. I actually considered it last Spring - and wrote about it here. My hesitation was due to the seller...
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    A few more Kestrels hit the market - None near me

    Scratch another one. The Kestrel 2 has been sold. Curious that some pieces sell in days while comparable units offered elsewhere, and similarly priced, remain unsold after months. An artifact I think of there being "few sellers, few buyers" scattered across a big country. They don't easily find...
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    A few more Kestrels hit the market - None near me

    The Charlotte posting has been "deleted by its author", so can be presumed sold. No indication the other Hot Rods can be shipped, and the Kestrel 2 would run about $230 to ship. Curious of those who've heard both the HR and the 2 how they compare them. Read somewhere the 2 can be placed closer...
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    A few more Kestrels hit the market - None near me

    I've noted my frustration in finding a nice, reasonably priced set of Kestrels. A few older listings can be found on USAudioMart. A few more have been spotted in recent days, all many hours drive from me in Washington, DC, one clear across the country. Most aren't available for shipping, which...
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    How do Meadowlarks compare to Vandersteen counterparts?

    I've posted elsewhere how few Meadowlarks appear for sale. Right now I know of two Kestrel HRs (NYC and Charlotte areas) and two Kestrel 2s (Poughkeepsie and Atlanta areas), none to be shipped and often way overpriced. And a handful of larger, pricier systems. So what are the alternatives for...
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    Not many Meadowlarks to be had

    After years of respectable but "conventional" speakers - Dynaco, Epicure, Allison, Mirage, Celestion, Snell, Revel, Quad, and many more - and never getting quite what I hoped for, I thought it time to explore the claimed "phase-coherent/time-aligned" variety. There are Vandersteen out there of...
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    Meadowlark Ospreys as part of a surround set near Atlanta

    Someone here may be interested in this offering: Includes Ospreys, Swift center, Owls and more. It's too far, and even just the Ospreys are too big, for me. https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/ele/d/atlanta-meadowlark-audio-surround-sound/7336143887.html
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    Is It Too Late to Lodge a Complaint Regarding My Shearwaters?

    At least as foolish are those speakers whose terminals are on the *underside* of the speakers. From my own experience, I count the Allison CD-7, the Ohm Walsh 2XO, and the rather heavy Epicure 400 "Mini" Towers. In the case of the Shearwater, at least you don't have to tip that 65-pounder on its...
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    Kestrel Hot Rod pair in Hoboken NJ

    I did a search on Facebook Marketplace (I'm still not on FB) but couldn't find them. As the original posting is from May 3, I'm guessing they've been sold.
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    Considering Kestrel Hot Rods, but I'll want to refinish them

    It's the risk that has me hesitating vs the potential reward if what lies beneath is good. I have a bit more experience stripping than veneering. Aside from the work on the Ohm Walsh, a few years ago I picked up a couple of Snell K7 bookshelf speakers. I say couple and not set because one...
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    Considering Kestrel Hot Rods, but I'll want to refinish them

    After losing out on a set of Kestrel 2s, I'm looking at a set of older Hot Rods. Price isn't bad, but I'll have to drive a few hours to fetch them. The problem is the finish. Seller thinks they were originally Cherry, but now they're painted black. I really hate painted wood, black most of all...
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    EPI Speakers

    My first stereo in college consisted of a Scott 342B, an AR turntable, and Dynaco A25 speakers. I suppose I never heard the A25s at their best as they were very power hungry. I first heard the Epicure 100s at a hifi show in Montreal, and thou they weren't optimally set up, I loved their openness...
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    Kestrel Hot Rod pair in Hoboken NJ

    Would love more details, but I'm not on Facebook. Pity that the interesting stuff is so often far away.I had a chance at that Kestrel 2 set in NY State a month or so back, but the distance and the complication of shipping had me hesitating too long.
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