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Old 01-01-2012, 06:59 PM   #61
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Default Pics of the Viper IIa's and more

Picture of the Viper IIa. More to follow.
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5.1 system: Speakers: Nola Viper IIa, Def Tech CLR 2500, Def Tech BPX surrounds; Pre: Integra DHC-40.1; McIntosh c-15 preamp; Power Amps: Emotiva XPA-3, 2 x UPA-1, Musical Fidelity A3cr; Sources: Musical Fidelity A5 cd player, Emotiva ERC-1, Denon 2910, Yamaha dvd c-750 multi-disc player, Denon 2910 DVD player, Emotiva, River cable ICs, Nola speaker cables (bi-wire), Panasonic G25 54 inch plasma
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:07 PM   #62
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Picture of the Viper IIa. More to follow.
Very beautiful speakers indeed

Heard the Viper Reference and they were amazing but the price diff is huge with the IIa
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:10 PM   #63
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As promised, some more pics.
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5.1 system: Speakers: Nola Viper IIa, Def Tech CLR 2500, Def Tech BPX surrounds; Pre: Integra DHC-40.1; McIntosh c-15 preamp; Power Amps: Emotiva XPA-3, 2 x UPA-1, Musical Fidelity A3cr; Sources: Musical Fidelity A5 cd player, Emotiva ERC-1, Denon 2910, Yamaha dvd c-750 multi-disc player, Denon 2910 DVD player, Emotiva, River cable ICs, Nola speaker cables (bi-wire), Panasonic G25 54 inch plasma
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #64
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More of the system. Yes, the references take things to a new level, but the cost is just too steep for me!
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5.1 system: Speakers: Nola Viper IIa, Def Tech CLR 2500, Def Tech BPX surrounds; Pre: Integra DHC-40.1; McIntosh c-15 preamp; Power Amps: Emotiva XPA-3, 2 x UPA-1, Musical Fidelity A3cr; Sources: Musical Fidelity A5 cd player, Emotiva ERC-1, Denon 2910, Yamaha dvd c-750 multi-disc player, Denon 2910 DVD player, Emotiva, River cable ICs, Nola speaker cables (bi-wire), Panasonic G25 54 inch plasma
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #65
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Default The Sound of the System...

is open with a good soundstage. Bass is stronger than I anticipated, and very controlled. Midrange is clear and smooth, and the highs lack glare or edge. Overall, a very nice sound, however, I suspect that I still need to set the speakers up as far as tilt and positioning go for ultimate performance, but that won't happen until I'm finished getting the rest of the furniture in the room together. I will keep you posted.
5.1 system: Speakers: Nola Viper IIa, Def Tech CLR 2500, Def Tech BPX surrounds; Pre: Integra DHC-40.1; McIntosh c-15 preamp; Power Amps: Emotiva XPA-3, 2 x UPA-1, Musical Fidelity A3cr; Sources: Musical Fidelity A5 cd player, Emotiva ERC-1, Denon 2910, Yamaha dvd c-750 multi-disc player, Denon 2910 DVD player, Emotiva, River cable ICs, Nola speaker cables (bi-wire), Panasonic G25 54 inch plasma
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:48 AM   #66
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hawk when it comes time for positioning side to side front to back let me know i can help you get the best sound from these speakers
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #67
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hawk when it comes time for positioning side to side front to back let me know i can help you get the best sound from these speakers
Thanks, Thunderbolt, I am about to purchase some speaker outriggers. Once installed, I will get in touch with you about positioning.
5.1 system: Speakers: Nola Viper IIa, Def Tech CLR 2500, Def Tech BPX surrounds; Pre: Integra DHC-40.1; McIntosh c-15 preamp; Power Amps: Emotiva XPA-3, 2 x UPA-1, Musical Fidelity A3cr; Sources: Musical Fidelity A5 cd player, Emotiva ERC-1, Denon 2910, Yamaha dvd c-750 multi-disc player, Denon 2910 DVD player, Emotiva, River cable ICs, Nola speaker cables (bi-wire), Panasonic G25 54 inch plasma
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:54 PM   #68
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Default DQ30's vs Alon II's

Hi All.

Current Alon II owner, for over 15yrs.

Was wondering how DQ30's compare to the Alon II's. Are they peers, or is one thought to be better than the other?

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:26 AM   #69
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alon 2 would eat up the dq 30 advanced in every way
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:17 AM   #70
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alon 2 would eat up the dq 30 advanced in every way
Thanks thunderbolt. Someone was selling DQ30's and said they were better than my Alon II's, that's why I was asking.

BUT, I discovered the woofers on my Alon II's need refoaming.

These pretty straightforward to re-foam? Use shims, test tones, or can I just give it my best shot and centering without either?

Only refoamed some mids once before, and they were easy enough. Heard woofers may be more challenging.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:47 AM   #71
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hey hdfan dont even attempt to refoam your woofers send them to miller sound i had my alon subs and my lotus signature woofers done they do a great job carl sends all alon owerns to miller for refoaming good luck.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:45 AM   #72
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hey hdfan dont even attempt to refoam your woofers send them to miller sound i had my alon subs and my lotus signature woofers done they do a great job carl sends all alon owerns to miller for refoaming good luck.
Sent you a PM Thunderbolt - don't want to bog down the thread with my refoam questions, but just a heads up you have a PM.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:48 AM   #73
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i sent you back a message on PM if you didnt get it just stay on main thread its not so busy
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #74
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Thanks thunderbolt. Someone was selling DQ30's and said they were better than my Alon II's, that's why I was asking.

BUT, I discovered the woofers on my Alon II's need refoaming.

These pretty straightforward to re-foam? Use shims, test tones, or can I just give it my best shot and centering without either?

Only refoamed some mids once before, and they were easy enough. Heard woofers may be more challenging.
Hi everyone I'm new here. I own a pair of Alon 1's for many years now, tried many recievers amps mon-blocks on them. Absolutely love them but I have a larger room now, 15X25 & they don't fill it as good as the small room i came from, had to replace the woofers also! I read that some people say that they are a great speaker! I guess this is the place to ask?
Selling them would be hard, but the larger room may need a bigger speaker?
Any help would be appreciated? I'm waiting for the Emotiva Amp & pre to be shipped, had a cyrus amp on them last, using multiple sources.I was considering an LSi-15, or PSB Image? Don't think I'll be able to afford a NOLA? Thanks for any guidance
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:57 PM   #75
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Default what to do after alon1

well gotta be honest i have alon 1s they are amazing speakers just wondering what you replaced the woofers with because there is no driver that can replace the stock and work. after listening to open baffle speakers for any amount of time sounds like you have the 1s for awhile any box speaker will not replace them.dont torture yourself look for a used alon if you cant afford nolas. alon2 4 or 5 would fill your new room with room to spare
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:00 PM   #76
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Default alon1 woofer

unless you got something from nola i have viper woofers in my alon1s
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #77
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Default the woofer was done with genuine alon?

back in the 90's I lived on long island & the place that sold them to me replaced the woofer. Now in 2010 I live in SC, & an Electrostatic speaker rebuilder here, replaced the 2nd woofer for 150, 2 yrs ago.
They sound great but I'd like a bit more!
I'd love to get my hands on alon 2's!!! Oh yeah!
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #78
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back in the 90's I lived on long island & the place that sold them to me replaced the woofer. Now in 2010 I live in SC, & an Electrostatic speaker rebuilder here, replaced the 2nd woofer for 150, 2 yrs ago.
They sound great but I'd like a bit more!
I'd love to get my hands on alon 2's!!! Oh yeah!
Wondering what amp & cd usb dac yur using?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:36 AM   #79
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right now my 2 channel is on the back burner do to having a baby i had to combine my 2 channel with my ht which happens to be quite amazing,when 2 channel was set up i was using a citation 1 preamp citation2amp,a jolida jd100 cd with telefunken smooth plates and a soundstring power cord,speakers lotus signatures my alon 1s are now my resr surrounds
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:39 AM   #80
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if you watch audiogon closely you could land some used alon 2s or 4s 5s very rarely come up
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