It happen that I thought that my old Sony XBR Trinitron TV when sound and I was forced to by a new one. The old TV turner out to be fine and I was stupid to be left with the new one. It is a contemporary LED TV, they say the it is the best. I say that that is a piece of crap and apparently the culture of image in TV industry is at same celebratory state as the culture in sound in audio industry. Hose it is 4: think TV, which is fine for living in Boston’s Back Bay (my former TV was 250 pounds).
Why do I post it here? You right, the Sound. The sound of this LED TV imposable to describe. It is like a whole orchestra was stuffed into a squirrel’s ass the squirrel is trying to sins the thyme in contralto voice. It is absolutely not listenable. A friend of mine told me that no one use those TVs with internal sound and I need external audio. That was not what I wanted to do - find another amp and a set of speakers, but it looks like that with those flat TVs there is no alternatives.
I have to say that I do not care about what they call Home Thither experience. I watch mostly NPR, PBS, History, Discovery, animal channels, some HBO shows and the endless re-ran of my absolutely beloved show – “The Golden Girls”. So, to me the good speaker in TV is perfectly fine – I do not need surrounds, effects, whatever the call “quality” and so on. So, I went to my storage, found an old small amp and then was looking for a small mini-monitor. I was looking some kind of Boiss of Infinity small computer-size mini-monitors but I had none of them. Eventually I found some odd Mini-Monitors.
They were Grundig made and are probably 6”x5”x10”. They are 2-ways, sealed and according to the grill and constriction they are from 70s. You will be surprised but I absolutely fold in love with their sound. They are semi-full range, with phenomenal MF and very surprising upper bass. I so felt in love with them that … I took them apart. They use Grundig drivers and the 4” bass driver in this speaker is very very good. Probably I need to find the Grundig driver like this for MF of my MiniMe.
Does anybody know anything about the Grundig drivers from 70s? I Russian the Grundig radios were popular but I know nothing about the Grundig speakers. …
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