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Monitor Audio/ Dalesford driver

 
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lt2525
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Monitor Audio/ Dalesford driver Reply with quote

Following up on the Monitor Audio/ Dalesford connection....

I pulled out the woofers from my MA-10 speakers and they are indeed Dalesford units - model D300. In doing a bit of research, I noticed a previous thread from a couple of years ago that included a bit on Dalesford. The tone seemed to be that this company's speakers might be a bit inferior.

This got me to wondering why Monitor Audio would choose this particular driver for these speakers. The MA-10's were by far the most expensive speakers in the MA lineup at that time (circa 1979), weighing in at $2500-$3000 Cdn dollars. Given the pricing and their position in the Monitor Audio world, I would think that saving a few bucks on the woofer was not the prime reason for such a choice.
Would anyone care to comment on any other reason why these drivers would have been used in this speaker?
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ColinR
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would think that saving a few bucks on the woofer was not the prime reason for such a choice


Oh yes it would, when you either buy in or make it yourself!

Richard Allan probably offered the only other alternative as the rest of the bunch Goodmans, Wharfedale, Elac, etc were still more into doped paper.

Radford used the Dalesford unit.

Peerless probably not due to the prevailing exchange rate.


Finally, as Dalesford hadn’t gone “tits-up” speakerguru hadn’t designed the KEF unit.
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