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    Modern Epicure Website

    In Search on Epicure 14 loudspeakers to do research on a pair I saw at an electronics repair shop, I found the following website: http://epicureloudspeakers.com/ My understanding in reading about Epicure is that Harman owns them. The website copy states that they are part of a large audio company but does not mention Harman. Although to me they appear similar to modern infinities in terms of the driver arrangement on the front baffle. I haven't seen any reviews on these Epicure models. Anyone have any information other than what's on the website? Brian
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    Allison Today

    I bought two pairs for my kids years ago. They sound rather good and do well with a subwoofer. My daughter uses them as her main speakers with a sub. I believe my son has his set up in his bedroom. Brian
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    the aillson 4 blues..help needed

    The tweeter for a one, two or three will not work well in a four. The four is a two-way speaker, the others are three ways. The tweeters will not go low enough for a two-way. Now, a four tweeter will work in a one, two or three. Brian
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    Market for AR-11

    For pricing check the eBay "sold" ARs
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    EPI A70 Opinions And Suggestions

    Check here for all things EPI: http://www.humanspeakers.com/e/epimodels.htm Provides a history and details of various models over the years.
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    Repair MS-W4 Subwoofer/Kentucky Address Made

    I have the same subwoofer. I bought what was called the AV 6-pack off of eBay. It included 4 bookshelf speakers (AV200), a center speaker (AV202) and the subwoofer (AV W-4). The subwoofer only goes down to about 40Hz. I believe It's really a woofer module. The MS-W4 was part of the upscale version of the AV surround system called the MS it had the lacquer finish rather than gray vinyl but the units had the same audio specs. I think it has decent sound. I'd say it was a value system. Good for the price you paid. So basically, it's part of a budget surround system. The MS system did get a decent review in a magazine called Sound and Image back in 1994. The review gave it a 9 for cosmetics, a 10 for ease of use and a 7 for sound on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being best.
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    Repair MS-W4 Subwoofer/Kentucky Address Made

    Just so you know, before the Allison Company reorganized in the early 2000s, Allison was owned by the SAMMI Company of Korea. They bought the assets from Roy Allison's company in the early 1990s. You will notice the woofer in question is stamped "SAMMI," that subwoofer may have been from the 1990s and that woofer was, in fact, the original woofer for that speaker. Brian
  8. Attached is the "Manual" (2 pages) for the RA Labs Reference Subwoofer. Allison NL Brochure Allison NL Subwoofer Brochure Brian Reference Subwoofer Manual.pdf Allison NL Brochure.pdf Allison NL Subwoofers.pdf
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    Saw this thread and couldn't help adding my two cents. I have Al 125s, Al 115s, Al 110s, Al 105s, (Missing 120s and 130s, actually have been circling on a couple of 120s), NL 1440s, and box set of AV home theater speakers (Kentucky version; no convex tweeter) that includes 4 AV 200 bookshelf, AV 202 Center Channel, MW4 subwoofer. I also bought Curt's RA Labs Mini-reference and I have the RA Labs subwoofer. Wife complains but I will not give them up except to family. Oh yeah, gave my son the RA labs Reference 4A. LOVE my Allison speakers.
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    Restore Allison 9s?

    There happens to be NOS 2 three-way tweeters ($100 ea.) and midranges ($175 ea.) on eBay if you're interested. Brian
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    Updates to The Classic Speaker Pages in 2018?

    I would be willing to kick in a few bucks if I have a better idea of updates. Off topic...was wondering why there is no DBX section. Wasn't that company out of NE?
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    WTB: Allison 6/CD6

    There are one each on eBay now.
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    EPI T/E 120s

    Just got a pair of EPI T/E 120s. They have the original tweeters but replacement woofers. The woofers are Daytons I'm told. Haven't verified that as yet. They sound nice to me. Haven't measured them, as I don't have an app as yet. I read up on them on the Human website but there's just a brief mention in the history section. Any information or experience anyone can share? Brian
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    Allison CD Seven Floor Speakers

    There's a pair of CD 7s in the NY area that have been on CL for months. I think he's asking $120 for them. I can't use them but maybe somebody here can. I searched on Central Jersey and added other areas. Brian
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    Allison AL-110/115 tweeter question

    The AL 115s are older. Bellingham, MA was one of the locations of the company when Roy Allison owned the company which was before 1994. He sold it in the early 90s. By 1998 the company was in Kentucky. They sold factory direct which is why you were able to order a "hybrid." Are there any marks on the backs of the tweeters that might indicate the system for which the tweeter was intended? Maybe the tweeter in the AL 115 was not the original but replacement from another Allison speaker system I belong to the Yahoo Allison Group and they have indicated that it is not a good idea to put a tweeter from a three-way system into a two-way system due to differences in frequency range and the cooling material used. Maybe a former owner of the AL 115s swapped out the tweeter.