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H.H. Scott S-176.

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I recently picked a mint pair of these (unknown to me) speakers from a local thrift store. Since I have been collecting vintage speakers for quite a while, my ears have heard a lot of good (and bad, LOL!) sounding speakers. When I lifted them up for the first time, I was surprised by their weight, and I figured it was worth the risk of taking them home with me. Did some research on the net when I got home, but not much info on them. So I decided to hook them up to my Audio Analogue Puccini SE and leave the room to come back after an hour when everything should have "warmed-up". Well, to say I was surprised when I returned for the first listen is an understatement. I really am amazed by how good this pair sounded, to my ears. They seem to everything just right, again to my ears. The bass is perfect for me, voices look like they are in the room with me. No sharp edges, no nothing. Imaging is also great. Now my question is, am I losing it? Surely this can be right? Such an unknown speaker that is doing everything just right? I am interested in your thoughts.

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25 minutes ago, grendel said:

Now my question is, am I losing it? Surely this can be right? Such an unknown speaker that is doing everything just right? I am interested in your thoughts.

Have you tried connecting your A25s and placing them next to or on top of the Scott's to compare?  You need a reference IMO.  Ears are fickle and duplicitous.

Adams

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Amazing! How did you know I had Dynaco A25's? I did a side by side comparison, and as much as I love the A25's, to me the Scott's sound prettier. The highs seem more refined to my ears. 

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2 hours ago, grendel said:

Amazing! How did you know I had Dynaco A25's?

I thought I recognized your handle from the past which meant you probably had other speakers.  I looked and found you had A25s at one time and guessed you still had them.

Adams

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Yeah, I still have them, never going to part with them.

Are you familiar with the Scott's? I am hoping to find out some more info on them from fellow users, or people who are familiar with Scott as a speaker brand. I am hoping to learn as much as I can on them.

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19 minutes ago, grendel said:

Are you familiar with the Scott's?

I know nothing about Scott speakers except what is on the internet.  The A25 also crosses over at around the same frequency.  image.png.f947ffa5e2fc96605c01ec9352d05a03.png

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9 hours ago, Aadams said:

 The A25 also crosses over at around the same frequency.  

That's interesting. Hadn't noticed that. Maybe they are more alike then I thought.

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22 hours ago, grendel said:

Now my question is, am I losing it? Surely this can be right?

Assuming they are operating correctly, the woofer in both speakers is carrying all but the last half octave of music.  The tweeters are playing 8 notes plus important atmospherics, basically, and it may be that the 8" woofer of the Scott is better than the 10 "Dynaco over those 7.5 octaves.   I would think the 8" would be a little less beamy also.  And the last six inches of sound travel between your ears is most important and only known by you.

Adams

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1 hour ago, Aadams said:

Assuming they are operating correctly, the woofer in both speakers is carrying all but the last half octave of music.  The tweeters are playing 8 notes plus important atmospherics, basically, and it may be that the 8" woofer of the Scott is better than the 10 "Dynaco over those 7.5 octaves.   I would think the 8" would be a little less beamy also.  And the last six inches of sound travel between your ears is most important and only known by you.

Adams

Now things are starting to make more sense to me. Thanx for the technical comparison. I am glad I turned to this forum for help.

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