Any experience with American Dynaco A-25s?
Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:31 AM
Posted 24 August 2011 - 03:52 PM
Does anyone out there have any experience with the early American Dynaco A-25s? These are the ones that are made with real walnut veneer, have five-position switches and banana hook ups just like the Danish ones, and have a driver configuration similar to the originals. But they have woofers similar but not identical to the "roundie" SEAS woofers and tweeters with 3 screws like the earlier Scanspeak tweeters. On eBay I notice that they command less respect than Danish A-25s. I just refinished a pair and hooked them up for the first time this evening. To me they sound very similar to Danish A-25s, but the bass was notably tight and the trebles were quite extended. At first my friend (also an audio nut) and I thought they sounded a bit bright, but once we (and the speakers) settled in, we thought they sounded quite good overall. We were surprised by how dynamic they sounded. Anyone else have experience with this version of the A-25?
I have never physically seen or heard that model of A-25 speaker system.
On ebuy I have seen a few for sale and their drivers, which are different from the traditional and more common Seas used in the original A-25's.
You may be the first to write up on these, please continue.
As you may remember a few months ago, a new member wrote and photographed his A-25's and posted them here.
His crossover was quite different, as was the mounting means of his unusual metal mesh vent cover.
His friend also had an identical pair.
They both live in the USA.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:20 PM
In general, to me, good Dynaco A-25s sound warm and easy to listen to, and they also have good clarity in the upper midrange. AR2axs and KLH 6s sound a bit warmer and more relaxing, but I'm not sure they image quite as well. These early American Dynacos sounded unusually dynamic to me, and the bass was quite pronounced yet very tight. The trebles also seemed quite extended, and quite clean through the upper mids. I had expected them to sound worse than SEAS or Scanspeak Dynaco A-25s, probably based on the fact that these were produced near the end of Dynaco's glory days, but I can't honestly say they sounded worse in any way I can quantify. My only hesitation comes from the fact that we only listened for about 45 minutes, and I can't tell if this version would be more fatguing over the long haul or not. I DO have a pair of re-capped (Dayton 5.1s) star SEAS Dynacos here, but we didn't hook them up last night. If I actually do an A-B comparison, I'll be sure to write about my impressions.
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