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Allison CD6s … forgotten how great they are!


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Just a little Saturday night post.  Since around the end of the Before Times, I’ve really expanded my audio avocation.  I restored a Citation Receiver!  And for my home office (the one I had to set up of necessity) I came into an absolutely mint Citation 17/18/19, which more than capably drove my Allison Threes until I inherited a stunning pair of KEF 105/3s (with the Kube), at which point I retired the Threes.

Anyway. I was lucky to come upon a simply beautiful Fisher 500-C with the original walnut case, and was looking for some good speakers to pair it with in a separate room, along with an AR XA. At first I was using some found EPI 150s, which were easy to drive, but <something> was missing. As it happened, a pair of CD6s that I’d restored a couple of years ago came back to me, and I decided today was the day to replace the EPIs. 
 

So I hooked them up to the Fisher, put ‘em up on some stands, fired up those tubes, and oh my god, everything that I fondly remembered about the Allisons came rushing back, with the added bonus of that warm Fisher sound and rendering. ❤️

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14 hours ago, npt3 said:

Just a little Saturday night post.  Since around the end of the Before Times, I’ve really expanded my audio avocation.  I restored a Citation Receiver!  And for my home office (the one I had to set up of necessity) I came into an absolutely mint Citation 17/18/19, which more than capably drove my Allison Threes until I inherited a stunning pair of KEF 105/3s (with the Kube), at which point I retired the Threes.

Anyway. I was lucky to come upon a simply beautiful Fisher 500-C with the original walnut case, and was looking for some good speakers to pair it with in a separate room, along with an AR XA. At first I was using some found EPI 150s, which were easy to drive, but <something> was missing. As it happened, a pair of CD6s that I’d restored a couple of years ago came back to me, and I decided today was the day to replace the EPIs. 
 

So I hooked them up to the Fisher, put ‘em up on some stands, fired up those tubes, and oh my god, everything that I fondly remembered about the Allisons came rushing back, with the added bonus of that warm Fisher sound and rendering. ❤️

That’s a good story!

 I never had a serious listening session with the “six”, but the keyboard player of a small group I was playing with back in ‘88 had a pair book-shelved in his living room. Better in his space as opposed to something like the “four” which needed more space than he had. (I had ones at home back then.)

He probably had them because one of the few high end stores near by (Mamaroneck NY) carried Allison at the time. I saw the 9 displayed there but again, didn’t “hear” them seriously. The dealer had only the FM radio playing thru them.

Still hooked today, playing mostly Blu-ray films through my “Allison Home Theater” system that contains 3 pair of restored and maintained Allison speakers.

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