Guest Got Tubes Posted January 17, 2007 Report Share Posted January 17, 2007 My 2 cents,I just ended up with an early set of Model 1’s that cost a whole $6.00 at a local garage sale. I took a glance at them and having never read anything or known anyone who owned a set I passed them by at first. My first impression was how heavy they were and the owner claimed they sat in the same spot since new in the 70’s so they were MINT-needing foam. Having had the audio disease since the 70’s I own allot of speakers looking for the one set that will fulfill my quest. When I saw they would handle 150 watts my guess was that the sensitivity would be very low too low for tube amps. I got half way home thinking that all I need is another set of speakers that I will do the work on only to find out they suck, so I turned around and bought them. I pulled out the woofer and noticed they were obviously hand made from the unfinished welds holding the huge magnet to the basket. Now I gotta hear them. Turns out the best foam fit are for the AR5. I hooked them to a pair of 6L6 monoblocks a nice Shiraz and put them through the paces. My first impression a little too much bass but incredibly tight. The highs are very precise with no breakup at all. Callis left me feeling there was a little center missing but that impression soon disappeared with Bach and Brahms violin concertos and a set of 12 inch stands taking them off of the floor. Next Pink Floyds Wish you were here on vinyl then David Bowie Ziggy. The word I would choose to describe them is Amazing. I listened to them for 4 hours straight finding it hard to stop. Also the sensitivity is not annotated on the speaker instructions but I will say that a set of 40 watt tube amps will shake your house. Last night I moved my Infinity RS6b’s and my Paradynes to the closet and these Cizeks have moved to a place of honor in my listening room and do not expect anything soon to bump them. These may be the best tube speakers I have ever had the pleasure to listen to and I think I have listened to every brand out there under $10k. Tonight a set of 7408 Stomberg amps and Vivaldis 4 seasons can wait.Mike Iowa Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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