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Re: Paradox TA-12 Time Aligned Speakers [message #75713 is a reply to message #75712] Tue, 05 March 2013 16:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
fubar is currently offline  fubar
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Registered: February 2011
Esquire
So glad to see someone else has the pleasure of the T12's !
I bought mine in B'ham Al. about 1974 or 75 from Lawrence Stereo. Mr. Lawrence had just returned from a stereo show somewhere out west , heard these speakers and brought them home. Keep in mind that Lawrence is a big time advocate of McIntosh in all forms .... only high end stuff in his store. The T12's ate up every speaker in the store ! I've never heard a better speaker for presence and clarity . My system at the time was a Bose amp , B&O turntable , McIntosh C26 preamp and of corse those beatiful Paradox speakers . I don't know why time aligned speakers ( esp. those speakers ) havn't had more press . I know I'm probobly waxing poetic but that's the best damn speaker I've ever heard ! Enjoy !!


Re: Paradox TA-12 Time Aligned Speakers [message #75715 is a reply to message #75713] Tue, 05 March 2013 19:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stereonutz is currently offline  stereonutz
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Registered: March 2013
Esquire
Wow, thanks for the great story my friend. I knew right away when I found them at My local Goodwill store. I saw them from across the store, and actually ran to them. They are in Excellent condition, including the grills and woofer surrounds(I was totally amazed about the surrounds). There are no scratches or dings on the cabinets. They truly look almost new. I paid $80 for them. I knew that had to be a steal. I am listening to them connected to a Sony STR-DE635 receiver. I'm sure they would sound even better with something vintage. I can't afford Macintosh gear as I am on disability and income is very tight. What do you or anyone else out there suggest for me to power them with that would be a noticeable improvement from what I have going on now? Also, do you know the power handling capabilities? Any other specs would be appreciated. Do you have users manual by any chance? Thanks for your response
Re: Paradox TA-12 Time Aligned Speakers [message #75722 is a reply to message #75715] Wed, 06 March 2013 04:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cvw77069 is currently offline  cvw77069
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Registered: August 2012
Esquire
I've got a pair of TA-12s I might part with. $150 for the pair, they sound awesome.
Re: Paradox TA-12 Time Aligned Speakers [message #77233 is a reply to message #75712] Sun, 21 July 2013 17:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jjgrit@cox.net is currently offline  jjgrit@cox.net
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Registered: July 2013
Esquire
do you still have the speakers for sale ? ,i have my pair i purchased in 1977 paid 660 pr. the best speakers i ever owned .i have a pair of Klipsch rf7 that dont compare
Re: Paradox TA-12 Time Aligned Speakers [message #77249 is a reply to message #75722] Mon, 22 July 2013 17:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jjgrit@cox.net is currently offline  jjgrit@cox.net
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Esquire
do u have the ta12's for sale ? are they all original ?
Re: Paradox TA-12 Time Aligned Speakers [message #77250 is a reply to message #77249] Mon, 22 July 2013 18:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cvw77069 is currently offline  cvw77069
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Registered: August 2012
Esquire
I still have them. All the drivers have been replaced. They look OK and sound great.
Re: Paradox TA-12 Time Aligned Speakers [message #77251 is a reply to message #77250] Mon, 22 July 2013 18:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jjgrit@cox.net is currently offline  jjgrit@cox.net
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Registered: July 2013
Esquire
oh so the woofers and such are all different now , damn im lookin for somebody that has an original woofer cone so i can detect mine , i changed one out many yrs ago and cant tell which is the original lol oh well . i bought mine in 77 brand new
Re: Paradox TA-12 Time Aligned Speakers [message #77252 is a reply to message #77251] Mon, 22 July 2013 18:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cvw77069 is currently offline  cvw77069
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Registered: August 2012
Esquire
I replaced the woofers with polypropelene cones and oversized the magnets, improved the sound immensly. The original drivers were 70's technology so I upgraded to 90's technology. A great improvement in the sound.
Re: Paradox TA-12 Time Aligned Speakers [message #77253 is a reply to message #77252] Mon, 22 July 2013 18:46 Go to previous message
jjgrit@cox.net is currently offline  jjgrit@cox.net
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Registered: July 2013
Esquire
very cool what brand or did u have them built custom ?
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