Jessie fantastic outcome and congratulations! I've never heard Tonians but they are right up my alley I love high sensitivity speakers and tubes. Would love to see a pic of them you can post right in this thread.
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I recently purchased a pair of current production Tonian Lab Oriaco G6 speakers and am just delighted.
I heard Tony's speakers at the last two THE Shows in Long Beach, California and was impressed both times with how natural they sounded. In other words, a clarinet sounded like a clarinet, a trumpet like a trumpet, etc. In addition, they nicely reproduced space when captured on the recording and transients sounded right.
Volt Lites (Burbank, CA) is now a dealer for Tonian Lab speakers and Grant Dunn brought a pair to an audio friend of mine to audition. The speakers sounded as great as I remembered from the show, so I asked and got permission to try them out at my home afterwards.
I did. I loved them. I bought them.
I don't change speakers often keeping most 5-10 years. My last pair were single drivers with entrancing coherence, but other short comings. The Oriaco G6 maintain the single driver-like coherence but extend the frequency range both directions and present much more clarity, nuance, and detail.
My Tonian Lab Oriaco G6 speakers bring me joy and delight on all styles of music I play through them from any source. I'm a very happy customer.
Hi Guys, the Tonian TL-P1 in picture next to fireplace and in the empty room with the with the LM 218 EL84 Mini Amp were when I delivered it to the guy in Md. I told him I could not guarantee that the LM 3 W/pc Amp would Drive the Tonians in that room but we were both kinda shocked when it did and sounded glorious. Those Speakers were a design Tony and I came up with after discussing various cabinets and drivers. Tony is simply a genius at Speaker design. These Speakers were the First of this design. He did tell me he made another pair but certainly not mass produced. Tony has used the finest of Full Range Single Drivers
( PHY /AER ) and also some very reasonably priced Full Range Drivers ( Fostex Phillips etc) with a tweeter basically running as a Super Tweeter and a perfectly placed simple crossover. The Cabinets were a lighter Birch Wood with Partial OB. The Ribbon Tweeter gives the 3D Dimension that a Single Full Range Driver Speaker can’t offer. Don get me wrong as I’m a fan of well made Full Range Single Driver Speakers but Tony’s Designs are Brilliant. I do regret selling these but decided to with the knowledge I’d have Tony make me another Pair in the Future. If you have any questions about these Speakers Tony made or any of his other designs feel to reach out .