Post by Mandryka
I recently bought my myself a pair of Rogers JR149s, which use KEF
bass drivers. I am absolutely astonished at how good they sound, they
somehow seem to get right to the heart of the music. They were a
prototype of the monitor speakers that Rogers made for the BBC, and I
believe that the ones that the BBC eventually commissioned, and which
are so expensive and highly thought of, are a compromise in fact.
I have them in my second system driven by a Sugden amp. But in truth
for listening to chamber music or piano or harpsichord or violin or
small voice ensembles, I don't think you can do better, and for this
type of music I wouldn't mind if they were the only speaker I had.
They don't have the bass response of bigger speakers but, in truth,
they're so musical that you don't miss it when listening.
They're old, they probably don't need much by way of renovation, but
if you did ever need new drivers they're all still available. And
Anyway I recommend these speakers very much.
capacitors in the X-overs have dried out. I'm not sure whether it's
worth getting replacement X-overs from the UK. It would be a shame to
junk them though.