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Well, I have found myself stuck in an issue of relevance. Usually, with a new piece of gear comes new pics and impressions in the Headphone Club. Today is different. Today I traveled outside the boundaries of much of the knowledge I have tried to build over the past year in my tenacious obsession with headphones. Alas, speakers have found their way to me:














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The speakers are Moth Audio Cicadas, and have been discontinued for some time. Once again, I lucked out and found a pair with relative ease - at a certain point the term *luck* isn't enough of a stretch. These speakers have not shown themselves on Audiogon in over a year, but by some form of sheer coincidence a friend of mine snagged them, then ended up selling to me less than a month later.

I have much to comment on impression-wise, but I would prefer to wait a few days to let the general presentation of speakers soak in. I've had a long year of constant headphone use, and a certain point you just become so accustomed to that style that it feels odd to hear music in a different form.

New pics to come as well, hopefully in natural light.
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sooo sexy
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specs, amp?
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Never heard of Moth before. How do they sound? I'm guessing pretty good with that tube amp. Just not sure being they have dual-cone speakers which I'm not too fond of.
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never heard of em but they look beautiful
    
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
specs, amp?
Link to specs.

Amp is still the Moth Audio EC2A3. This is part of the reason I bought the amp in the first place - while originally intended as a headphone amp, it is capable of handling high sensitivity speakers. I brought the speakers home, and it was literally plug and play. I did not alter my rig in the slightest.

I'll comment on the sound as soon as I can manage. I will say that the pairing with my 2A3 amp is really something special.

Thanks for the comments all .
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post #7 of 7
those 'small' towers are bigger than mine 12ohm... not all amps will do well with those speakers.
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