I'm noticing some differences from my old coaxial based speakers (JTR Quintuple 8) and the new waveguide/seos based speakers and am not sure if I'm mistaken.
There are 3 differences (in order of most noticeable compared to a speaker that costs 6x more):
1. Sound stage (Mostly the height) - Feels like sitting up or slouching a little big can make the sound less enveloping. The width/imaging seems to be less sensitive but still more susceptible to alterations (ie. toe in, listening position.)
2. Top end vs upper mids - I feel like the top end clarity is a bit rolled off or less sharp. Still very clear but some things I know can have more "sizzle" are just not 100%. Also, the upper mid area (my term not sure of the range) seems to almost be pushing out more because of the top end. Not sure which is causing which to be noticeable.
3. Mid-bass/"fullness" - This is totally expected... 1 10" vs 5 8"...
I know I am not the best builder and I know these speakers COMBINED cost barely over HALF of ONE of the JTR... So over all it is VERY impressive...
Is the sound stage I am noticing a general property of waveguide speakers or could something else be causing it?
The sound stage and upper end have me considering if the 1099 would be a better fit for the sound I am use to.