Originally Posted by chadsmith013
i posted a build thread in the DIY section....so far they have exceeded my expectations..the Fusion 10's sound amazing.
Truth. The fusion 10s surprised the hell out of me. We always hear about the big boys at DIYSG, like the 1099 or F15, but as long as you have a strong LFE system to pair the Fusion 10s with they WILL put a smile on your face consistently.
The only real problem with them, however, is that you WILL want to crank them up--even when you shouldn't. In a vast majority of rooms your eardrums will tap out before the speakers will, but that won't stop you from wanting to see just what they are capable of.
Robo, as someone who came from klipsch and moved the the F10's, I'll describe it the best I can for you. It's more laid back presentation on the highs, where the klipsch almost seems to throw glass at you (a big part of the reason so many people complain about them being overly bright or harsh), the F10 is a lot more laid back and neutral. Also, certain frequencies on the klipsch sounded artificial and tinny...this doesn't happen on the F10.
In terms of soundstage, there's really no comparison. The Fusion 10 LCR makes my room sound far larger than it is. Ambient music in movies fill the room, even when they aren't playing back from the surround speakers. These speakers disappear in the room when set up properly.
Finally, the center... The difference here is monumental, even if part of that is because it's 3 identical speakers vs two towers and a horizontal center, but low volume chatter in movies is far more understandable than it was with the klipsch.