I have a question and hope current/former WB owners can chime in. As mentioned in a previous post, I have the Arcs, and love them. They're in a 10x11 room, and they work beautifully. They are well balanced, nice low-end reinforcement from the room dimensions, and the highs are very airy as if I'm listening in a concert hall. I have a living room also, which is larger, and can handle larger speakers.
I'm also what you'd call a "speaker collector"...some guys collect headphones, some collect watches, my thing is speakers. I love trying new designs, new materials, new configurations. That's why I bought the WB Arcs, I was going from the wooden-box of Proac to the carbon fiber and steel of the Arcs, just to see how I'd like it.
I so enjoyed the Arcs, and what happened when you remove the wooden box from the equation, that I continued the journey and picked up a set of BMC PureVOX, made from extruded aluminum, an absolutely superb speaker that should cost more than it does but flies under the radar due to a limited distribution network. Between the Arcs and the PureVOX, I don't know that I would ever go back to a wooden box style of speaker. I really like how the metal cabinets change the sound signature.
I'm trying to figure out what my next WB speaker should be (and I'm not selling the Arcs). I had a chance to pick up a set of Vertex locally, and passed because I wasn't sure the difference between the Arc and Vertex would be big enough or if it was just very much a lateral move. I still kick myself over letting those Vertex get away, but figure somewhere along the line something else will pop up. I do like how monitors disappear when setup properly, but I'm not against floor standers and would gladly consider the Vectors.
- is the Vertex too lateral a move?
- would finding a used set of Trinity be a nice change from the Arc, or also too lateral?
- are the Discoveries too much for a 10x11 room?
- is the Vector really the best upgrade, coming from the Arcs?
I know this is a tough question, in that I'm not unhappy at all with the Arcs, so it's not about finding more bass, or more air, etc. But it's also an easy question in that I'm doing this for fun, not because my current setup is disappointing, so it's not as if I'm trying to solve a problem. There's no problem - it's just about trying something new, something cool, that's different from what I already have, just for fun. Given what I already have, what would be a cool next thing to try from WB? (and no, I can't afford the Endeavors, at least not new!)