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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: The Wilds Of Canada
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Uhh... Some very, very, very nice stuff over here. Some specs? OK. Once we where listening to some reggae, and caught 127db at approx 50-60hz (kick drum) at the listening seat. We could still talk. (Linn turntable into a tube pre-amp that could swing 60volts, into a highly modified Moscode 600) Try that at home and see what you get. Approx. 50hz to 20khz, + or - 1.5db. System extends down to 15-18 hz in room, but is subjective and placement/room dependant. Salesmen can't stand hearing them, as they cannot sell anything else and believe that it (what they have to offer)is the best available. Their honesty goes out the door with their sales. Other than that, I can't say much.
PS. Well, a little more. Just a tease. I am not joking when I say that Bob Ludwig, for instance, would actually seriously consider giving his right nut for the chance to have these in his mastering suite. Except he would never leave his workplace. And I didn't even turn them on once today. What a shame. I am getting scared.. they are going away for bout 3-4 months soon... what will I do? (if you put a gun to my head, and said, "you have a choice.. loose the speakers, or go through heroin withdrawl". I've never gone through such, but I would have to choose the heroin withdrawl as the easier of the two. I am deadly serious on this comment)
I have NEVER heard such phase intergrety and liquidity in a speaker. You leave the room and you SWEAR it's a live band playing in the other room. I've heard them ALL, and nothing else even comes close, not by a long shot. Sonus Faber, Proac, Wilson, JM lab stuff.. I don't care. Totally different leauge and level here. So bloody different, you can't possibly imagine. Even capable of putting the best headphones to shame. And that would take some doing. Someday, you'll all get to hear them.
Basically? if you offered me the Grand Utopia's, The Wilson top speakers, or the best the Sonus Faber has to offer, or the big Dynaudio Evidence, Revel, Meridian, B&W, Dunleavey, Nova,Verity, Whatever..for $5K...or these for $25K? I'd take these without a second's hesitation.
No comparison. Different level.
[This message has been edited by KBK (edited 06-13-2001).]
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