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Don't be shy, what have you demoed so far?
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I've been demo'ing speakers for my 2 channel setup of late, and while I'm enjoying what I'm hearing and trying to figure out how I can win the lotto, one thing is a constant reminder that I realized before I invested and with every new speaker I review...JTR offers more value than what they sell for hands down. I realize how redundant that sounds to many on this thread, but when I'm hearing speakers selling for 10k-30k, the 'single-digit' difference reminds me what a bargain I got for my HT room...and I ask myself why do I even need a 2 channel setup??...it's just the rabbit hole syndrome of this so called 'hobby' I suppose.

And is it strange that sometimes I miss the horn sound during my demos?...now I want to find some Acapellas to hear
What have you heard so far? I'm on a similar journey looking for the ultimate 2 channel setup for my family room. But, it needs to have the output of an HT setup. I've been through Revel Studio 2, Legacy Focus SE and currently have Seaton Cats with full range and also brought up 2 18" CHT subs.

I'm pretty content right now but can't help but wonder if JBL M2's would be a better choice? Or, go the opposite direction, save some $$ and check out the Goldenear Triton 1.
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Don't be shy, what have you demoed so far?
Recently just heard some Sonus Faber for the first time and compared them to the 802 diamonds side by side at my local bb magnolia. I was impressed how good even the SF bookshelf version sounded...almost as good as their floorstanding version...dynamic and wall of sound...and I'm talking about the bookshelf. Would have been nice to hear some Revels at the same time, but I'll just have to go elsewhere...those are next.

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I've been demo'ing speakers for my 2 channel setup of late, and while I'm enjoying what I'm hearing and trying to figure out how I can win the lotto, one thing is a constant reminder that I realized before I invested and with every new speaker I review...JTR offers more value than what they sell for hands down. I realize how redundant that sounds to many on this thread, but when I'm hearing speakers selling for 10k-30k, the 'single-digit' difference reminds me what a bargain I got for my HT room...and I ask myself why do I even need a 2 channel setup??...it's just the rabbit hole syndrome of this so called 'hobby' I suppose.

And is it strange that sometimes I miss the horn sound during my demos?...now I want to find some Acapellas to hear
+1 but , these new object and multi-channel layered surround sound formats make M/C music listening an amazing "in the concert hall" experience that stereo simply can't replicate. Spending the money on a really good timbre matched (7.1.4 or 5.1.4) surround sound setup might yield the best long term music satisfaction. That said, demoing is fun and it's good to hear whats out there.

Suggestion, do not buy audiophile speakers new. Buy used and let someone else take the big depreciation hit.

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Recently just heard some Sonus Faber for the first time and compared them to the 802 diamonds side by side at my local bb magnolia. I was impressed how good even the SF bookshelf version sounded...almost as good as their floorstanding version...dynamic and wall of sound...and I'm talking about the bookshelf. Would have been nice to hear some Revels at the same time, but I'll just have to go elsewhere...those are next.
Were you at the Blind g2g at Rillas. I don't remember. Rick Craig's Gamechangers were VERY impressive. You want:

http://www.selahaudio.com/index/#/arrays/

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Were you at the Blind g2g at Rillas. I don't remember. Rick Craig's Gamechangers were VERY impressive. You want:

http://www.selahaudio.com/index/#/arrays/
No, he was at Austin's the night before but not at the GTG.
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HDMI bitstream the audio from the Bluray player to the AVR/SSP. The processor decodes the Atmos/Auro. Atmos/Auro capable processors also use DSU (Dolby Surround Upmixing) and Auro-matic (Auro 3D) to bring standard Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA content to the height speakers. Using either, you get a much more immersive surround sound experience.

In a world where speaker upgrades provide only single digit improvements in SQ, these object and layered channel based technologies bump the experience up in a more dramatic fashion. I know I sound like a commercial but for those of us with dedicated rooms who prize HT audio, this is a big deal IMHO.
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Were you at the Blind g2g at Rillas. I don't remember. Rick Craig's Gamechangers were VERY impressive. You want:

http://www.selahaudio.com/index/#/arrays/
They are not considered full range speakers are they?

Another speaker I have looked at for years is Totem! I just seen the Totem thread bumped. I heard lots of good things about them. I heard the little ones are amazing.
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