Originally Posted by carlm9
Can you please give us your impressions of your new system? I am very interested in your exact setup. Thanks
The source is a Bryston BDP-1 Linux USB player, DAC/DSP/amp is the French Devialet D-Premier (240W, ADH =Analog/Digital Hybrid, a 3W Class A amp drives four Class D modules in per L/R channel, plus few other patented, clever tricks). The sub is driven through the loop speaker output of the SM60, the sub amp is XTZ DSP sub amp and its speaker level input. Xover frequency is 63 Hz, 24 dB/octave, no delay, no EQ. The Devialet DAC/DSP/amp can be used as a crossover as well, it has a programmable DSP, but I did not have the cables at home, so it was the easiest way to setup, soon I will try this way as well.
It sounds absolutely amazing even after using SH50/60, SH100B and all sorts of other Danley speakers since 2007 at home and for PA as well. For rooms less than 40 sqm, it is probably the best Danley solution for 2.1 high-end audio setup. Th SM60 seems a bit smoother and extended in the treble range, than the SH50/SH60, coherency and dynamism is very similar, plus you can sit much closer to it, I think even 2 - 2,5m is fine.
The TH Mini is very suprising, it does not go too deep, but gives a real stable and breathing, controlled foundation to the music. If you value energy, honesty, life and rhythm in your music reproduction, you can get plenty of it.
I tried the SM60/TH Mini with a 20W Class A triode tube amp (Ear-Yoshino V20) and with a car battery driven 10W Altmann amp as well, with very good result too, using the same XTZ DSP sub amp. Very, very enjoyable, punching way above its price, mainly with the completely car battery and computer based setup.
The Bryston BDP-1/Devialet/SM60/TH Mini it could be compared to any system for practically any price - at least with my taste and preferences
All in all, I am very satisfied with the SM60 and the TH Mini.