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Spoke with Jon late last week. A1rx-c's will be stocked and shipping very soon... Possibly this week.

A2rx-c's should also be in stock in a few days and shipping.

The A5rx-c is very late in its development cycle. Can't say too much of what Jon and I discussed, but the sound has been noticeably refined over the first gen A5's. Possibly another game changer.

The A5rx-c has an all new crossover that accompanies the gen 3 planar tweeter. The bass alignment goes basically unchanged. Quite a bit of tuning has been done to the overall character of the system.

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I have the A1b's and A5's. John knows how to bring out the best in his designs. The A5's are fantastic already, the A5rx's must be incredible.
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I have the A1b's and A5's. John knows how to bring out the best in his designs. The A5's are fantastic already, the A5rx's must be incredible.
They are going to be evolutionary, but it's not a small step. It has a smoothed midrange response (which was already pretty flat to begin with) and has a simplified crossover between the tweeter and midrange with several components having been eliminated altogether due to the superior native response curve of the gen 3 planar tweeter.

Mo simple is MO BETTAH, in another vernacular.

This isn't to say that the "Arx" sound had been discarded. To the contrary, it has been refined and brought to new levels of clarity and smoothness.

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I can't make up my mind between a few speakers, hopefully someone here can help. I listen to music 80% of the time and movies 20%. I mostly listen to metal (death, doom, thrash, progressive) and prog rock with some jazz and blues thrown in there as well.

I've been looking into Tekton's lore series (Lore, Mini Lore, Lore-S) and the high efficiency and impressive frequency response are extremely attractive. The unorthodox approach is very enticing, especially with some of the reviews Tekton has been getting.

The Chane series is even more interesting, though, with the insanely great pricing and more conventional design. It looks like these speakers would be able to handle a broader range of music and have a lower risk of breaking up with extremely fast paced metal music. I'm just not at all certain on which would better suit my purposes.

My room is 15 x 25 x 10 with an opening to a bathroom and another to a hallway. I mainly listen to FLAC (some in hi-res) through a Schiit Bifrost Uber. I use the Schiit Asgard 2 as a preamp into my Emotiva mini-X a-100 amp. I have a cheap Martin Logan 12" subwoofer split out of the preamp. My current speakers are Klipsch R-15M bookshelf speakers that, while nice, are a bit grainy and piercing and don't integrate well on the low end at all.

Any advice would be wonderful.
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I can't make up my mind between a few speakers, hopefully someone here can help. I listen to music 80% of the time and movies 20%. I mostly listen to metal (death, doom, thrash, progressive) and prog rock with some jazz and blues thrown in there as well.

I've been looking into Tekton's lore series (Lore, Mini Lore, Lore-S) and the high efficiency and impressive frequency response are extremely attractive. The unorthodox approach is very enticing, especially with some of the reviews Tekton has been getting.

The Chane series is even more interesting, though, with the insanely great pricing and more conventional design. It looks like these speakers would be able to handle a broader range of music and have a lower risk of breaking up with extremely fast paced metal music. I'm just not at all certain on which would better suit my purposes.

My room is 15 x 25 x 10 with an opening to a bathroom and another to a hallway. I mainly listen to FLAC (some in hi-res) through a Schiit Bifrost Uber. I use the Schiit Asgard 2 as a preamp into my Emotiva mini-X a-100 amp. I have a cheap Martin Logan 12" subwoofer split out of the preamp. My current speakers are Klipsch R-15M bookshelf speakers that, while nice, are a bit grainy and piercing and don't integrate well on the low end at all.

Any advice would be wonderful.
Well, obviously all the happy and satisfied Arx owners here are going to be biased toward Arx.

I think that the A3rx-c towers would integrate very well into your system. They are an easy load to drive, offer added sensitivity over the A1rx-c book shelf speakers, and will crossover well into your sub.

The Arx series does every music type well. I say this having come from some Klipsch RF-82 bookshelf speakers. The grain wears on you.

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