Originally Posted by commsysman
If you want something that will really float your boat, and could spend $795, you can go WAY up the ladder and get a pair of Anthony Gallo Classico CL-2 speakers.
They are $200 out of my price range. But still if I want to try them, do they have enough bass? If you have heard CL-2 and Q300/BX2, which ones have more bass? (I know that all these must have nice quality bass... that's why asking about amount).
Originally Posted by gtpsuper24
A1b has great bass very "full" sounding, it reproduces the drum kick really well for being a bookshelf, it easily match some larger bookshelfs. The only bookshelf I've heard that had better bass was the Paradigm Titan and Klipsch RB81. Midrange and Treble are clear and detailed without being harsh or shrill sounding. I would describe it as natural and easy to listen to for long periods. The planar has a very "quick" sound to it, never any overhang or after ringing that i've noticed in some dome tweeters. I can say that if your a fan of metal dome tweeters that have very loud highs than the Arx probably is going to sound underwhelming.
I listen to everything from AC/DC to Elton John, Dire Straits, Metallica to Eagles and they've yet to be disappointing. A1b B-Stock would leave you a pretty good chunk for a used or better subwoofer around $350-400 for the subwoofer.
Thanks for the short review. I was reading the thread with comparison between Arx A1b and Ascend 170SE. From that comparison, I didn't like the A1b sound. Maybe my personal preference about what kind of speakers I like but the ones where you don't hear the dialogues properly isn't for me.
Thanks everyone for their inputs. I found a place to audition BX2s. Surprisingly it was just a block away from my place. I had a long session listening to Jazz and Classical stuff... some vinyl some cd....
I really don't want to buy Wharfedale Diamond 10.2 before auditioning them first. So here are the contenders now:
Paradigm Mini Monitor v.7 (can get these for $425 new)
KEF Q300 (around $480 open box from a4l ..... $585 new)
Monitor Audio BX2 (around $390 factory refreshed .... $490 new)
Anthony Gallo CL-2 (over my budget but I might be willing to risk it if extra $200 are worth it).
What do you think?