More newbies posting here than - well I can't even think of a good analogy. Speaking of classifieds I'm surprised that some of these "newbies" don't try to sell some of them "used."
That won't be happening... these are very much as described... and... nothing comes close at 5-10 times their price. The owners will not be able to replace them without spending a fortune - which I suspect few will do (at least I won't). Besides... they're so inexpensive... and most true audiophiles have far greater budgets - so, saving a few hundred $'s is inconsequential.
The only thing I may do... is buy a 2nd and possibly 3rd or 4th pair. A 2nd pair to fill the space in my huge "man-cave" (24'x18'x10') in Dallas, which needs a lot of sound to fill it. And... a couple of other pairs for my various houses / condos in MO and IL.
With a really great source (e.g. Bryston MS2 / DAC2, W4S MS1 / DSD DACSE, Sony SACD, etc.)... and... great amps (e.g. PSnd JC1s, Atma-Sphere M60s, etc.) - the sound is just about incomparable - if you're an audiophile - which, I realize few on this forum are. If you're not a true audiophile... you won't be able to appreciate them - just stick with your HT sound quality, and be happy with it.
I am late to this thread only discovering after reading a post by this Gradofan on the Goldenear Thread, and I can say that I have never laughed so hard reading a thread as I have this one, also "Bill Fitzmaurice" sir you are awesome.
I think its the a new marketing strategy - going after the outdoor speaker market. Maybe they've given up on the best speakers you ever heard and now its the best speakers you can't hear outdoors. Sand volleyball anyone?
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