Originally Posted by lewi1032
I havent really heard anything modern because there isnt really anything around but a bestbuy, I have been reading up on kef and they have a good deal on the q900's not since the q950 are out, Q acoustics, and I am liking what I read on the ascend acoustic sierra-2's....Have you heard any of these in person? I see you had the concept 20's what did you replace them with and do you regret it? thanks
A year ago Q Acoustics offered AVS members a blanket "we will send you speakers to test if interested" offer and several of us took them up on it as, at that time, all we had to go on was Pro Reviews which all seemed curiously excellent.
All of us who tried them, (I tried the C20s, others tried the 3050s, 3020s and 3090c), verified that the rave reviews were, in our views, well founded.
As I had just purchased Martin Logan LX16s I doubted I'd be keeping them but after I was done my friend liked them so much, (he borrowed them), he bought them.
I believe Steve, (Blue Wizard), bought the 3020s he was testing as well.
They were every bit as good as my LX16s and nineties era B&W CM1 Concept 90 speakers, the latter which have/had MUCH higher msrps.
I have not heard the KEFs or RAAL speakers like the Ascends but I have no doubt they are as good as AVS members say.
The deal on the KEF Qs won't last long and they are rapidly running out of the Q200 and Q600 centers so if you decide to go that route you might have to make a decision soon.
Had I not bought the LX16s and still had my old Relistic Pro LX5s I would definitely have bought the Concept 20s but luckily I can still listen to them at my friend's house.
If you listen to a lot of jazz, classical, acoustic and vocal music a RAAL speaker from Ascend or Philharmonic Audio or Salk might well be worth the extra investment but if not I'd look to KEF or Q Acoustics.