Well, I had the Phase Tech. Teatro series package and I made a "lateral" upgrade to thier new Velocity line. All I can say is I have heard nothing better in thier price range. Granted I have not heard everything, but I've owned and heard plenty of brands. The ones I can think of off the top of my head: Various models of PSB, Pinnacle, Axiom, Infinity, Snell, B&W, Paradigm. None had the balance of the Phase Techs IMHO. Amazing Detail (without being bright), great "accurate" imaging, and huge soundstage.
Funny this post came up, I just got back from going to my local Hi-end audio store and sat down and listened to some of my favorite CD's on a pair of B&Ws 804's, I think.. not sure though ($2,600 speakers what ever they were), and a pair of $2000 Snell's. I came back home and listened to the same tracks on my Velocity V-12's ($1,000) and just got a huge grin on my face. The V12's were equal to both speakers in every way, and bested them in imaging and detail (both the B&W and Snells sounded too bright to me). Anyway, I know it was in a different room with different equipment, but both the rooms and equipment were better at the Hi-End shop (I would kill to have thier state of the art rooms).
Phase Tech. is HIGHLY underated. I don't really think they care though, as they don't advertise much and thier parent company (United Speakers) sells speakers parts to speaker manufacturers all over the world. I think the Phase tech. speaker line started as just a hobby for the owner and president some years ago.
To answer the original poster, I think there "might be"
a good reason why Phase tech. owners don't post alot about thier speakers. They are to busy enjoying them
I know my posts have went way down on this forum as well as others since I've owned Phase Tech. speakers. Fact is I'm spending more of my time listening to music these days, as I am COMPLETELY satisfied with them. I have never been able to say that about any other speakers I've owned. There was always some little nit-pick I had.
For the price of these speakers, I just don't think they can be beat. Especially
when you consider that they make ALL
thier own parts in the USA, down to winding thier own voice coils. AND they have a 10 year warranty on all speakers. Now that's pretty rare for speakers, especially in thier price range.
Can't say enough good things about them, I don't think I will be upgrading for many, many years. And whan I do it will probably be to another set of Phase Techs.
Mean while, I will continue to carry that huge grin when listening to them, especially after I compare them to speakers that cost over twice as much!
My .02 YMMV! When in doubt go listen for yourself, the proofs in the pudding!
Good Luck and Happy listening!