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The SV-821C Center speaker
That looks HUGE! Better than the SX 6100/R?

What about a 3-way center will give a much better sound stage?

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That looks HUGE! Better than the SX 6100/R?

What about a 3-way center will give a much better sound stage?
It is huge. It looks as big as the SV-1212 subwoofer!

The SV-821C is the flagship center.

IMO, the SX-T1 & SV-821C are the ultimate Centers.

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Those are some impressive looking speakers, the ribbon tweeter is new right? Have you heard these compared to the older ones?

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Those are some impressive looking speakers, the ribbon tweeter is new right? Have you heard these compared to the older ones?
Yes, the SV-831 will be the new flagship with the ribbon tweeter. It is not even available for shipping yet for another 2 or 3 months. I have not heard them.

The only 2 ribbons I've heard are the Philharmonic 3, which I owned for a couple of years, and the Funk Audio monitor.

IMO, ribbons do sound great, but not any greater than the Silk Dome tweeter of the SX-8300 or SX-T1. I don't hear any more "air" or "extension" or "smoothness" of the treble from ribbons than from the fantastic silk dome.

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Yes, the SV-831 will be the new flagship with the ribbon tweeter. It is not even available for shipping yet for another 2 or 3 months. I have not heard them.

The only 2 ribbons I've heard are the Philharmonic 3, which I owned for a couple of years, and the Funk Audio monitor.

IMO, ribbons do sound great, but not any greater than the Silk Dome tweeter of the SX-8300 or SX-T1. I don't hear any more "air" or "extension" or "smoothness" of the treble from ribbons than from the fantastic silk dome.
They definitely have a tough act to follow as the new flagship, will be interesting to see how they implement the ribbon.

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Are the Towers Ribbon Tweeters? How will center go with the towers?
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Are the Towers Ribbon Tweeters? How will center go with the towers?
The SV-831 & SV-821C both have Ribbon Tweeters.

The SV-831 is about 36" tall "Monitor". Although it is as big as some towers and wider and deeper than many towers, it is considered a "monitor". The SV-831 monitor is the size of the SV-1212 Subwoofer (dual 12" subs).

When you add the SV-1212 subwoofer to the SV-831, they "transform" (like Transformers ) into a modular tower, called the SV-831/SV-1212 modular tower (top & bottom cabinets). With the metal Jumpers connected, it functions as a passive tower just like any other passive tower. With the Jumpers removed, the bass cabinet can be ACTIVELY bi-amped or powered like any active Subwoofer.

The SV-6500 is a single cabinet tower with silk dome tweeter, not ribbon.

In my current system (5 x SX-T2), I leave the Jumpers off and power all five bottom subs with a separate ATI AT3005 amp. So the top cabinet gets one amp, bottom cabinet gets one amp.

You could do the same with the SV-831/1212 tower. With jumpers on, one amp is needed to passively power the modular tower. Without jumpers, two amps are required to Actively bi-amp the modular tower.

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AcuDefTechGuy, just ball park number if you can, but what would a front stage of the SV-831 & SV-821C set a guy back? More than 5 grand?

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AcuDefTechGuy, just ball park number if you can, but what would a front stage of the SV-831 & SV-821C set a guy back? More than 5 grand?
MSRP for the 3 speakers is $6935 MSRP.

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