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So I see this thread gets a relatively low amount of activity compared to many other brand threads, but hopefully somebody with 22L2 experience can help me out with this.
For the last month or so I've been auditioning speakers in the $1000 range. I'm hoping for an alive soundstage (which knocked the Energy RC50's out of the running) without being overly so to my better-half's ears (sorry Maggies).
We listen to a lot of singer/songwriters, both male and female, raggae, rock and roll, house/dubstep, fusion, and classical. In other words, I'm searching for that well rounded speaker-on-a-budget (aren't we all?).
Without hearing them, I'd almost compiled enough information to feel comfortable about purchasing PSB T65's from Saturday. I went to a local PSB dealer and was able to audition T45's (a far cry from the T65's, I know). Impressed with the price point, but not blown away, figuring the T65's would be able to pick up the bass with three larger drivers.
However, the dealer is also a Quad dealer, and offered me a pretty agressive buy on a new pair of 22L2's. I had crossed them off the list for budget reasons, but they've made these speakers attainable.
My inquiry is two fold:
1. Are these speakers well rounded enough to handle almost any type of music thrown at them, and if there are any limitations, what are they in your opinions?
2. Am I looking at too good of a speaker to drive bi-amped with my new Onkyo TX-SR607 for the time being.
They will be filling a 14 X 20 room with 10ft ceilings, placed on the 14ft wall roughly 2ft out and 7ft apart, flanking my television. Listening levels will be low to moderate, with the occational bump for HT use.
Thanks for the help Quad fans!
now with more pops n thuds