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People are raving about the Taksims. I'm curious to hear them to see if they have improved on the frequency response of their two-ways. I auditioned the De Capos a couple times and thought they had a forward & shouty midrange balance and rough treble. They seemed to need a soft, ripe sounding tube amp to compensate. The Grand Veenas were fuller and more neutral.

I have a love-hate relationship with crossover-less designs, especially two-ways with a directly connected mid-woofer. I owned Wilson Benesch Vertex speakers for a couple years, they have a directly connected mid-woofer that goes all the way up to 5 KHz, with just a cap on the tweeter. They make them as flat as they can by mechanical & acoustical design, but there's no getting around the lack of baffle step compensation that's normally built into the crossover of speakers like this. There were aspects I loved about the sound, especially at first, but after the initial wow factor wore off their flawed frequency response became less live-able.

Over the years I've auditioned the W-B Arc, Ref 3A De Capo, the Element Fire, and some single driver speakers at shows. I think there might be a common signature of crossover-less/minimal crossover speakers: immediacy, better than average dynamics for their size, fast transient response, usually better than average transparency and soundstaging as well. But I think they all sacrifice neutrality.

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I don't really like the sound of the Ikon 6 if I am honest, in comparison with the 2/6 they are a bit boring (it's thight but no punch or warmth), and not as clear as Dynaudio. But tomorrow I get my Focus set, I will post how they sound
Well in comparisons they might be a tad brighter than the Focus, they are more on the lines of the DM line, your Focus will be a much better speaker if you ask me... Now I am hugely curious to hear the new Emit line considering they are a blend of the DM/Excite and Focus lines and have gotten fantastic reviews from everyone that has reviewed them..... Ironically I had a pair of Dali Ikon 1 MKII and Ikon 2 along with a pair of Focus 160, and their wasn't any comparisons, the Focus out shined them in many ways.

Dynaudio,Magnepan,Musical Fidelity,KEF, etc...... Maybe New Contour's or Raidho next...
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People are raving about the Taksims. I'm curious to hear them to see if they have improved on the frequency response of their two-ways. I auditioned the De Capos a couple times and thought they had a forward & shouty midrange balance and rough treble. They seemed to need a soft, ripe sounding tube amp to compensate. The Grand Veenas were fuller and more neutral.

I have a love-hate relationship with crossover-less designs, especially two-ways with a directly connected mid-woofer. I owned Wilson Benesch Vertex speakers for a couple years, they have a directly connected mid-woofer that goes all the way up to 5 KHz, with just a cap on the tweeter. They make them as flat as they can by mechanical & acoustical design, but there's no getting around the lack of baffle step compensation that's normally built into the crossover of speakers like this. There were aspects I loved about the sound, especially at first, but after the initial wow factor wore off their flawed frequency response became less live-able.

Over the years I've auditioned the W-B Arc, Ref 3A De Capo, the Element Fire, and some single driver speakers at shows. I think there might be a common signature of crossover-less/minimal crossover speakers: immediacy, better than average dynamics for their size, fast transient response, usually better than average transparency and soundstaging as well. But I think they all sacrifice neutrality.
I have about a week and a half left on my demo, i have been listening to them every day, right now I am leaning towards keeping them, it is such a good price...my mind may change after that time, but I doubt it. Lucky for me, i have the xd 600's in my home theater still, if I feel like swapping them, i already know that they work good in the 2 channel room. I would love to hear the reference 3a reflector(moniter) personally.
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