Originally Posted by callas01
Wow, these conversations almost make me want to buy different speakers just to visit another thread on this forum! I can't say I'm happy with whom the company was sold to, but I'll wait and see what happens before I jump ship. If it goes well, great, if it goes the way I fear... Well there's always Totem Metals or Dali Rubicons!
I agree, I am at a loss because of Dynaudio selling out and still pissed off about it! But we still need to keep this place civil. lol!
The Rubicon's are nice, but I had a shoot out with 2 other people with the Rubicon 2/Mentor 2/Ikon 2 the Ikons 2 won out on all types of music and I know own a pair. Ironically we through the KEF LS50 into the mix and they beat them all, but I already own a pair of those... I have become a huge fan of Magnepan lately and since they are made in the Midwest that even puts a bigger smile on my face when I listen too them, as they are that good.
Now on the Dynaudio front, I think it will be a great time to buy now, but down the road I am not too sure, I hope Mike and his crew in Chicago stay intact as they are all very good people and have great customer service! Especially after I read why the Chinese are expecting to do with the brands.
As far as the Amplification debate I haven't been a fan of Class D Amplification, but that could change in the future. Pioneer was using B&O's new Class D Amplifiers in there new receivers and they didn't sound too bad on movie soundtracks as there is a lot going on and it is very difficult to get too nit-picky on comparisons. (They sounded horrible when playing music, too me) I use to repair Amplifiers at Audiophiles years ago, and know enough to be dangerous, and I will gladly stay out of that debate.
A good Read: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun0...udandlight.htm