Look forward to hearing your impressions xcjago.
On with the comparsions.
Today was the Sierra's against the Infinity Prelude MTS Towers (no sub modules just the Towere on the Infinity stands made for them).
This time I put the sub in from the start.
Preludes crossed over at 90hz
Sierra's crossed over at 40hz, this seemed to work best with the Sierra's but still I prefer them full range with no sub.
This was a pretty close call.
The Infinity's have that open, clean midrange, crystal clear highs and with the sub providing the lower frequencies lack of bass was not an issue. They also throw off a huge soundstage with trememdous height, width and depth. The Sierra's held their own here with slightly more depth but not as much height, the Preludes are monsters at this and of course they do stand nearly six feet tall which doesn't hurt.
It's the mid-bass/lower mid-range, in other words the body, where the Sierra's were able to better the Preludes.
Vocals sounded more refine and fuller, again more musical making the Preludes sound a bit empty by comparsion.
Bass lines were much easier to follow, piano richer sounding, percussion instruments sounding more like they should and so on.
But it was close, the Preludes are no slouch
I felt having the sub on the entire time hurt the Sierra's a bit.
They almost sounded too rich, too full.
Took the sub out of the equation and the bloat was gone, just deep, articulate and surprisingly strong bass from these little Sierra's.
More to follow