I'd go. Party at Mark's. And I'd bring some kick ass tequila. And some kick ass beer.
I'd host, but I've only got 2 NHT systems. A 4.0 Xd/Classic and a 2.1 SuperZero. I don't think that's enough to entertain you all, though.
Originally Posted by mark russ
^^^ The Revel Ultimas are nothig but awesome, no question about that, but you know what? - honestly, I thought that Xd was pretty much the equal of them. I mean, sure, the Ultimas do some things better, but Xd also did some things better too. Overall, when you factor in the cost difference (even before Xd was being clearanced out at half price), it's a no-brainer. And that's not even factoring in the cost of the amps...
Originally Posted by BrianWilson
Same would be true of the SB1 and the SZ, although the SZ was the imaging winner (except in terms of size- the SB1 portrays bigger, fleshier, more full-sized musicians and instruments). And I preferred the SZs facing straight ahead, while I like the SB1s (and 2s) pointing right at my ears.
I'm sorely tempted by the 2.0s, though, for one reason: fun. Completely frivolous fun.
Actually, i felt like the...
Originally Posted by BGLeduc
I am wondering how the AZ's will compare to the new SZ. The SZ's were before my coming around to NHT (I had not met John Ashman yet!), so I never heard a pair. I started with SB3's.
But $200 is about as cheap as this stuff gets, and at a minimum, it would be fun to dial in a pair with my U2 Subs.
I picked up the SZ XU a while back on clearance$125 or so for the pair. I was playing around one time and...
Originally Posted by mark russ
I do believe Xd was already cost effective, even at the full retail price when it first came out, when compared to it's true competition and especially when factoring in that the power amplification, speaker stands, speaker wire, sub(s), and sub cable(s) were already included in that price, but if it could somehow be made about the same cost as say a pair of Threes, a B-12d sub, and an appropriate AVR or 2 channel...
I spoke with Chris a couple years ago after I bought my Xds (as one of the subs was damaged in shipment). We talked for a few minutes and I got the impression that they fully intend to bring out something comparable. At the time he indicated they might have found a potential new partner for the DSP side. He also seemed to indicate that one of the problems with the Xd on their end was that they were designed for one specific chip set, whereas he felt they needed a way to...
Nah, I was unclear.
They're still going strong; just as of a month or two ago I don't currently have a use for them. But I was just pointing out, they've done great for five years despite being filled outside on a rainy, humid day in Houston and me being too impatient to dry the sand the way some people do. But they still seem to be going strong.
I filled some stands five years ago with sand in humid Houston; they were going strong as of a few months ago, although after my recent move they weren't needed and are taking a rest in the closet. Not sure how long you want yours to last but I'd say I had the worst case scenario short of using them outside.