hello, I just found this thread and love the info. I have the Bryston 14B sst2 (600wts pcx2) that I would like to power the dancer BE-10 if I purchase them. I also have the 6B sst2(3 channel 300wts ea.) to power center and rears. Please tell me if I'm wrong but it looks like I can order the BE-616 center in all piano black(no vaneer). This is because I want the be-10's in walnut and the BE-616 is only available in birch or piano black. Can anybody verify this? Also is the Bryston amps I have a good match for these(they are the newest version) ? This is a 60% HT and 40% 2ch system in a room thats 22ft. W / 24ft. L / 10.5ft. H.
It all started when I heard the BE-10's, I was blown away. All the different types of music I played sounded so involving. I was about to pull the trigger on the Focal 1038BE full 5.0 surround system but felt there was to many songs that I usually like that sounded harsh and edgy with the Focals. Only select songs souned good with them. When I auditioned the Usher BE-10 the same songs sounded crazy good , without the edge and harshness. I could play the music very loud without the harshness. With Everything I listened to, I was pulled into the music like I was never before!
As much as I wanted to like the Focals(awsome looks, almost purchased them) , they didn't have the emotion , just detail and imaging with to much harshness with it(don't get me wrong there great speakers).The Ushers pulled me right into the music with great detail, imaging, wide soundstage, and height too. I was truely wowed with these! But the Ushers are more, BE 10's are 17K (5K more than I want to spend BUT.....)vs. the Focal 1038 BE 13K. To me the Ushers sound is worth every penny more.
I listened to Revels, sonus faber, paradign, focal , psb, dynaudio, and B&W at about the same price range exept the PSB's (less). Usher had the most take you away sound that puts a smile on my face! I did listen to the mini dancer 2's (also very good) and realized Usher has that high end sound I was looking for!