Originally Posted by superaaaaa
Care to share their impressions......
I just spent a couple of hours with the Noesis tonight. I did a quick 5 position Audyssey, then set the Xovers to my liking and tweaked the speaker levels slightly based upon my digital SPL meter. Audyssey cut the Noesis to the max -12db and that was still produced 78 db test tone. I adjusted all of the speaker levels to 78db except the sub which were 75db @ approx -7-8 db.
It was all music listening from sources that I know well. The Noesis horns produce midbass like no other speaker I have heard. I listened to a DVD-Audio of the Doobie Brothers classic rock album 'The Captain and Me", several songs from the Eagles Farewell Tour from Melbourne (HD-DVD) and finally Michael Jacksons This Is It bluray.
There were moments that I heard goose bump generating detail in the music that I hadn't heard since my days with the the Revel Ultima Studios and then other times where I felt they were a little too harsh in the high frequencies. Before that opinion could solidify they would produce amazing detail again and have just the right tone and instrument separation, I don't believe in speaker break-in but it almost seems like that is exactly what the Noesis need, Perhaps it is me that needs breaking in to the horn sound. Not sure and unfortunately I won't be able to play again for a few days. Guess you could say that I'm happy thus far but not blown away. Like the Triple 12's and 8's, they need subs to sound right so don't even consider them without subs.
I did not listen to any 2 channel music so do not as yet have an opinion on soundstage and imaging. I place the speakers with very little toe-in and would like to try increasing the toe-in and just running the mains in 2 channel mode.
Sorry for the rambling but I'm tired and need to get some sleep. I hope some of the PA GTG attendees comment as well as i would like to hear other opinions.8Edited by RMK! - 10/19/12 at 10:49pm