Originally Posted by mastermaybe
^ I'm convinced that Klipsch, like Definitive Technology, suffer from a disease yet to be formally named, but, essentially, it's starkly similar to the same condition music bands go through once they've become...mainstream.
I'm not sure you meant this as one of those ironies in life but I understand where you're coming from
I've listened to the bipolar DT's yrs ago, being a dipolar kind of guy
and they're a very respectable speaker. If it wasn't for a pair of Soundlab 'stat's that 100% blew me away & my experience with Magnepans, I think DT's for HT use would be well worth considering. They do a lot of things well.
It all comes down to personal taste it's not a question of horn drivers & Klipsch's being "bad", it's just that I've developed a taste for a certain kind of sound and the horns I've heard aren't it. I know that many would prefer horns.
Besides Magnepans, the only speakers I've personally listened to that gave me that same magical feeling of being in the room with the performer were Soundlabs, Alon Akarians (not made now), one of the B&W models & $20K KEF References, all of them I can't afford
I know there are many other speakers equally capable, but over the yrs, Magnepan gave me the sound I preferred at a price I could afford. The Soundlabs I demo'd were about $3500 in '93, now the same speaker in their line is $20K+. WAY out of my price range!!
My question to the OP was just curiousity why he switched. Maybe I could have worded it better
Could be he just prefers horns to the Quad & Maggie type of sound. I was just asking....