Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy
Classic Rock as in Eagles, Dire Straight, Police, Cars, Beatles?
I listen to these all the time on my Phil3, and they sound great.
Maybe not heavy metal, though.
But then again heavy metal sounds like crap to me on the Revel Salon2 and KEF Reference 201/2 and every speaker I own and ever heard.
Eagles are better on DMs. Dire straits can go either way.
Other stuff that sound better on KEF:
Adele (21), 19 I like better on DMs
Amy Winehouse (but I think it really mixed poorly)
Bobby Bland (i think bad mix)
Joe Satriani (but could go either way)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
3 Doors Down
pretty much most of your popcy/rockcy, boom tsk, boom tsk has a better chance to sound better on KEF
Stuff than sound great on DMs:
Clapton (can go either way)
Jennifer Warnes (best thing for DMs, I think Salk's demo CD has 3 songs from her)
Norah Jones (some stuff are better on KEF)
Santana (can go either way)
if you get a recording like acoustic guitar + vocals (especially female vocals) those will probably sound a lot better on DMs
I think I'm begging to write my comparison of R300s and DMs
But to be fair I'm still deciding if I will go for R500s or Philharmonics. Now if my preference in music was classic rock only I wouldn't have a problem deciding.
All I'm, saying is that most of classic rock will sound almost as good or better on KEF. On DMs it can be great but it can be awful.
The most hones opinion on DMs design and rock was from Dave Ellis:
"Using the 1801 for 1970s rock-n-roll is a bad idea. Hence, my products are not the best for everyone."http://www.ellisaudio.com/Products.htm
There is a place for DM's design but what happens on this forums is those get recommended for every possible scenario. Like some1 has a 6x6 room and is looking for boockshelfes under $500 to play hard rock. People say you should get Philharmonics