Originally Posted by THE TRUE ONE
I was leaning towards some tritons (2s or 3s) but, then I saw the reviews on the pendragons. That's why. Comparison wise I would love some legacy speakers but, to equal this quality it seems I would have to get the aeris ones, maybe the se at least and those are out of my range. There isn't that many speakers that fit the bill in this category I think. I could get some monitors on stands from a few of the high end companies and add a sub if I went that route I suppose to equal what im hearing from the reviews. I don't know, just researching for now. Would really like to hear them in person though, that would help a lot. Give me some options elsewhere I might be overlooking if you dont' mind.(anybody)
I wouldn't base my buying decisions on some VERY SUBJECTIVE OPINIONS that can change on a dime.
I would look at the other Tekton threads in AVS & Audioholics and read about their "quality" or LACK OF.
For this budget, quality monitors + quality subs is the way to go IMO.
I have one word - SPECIALIZATION. Let the monitors do what they do best - midrange & treble. Why make your speakers stress out and distort over bass? Let the subs do what they do best - bass.
None of these towers will come close to equalling the bass quality and quantity of subs like Rythmik, HSU, SVS, PSA, etc.
Look at the $180,000 Focal Grande Utopia III. They put a large "monitor" atop a 16" subwoofer & crossover @ 80Hz. The "smaller" Utopia speakers do the same, but with smaller monitors-atop-subs.
The $50,000 RBH 8T "tower" is also a large Sat-atop-Sub. Same thing with their $10-20K T2 & T3 MODULAR tower systems.
Other speakers also utilize the modular design. Like the Phil3 speakers, which is also a "Sat-atop-Sub". The top cabinet beautifully plays the midrange & treble while the bottom cabinet plays the bass.
But, man, stay away from Tekton. There is nothing high quality about this company from what I've read.
There are many ideas.
- Ascend Sierra-1 monitors + two Rythmik LV12 subs = $1944 shipped.
- NHT Absolute Zero + three Rythmik LV12 subs = $1940 shipped.
Yeah, I would go for the Absolute Zero (+/-0.9dB FR 100Hz-10kHz) + three Rythmik subs.
Ultra accurate midrange + treble of the Absolute Zero (+/-0.9dB) combined with accurate and powerful bass of three Rythmik subs. Oh, yeah.