Originally Posted by Kini62
Out of those I would go for the Swans. There's an older review floating around somewhere where the Swans were in a test with NHT Classic 3s, Ascend Acoustics Sierras and some others (I think). From what I remember the Swans were preferred by the most.
They're more in the $1000-$1200 price range in sound and looks. So at $549 they're a steal IMO.
I agree, of the choices on that list, I'd suggest the Swan D2.1 SE+ as well, but actually, it wasn't the NHT Classic Threes they were compared too at that GTG, it was the Classic Twos. BIG difference there, but the Swans won that match-up even though they were intentionally wired out of phase.
What you're referring to starts on page 4 right here
Of course, it was later vehemently protested by fans of one particular ID brand as being flawed.
In actuality, it was the most well done GTG I've ever read about here in that it was both double blind as well as level matched.
I've heard them, and the D2.1SE+ really is a lot speaker for the money! I'd like to hear the upgraded custom version.