Originally Posted by jbrown15
AceDefTechGuy I don't think I've ever read anywhere from you as to why you have three different sets of towers. Do you have more then one 2channel setup? What's the story behind that? And which of those speakers would you not want to give up if you had to get rid of the rest for some reason.
It's crazy, I won't deny it. Also less than ideal, which I won't deny either.
It all started when I auditioned the Salon2, Orion, and KEF 201/2. I couldn't find a 207/2, so I auditioned the 201/2 and "extrapolated" how the 207/2 would sound.
I had a tough time deciding which set I would get - Orion vs Salon2 vs KEF 207/2. Each had its own strength and weakness.
The Orion has the largest soundstage, but lacks the bass and dynamic of the Salon2 (and 207/2).
The Salon2 has the dynamics and I imagine the 207/2 also has the dynamics. Very similar in the treble, midrange, and soundstage.
I almost went with the 207/2 for L+R and 201/2 for Center and Surrounds since I am against using horizontal speakers.
But it was a "difficult" decision to make. Then the crazy idea came over me. Room and placement was a big issue. So I decided to get six KEF 201/2 for movies (& music) and stereo pairs of Salon2 and Orion for just music. But, of course, my sickness didn't stop there. It dessiminated. Next thing I know, my room grew a pair of B&W 802D2 and TAD 2201 speakers.
It didn't stop there either, dessiminating to my family room with a pair each of Phil3, Dynaudio X32, Focal 826V, ATC SCM7, and four Velodyne subs.
So I don't know which speaker I would keep and which I would let go. That was the reason I ended up with all of them in the first place.
I was going to add a pair of Klipsch KL650, but I have since altered my decision based on a friend's input. Okay, sure the inputs from here maybe also had some influence.
Anyway, I think it's time to save the money for something else, like a new Lexus.
A bigger roomier custom house is also in the forecast. But my desire for more speakers has waned for now.