I was going to guess that. Actually, the T5s, T6s, and VT3s are all in the same league. The T6s are more powerful than the VT3s in the bass and slightly more refined, overall better. The T5s will sound better in a smaller or brighter room than VT-3s. The VT-3s will fill a bigger room more easily than T5s, especially at higher volumes. The VT-3s have a slightly wider soundstage, but I think the T5 soundstage is more natural ane realistic. The T5s are smoother, the VT3s have a little better upper bass, the T5s have better mid/low bass. The VT3s have the bipole option and slightly more rigid cabinetry. The T5s have a smoother, better tweeter and a more laidback upper midrange. That's not very decisive, but if you like brighter, more vibrant, big sound, the VT3s are better. If you like smoother, more refined, more "intimate" sound, the T5s are better. What's amazing is that the VT3s were $6300 and were Stereophile GTHT "Surround System of the Year" just two or three years ago and the T5s are $2500 and rival them, albeit with slightly different presentation. The T6s are good enough to be considered better by 80% or more of the people who listen to them whereas the numbers with VT3/T5 would be closer to 50/50.
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4/17/03 at 2:21pm