Originally Posted by climber07
Well said. Each set of speakers I've had over the years sounded great. Until I unboxed a set I hadn't listened to in a long time... Wow, they sounded like poop.
One thing to be said about that; when I upgraded my RTiA9's over my Monitor 70's SII, the difference was in your face. There was no mistake this was a different, better sounding speaker. I had moved my 9's over 70's into my 200watt amplifier.
After the initial "wow" was over, the 9's were suddenly in your face bright, too bright for my liking to the point of buyers remorse. Mind you, this wasn't a problem for H.T. just for 2ch music.
After upgrading my amp to 300wpc, it took the edginess off the A9, smoothed it right out, I was like, yea, that's the speaker I was hoping for!
When I went to sell my M70's after listening to my 9's for a few months, I hooked them to my 300w amp, during the H.T. demo, it sounded the same as it had before, when I changed to 2ch and demoed some Lynard Skynard and some Pink Floyd Animals, the sound from those M70's was phenomenal, they approached rival status to the 9's, I was shocked and awed.
Needless to say, I got my asking price for the speakers. I sent the buyer away with a warning, that if they didn't sound that good when he got them home, it was due to the power I was feeding them.
A valuable lesson learned that day, when someone asks if an AVR has enough power to drive said set up, the answer IMO is most definitely NO.......if you feed them, they will play.