Originally Posted by 6SpeedTA95
Also keep in mind that everyone will have a different preference. I would like to know why you prefer the T45 to the T55 for music?
I ruled out Klipsch.
How do you guys feel about the T55 vs the Monitor 9? Which speaker is warmer? Which is brighter? I would assume that there are a few with experience with both.
I prefered the T45, because I wanted a balanced system for music and movies, but emphasizing in music. The T55's had somewhat more bass, but to my ear not much difference, and nothing that could be corrected with a subwoofer, which most of us who have HT systems have. So why pay more for a minimum difference in HZ when it comes to the numbers. IMO, the T55 was not as detailed, but that was my apreciation, which might be different from yours.
Klipsch was my first choice, but I had only auditioned them for a short time, when I auditioned for a longer time, I grew tired of such a bright sound.
My local PSB dealer is also a Paradigm, and JM Focus dealer but don't know why I didn't even considered Paradigm, and my wife didn't like the look of the JM's in the same price range. Maybe I didn't consider Paradigm because I was so set in getting Monitor Audio, but when found the PSB special on the internet, well it was a no brainer for my bank account. I only paid little less than $1K for the T45/C40/B25 package, all brand new; the catch is that they had to be Maple. Which can allow me to upgrade in a year or two, if needed to, and not feel guilty.