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Originally Posted by callas01 View Post

The X36s are a nice speaker. I used to have the X16s, and they came alive with good power, which it appears you have. The X22 is small, but its a much better performer then I ever thought it would be. I watch a lot of concert blu-rays and it does a very good job with what I throw at it, and movies are just as good IMO.


Thanks for your input, the more I'm finding out about the Dyn's the more I like what I'm hearing. I'm trying to close the deal on the x36's and a x22, I'll have to worry about the surrounds later. Do you own the x36's or have you heard them?
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Does anyone know anything about the Audience82 compared to the x36? I know they are an older model.
Edited by comfynumb - 1/28/13 at 3:37pm
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I never got to hear the Audience 82s, although the Dyn dealer I use has/had a pair. I do know that the bass on the 82s is pretty deep, a little deeper then the X36s, mostly due to the larger voice coil on the 82s woofers. But the X36s have an improved tweeter and cabinet, plus the drivers are newer and completely redesigned, and might actually feel more energized although lacking the deeper bass. The 36s should be closer to neutral then the 82s and with improved detail, soundstage, and imaging.

It would be up to your ears personally what you would like best.

I didnt own the X36s but I have heard them, its been a while since I heard them tho.
post #18514 of 21618
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Originally Posted by callas01 View Post

I never got to hear the Audience 82s, although the Dyn dealer I use has/had a pair. I do know that the bass on the 82s is pretty deep, a little deeper then the X36s, mostly due to the larger voice coil on the 82s woofers. But the X36s have an improved tweeter and cabinet, plus the drivers are newer and completely redesigned, and might actually feel more energized although lacking the deeper bass. The 36s should be closer to neutral then the 82s and with improved detail, soundstage, and imaging.

It would be up to your ears personally what you would like best.

I didnt own the X36s but I have heard them, its been a while since I heard them tho.


Yes that's what's I heard, that the 82's had better bass. I have a choice the 82's are brand new and never out of the box. The 36's have about 45 hours on them. The 82's would end up being about $400 cheaper. Thanks for the post.
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Yes that's what's I heard, that the 82's had better bass. I have a choice the 82's are brand new and never out of the box. The 36's have about 45 hours on them. The 82's would end up being about $400 cheaper. Thanks for the post.
Just a word of caution. Don't get a bigger speaker than your room can handle. I have the C1's and had the C2's for in in home audition and as good a s the C2's are they just work well in my room as the C1's. Also with more and or bigger drivers you may need some more power.
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Originally Posted by OctaDyn_Dude View Post

Just a word of caution. Don't get a bigger speaker than your room can handle. I have the C1's and had the C2's for in in home audition and as good a s the C2's are they just work well in my room as the C1's. Also with more and or bigger drivers you may need some more power.


Hi, my room is 14'x28' but with a lot of imperfections. That's good advice, thanks.
post #18517 of 21618
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Hi, my room is 14'x28' but with a lot of imperfections. That's good advice, thanks.
My room is 12 X 26 but the speakers HAVE to be on the long wall. If you have a sub don't worry about the lowest 1/2 Octave. I have a Rel B3 and honestly for 95% of all my music the sub doesn't do anything for the lowest octaves. That being said the sub adds just a hair of weight to the mids and sound stage even without the lowest octaves. wink.gif
As far as room imperfections mine is quite quirky too.
post #18518 of 21618
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Hi, my room is 14'x28' but with a lot of imperfections. That's good advice, thanks.

FWIW: My room is 11' x 17' and I have the Contour S3.4s with a REL T-7 sub. They do not overwhelm the room. I had the Contour S1.4s previously, but the upgrade to the S3.4s added more weight that I wanted for large scale orchestra music (I listen to a lot of classical).

I would say offhand that a pair of X36 should work in a 14' x 28' room, but you never know how well a speaker integrates in a room until you try it. With that said a 14' x 28' room will probably need a pretty decent amp, but it sound like you have that covered.
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

FWIW: My room is 11' x 17' and I have the Contour S3.4s with a REL T-7 sub. They do not overwhelm the room. I had the Contour S1.4s previously, but the upgrade to the S3.4s added more weight that I wanted for large scale orchestra music (I listen to a lot of classical).

I would say offhand that a pair of X36 should work in a 14' x 28' room, but you never know how well a speaker integrates in a room until you try it. With that said a 14' x 28' room will probably need a pretty decent amp, but it sound like you have that covered.


I appreciate the feedback. By not hearing them first I'm really taking a leap of faith. But I'm feeling more confident after hearing from Dyn owners, thanks!
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Originally Posted by OctaDyn_Dude View Post

My room is 12 X 26 but the speakers HAVE to be on the long wall. If you have a sub don't worry about the lowest 1/2 Octave. I have a Rel B3 and honestly for 95% of all my music the sub doesn't do anything for the lowest octaves. That being said the sub adds just a hair of weight to the mids and sound stage even without the lowest octaves. wink.gif
As far as room imperfections mine is quite quirky too.


I wish I could, mine will have to go on the short wall, till I can dedicate a room for music/movies. I have a def tech supercube 1 which I'm hoping will work ok with these. I'm waiting on this guy so we can do the deal, but it hasn't happened yet. That's why I brought up the 82's as an alternative in case this falls through. Nothing easy I guess.
Edited by comfynumb - 1/28/13 at 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

I wish I could, mine will have to go on the short wall, till I can dedicate a room for music/movies. I have a def tech supercube 1 which I'm hoping will work ok with these. I'm waiting on this guy so we can do the deal, but it hasn't happened yet. That's why I brought up the 82's as an alternative in case this falls through. Nothing easy I guess.
If your speakers are on the short wall you will not have the sound differences that I have. I wish mine were on the short wall. The C2's would have sounded a world better.
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Originally Posted by OctaDyn_Dude View Post

If your speakers are on the short wall you will not have the sound differences that I have. I wish mine were on the short wall. The C2's would have sounded a world better.


Oh ok I thought you were saying that I have to put mine on the long wall.
post #18523 of 21618
My speakers are on the short wall about 7' apart, with a slight toe-in. I sit about 9' away.

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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

My speakers are on the short wall about 7' apart, with a slight toe-in. I sit about 9' away.



Looks great, love the speakers. Those are the contour 1's? What year were they made?
Edited by comfynumb - 1/28/13 at 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

My speakers are on the short wall about 7' apart, with a slight toe-in. I sit about 9' away.

RT, Have to say your room looks amazing. Nice and clean. I could sit in there for hours and hours listening to music.
post #18526 of 21618
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Looks great, love the speakers. Those are the contour 1's? What year were they made?

They are the Contour S3.4s, although they have been upgraded with the Esotar2 tweeters.

These are still a current model. They were my dealer's demo pair. I don't know how old they are.
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Originally Posted by wantmorehd View Post

RT, Have to say your room looks amazing. Nice and clean. I could sit in there for hours and hours listening to music.
Thanks. I spend a lot of time in there. It took a lot of money and effort to get it to where it is now.
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Originally Posted by wantmorehd View Post

RT, Have to say your room looks amazing. Nice and clean. I could sit in there for hours and hours listening to music.

+1 That is a very nice room Dean. But where's the missus sit? wink.gif
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Originally Posted by CDLehner View Post

+1 That is a very nice room Dean. But where's the missus sit? wink.gif

The seating looks smaller than it really is. It is slightly narrower than a love seat, but it seats two. It's from Crate and Barrel, and called a Chair and a Half.
Edited by RaceTripper - 1/29/13 at 6:00am
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

The seating looks smaller than it really is. It is slightly narrower than a love seat, but it seats two. It's from Crate and Barrel, and called a Chair and a Half.

Ahh; cozy! wink.gif
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Originally Posted by CDLehner View Post

Ahh; cozy! wink.gif
Yeah, that has forced me to start bathing now. tongue.gif
post #18532 of 21618
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

They are the Contour S3.4s, although they have been upgraded with the Esotar2 tweeters.

These are still a current model. They were my dealer's demo pair. I don't know how old they are.


Oh ok, they are very nice.
post #18533 of 21618
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Oh ok, they are very nice.
I have been very pleased with them.

The Contour S3.4 show up for sale on Audiogon for about $3K fairly frequently. I think there is a Rosewood pair there now.
post #18534 of 21618
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

I have been very pleased with them.

The Contour S3.4 show up for sale on Audiogon for about $3K fairly frequently. I think there is a Rosewood pair there now.


I might be looking for a pair of used ones, or equivalent to the 36's, as I can't get this dealer in Cali to call me back. I've also been looking at Revel, Von schweikert and a couple other brands. But no decisions yet on my part. I wanted to close the deal on the 36's yesterday, but it seems no one has a sense of urgency like I do, I've been looking for quite awhile now. What kind of amp/receiver do you use with them and the wpc? What's the difference between the C3.3 and C3.4? Or the contour T2,5's?
Edited by comfynumb - 1/29/13 at 1:26pm
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Looks like my request got lost a few pages ago, so I am going to try again:

I can't seem to find an MSRP on the Stand 6 or projected availability, so I would like to solicit some direction to your preferred dealers and any info on the Stand 6 that anyone here may have. Thanks!
Edited by Dr. Niles Crane - 1/29/13 at 11:12am
post #18536 of 21618
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

I might be looking for a pair of used ones, or equivalent to the 36's, as I can't get this dealer in Cali to call me back. I've also been looking at Revell, Von schweikert and a couple other brands. But no decisions yet on my part. I wanted to close the deal on the 36's yesterday, but it seems no one has a sense of urgency like I do, I've been looking for quite awhile now. What kind of amp/receiver do you use with them and the wpc? What's the difference between the C3.3 and C3.4? Or the contour T2,5's?

Theres a pair of Focus 220s on Audiogon, those are better speakers then the X36s IMO.
post #18537 of 21618
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Originally Posted by Dr. Niles Crane View Post

Looks like my request got lost a few pages ago, so I am going to try again:

I can't seem to find an MSRP on the Stand 6 or projected availability, so I would like to solicit some direction to your preferred dealers and any info on the Stand 6 that anyone here may have. Thanks!

Is this a new stand? Never heard of them.


EDIT:: I guess so. I would assume itll be about $300. just call dynaudio USA and ask someone.
Edited by callas01 - 1/29/13 at 12:58pm
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Originally Posted by callas01 View Post

Is this a new stand? Never heard of them.
It's on their web site.
post #18539 of 21618
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

I might be looking for a pair of used ones, or equivalent to the 36's, as I can't get this dealer in Cali to call me back. I've also been looking at Revell, Von schweikert and a couple other brands. But no decisions yet on my part. I wanted to close the deal on the 36's yesterday, but it seems no one has a sense of urgency like I do, I've been looking for quite awhile now. What kind of amp/receiver do you use with them and the wpc? What's the difference between the C3.3 and C3.4? Or the contour T2,5's?

Contour S3.4 are the latest Countour line. T2.5s are from the previous generation and are also a great speaker. I am not familiar with the 3.3s.

The Contours love a lot of juice, but can run a moderate volumes with smaller amps (like the Naim Nait 5i). I use a Naim Audio NAP-250-2 amp. It's about 140 WPC at 4 ohm and has a 400 VA transformer. It is capable of supplying huge amounts of current to the speakers without working too hard. Sometimes I like to play large scale orchestral music at concert volumes smile.gif so it is nice to have the juice. Otherwise, they hum along just fine with barely any power.

I had a pair of the S1.4s, which are the monitor baby brother of the S3.4s. They are also a fantastic speaker and can be had used with stands for $2K or less.
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Originally Posted by callas01 View Post

Theres a pair of Focus 220s on Audiogon, those are better speakers then the X36s IMO.


Ok, I'm going to check them out, thanks.
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