Originally Posted by zatchmo
Q500s or Q700s?
Having recently heard the Q300 (and compared them to the Q100), the 5.25" Uni-Q is a higher fidelity device than the 6.5" Uni-Q through the midrange. I suspect they have the same tweeter and the same crossover frequency, because the 5.25" sounds much more together to me. (The Q900 has a much stouter tweeter, and lower mid-tweet crossover.) The Q300 sounds like a conventional 7" 2-way, with that midrange mushroom cloud of energy caused by a directivity mismatch between mid and tweeter. I was fairly disappointed with the Q300, though I quite like the Q900 and Q100.
Now, that's not to say someone else, especially someone more used to conventional speakers with midrange polars that look like mushroom clouds (narrowing at the top of the woofer's passband, then wide-the-eff-open at the bottom of the tweeter's passband), won't find the 6.5" models preferable to the 5.25" and 8" models.
Originally Posted by zoey67
Just want to add a word of caution for the ULS-15. Last year I finally caved in on the Hsu mystic and got a pair of the ULS-15 and 1 VTF 2.3 and they were decent for movies. And this is very important, if you're not watching a heavy bass film like War of the worlds or Resident evil...those subs are nearly non-existent and became very quiet with little or no mid-bass at all. The VTF's were not so bad but the ULS were like elephants, they can go really low and deep but every thing else you can forget about it.
Sounds like either you prefer higher distortion, or you didn't set them up properly.
Originally Posted by majas
Hi to all!
I want the best AV Receiver for the Q Series.
Iam thinking on:
Is the Onkyo the best partner for Q Series....???
I sold today my Denon 3311, I did not like it at all...(I went from Onkyo SR608).
The Onkyo won't sound any different. If you want an improvement, you have to look for a better room correction system than Audyssey. Audyssey (XT or XT32) imposes a "crappy speakers compensation notch" in the midrange. It can only be delete-optioned by springing for Audyssey Pro calibration.
The two "better" options in the reasonably-priced category are ARC, as found in the Anthem MRX receivers, and Trinnov, as found in the discontinued (and somewhat buggy) Sherwood R-972.
I'm currently (and temporarily, until I find or buy something better - KEF makes it hard to stick with them, because one cannot buy R300's or even LS50's individually) running three Q100's up front (along with two KHT-3005SE center channels as surround sides, and KHT-3005SE eggs as surround backs), driven by an Anthem MRX 300. It has plenty of juice for them. Because of ARC, which has a target curve resulting in more natural-sounding bass than Audyssey and does not have the infernal crappy speakers midrange compensation notch, it sounds a whole lot better than any Audyssey box would. (Though the crappy speakers compensation notch would likely improve the Q300/Q700 in room, because the notch is designed to address the midrange mushroom cloud problem found in most home speakers, including those two.)