Originally Posted by Rysh
Looking forward to your review, since I am considering the towers and center for a front 3.
I am still trying to break the Level Three bookshelf down - I will
tell you that they like power. If you like the forward and sort of
aggressive sound of Klipsch, and some Polks - then don't buy the
Level Three. If you listen to a lot of compressed music - then do
not buy them. These take on, the sort of polite nature of the
Paradigm Monitor series (the earlier versions), with a tighter and
more focused bass - and a more open mid-range. They also remind
me of the Optimus/RCA (RadioShack), dipole/monopole speakers.
However, these sound more alive with better definition. And they
throw a wide and central sound-stage. If you like good bass - then
you will like these. When played above low levels - I like them better
than the Infinity Primus. I know that I am a fan of the Pioneer's -
however at this time, I give the edge to these. I have not listened
to the Ascend 170's - maybe some day!
On a side note for the one or two who are interested, the cabinet
is cross-braced and has a 3rd order network with 10 parts to the
cross-over and the usual poly stuffing - I am not a fan of the poly,
yet it still works.