Originally Posted by David Shapiro
I was thinking of the Tact over my present CB 3. I was also going to pick up a Tact 2.2 XP for 2-channel use. Do you think that it is necessary if I get the Tact TCS Mk iii?
Absolutely for multichannel recordings it is a must for 2 reasons A) Cause you can get MC sacd/dvda/DTS Master/DolbyTrue over HDMI (from a lowly $170 oppo [which according to Kal Rubinson is a great digital transport] to a new $6,500 Esoteric ), B) because any speAker that shoots sound in all directions to achieve Nirvana is taking a big risk with subbersive reflections (what I suspect may irritate some of the more seasoned golden ears in this thread).
The tact and lygdorf allow you to position the speakers closer to the wall as they do taKE THE ROOM OUT OF THE EQUATION.
I believe the tact /lyndorf technology will further improve all the care you probably have taken in positioning the speakers.
Dolby and Dts did hand out True and Master demo discs with extensive music selections, they both had a couple of tracks (I recall of an African music 7.1 track) that were so rich and complex that are case examples of an argument for a 7.1 MBL system/tact. Another thing that May be right up MBL's alley is Tact's new 1kw pair amplifiers(@4). The MBL had plenty of snap and sizzle in them for the perception of highs being slightly restrained, as D designs tend to be when not room corrected.
FOOTNOTE> For those that don't know David had a 7.1 with temptations and c4's in the rears, just like my best sounding client installation in Brazil. I thought he had it all, he then acted like what at the moment appeared to me as crazy. He sold the Tempations (sacrilege), I was shaking my head all along not believing it. Perhaps a part of my Ego was bruised for dismissing my ideal system so cursorily. Well last Wednesday David came to mind again, he was correct, it is a NO BRAINER. MBL and Multichannel are a match made in heaven.
I asked the owner [normally these high end companies scoff at HT] about a multichannel appication, and he opened his palm face up pointiong at the behemoths:"Can you Imagine a better speaker for surround sound?" I said no. Apparently they have done an install with the 121 used for rears hanging upside down from the ceiling, and using the regular 101 without the hat as the center channel. OMG I have seen the path to ultimate glory!!! I hereby avow not to stop until I achieve surround nirvana with the MBL's.
Is it the end for me and Dynaudios? No the Saphire and the powered pro stuff and inwall/inceiling is tops, but I will be deviating from their taller controlled directivity units towards MBL after Prometheus and Helene. You simply leave to much dynamic spectacle, slam, nuance, and air on the table; it's show business after all, good designers should govern themselves effectively.
These were exquisite and the cheapest truly high end full range speaker: