Originally Posted by Hopinater
I agree with this. From what I've experienced, the CD's are much clearer at low volumes than the dome tweeters on either my old Polks or the PSB's running in my living room. And it is also nice to have speakers that keep up with the subs.
I came from a Paradigm Studio 60 v5 to a set of MTM-210 and never looked back. I do listen to some music types louder than others, especially classical and opera-types, and the PSA speakers just rock the scales on all fronts. The biggest difference for me was in voice clarity. Movies were a big difference, but I'm a music guy and that alone was worth the change and the money.
Originally Posted by ceh383
I'm about 70% music, 30% movies, and I am sure there are improvements that could be made, I'm not sure they are worth the $$$ involved. The biggest factor to me is the room, room treatments would be the best investment. In my case, I have to live with what I have, WAF will not allow treatments...
When I bought my Paradigms and settled on them, I would have bet every last dollar that they were going to be my 'forever speaker' at the time. PSA changed that mindset quickly when I first auditioned a set of MT-110 to see what everyone was talking about. It's one thing to read it over and over on the forums, but to truly experience them was mind blowing. I thought I had it good before, but like I mentioned previously, I don't need to blast my music to be incredibly happy with how clear voices and instruments sound now. My neighbor has a decent Klipsch setup and even his wife liked the PSA MT-110 more that I lent to them for auditioning. Agreed on the room treatments - they are often game-changing! I don't have any yet, but have been entertaining picking up some GIK stuff to play around with. I respect your opinion and the WAF, truly, but you may be really surprised like I was.
Originally Posted by Billy p
IMHO...this would really depend because 99.9% of those GTG usually favor the high efficiency low compression drivers...at normal listening levels plus level matched its likely a "moot" point...thou some distinctions could be audible for some.
I consider myself "sensitive to sound" where things like moving chain link requires me to put on ear plugs or even vacuuming around the house. Like I mentioned earlier in this post, I don't often listen to crazy volumes and most music listening for me is around -25 to -30 on the MV, source varying. The way the dynamics and voices were expressed through the PSA speakers was far more enjoyable than my Paradigms. 3 years ago, I was in the camp of "music must be in 2.0, subwoofer optional". I changed out my Paradigm and PSA speakers probably 10-12 times in the first 8 months I had them because I was always comparing the two sets; quite honestly, I don't think I wanted to believe my ears. "2.0 must be better, I must be missing something by going with a bookshelf over a full-range tower, yadda yadda". Next to clarity upgrade was ear fatigue changes. I get them easily with my neighbor's Klipsch setup and if I'm over, he has to change his PEQ to Natural from Flat. (curbs the higher frequencies) My Paradigms weren't as bad, but after 30-40 minutes, it would settle in and I would sometimes get headaches, depending on the source. Now, I can listen to my MTM-210 all day with nothing but a smile on my face.