Short version: C2 is awesome, the hype is accurate, and the aesthetics aren't nearly as 'unusual' in person as the pictures can seem. If you're on the fence about the C2 or any of the AirMotiv products hop right off of it and grab some. I was a bit skeptical but am now a believer.
Been putting the C2 through its paces and man, it's just fantastic. Running it flat EQ from my Onkyo NR656 (no AccuEQ or otherwise) with manual distance measurement and crossed at 60 Hz. UHD BR via Prometheus, The Revenant, Fury, and Justice League w/ streaming Marvel movies, Heat (that outdoor gunfight...), Lincoln, and Love Death + Robots... the sound is so incredibly natural. Also did some demos with specific material that bugged me with the CLR 3000 and other centers, like the opening scene for the new season of House of Cards and the all-too-trebly Ozark mixes, and the C2 passes the test. Not so much that it 'fixes' the sounds but more that it's tolerable, more smooth than with the 3000. Music is similarly smooth and I don't detect any issues at all near the crossover points.
Regarding depth/extension, my go-to test is Steppenwolf's voice in Justice League; the C2 nails it. There's a little bit of rumble to it that adds a ton of character and the C2 picks it up perfectly. I have it crossed at 60 Hz but I feel like I could drop it to 50 or even 40 in my room if I was so inclined. Hemsworth's voice in Thor: Ragnarok has a similar type of gravel to it that the C2 captures perfectly.
If I wasn't already thrilled with my new M16s, which cost me much less than retail and are basically a perfect tonal match for the C2 given the flat response of each speaker, I would now be snagging the T1s at their clearout price.
Last edited by KSpan; 03-17-2019 at 05:16 PM.