Originally Posted by doublewing11
How can you say Seaton's are head and shoulders better?
Because I understand the performance advantages that are inherent in an active loudspeaker. The advantages I listed are measurable characteristics and not confined to Seaton Catalysts. Don't take my word for it though; see the links following.
You never mentioned whatsoever having a chance to hear all three Speakers........
That's because I haven't. But that doesn't exclude me from stating what my pick would be based on the type
of speaker. Furthermore, I didn't offer a subjective judgement on how
they sounded. I stated some of the actual advantages the particular type
of speaker (that the Catalysts are) bring to the table vs the traditional passive speakers + external amp approach. As I saw it, OP Poopshoe was mainly concerned with overall speaker/amp configuration, comparative output, size, total price and matching surrounds. This is what I attempted to address. At that point, he didn't enquire about subjective comparisons of how the the speakers sounded.
these kind of recommendations are useless!
Get over yourself doublewing. Your notion that someone must have heard all speakers under consideration to be entitled to offer any sort of feedback
is just arrogance and petty tribalism. You would've said SFA if I'd picked "your" speakers.
I've audition both B & W 802's, 804's, CT 8.2's and CT 8.4's......... IMHO, Triad Gold LCR's were better sonically than all B&W 800 series or CT series I spent time with..........again, my opinion.
I've never heard Seaton Catylists so I can't comment......but I have heard JTR Noesis 212's and preferred Triad Gold LCR's which are priced similar.........and from what I've read, 212's are similar to the bigger Seaton Cat version. To be perfectly honest, I'd wouldn't mind hearing Cats myself.........oh well.
I strongly suggest OP auditions all three speakers for his own piece of mind.
Yes, perhaps you should (hear them for yourself) before berating others just because what they have to offer doesn't align with your subjective opinion.