Originally Posted by Rick Craig
I have used ribbons in CBT designs. They work well but depending on the parts used it can be expensive.
Just going to mention that I have upgraded cabling to good effect. These speakers are fully able to resolve differences and improvements in cables.
Went from Morrow SP5 to Morrow SP6 speaker cable. I found a pair used for a good price so they were already broken in. This was pretty much a "wow" experience. Soundstage opened way up, inner detail increased. I was surprised at the difference, didn't expect that much at all.
Still just a touch of hardness, high end seemed a little limited, I figured due to the design of the speaker.
Just got a pair of MA6 to replace the MA4 that ran from my Marantz AV7702 MkII processor to my Odyssey Kismet amp.
These cables still need to be broken in, but I immediately noticed that inner detail was improved, soundstage expanded more, and for sure the high end has no hardness, and is much more extended, and transparent. Not quite the "wow" moment of the cables, but I know they will improve as they break in.
Can't comment on the bass, since I use two subs, crossed over at 150 hz.
Just wanted to mention the resolving power of these speakers. My cables now cost more than the speakers.