Originally Posted by mpk1970
I found last years Elacs were warm, they are definitely brighter than last years model so interesting you think these are warm and the very neutral Chane's forward/harsh??
If you are use to a warm speaker than I can understand how the Chane's might seem forward. I have the Elac 6.2 and Chane's A1.4
IMO Chane's A1.4 all day/every day
But thats the beauty of this hobby
Everybody has their own opinion
i was surprised all the way around.
here's the thing though. i have the elacs wall mounted at almost 5 feet. the top of the elac is probably beyond 5 feet. i didn't want to move them really, so i just played the chanes at ear level on a desk
a true comparison would probably be taking the elacs down and putting the chanes in the same spot.
i intially played one song with the chanes and switched back to the elacs immediately in order to delineate details, but i think i just like the elacs a lot more upon that first switch back. i then tried to play the chanes quite a bit and noticed that one song actually hurt my ears with the chanes
it was the first time i was kind of cringing at the volume so as for it not to hurt, and it wasn't high volume. my avr was at volume levels below 40 for sure
anyways, i am definitely going to do more testing. and, again, at the right angles