Originally Posted by LuigiF1
How do you like 9.2 DC so far, any cons? Since can't sample sound besides you tube. What do you like about it over other book shelves like KEF R3 or others you tried/listened too? Or did you have Canton experience previously. Even though I do more TV movies to music 60/40 % I really want to have good fronts for music.
So far I’m really liking the 9.2’s and the only cons I come up with are that I didn’t buy these speakers last year when they were marked down to their lowest price.
I guess the only other con is that now I’d like to add an external power amp, I believe the 9.2’s could benefit from having some headroom as my receiver is at the low end of their power rating and I’m hesitant to push it further as it sits now, so that will cost me a few more $$$.
I do have previous experience with the brand owning 5 pairs of Canton speakers from the Chrono and Vento line, so it wasn’t a difficult choice going with these speakers sight unseen.
They are still so new to my setup that it’s hard to give much in the way of absolute details, not that I’m good at that anyway. But I can say that I’m enjoying them enough that I have no plans to swap my Focal Aria’s back into this setup anytime soon. Sound quality wise, I’d probably rate the 9.2 a notch above my other Canton speakers from the Vento line. The tweeter is just a tad bit smoother and well defined to my ears but that has not been tested in an A/B manner as my other Vento’s are spread out on different systems, so It’s apple’s to oranges perception and not scientific in any way.
I have the Vento 876 towers in my 5.1 setup at this time. Prior to that the 876’s were in a 2.0 music setup only it was more near field then my listening room allows after rearranging the room.
I was extremely happy with those speakers at that time but if I’d have had this 2 channel only room laid out like it is now, I’d have likely gone for the larger 896’s and an external power amp and been more than satisfied without need of any additional low end drivers being strictly for music listening.
I really think for your situation and needs it probably comes down to which offers the better overal deal and aesthetics. I think both options should be pretty equal in sound quality so I’d look at versatility in a multi use setup and cost.
In your situation I kind of like the tower deal as you get the center channel as part of the package and being HT you need a sub or two anyway but then with the AVR you have the option of switching over from multi channel and running just the towers full range without dealing with subwoofer integration which might be nice in some situations.
I guess that’s my take on it, good luck.