Originally Posted by rhale64L7
You can buy grill's for them here shortly. Black or silver I believe. I was told that they are already capable of getting the grills. So I would assume they are magnetic or have magnets in them for grill's. I want grill's also. Not for listening but for protection.
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Well I went back today and spent an hour and a half auditioning, A/B testing them with some 75Fs (similar frequency response) and 95Fs (what I currently have).
Highs were a lot smoother - a LOT smoother, and the clarity was definitely improved. Whenever we went from the 3Fs to the 75Fs it sounded like someone threw a blanket over the whole thing, mid-bass was a bit exaggerated and muddied in comparison. The 95Fs fared better, though they were harder to A/B as they're 2dB more efficient.
As far as transparency and sound-stage, there was no comparison. The 3F blew the others away. It filled the room, Left to Right, floor to ceiling, it was very impressive. The 95Fs imaged extremely well left to right also, probably just as well, but could not at all compete on height. The 75Fs were, as expected, the weakest here, but it also suffered from having the tweeter lower than the other two, so comparisons were perhaps skewed.
But...I found the sonic signature to be too different between the Prestige and Persona lines, which creates a major problem for me: I don't think they'd blend at all well with my Prestige 55C. I also cannot even come close to affording, or fitting, the Persona Center. And that really puts the nail in the coffin for me. They're great, but I can't make them work in my system without going bankrupt.
However, if anyone lives in the northeastern US and would consider them, the store owner really does want to move them. PM me and I can tell you which dealer it is.
As for me - oh well. For those of you who have the means, good on you. They're fantastic.