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The X14s I just heard them again the other day along with the X34s. The Excites will have a slightly more open sound, not as dark if you will, however the 110s and 140s bass will be stronger based on the woofers overall design, but the X14s bass is quite capable. The X14s will sound just fine in your room and the A23 will power then we'll. For most music they X14s will be very satisfying, but music with low bass should be augmented with a sub, especially if you'll be playing at high levels.

Well, I've set up an appointment with a somewhat local dealer a couple of hours away for Saturday.

He has demo pairs of both the X16 and the Focus 160 for an excellent price.

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Well, I've set up an appointment with a somewhat local dealer a couple of hours away for Saturday.

He has demo pairs of both the X16 and the Focus 160 for an excellent price.
I had the X16s at one point my first pair of Dynaudio speakers. I want to get another pair for a second setup. I loved those speakers. I also had the 160s before the 260s. I would say the 160s are better but I liked the X16s more, if that makes sense. Maybe cause they were my first high end speakers... Idk. Just left that irreplaceable impression.

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I am in the process of upgrading my current multi-channel power amp(parasound A52). The amps on the list are Parasound A51 and Krell S-1500. Speakers are focus 4 x 260 and 210C.
I am happy with the para-dyn match but wondering if anyone drives the Dyns with a Krell?
Would that be a good match ?
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Merry Christmas everyone! Hope it was a time of family and fun. Steve

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I am in the process of upgrading my current multi-channel power amp(parasound A52). The amps on the list are Parasound A51 and Krell S-1500. Speakers are focus 4 x 260 and 210C.
I am happy with the para-dyn match but wondering if anyone drives the Dyns with a Krell?
Would that be a good match ?
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Not familiar with Parasound but I have heard a couple of different Krell's. IMO Dyn's sounds best with a warmer sounding amp. I say this because when I had the Octave V70se and V110 I could swap tubes. Warmer sounding tubes sounded best with Dyn's and the most linear tubes sounded a bit sterile and analytical. Like they took out the emotion from the music. I would say Krell sounds more linear than warm, It's something you should hear for yourself especially with your speakers.
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I am in the process of upgrading my current multi-channel power amp(parasound A52). The amps on the list are Parasound A51 and Krell S-1500. Speakers are focus 4 x 260 and 210C.
I am happy with the para-dyn match but wondering if anyone drives the Dyns with a Krell?
Would that be a good match ?
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Don't think you will notice much of a change for HT.

What subwoofer do you use with your setup?

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Don't think you will notice much of a change for HT.

What subwoofer do you use with your setup?
"Don't think you will notice much of a change for HT" U mean change from A52 to A51 or from Para to Krell ?

Currently I have a SVS SB13U, I had Rythmik before(still regret that I gave it away, best sub I ever heard)

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Not familiar with Parasound but I have heard a couple of different Krell's. ..
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thx OctaDyn. Did a bit of research and I ruled out the Krell multi-channel amps.. OMG those have 4 massive cooling fans , ridiculous for such an expensive amp.
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thx OctaDyn. Did a bit of research and I ruled out the Krell multi-channel amps.. OMG those have 4 massive cooling fans , ridiculous for such an expensive amp.
Honestly for music I feel a handful of cds may sound better but I'd bet the majority you won't like as much. You'll find yourself analyzing individual vocals and instruments and not 'hearing' the music. Now if for HT only I think you would too busy watching the movie to care or notice the SQ. That said watching a concert is where you would really notice what I'm talking about. IMO Krell is a great amp but not a good match for Dynaudio. A better match would be with Electrostatic speakers or something like Magico - Raidho or TAD.
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"Don't think you will notice much of a change for HT" U mean change from A52 to A51 or from Para to Krell ?

Currently I have a SVS SB13U, I had Rythmik before(still regret that I gave it away, best sub I ever heard)
Just don't think there will be as big of a difference in changing out the amp to another amp for ht purposes. Sure there will be small differences that you may or may not prefer, but in all my testing of solid state amps changing in and out in my system, the preamp being used had much more to do with what was heard over the amplifier. I had the chance to use a Simaudio pre/amp and a Naim Pre/amp setup and switch them back and forth and interchange them all with my 260s, and of course feeding both with my Integra AVR I had at the time. So my opinion is there may be some small gains during 2-ch without the use of a sub, but in multi-channel with a sub kicking in @60hz, is it worth the investment?

I asked about the sub because I'd think repurchasing the Rythmik (or a pair) which you preferred or going to something like a Seaton Submersive HP may make for a better investment for you considering there may be bigger gains involved. JMO but it's what I've experienced anyways.

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I ended up picking up a demo pair of Walnut 160's yesterday!

I listened to both the X16 and the 160s, but there really there wasn't much of a comparison between the 2 for me. The 160 top to bottom was just a better speaker.

I then compared the 160s and the KEF LS50's I brought with me. It was actually a much closer comparison than I thought it would be given their price points. The LS50 seemed to have a more coherent bass that was appealing, but it really came down to what the preference in highs are. The LS50s are more forward (slightly etched at times) and I found myself slightly distracted by it. The LS50 at 1500 is a speaker people could be happy with if you like the more forward sound and have the right electronics. The 160's high's were definitely miles ahead.

The 2 best speakers that I listened to during my limited time were various Proacs and the Dyns. I ended up buying the Dyns, but could have easily lived with the Proac sound as well.
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I ended up picking up a demo pair of Walnut 160's yesterday!

I listened to both the X16 and the 160s, but there really wasn't much of a comparison between the 2 for me. The 160s top to bottom were just a better speaker.

I then compared the 160s and the KEF LS50's I brought with me. It was actually a much closer comparison than I thought it would be given their price points. The LS50 seemed to have a more coherent bass that was appealing, but it really came down to what the preference in highs are. The LS50s are more forward (slightly etched at times?) and I found myself slightly distracted by it. The LS50 at 1500 is a speaker people could be happy with if you like the more forward sound and have the right electronics. The 160's high's were definitely miles ahead.

During my limited auditioning, I listened to various Proacs and the Dyns, and, of course, the LS50s.

I ended up buying the Dyns, but could have easily lived with the Proac sound as well.

EDIT: During my Dyn Audition the speakers were working with a NAD setup including the D7050 amp.
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I ended up picking up a demo pair of Walnut 160's yesterday!

I listened to both the X16 and the 160s, but there really there wasn't much of a comparison between the 2 for me. The 160 top to bottom was just a better speaker.

I then compared the 160s and the KEF LS50's I brought with me. It was actually a much closer comparison than I thought it would be given their price points. The LS50 seemed to have a more coherent bass that was appealing, but it really came down to what the preference in highs are. The LS50s are more forward (slightly etched at times) and I found myself slightly distracted by it. The LS50 at 1500 is a speaker people could be happy with if you like the more forward sound and have the right electronics. The 160's high's were definitely miles ahead.

The 2 best speakers that I listened to during my limited time were various Proacs and the Dyns. I ended up buying the Dyns, but could have easily lived with the Proac sound as well.
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I ended up picking up a demo pair of Walnut 160's yesterday!

I listened to both the X16 and the 160s, but there really there wasn't much of a comparison between the 2 for me. The 160 top to bottom was just a better speaker.

I then compared the 160s and the KEF LS50's I brought with me. It was actually a much closer comparison than I thought it would be given their price points. The LS50 seemed to have a more coherent bass that was appealing, but it really came down to what the preference in highs are. The LS50s are more forward (slightly etched at times) and I found myself slightly distracted by it. The LS50 at 1500 is a speaker people could be happy with if you like the more forward sound and have the right electronics. The 160's high's were definitely miles ahead.

The 2 best speakers that I listened to during my limited time were various Proacs and the Dyns. I ended up buying the Dyns, but could have easily lived with the Proac sound as well.
Like I said, the 160s were better speakers, but being my first high-end speaker I owned being the X16s they still have left an impression on me I just can't shake. Again if you can get the 260s at the price you were telling me, I'd highly highly recommend you grab those!

Haven't heard the LS50, but personally I've never been a fan of KEF. Good speakers but they just don't make me want them.

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I ended up picking up a demo pair of Walnut 160's yesterday!

I listened to both the X16 and the 160s, but there really wasn't much of a comparison between the 2 for me. The 160s top to bottom were just a better speaker.

I then compared the 160s and the KEF LS50's I brought with me. It was actually a much closer comparison than I thought it would be given their price points. The LS50 seemed to have a more coherent bass that was appealing, but it really came down to what the preference in highs are. The LS50s are more forward (slightly etched at times?) and I found myself slightly distracted by it. The LS50 at 1500 is a speaker people could be happy with if you like the more forward sound and have the right electronics. The 160's high's were definitely miles ahead.

During my limited auditioning, I listened to various Proacs and the Dyns, and, of course, the LS50s.

I ended up buying the Dyns, but could have easily lived with the Proac sound as well.

EDIT: During my Dyn Audition the speakers were working with a NAD setup including the D7050 amp.
Good choice Redfive,i also used to have a walnut pair of focus 160's...i ran mine off a supernait 2 with great results,they are excellent VFM.I had mine sitting on the stand 6 really nice looking set-up.

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Like I said, the 160s were better speakers, but being my first high-end speaker I owned being the X16s they still have left an impression on me I just can't shake. Again if you can get the 260s at the price you were telling me, I'd highly highly recommend you grab those!

Haven't heard the LS50, but personally I've never been a fan of KEF. Good speakers but they just don't make me want them.
I wish I had money and the room for the 260's lol ... I purposely didn't listen to them


If I had the room, I probably would have bought the Proc Response 2.5's I listened to...

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Good choice Redfive,i also used to have a walnut pair of focus 160's...i ran mine off a supernait 2 with great results,they are excellent VFM.I had mine sitting on the stand 6 really nice looking set-up.
I'm picking up a used Parasound A23 tomorrow to bridge the gap until I can decide what to do (read : save up) for a long term pre-amp/amp solution.

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I was really confused when I saw these pictures. Are those C1s with trimmed baffles?

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Those look like fakes to me, or someone built their own. The tweeter isn't rounded like that, it's got the rectangular shape, Dynaudio isnt in giant red letters either like those have.
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I was really confused when I saw these pictures. Are those C1s with trimmed baffles?
i would say they are fakes too,they look nothing like the C 1's i owned
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Yeah, it definitely felt "off" as I was browsing through, but I'm not familiar with Dynaudio's complete lineup.

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I will finally receive my demo Xeo2s next week. I hope they are as "revolutionary" as they appear. FYI I am an authorized dealer and if I can help with product please PM Me

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I ended up picking up a demo pair of Walnut 160's yesterday!

I listened to both the X16 and the 160s, but there really there wasn't much of a comparison between the 2 for me. The 160 top to bottom was just a better speaker.

I then compared the 160s and the KEF LS50's I brought with me. It was actually a much closer comparison than I thought it would be given their price points. The LS50 seemed to have a more coherent bass that was appealing, but it really came down to what the preference in highs are. The LS50s are more forward (slightly etched at times) and I found myself slightly distracted by it. The LS50 at 1500 is a speaker people could be happy with if you like the more forward sound and have the right electronics. The 160's high's were definitely miles ahead.

The 2 best speakers that I listened to during my limited time were various Proacs and the Dyns. I ended up buying the Dyns, but could have easily lived with the Proac sound as well.
I am with you, I have had both side by side for several weeks before I sold the 160s and LS50, loved both of them for different reasons, but ended up upgrading my C2s and some other things instead. That being said I have a pair of KEF Q300 in my office and love them their... The more forwardness is their mid-range and with some music it sounds absolutely fantastic, but the Dyns shine on the highs and always seem like they have the best balanced out of any speaker I have owned.

Callas: I hear you on your thoughts on KEF, I hated them during the 90's and far after that, but once they re-designed them with the Q drivers they made a huge leap forward in sound quality for my ears, the R and Q series along with the new REF series are done remarkably well and can hold their own against many other brands these days.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and has a great new year as well!
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If they even come close to Focus at their price they are going to be huge winners.
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I am with you, I have had both side by side for several weeks before I sold the 160s and LS50, loved both of them for different reasons, but ended up upgrading my C2s and some other things instead. That being said I have a pair of KEF Q300 in my office and love them their... The more forwardness is their mid-range and with some music it sounds absolutely fantastic, but the Dyns shine on the highs and always seem like they have the best balanced out of any speaker I have owned.

Callas: I hear you on your thoughts on KEF, I hated them during the 90's and far after that, but once they re-designed them with the Q drivers they made a huge leap forward in sound quality for my ears, the R and Q series along with the new REF series are done remarkably well and can hold their own against many other brands these days.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and has a great new year as well!
I've heard the XQ40, XQ10, iQ9 & 7, and the Q500. Each was very good in their own right.

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I've heard the XQ40, XQ10, iQ9 & 7, and the Q500. Each was very good in their own right.
You guys must not forget the Blades also as for me they are even better than the Reference line, yes Kef Speakers now sound pretty good in their own way.

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Happy New Year to all of you guys!

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