Originally Posted by Norris Kasey
So how are they? I want to sell my setup and upgrade if it's worth it.
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I apologize for not responding sooner.
The Canton Chrono SL 596 DC's sound AWESOME.
I have listened to just about every speaker available to me. I even spent the day at AXPONA and visited every single room.
Based on members opinions and knowing what speakers I can buy for the same price at any and all retailers in my area,
I decided to roll the dice on the Chrono SL's......and I am very happy that I did.
I have never listened to the non-SL Chrono's, so I cannot comment on how they compare.
However, in my opinion...the closest sounding speaker (might be a little better) to the SL 596 is Audiovector QR5's.
Now I have read more than once that Canton's are "Power" hungry.
I am not sure what exactly is meant by Power, but it sure isn't Watts.
I initially connected these speakers to my Onkyo TX-NR609 receiver (Blu Ray player as CD transport, 2 channel stereo, no subwoofer)
and with the volume turned up 1/2 way...they sounded good.
But wait.....I then connected them to a Denon PMA-800NE Integrated amp with same blu ray player as transport.
The volume knob on the Denon in the 7 o'clock position is all the way turned down (off)...moving it to the 8 o'clock position was
louder and way more dynamic than the Onkyo. They sounded like completely different speakers with the Denon...in a very good way too.
My speakers are in my family room that is about 2400 cubic feet, 9 foot ceiling, and opens to kitchen, dining, and living room.
On paper, the Onkyo seem like it has more power based on watts. But this comparison wasn't even close.