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They are uber expensive and not too many dealers, chances are no one here heard them. They sure use very nice drivers and the price reflect that, but they still too pricey for the average consumer.
 

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They are uber expensive and not too many dealers, chances are no one here heard them. They sure use very nice drivers and the price reflect that, but they still too pricey for the average consumer.
Datranz: The Raidho are expensive, but they are discounted to a point where they are not so bad, on par with some other manufactures, and the Scansonics are pretty decent when it comes to price... The MB-1 run around $2500 but can be had for much less, I own a pair for a second system and they produce some great sound for their size and price point.

I know a few forum members on here that have the higher end Raidho's and I have heard the D2s which where very good.
 

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Datranz: The Raidho are expensive, but they are discounted to a point where they are not so bad, on par with some other manufactures, and the Scansonics are pretty decent when it comes to price... The MB-1 run around $2500 but can be had for much less, I own a pair for a second system and they produce some great sound for their size and price point.

I know a few forum members on here that have the higher end Raidho's and I have heard the D2s which where very good.
At first I wondered why no pic's of the Diamond series. The C(X).1 is still a current production speaker per Lars. But it's easier to see the drivers without the diamond coating.

I'm going to Tyler's on Sunday to hear the Scansonic lineup. I should ask him if he has your original C2's to put up against the MB 3.5 :D:D
 

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Would appreciate Scansonic vs. Dyn comparisons. Raidho out of the question for me.
 

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George: I didn't think Tyler was going to unbox them, good if he does as they were a wonderful speaker to have all these years, now I am on reboot. The Scansonics are nice and remind me more of Dali sound than Dynaudio. I won't be able to make it on Sunday as I Coach for my son Ski racing team.
 

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Hey Gar Tyler said he would if we help. He just got the X1's back today too (out on demo). Also doesn't have the Contour 1.4 LE's? Should be an interesting day. Can't wait ;)
 

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First I didn't stay all that late to demo all those speakers. Also all the speakers only had 25 hrs on them. The Scansonic speakers are very good especially for the money. The MB-1 MB-2.5 and MB-3.5 are very open sounding speakers. The bass on the 3.5's went deeper than the Dyn Contour 3.4 LE's (That was the only Dyn we played with) but had a thumpy low end. The Scansonic's had a more open and transparent sound. Tonality or voicing was very different. I preferred the Dyn up until the Raidho X1 went in. The X1 just doesn't have the lows. I was told about an hour after I left the MB-2.5's really opened up. So I'm sure they will all sound different once broken in.

Just got an e-mail announcing the X3.

The Raidho Acoustics X-3 is a 2.5 way Raidho loudspeaker.
It has 4 dedicated 4 inch ceramic mid-base drivers and one 8” side
mounted bass driver.
The central pair of two mid-bass units extends from the deepest bass
to the midrange crossover at 3KHz. The outer pair of the front mid,/ass
drivers gradually relives the inner pair starting at 2050Hz and extending
to the deepest, thus reducing dynamic doubler distortion and increasing
the speakers dynamic handling capability. A side mounted 8” bass driver
solidifies performance in the lowest frequencies.
Technical data:
Frequencyresponse: 30Hz-50KHz
Sensitivity: 88dB/1W
Impedance: >6 ohms
Crossover 3 kHz – and 150 Hz
Size : 40 x130 x 14,3 cm (D x H x W)
Weight: 40 kg

Retail 29.5K USD
 

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First I didn't stay all that late to demo all those speakers. Also all the speakers only had 25 hrs on them. The Scansonic speakers are very good especially for the money. The MB-1 MB-2.5 and MB-3.5 are very open sounding speakers. The bass on the 3.5's went deeper than the Dyn Contour 3.4 LE's (That was the only Dyn we played with) but had a thumpy low end. The Scansonic's had a more open and transparent sound. Tonality or voicing was very different. I preferred the Dyn up until the Raidho X1 went in. The X1 just doesn't have the lows. I was told about an hour after I left the MB-2.5's really opened up. So I'm sure they will all sound different once broken in.

Just got an e-mail announcing the X3.

The Raidho Acoustics X-3 is a 2.5 way Raidho loudspeaker.
It has 4 dedicated 4 inch ceramic mid-base drivers and one 8” side
mounted bass driver.
The central pair of two mid-bass units extends from the deepest bass
to the midrange crossover at 3KHz. The outer pair of the front mid,/ass
drivers gradually relives the inner pair starting at 2050Hz and extending
to the deepest, thus reducing dynamic doubler distortion and increasing
the speakers dynamic handling capability. A side mounted 8” bass driver
solidifies performance in the lowest frequencies.
Technical data:
Frequencyresponse: 30Hz-50KHz
Sensitivity: 88dB/1W
Impedance: >6 ohms
Crossover 3 kHz – and 150 Hz
Size : 40 x130 x 14,3 cm (D x H x W)
Weight: 40 kg

Retail 29.5K USD
I stayed a few hours later then George and listened for quite a while to the 2.5's, and wow very nice for the money. Clear, detailed, open, large sound field, nice tight bass. This is a a winner, the 3.5 because of the side woofers had more bass but maybe a bit boomy and I am sure would improve with more break in time. We moved 3.5's around and had the side woofer facing each other then moved them to face the walls, more bass this way and maybe caused the bass to be more boomy. The Raidho X1 rocked, more forward IMHO but what a sweet speaker. The Dyn 3.4LE also not broken in, much more laid back, smaller sound field, the cabinet was gorgeous in the Bubinga finish, also very nice.
 

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Nice to hear about the new Scansonic, my X1 are still breaking in as our my C2s...... ;) Hopefully Tyler will have another one of these sessions in the future with some Raidho thrown into the mix!
He did have a pair of D1's and D2's there, but we listened to the Dyn's and the Scansonics. I really want to hear the D3's!!
 
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