Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by MonkeyMan, Feb 5, 2021.
Have you auditioned Vandersteen 5A carbon?
He's sayin, "put that phone down and turn the music UP!"
I'm going to listen to the Tannoy Kensington GR, Tannoy Canterbury GR and Harbeth 40.3 at my dealer's house. Another place will have the Focal Sopra 3. Good times. Something tells me the big 15 inch dual concentric driven by my Boulder will have the dynamics and resolution I crave. God help me if that don't do full range with slam in my smallish room.
I wouldn't mind upgrading to the Vandersteen Treo CT...
Vandersteen Quattro Wood CT unless you’ve tired of the Vandersteen sound.
Sonus faber olympica would be MY first choice. Used Kef blades wouldnt be terrible. If you found an incredible deal, the vandersteen 5a carbon would be fun to own. If I had the space I would own avante garde duo (which you could find used within budget)
I am also searching for speakers in this price range (maybe a bit higher) and I am also considering Focals Sopra 3. but also Magico A3 which on the down size is wery hard 2 drive. Audiovector R6 series is on top of my list though.
Definitely try to audition a set of Spendor D9.2 towers. They have the speed and dynamics of a HE / pro speaker yet the refinement, imaging and deep bass of a traditional ported tower. About that port- it is down firing transmission line style and will deliver room shaking bass into sub bass range. A truly special speaker that does it all.
I'm trying to stretch my budget to get the Tannoy Canterbury GR. I need that big 15 inch driver!!! I realize that the Arden also has a 15 inch driver, but I really want to stick to the Prestige lineup.
Oh now my wife is encouraging me to get the MASSIVE Westminsters!!!
Listen to Proac K3 or K6 models.
You only live once bro
So it's looking like I will go with the Westminster. There's one pair sitting in customs right now apparently. My dealer offered me a terrific deal including delivery, unpacking and setup/tuning.
We just have to measure to be sure the movers can get these into my basement.
The cabinets make that 15 inch driver look tiny...
Dang! Your wife tripled the budget.
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