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post #231 of 1088 Old 10-21-13, 09:02 AM
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If you have recommendations for good demo music... we have a dedicated thread for this. Please let us know your favorites: Good Demo Music - Good Imaging Music - Your Favorite Demo Music Great song. I have The Hunter CD. Danny Richie with GR Research always plays a few of her songs in his room at the shows. Vienna Teng is another good one he plays. I struggle having to listen to this... just not my flavor. For whatever reasons it just not do anything for me. I guess I don't get it. No offense.
I just discovered Vienna Teng from Danny! No offense you don't like her stuff, that's one of the great things of music, there's flavors for everyone I'll meander over to the other thread so as to not muddy up this one

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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I agree, I really think that the HTS is a huge cut above the rest. Staff as well as many forum members go well above and beyond to give us the very best content and reviews of everything home theater related. I cant wait to see what speakers are chosen for this round. Wish I could be there.

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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I would love to be engulfed in the presentation room to hear these nice speakers and high end equipment. Once again HTS is the forum above all other forums thanks to Sonnie and all of the staff and sponsors. I wish I could attend!!!!
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I would love to be able to attend this event. Really want to hear, and see what a professional set sounds like. For me, it would be really interesting to read the reviews on the Martin Logan ELS and SVS speakers. I currently own the Preface for the L/R, Encore for center and the Motion 4 for the sounds but like most people here I want to go bigger/better!
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Man, I wish I was able to be there to hear these babies! I hope you all realize that you have my dream job! Thank for going the extra mile for us members. I look forward to seeing how SVS makes out.
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I would love to be there however the reality is, for me and I'd suspect many others out there, having the disposable income to afford two speakers for @$2,500 isn't realistic. If you can afford to spend that for two speakers then you have the income to continue and get a 5.1 or 7.1 (or even 9.2/11.2) set-up with that line of speakers. I wish I had that kind of income!

No doubt all of these speakers are going to sound fantastic! My BIC Acoustech 9.2 set-up will probably be jealous of this 2.0 set up!
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Sounds like another great roundup of some reasonably priced speakers. I'm really anxious to see how the Paradigms stack up against some of the others in the group. I owned a pair of v3 Studio 60's for about a year before trading them in for a pair of Studio 100's. I wish I could've kept the 60's for my surround channels and added the 100's, as the 60's are still one of my favorites. The upgrade bug bit, and I was unable to afford to keep them.
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Not exactly relevant to this thread but the little Studio 20's are a nice voice match to the 100's and will go down plenty low to cross to a sub for surround duties.


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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Thanks to Sonnie and staff for taking the time and effort to measure this quality list of speakers.

Evaluation’s like this get my attention due to this not being a shootout for best speaker but a personal evaluation of each speakers strengths and weaknesses and the reader can decide what is important to them. The effort and detail is greatly appreaciated
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Re: The Official $2,500 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

This will be a very intereting eval that I wish I could also attend. I have always wanted to side by side compare the same priced ML to Maggy. I can see that there may be a base extension problem with the Maggies as they are the only ones in the shootout but we will see. When I heard the Maggies they were connected to a REL sub. I have never seen the CS2P before its an interesting design, I wonder if they plan to ever make a center channel. My room is smaller (14x17), however the placement info supplied by the shootout I think will be invaluable as a starting point at least.
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