The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results - Page 4 - Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #31 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
HTS Hillbilly
HTS Administrator
 
Sonnie's Avatar
I'm a redneck!
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
Posts: 22,554
My System
Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Yeah... we should have a full 5 channel Pendragon system for the review, not sure about subs. They will get at least 50 hours of break-in prior to testing or evaluation. They will also be hooked up to my Denon 4520 for the home theater portion of the review, so they will get Audyssey treatment as well.

Cedar Creek Cinema

PremierHomeAudio: Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Yamaha, Sony, Pioneer, Def Tech and more. Shoot me a PM!
Sonnie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 02:59 PM
HTS Senior Moderator
HTS Reviewer
 
tesseract's Avatar
2 channel view
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 3,669
My System
Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Quote:
theJman wrote: View Post
So 1 for 2 eh?

I didn't fare much better; I thought the ML's would be first, then either the A5 or Focal () second. Good thing I opted not to vote...
I came this close >< to buying the A5, A2 center and A1 surrounds, but went another direction. Perhaps I'll still get the A5 for 2 channel, or wait for the next big thing from Arx, like maybe a line array? But the A5 is such a value, not sure I'd need more than that.

The Klipsch was a surprising contender. I like horns done well and it was nice to see them make good account of themselves.

"I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit." - Bill Hicks
tesseract is offline  
post #33 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 03:15 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 79
I wouldn't change what I have now but if I was shopping for a new system I'd probably go arx
chaluga is offline  
post #34 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 03:39 PM
Banned!
Chad
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 169
My System
Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Quote:
tesseract wrote: View Post
I came this close >< to buying the A5, A2 center and A1 surrounds, but went another direction. Perhaps I'll still get the A5 for 2 channel, or wait for the next big thing from Arx, like maybe a line array? But the A5 is such a value, not sure I'd need more than that.
Perhaps we can bug Jon about a larger A5 tower. I've brought it up in conversations with him on some other forums about a possible A7? tower using a MTM top with the planar and two A5 midranges and either triple 6.5" woofers or a pair of 8" woofers.

I brought up to him that the A5 is great at $749, I wonder what he could do with a $1200-1600 tower.
gtpsuper24 is offline  
post #35 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 03:40 PM
Shackster
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Denver
Posts: 34
My System
Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Awesome job and thanks for the great write up. This is my first post over here, but I have been over at AVS and AH for awhile. Congrats on your new Arx speakers.
NewHTbuyer is offline  
post #36 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 03:48 PM
Shackster
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 11
Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Quote:
Sonnie wrote: View Post
Yeah... I really wish we had more time with the Lore's, but Eric just could not get them to us any sooner.

I am looking forward to the Pendragons being in my home theater system for a review... and being a part of our $2,500 two-channel speaker evaluation event.
Would be great if you demo’d their new 18” subs with the entire system instead of the dual 12” subs
Chayne1 is offline  
post #37 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 04:01 PM
Elite Shackster
Charlie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 2,539
My System
Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Well done.
Perhaps the best shoot out write up I have ever read.
I just wish I had guessed better so I had a chance at the $$.
Good luck to the 19 people that chose wisely.
chashint is offline  
post #38 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 07:12 PM
Shackster
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 11
Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Hi Sonnie

Do you have a list ranking the speakers from 1-8, with the Arx being in first place? I understand if you don't want to go there and just leave the listening impressions as is. Fantastic job BTW. I must have checked for the results at least 10 time Saturday.
Chayne1 is offline  
post #39 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 07:44 PM
Elite Shackster
 
B- one's Avatar
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,936
My System
Thanks for the stellar work guys what a great read.
B- one is offline  
post #40 of 158 Old 09-08-13, 07:47 PM
HTS Senior Moderator
HTS Reviewer
 
tesseract's Avatar
2 channel view
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 3,669
My System
Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Quote:
gtpsuper24 wrote: View Post
Perhaps we can bug Jon about a larger A5 tower. I've brought it up in conversations with him on some other forums about a possible A7? tower using a MTM top with the planar and two A5 midranges and either triple 6.5" woofers or a pair of 8" woofers.

I brought up to him that the A5 is great at $749, I wonder what he could do with a $1200-1600 tower.
That sounds like a winner, Chad. I was one of those that bugged Jon about producing the A5, an A6 and/or A7 would be sweet (are you listening, Jon? )! I'm an SPL freak and like that extra 3-5 dB over what "normal" people listen to. It is actually hard to find good sounding speakers comfortable playing over 95 dB peak at the listening position, spreading the load over multiple drivers would help.

I haven't heard what the A5 can do (wanted to attend this shootout sooo bad, but couldn't take off work ). But I think a line array with multiple planars and and midbasses would be very interesting.

"I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit." - Bill Hicks
tesseract is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
$1 , 000 , audition , evaluation , event , home , official , results , speaker

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now




PLEASE COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS BELOW... THANKS!

REQUIRED FIELDS ON THIS PAGE
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THESE

Username
Password
Confirm Password
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
Random Question
Random Question #2




User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EMAIL ADDRESS!

ATTENTION!

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT!

Activation requires you reply to an email we will send you after you register... if you do not reply to this email, you will not be able to view certain areas of the forum or certain images... nor will you be able download software.

AN INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS WILL CAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE DELETED!

See our banned email list here: Banned Email List

We DO NOT respond to spamcop, boxtrapper and spamblocker emails... please add @hometheatershack DOT com to your whitelist prior to registering or you will get nowhere on your registration.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML is not allowed!
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome