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View Poll Results: Which six pair of speakers would you like to see in the $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event?
$2,600 - Ascend Acoustics Sierra Tower (RAAL Tweeter) 277 21.61%
$2,500 - Anthony Gallo Classico CL-4 122 9.52%
$3,000 - Atlantic Technology AT-1 104 8.11%
$3,200 - Axiom Audio LFR660 High Powered 166 12.95%
$3,000 - B&W CM9 508 39.63%
$2,800 - Bamberg Series 2 TMM 24 1.87%
$2,600 - Boston Acoustics M350 163 12.71%
$3,400 - Canton Vento 870.2 DC 98 7.64%
$3,000 - Definitive Tech BP-8080ST 177 13.81%
$3,400 - Dynaudio Excite 34 284 22.15%
$3,300 - Focal Aria 926 283 22.07%
$3,000 - Golden Ear Triton Two 262 20.44%
$2,700 - GT Audio Works GTA 1 26 2.03%
$2,600 - KEF R500 345 26.91%
$3,000 - Legacy Expression 113 8.81%
$2,500 - Monitor Audio Silver RX-10 214 16.69%
$2,700 - Odyssey Lorelei 50 3.90%
$2,900 - Phase Technology PC9.5 70 5.46%
$2,700 - Philharmonic Slim Tower 108 8.42%
$3,000 - Polk Audio LSiM705 252 19.66%
$3,500 - PSB Imagine T2 223 17.39%
$2,600 - RBH Sound 1266-SE 37 2.89%
$3,200 - Rega RS7 62 4.84%
$3,500 - Revel F206 207 16.15%
$3,500 - Salk Songtowers SC 264 20.59%
$3,500 - Soundfield Audio VSFT-1 53 4.13%
$3,200 - Tannoy Precision 6.4 255 19.89%
$2,500 - Tekton Seas Pendragon 136 10.61%
$3,500 - Thiel SCS4T 218 17.00%
$3,000 - Totem Acoustic Hawk 143 11.15%
$2,900 - Usher CP-6371 96 7.49%
$3,500 - Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand SE 205 15.99%
$2,900 - Von Schweikert VR-22 139 10.84%
$3,200 - Wharfdale Jade 5 209 16.30%
$3,200 - Zu Audio Omen Def 128 9.98%
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post #11 of 450 Old 12-16-13, 10:07 AM
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Re: $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

Will be interesting to see who makes the final cut.........

For those of you who REALLY want to see if the Tekton Pendragons can "compete" with other companies' wares, this would be the time to vote them in ( I did for this reason - shameless plug).
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B&W is taking the commanding lead early on... probably not a real big surprise.


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Its a pity the high end JBL speakers are not put up for review; like the K2-S9900, LS series or even the Studio 5 series.
Why would be include $30,000 speakers in with $3,000 speakers? That would make absolutely no sense. I think there was a problem finding anything JBL had at this time that would fit in the MSRP pricing range.
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B&W is taking the commanding lead early on... probably not a real big surprise.
Agreed. I've heard a few B&W setups myself so I'd be curious to see what your crew's thoughts are on them vs what I've gleaned from my listening sessions. (so, yea, I voted for those as well)


You guys have quite a list of contenders. There's probably only a few of them that I have zero desire in. There are a few that I'm absolutely looking forward to seeing reviewed, and the rest are at the least, quite interesting. So, overall, it's quite an exhaustive list.

What would be cool to see is a comparison from this round vs the $2500 round. It'll be interesting to see if that $500 makes a subjectively marked improvement or if you guys feel the $2500 round speakers held their own just as well.
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WoW i am really surprised to see that Axiom has so many votes . Is this a updated version of the M100 ?
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I really am hoping the Ascend towers make it cause I have my eyes set on those but would like to see what others think of them before pulling the trigger.
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There's probably only a few of them that I have zero desire in
Yep, there are a lot of good ones on this list - this price range is the sweet spot.


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I have heard the Dynaudios against the Tritons and the B&W CM10 and felt the Dynaudios were better than both with more depth to female vocals. It was not an ideal room setup. So would be curious to hear your take in optimal placement. Tekton Pendragons vs. the before mentioned sounds like an awesome GTG. I CANT WAIT TO HEAR THE RESULTS.

In the $2500 shoot out was there a speaker that was favored the best.

Zu audio got speaker of the year for the Druids by the audiophiliac on CNET

My perfect list would be Salks, Ascend
B&W vs Dynaudio excite
Tekton vs Zu

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Hi,

For this pool, I propose to consider DeVore Fidelity 3XL
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Yes!!! Wow, a very impressive list of speaker builders and at a price point that allows the engineers and designers to show speakers that are truly representative of their technical abilities. These are not the flagship/cutting edge speaker models but some very fine representations.

This list of speakers speaks well of the interests of HTS members. I would love to have an opportunity to listen to 3/4 of the speakers listed. I wish Canton and Totem could make the final list but it does not look good. Both are phenomenal speaker builders and each have a long list of innovations and speaker models that always receive very high acclaim with reviewers. Of all the speakers listed Totem and Canton are two that just do not seem to receive the "word of mouth" publicity like most other speakers do. Maybe it's just as well I've heard the 6 ohm,Totem Hawk is a difficult speaker to drive effectively because it likes lots of clean power and amplification (200watts recommended in one review) and seems to me Canton has had a few speakers with finicky reputations as well. But you know when these speaker builders use huge capacitors and inductor coils and their speakers can reach down into the 20's (room specific) I would hope I haven't bottle-necked amperage/power and watts anywhere.

I am looking forward to the final list of speakers. Looking at the numbers so far, Wow, the reviewers have got some very fine listening chores ahead but I don't envy the work in getting this job done. I can't wait to read the reviews.
Thanks for all of your hard work so far...

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