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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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Being the CM9's are so readily available (for sometime now), I'm surprised to see such a large interest? They're nice speakers for sure, but out of this entire list to choose from, wow . Looking forward to the Dynaudio and a Revel
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Being the CM9's are so readily available (for sometime now), I'm surprised to see such a large interest? They're nice speakers for sure, but out of this entire list to choose from, wow . Looking forward to the Dynaudio and a Revel
I would love to hear a comparison between the CM9s, Kef R500, and Revel F206. Unfortunately the R700s missed the price by $200 so the 5 1/4" version would go against the 6 1/2" versions but still want to know the impressions.
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I think you guys are forgetting that this is not a shootout or head to head competition. Each review stands on its own. It is merely an evaluation of six speakers.
That's true.

And I think people recognize that you guys can only evaluate so many speakers at a time. But with so many good speakers in each price point, instead of going up to the next price level after evaluating 6 speakers, maybe do a evaluation of the next 6 most popular in the same price / category before moving up in price?
Otherwise the big names will be the only speakers that are reviewed (for the most part anyway).

Don't mind me. Just thinking out loud.
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I voted for speakers I am familiar with.
Some I like a lot, others not so much.
If the panel evaluates six speakers and I have heard none of them, it leaves me without reference in the price bracket.

I was just looking over the bookshelf thread before I came to this one and now I am thinking about the B&W showroom at Modia. They have the 805 bookshelf in the same room with the CM & 600 series speakers.
You know, that 805 more than holds its own against the CM9 (hard to get pricing on B&W 800 series though so I don't know what the current price structure is).
It is way to late at this point to change but going forward why not consider throwing some of the higher end bookshelf speakers into the mix with the lower level towers at those same price points.

I don't know the model but Sonus Fabor has a competing speaker to the B&W 805 (Magnolia Home Theater at the Dallas, TX Park Ln Best Buy) and either of these bookshelf speakers is a seriously good speaker.

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And I think people recognize that you guys can only evaluate so many speakers at a time. But with so many good speakers in each price point, instead of going up to the next price level after evaluating 6 speakers, maybe do a evaluation of the next 6 most popular in the same price / category before moving up in price?
Otherwise the big names will be the only speakers that are reviewed (for the most part anyway).
Actually, with this many speakers, it might be a good idea to simply remove the top 6 we take from this group, but then vote again for the next 6. I think it would be more accurate if we voted again. It might be interesting to see if the next highest 6 would still be the same 6 in a new poll.


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I was just looking over the bookshelf thread before I came to this one and now I am thinking about the B&W showroom at Modia. They have the 805 bookshelf in the same room with the CM & 600 series speakers.
You know, that 805 more than holds its own against the CM9 (hard to get pricing on B&W 800 series though so I don't know what the current price structure is).
It is way to late at this point to change but going forward why not consider throwing some of the higher end bookshelf speakers into the mix with the lower level towers at those same price points.
That might be a good idea if there were not so many to choose from and trying to figure out which ones to include. It is tough enough when we have 35 floorstanding speakers nominated.
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I'm specifically interested in other feedback on the Salks. I have my opinion of them (intentionally not listing it) as a couple friends own them and I'd really value others input to compare/contrast.


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That might be a good idea if there were not so many to choose from and trying to figure out which ones to include. It is tough enough when we have 35 floorstanding speakers nominated.
That's why you get the big bucks Sonnie
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Please please PLEASE help me find those big bucks I am supposed to have. I seem to have lost them. Oh wait... can't lose what I never had. Rats!
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Re: $3,000 Speaker Evaluation Event - Nominated Speakers Voting Poll

And I think people recognize that you guys can only evaluate so many speakers at a time. But with so many good speakers in each price point, instead of going up to the next price level after evaluating 6 speakers, maybe do a evaluation of the next 6 most popular in the same price / category before moving up in price?
Otherwise the big names will be the only speakers that are reviewed (for the most part anyway). I second the second 6 thing,but I am sure that would get to be to much logistics, time and work to go with but thank you for the evals you guys have done so far much appreciated and fun\ thanks
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I'm a proud American so I voted!! Though being an American really has nothing to do with voting here.


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