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post #21 of 160 Old 09-08-13, 10:39 AM
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There is not as much talk out there about the Arx. Yet. We can attest that they do not send out eval sets to just any reviewer. It was a privilege to hear and write about them. Let us know what you think of them. Hope you will be a very satisfied owner.
Its great to see Arx gaining so much attention and positive praise. I knew next to nothing about them when I first clicked on the TAI ad banner on AVS. Search results on the forums had zero results from any hits on Arx but thought I would just take a chance on the $249 Arx A1 (pre A1b model) and got hooked ever since. That was 2011 and fast forward to 2013 and everyone that hears a Arx model is very impressed and the opinions are very positive.
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I can see why it took so long to get the results up - that was quite a lot of writing! Great to see measurements taken on all the speakers as well.
The amount of work that went into this is hard to fully comprehend for anyone who hasn't done something like it. I only provided some spelling/grammar checking and it took me a few hours for that alone. Writing it up was an order of magnitude longer. Awesome job guys.

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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

I fully expected the Arx A5 to come out on the top, just as I did the Vandersteen 2Ce to finish high.

Great job to all the evaluators and to Jon Lane for all the hard work he put into the A5!

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Great job at comparing the selected speakers! Thank you for taking the time to do the shootout and present the results to us in such detail.

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I fully expected the Arx A5 to come out on the top, just as I did the Vandersteen 2Ce to finish high.
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...

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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Thanks for the hard work and the great write up. The real winner here is the customer…as your review clearly shows, there are a number of really good choices for under $1k.

A year ago, when I began my own search for a new loudspeaker for a 2 channel setup, I really liked the sound produced by the folded motion/ribbon transducers in the Motions and Goldenears (very smooth and 3d)…so I’m not surprised that the Arx sound so good with their planar tweeters.

I ended up buying the Tekton Lores, probably because of their dynamics and low end. Your evaluation of the Lores at the 20 hour break in point is pretty similar to my own experience.

If you manage to get another pair of Lores for extended evaluation, I suspect you will find that with extended break in (I’m now around 220 hours), the mids, highs and soundstage keep getting smoother and more dimensional while the low end just keeps getting deeper.
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When I looked at the arx I liked the towers but wanted a centre channel with more beef. If they would have offered a model with two 6.5 speakers in a bigger cab I might have bought them. They look really nice. Ended up with tekton oriels and donefind them bright.
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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.
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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.
Are you going with the pendragon centre ? If so be aware it takes at least 20 hours to sound good. First 20 hours it is really a confined sound. I was worried when I bought mine but several people online had same experience .
Already can't wait for next.shootout !
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event Results

Congrats on choosing the ARX'z. Even though I have never heard them, I did see reviews posted on AVS on some reviews at the GTG's.

I did listen the Motion12's, and I should have never second guess since you owned ML's all ready that the motion12's would of been a great contender, however my guess was still wrong since I chose those Maggies . lol.
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