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View Poll Results: Which pair of speakers do you think will be chosen? (Please read details before voting.)
Arx A5 19 5.37%
Focal Chorus 716V 75 21.19%
HTD Level THREE 12 3.39%
Klipsch RF-62 II 71 20.06%
Magnepan MG12/QR 42 11.86%
MartinLogan Motion 12 51 14.41%
Tekton Model Lore 23 6.50%
Vandersteen 2Ce 61 17.23%
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post #11 of 376 Old 08-17-13, 04:17 PM
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I'm voting for the ARX speakers, mostly due to other people's reviews as well as photos of the drivers and cabinets that I've seen. They seem pretty robust, made with high quality parts and solid quality control. I unfortunately do not have experience with any of the speakers on the list though. The HTDs, Vandersteens, and Focals also interest me as well.

I guess it all depends on what sort of sound character you like, though, since I'm sure some of the speakers will sound very different. It's a hard question to answer
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Another Vandie vote, they have a superb, warm sound, and when set up correctly they throw a fine soundstage. And when paired with vinyl they really shine.
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Voted for Vandersteen 2Ce.
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The ML line as evolved over the years. The Motion speakers make it possible to enjoy some of the clarity that Martin Logan is known for at a much lower price.

They are also excellent for surrounds in many applications.
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I voted for the Klipsch speakers because they're among the best speakers one can buy at that price imho.
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my vote is for the tekton model lore,having listened to their pendragon series at a friends home i was impressed and have continued to do some research on other models as the model lore,their thinking outside the box,still hand makng speakers that do a verry good job at reproducing the actual event.an upcomming internet company,these are some of my reasons why tetkon received my vote.
a few words and thanks to sonnie and HTS,while on my lunch break at work this (saturday) logged on to get my daily HTS fix i stumbled upon this event,read thru it and thought what a great idea,once i was done reading i then decided to check my e-mail and found i had been notified of this event via e-mail now i can't think of any other forums that do this.Thank you HTS and sonnie i sincerely hope you guys have a blast in testing and best of luck to all.
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I voted for the Klipsch speakers because they're among the best speakers one can buy at that price imho.
I voted as well, just because I'm a long time Klipsh fan, turned DIY.
Id love to know how some more "commercial" speakers with waveguides perform.
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I voted for the Klipsch RF-62 to win.
For me this is just lobbing a grenade since the only other speaker I have heard out of the group is the Martin Logan Motion 12.
Between these two the Klipsch have better clarity and definition which I prize.
IMO at each price point Klipsch is very competitive and sounds good tomy ear.
Looking forward to reading the comments for each speaker.
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I love head to head comparisons. I am not familiar with any and am still very new to this stuff. I am going to do my research but it is fun to watch which ones you all like. I wonder which of you Sonny is more alike?
Thanks to making this forum fun.
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I voted for the Klipsch. Like you said, people either love them or hate them - I think that you might love them.
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