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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 #21 of 376 Old 08-17-13, 05:46 PM
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I'm going to go for the Tekton Lores. Although I haven't heard this particular model my experience with a couple of their other models leaves me with little doubt that these will also punch firmly above their weight, so I think that's going to give them an advantage here.

I'm really looking forward to the results, whatever they may be though.
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post #22 of 376 Old 08-17-13, 05:54 PM
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I would select a different speaker depending on the music I listen to...
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I may not have the requisite 25 posts (I think I do) but I voted anyway. I think the Focal's will turn out to be an all-around, works great for anything type of speaker for you. While the Maggies may captivate you on small scale acoustic music, they take horrendous amounts of power to really wake up and sparkle, and I think they'll go flat with the tube amps on large scale orchestral music and loud pop music. I could be wrong and you'll prefer the Vandersteen's, or something else. The Focal speakers with inverted titanium domes I've heard over the years sometimes have a sizzly thing happening way up high, which might prove bothersome. It's hard to say. But I've found their drivers to be really "fast" and clear sounding, and they are typically quite sensitive too (always a good thing for HT or dynamic music). So that's what I guessed, and those are some reasons why. Enjoy the auditioning, it sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you find the time to give us detailed descriptions of all these speakers. Would be very informative. Thanks!

PS - Too bad used 'classics' can't be included in the shootout. I'd be curious what you would think of Snell Type C. I heard a pair of the Type Ci (Kevin Voecks' first re-do of the C) and thought they were really special. I'm lucky to have a pair of Type C (last design by Peter Snell) which I'm finding hard to beat.
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I am choosing the A5's. I haven't heard any of the speakers in the shootout but it seems they are geared well for 2 channell listening and so I will give them some love.....
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i voted for the tekton lore.from what i keep hearing about those.they will be hard to beat in that price range.
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I am very interested in seeing how the Focal's will rate at that price point.
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I voted for the MLs... I think that ML makes great sounding speakers and will ultimately be the chosen ones (plus Sonnie has MLs already :-)). I used to own some ML Sequel ii speakers and I gotta tell ya I miss em!

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I voted for the A5's after hearing great things about their speakers, especially since Jman liked them. He knows his stuff.
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I picked Klipsch because it's what I have and I love them. I have no experience with any of the others, but I'm confident you will like the Klipsch speakers. Whether or not you will like them more than others is obviously going to be a matter of personal preference, but I think they have a great shot =^)
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I voted for the Vandersteen 2ce as everything I've heard about them has been good
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