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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 #31 of 376 Old 08-17-13, 07:11 PM
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

The A5's do require a bit of attention with regards to aiming -- and benefit from a long break in period -- but if you give them their due they will reward you with very detailed and precise sound. Value wise, at least, I would be surprised if they don't come out on top; dollar-for-dollar they are hard to beat. Not only did I have the A1/A2 that were reviewed I also had a pair of A5's for a while, so I do have experience with those as well.

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post #32 of 376 Old 08-17-13, 07:36 PM
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Klipsch RF-62 II, they work great with Audyssey
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I voted for the "maggies". They have an "airy" sound that blends well with the right sub. The sound is unobtrusive and tight. But will really sing when called upon to do so. I own a pair of MMG's and couldn't be more satisfied. The only downside to the choice will be placement. But for really great sound, people often make the necessary adjustments to achieve audio bliss.
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I voted for the Lores. They have great bass extension

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I went with the Lores,I really like there look. Hopefully Sonny likes the lightest speakers we don't need him in the hospital with back problems.
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My vote goes for the Focal speakers because they are articulate, clear and dynamic. A great match with tube gear, but equally ate home with a HT receiver where the eq will give them a balanced yet dynamic sound. JM Labs is a great company.
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I'm not actually going to vote, as I've not heard any of the speakers under test. Heard Maggies maybe 25 years ago, and sold many.... I've not heard anything I wanted to replace my KEF 101/4x 10" sub system with.
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Voting for the Klipsch RF-62 II because I think you are going to to prefer the pattern control of the horn. As you say, people either like it or they hate it, but I think if you like it, nothing else will sound quite right to you. And you wouldn't be wrong for thinking that
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I'm voting for the A5s but i'm biased as i'm an A5 owner. I agree with Jim the A5 is probably the best dollar for dollar speaker in the lineup. Definitely the bang for the buck leader, IMO.
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Re: The Official $1,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Hi Sonnie sorry for asking again but i want to know it is VERY important to me, will your testing be for a 2 channel setup or home theater. thank's

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