Those are amazing looking speakers, I've never had the chance to hear them. I went to Speakerlab (local audio shop here in Seattle) this week and listened to the 1028BE's ($9k a pair) and was extremely impressed by them! They needed to be spread out more as the soundstage was a little congested but clarity, dynamics, texture, bass definition and speed, were all at the top of what I've ever heard. Really gave me a new goal to shoot for in my own systems :wave:I heard a pair of Focal Grande Utopias at an audio show a few years ago, and they just blew me away. The dynamics, the soundstage, I had (and still have not) heard anything like them. For around $200k per pair, I should hope not.
Nice! I see those come up on CL every once in a while and have always thought about picking up a set. They can be had pretty reasonably too. Any pictures??Okay, I am officially changing my best speakers ever heard. I now own the best speakers I have ever heard. The Klipsch Reference RF-3 II towers with matching RC-3 II center and RS-3 II surrounds. I have dual Elemental Designs a2-300 12" subs, with TC Sounds Epic 12" driver upgrades in them and a beringher 1200 watt RMS amp powering the subs. All this is hooked up to a flagship 60lb. Denon avr 5600. The room has bass traps and DIY acoustic panels. Never heard anything even close.
And a very nice dream too.....Infinity IRS Betas... Wow, just wow... A dream of mine.
Well, I couldn't list the IRS Betas because I've never heard them, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't love to own them. Congratulations on being one of the few who can say that he does own them - and for having such a brilliant wife! Methinks, a photo is in order.:bigsmile:And a very nice dream too.....
I bought a pair in 1989, and used them till 2001 when a move to a smaller room made them impractical to use.
My wife insisted that I hold onto them & not sell them ( as I had intended to do ) - once again she was right !
I have been through Magico Minis, Mini 2's, V3's and finally Magnepan MG3.7R's - all great speakers in their own right and within the right sized room.
After 12 years we now have a new house with large music room and the IRS are back and sound as great as ever.