I am all over that... it would no doubt be an awesome speaker that would probably give $3,000 speakers a run. I really hope he does something along those lines. I will fell more comfortable with those as part of a home theater system in a room as big as mine... then I could just move the mains out for two-channel listening.Perhaps we can bug Jon about a larger A5 tower. I've brought it up in conversations with him on some other forums about a possible A7? tower using a MTM top with the planar and two A5 midranges and either triple 6.5" woofers or a pair of 8" woofers.
I brought up to him that the A5 is great at $749, I wonder what he could do with a $1200-1600 tower. :unbelievable:
I hope he will send us a couple of the 18's too, but not sure how feasible it will be shipping all those heavy speakers. He will certainly get a lot of bang from a review coming from us... I would say a LOT more mileage than the reviews he has gotten thus far.Would be great if you demo’d their new 18” subs with the entire system instead of the dual 12” subs
Well... that is one thing I promised the manufacturers I would not do, so I need to stick with my promise. It is pretty obvious which ones were the top two, but from there... we all had different favorites, so I am not sure there would as much of a consensus on the overall rankings... likely not.Hi Sonnie
Do you have a list ranking the speakers from 1-8, with the Arx being in first place? I understand if you don't want to go there and just leave the listening impressions as is. Fantastic job BTW. I must have checked for the results at least 10 time Saturday. :hyper:
Another thing too... if we sent these speakers to someone with a different setup and more limitations with space... or perhaps had to place them in a great room where the WAF came into play, that might very well change the ranking. I believe it is all subjective due to peoples different setups, desires and preferences.
I understand one fellow sent his HTD THREE's back because he thought they were a bit bass shy... while all of us on the panel thought they would fair much better if the bass were dialed back a notch. Of course the bass shyness that the other guy experienced may have been due to limited placement... we don't know.
Either way, it really comes down to personal taste. I was somewhat surprised at how well we on the panel agreed on so many aspects of what we thought made great sound... and what sounded good. It may be the exception rather than the rule, I am not sure. I know when Joe and I go into the various rooms at these shows, we don't always walk out agreeing, some we do (probably most)... some we don't... all a matter of our tastes and preferences. Some of our senses are similar, some are not.