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mcbr1
11-20-2009, 10:50 PM
Greetings all,
I've hung around here from time to time but this is my first post. To make it fun, I'm issuing a small challenge: Find me a new 5.1 speaker system (just the speakers) that is better than what I have now, that will cost the same (or less!) than what I can sell the current system for. So here goes.

The current system:

Mains: Klipsch RF-25 floorstanders, crossovers & tweeters upgraded to newer spec.
Center: Klipsch RC-25
Rears: Klipsch RS-25
Sub: Klipsch RW-8

This is all driven by a Yamaha RX-V520 (80wpc). Everything is in perfect condition.


The problem with the current setup:
I have a toddler now and he is very interested in the speakers. He want to push them, touch them, unplug them, grab the cables, and all manner of other things. I've had to reposition the mains to just a few inches from the wall and a bit close together to keep him at bay but the rear port makes for less than ideal sound like this. Aside from this, I generally like the klipsch sound and they can produce more volume than I have real need for. But hey, I like overkill. Then again, Iíve had Klipsch since way back so there is part of me that wonders ďhmmm, what am I missing?Ē. Do I find them fatiguing or is that just too loud too long? I donít know.

Me:
I like rock and roll of all varieties and I donít listen to much jazz or classicalĖ 75% music, 25% movies. I enjoy SACD and DVD Audio. I often listen to music without the sub. My room is wide and not deep and open on one end and medium (?) in size. My rears are on the wall right behind the couch. A while back I flirted with a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 9.0s but I found them boxy, enclosed, and constrained when compared to a set of old Boston HD5s that I bought my wife (GF, then Ė waaay back) when she was in college. I also recently listened to some Infinity Primus P162s, and while I thought them to sound pretty good (reviews are excellent), the listening experience at the retailer really was dismal so I didnít (couldnít) commit.

So, can it be done? Letís hear some specific and detailed suggestions. And have fun with it!

Thanks!

Mr Peabody
11-21-2009, 07:49 AM
Although, in my opinion, it shouldn't be hard to find something that sounds better than Klipsch, I'd keep what you have and train the toddler or maybe a gate can be fashioned when you aren't around to keep him out. What would keep the child from playing with the other brand of speaker? Putting something on a stand could even be more dangerous. In-wall is so permanent and lacks versatility but that would be the only fool proof option I can think of..... until the child got that tall :) Hopefully by then the interest in poking speakers would have gone away.

Here's why I say keep the Klipsch, they are highly sensitive, play loud without much power, your Yamaha is rated at 80 wpc and I'm sure that's a stretch, so if you go with another brand of speaker your perceived volume levels you can reach now will drop, I'd say significantly. Also, for just Rock the Klipsch can be fun. Another thing you might try is plugging the port which will tame the speaker until yu can move it away from the wall. Depending on the size of the port yu can use a rolled up pair of socks or maybe a towel for larger port.

It is also difficult to sell something used and end up with enough money to buy something comparable. Especially in this market and if the speakers have some years on them.

Take a look at www.emotiva.com their speakers are said to be an excellent value. They sell direct to consumer which gives the consumer a big bang for the buck. Then again, still contending with all I said above.

I'd also be afraid if you are a long time Klipsch user that other speakers may seem dull at first. Horns can sound pretty lively and if that's what you are used to a change could be difficult.

BTW... Welcome to the forum.

blackraven
11-21-2009, 09:34 AM
I'm still not sure why you want new speakers. You will have the same problem with your toddler unless you mount them on the wall. Certainly bookshelf speakers on stands will pose a greater risk of injury to your toddler.

Here's a few bookshelfs that would be better than the Infinity's-
PSB Alpha B1's http://stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/507psb/

PSB B4's, B15's and B25's http://www.audioadvisor.com/products.asp?dept=49

NHT Absolute Zero's and Classic two's http://www.audioadvisor.com/products.asp?dept=49

mcbr1
11-22-2009, 07:36 PM
To clarify - I recognize that the only thing that will be more child-safe than what I have would be bookshelves. Obviously stands are out of the question, being even less safe than my current floorstanders. So bookshelves it would be... mounted on, well, shelves. Should I try to steer clear of rear ports if I have to mount them close to the wall?

Also, I may have given the impression that I listen to very loud music frequently but that's really not the case at all. I don't want them to sound strained at higher volume levels but in reality I only turn them up to ridiculous a couple of times a year. I have no idea what "ridiculous" is in db but it's between 10 and 11 o'clock on my volume knob. I suspect that I don't currently push my amp that hard. Btw, I always thought the receiver put out 80wpc but Yamaha's web site says 70x5 from 20hz to 20kHz.

I'm not sure that the comment about me finding other speakers sounding "dull" is accurate. I don't find our old HD 5s to be dull sounding and I liked the Infinitys well enough, at least as far as I could tell in the dismal environment of the store.

Mr Peabody
11-22-2009, 07:42 PM
I would recommend trying to find a front port if looking to put the speakers on a shelf. Keep in mind for best listening speakers are to be about ear level.

blackraven
11-22-2009, 07:43 PM
Many rear ported speakers come with foam plugs to tune the speaker. You can always use socks or foam.

GMichael
11-23-2009, 07:00 AM
BestI can think of is maybe a set of Klipsch book shelf speakers. If Klipsch is the sound you like, then Klipsch it should be. You might also like the sound of a set of Audio Node, but the price will be heftier.

Geoffcin
11-23-2009, 07:11 AM
Greetings all,
I've hung around here from time to time but this is my first post. To make it fun, I'm issuing a small challenge: Find me a new 5.1 speaker system (just the speakers) that is better than what I have now, that will cost the same (or less!) than what I can sell the current system for. So here goes.

The current system:

Mains: Klipsch RF-25 floorstanders, crossovers & tweeters upgraded to newer spec.
Center: Klipsch RC-25
Rears: Klipsch RS-25
Sub: Klipsch RW-8

This is all driven by a Yamaha RX-V520 (80wpc). Everything is in perfect condition.

So, can it be done? Letís hear some specific and detailed suggestions. And have fun with it!

Thanks!

The problem you pose is that you want to sell off your system and buy another (presumably new) for the money you sold your used speakers for. Speakers, unless rare or exotic, usually loose 50% of their value as soon as you take them out of the box. So, I would say that your going to come up short finding a better system with this concept in mind.

mcbr1
11-23-2009, 09:20 AM
The problem you pose is that you want to sell off your system and buy another (presumably new) for the money you sold your used speakers for. Speakers, unless rare or exotic, usually loose 50% of their value as soon as you take them out of the box. So, I would say that your going to come up short finding a better system with this concept in mind.

Well I did call it a challenge!

What got me thinking along these lines was actually the arrival of the latest Crutchfield (danger, danger!) with the Infinity Primus line on sale. Assuming I keep my sub, I could get fronts, center, and surrounds for a couple of hundred less than 50% of the original cost of my current speakers. Then I read the Stereophile review of the P162 and the wheels really started turning!

Geoffcin
11-23-2009, 09:51 AM
Well I did call it a challenge!

What got me thinking along these lines was actually the arrival of the latest Crutchfield (danger, danger!) with the Infinity Primus line on sale. Assuming I keep my sub, I could get fronts, center, and surrounds for a couple of hundred less than 50% of the original cost of my current speakers. Then I read the Stereophile review of the P162 and the wheels really started turning!

Infinity Primus are well regarded speakers. They are also much less efficiant than your Klipsch, and will not play nearly as loud with your rig. They are also going to sound a bit different than the Klipsch, which have a distictive sonic signature. If your used to the "Klipsch sound" there may be a bit a shock going to the Infinity's. Who knows though, you might like them better?

GMichael
11-23-2009, 10:02 AM
Well now, the Infinity Primus line is something I can relate too. I have a full 7.1 set of the Primus line. Their sound is different than the Klipsch though. If you are looking for that same horned sound, then these will not be for you. They do sound very good though. Not as efficient as the Klipsch, but will reach very loud levels with no problem. They are front ported, so you could hang them on the wall as I have done.

audio amateur
11-23-2009, 10:39 AM
50%?? I'd of thought it was a little less than that..

Geoffcin
11-23-2009, 11:13 AM
50%?? I'd of thought it was a little less than that..

That was just a ballpark figure. It would depend on the speaker, and the condition. Klipsch are pretty "saleable" speakers, so he's not going to take a huge bath selling them. However, they are for sale NEW on Ebay for about the same price as a new (Ebay O/S) Primus 360. ($425-$450 pr.)

poppachubby
11-23-2009, 11:13 AM
OK man I found it for you, I completed the challenge!! The money can be sent to me care of Audio Review. I know you must be excited so I took the liberty of a photo. BTW, it sounds amazing!!

http://www.storeplay.net/oscommerce/catalog/images/RECORD%20PLAYER.jpg

mcbr1
11-23-2009, 11:59 AM
OK man I found it for you, I completed the challenge!! The money can be sent to me care of Audio Review. I know you must be excited so I took the liberty of a photo. BTW, it sounds amazing!!

http://www.storeplay.net/oscommerce/catalog/images/RECORD%20PLAYER.jpg
Hm. That was nice of you. Thanks for your help.

mcbr1
11-23-2009, 12:33 PM
Infinity Primus are well regarded speakers. They are also much less efficiant than your Klipsch, and will not play nearly as loud with your rig. They are also going to sound a bit different than the Klipsch, which have a distictive sonic signature. If your used to the "Klipsch sound" there may be a bit a shock going to the Infinity's. Who knows though, you might like them better?
I'm not averse to different - change is good. In any case, I think the idea of a "Klipsch sound" isn't particularly accurate any more. When Stereophile reviewed the RB-15 a few years ago they didn't note that it was overly forward or bright or "in your face." in fact they noted a bit of a lack of upper end shimmer. They thought it a worthy peer to the Atoms and the Alphas of the world. And I think our little (and old) Boston HD 5s sound reaaly nice for what they are, so I don't think my ears have been "tainted."

I am also fully aware that none of these smallish bookshelves can match Klipsch in the efficiency department, but I suspect that the same volume can be attained but the receiver will just have to work a little harder. Efficiency is one of the main reasons I'm not really thinking about a power hog like Aperion - I just don't have the power to do them justice.

mcbr1
11-23-2009, 12:53 PM
So let's throw a couple of downsized options out there. Pick your fave and tell my why. These will be the mains that I build around and they will be mounted close to the wall on shelves, most likely.

PSB Alpha b1

Paradigm Atom v.6

Infinity Primus P162

Klipsch RB-51/61

Aperion Intimus 5B

anything else in the realm of budget audiophiledom that I should consider?

Geoffcin
11-23-2009, 01:46 PM
I'm not averse to different - change is good. In any case, I think the idea of a "Klipsch sound" isn't particularly accurate any more. When Stereophile reviewed the RB-15 a few years ago they didn't note that it was overly forward or bright or "in your face." in fact they noted a bit of a lack of upper end shimmer. They thought it a worthy peer to the Atoms and the Alphas of the world. And I think our little (and old) Boston HD 5s sound reaaly nice for what they are, so I don't think my ears have been "tainted."

I am also fully aware that none of these smallish bookshelves can match Klipsch in the efficiency department, but I suspect that the same volume can be attained but the receiver will just have to work a little harder. Efficiency is one of the main reasons I'm not really thinking about a power hog like Aperion - I just don't have the power to do them justice.

I've always thought of Klipsch as having a distinct sound. I've also thought of them as one of the few consumer grade speakers that can "rock out" (i.e. continous SPL's over 100dB) without either falling apart, or causing your gear to fall apart. They sold the heck out of them at BestBuy several year ago and I did get to hear them, if not in a properly setup HT though.

I hate to say it but I'm pretty sure your going to miss them, especially if you go to a small bookshelf and don't upgrade your sub.

blackraven
11-23-2009, 02:37 PM
I would also consider these over the primus 162's (we own a pair of infinity 160's)

Boston CS26's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BOCS26

NHT Absolute Zero's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NHTAZ I listened to these head to head with the Paradigms and it was no contest. My friend and I thought that the NHT's sounded better and smoother than the Paradigms with better bass.

PSB Image B4's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBIMB4

PBS B-15's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBIMB15

PSB B-25's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBIMB25

I would also take this Infinity Beta 20 over the Primus. I like the sound of the Beta's for their price range.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4170069&CatId=4598


IMHO, these are all much better than the Infinity's and the look better than the 162's with that funky new grill they put on them. Out of this group, the NHT's and Boston's will have the warmest sound, then the Infinity beta. The Others tend to slightly lean to the bright side of neutral.

mcbr1
11-23-2009, 02:40 PM
I've always thought of Klipsch as having a distinct sound. I've also thought of them as one of the few consumer grade speakers that can "rock out" (i.e. continous SPL's over 100dB) without either falling apart, or causing your gear to fall apart. They sold the heck out of them at BestBuy several year ago and I did get to hear them, if not in a properly setup HT though.

I hate to say it but I'm pretty sure your going to miss them, especially if you go to a small bookshelf and don't upgrade your sub.

The line available at BB was the the Synergy line and that may well have had more of the horn (horny?) character. I always thought that the Reference line sounded quite a bit better and more refined. Which is why I got what I did, I suppose. I certainly don't want to make a decision I regret making. Good point about the sub.

LeRoy
11-23-2009, 07:01 PM
So let's throw a couple of downsized options out there. Pick your fave and tell my why. These will be the mains that I build around and they will be mounted close to the wall on shelves, most likely.

PSB Alpha b1

Paradigm Atom v.6

Infinity Primus P162

Klipsch RB-51/61

Aperion Intimus 5B

anything else in the realm of budget audiophiledom that I should consider?

I must preface my recommendation first with a little history of my speaker purchases since about 2001 or 2002 to the present. I bought into the PSB Image line.. 4T, PSB 1B, PSB 8C. Energy Connoisseur line..C-1, CR-1, CCR-1. Mirage Nanosat 5.0 system ($250.00 with free shipping). I also have purchased by the pair, Usher S-520's, Nola Mini's, Wharfedale Diamond 9.1's, Kef IQ3's and the most recent purchase being the Mordaunt-Short Avant 902i's.

I literally gave away all of the above speakers except for the Nola Mini's, Mordaunt-Short, and Mirage Nanosats. Now here is the short version...the M.S. speakers are the best speaker I have ever owned, period. You don't have to believe me but do yourself a favor and read the reviews.

Read the reviews of M.S. products at http://www.mordauntshort.com/default.php

To reply to your challenge....here it is.

MORDAUNT SHORT Ms300 5 Piece Speaker Package Maple
Our Price:$349.99

MORDAUNT SHORT Avant 902i Bookshelf Speakers
$225.00/pair

I bought the 902i's online from
http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php

Good luck with your research and your shopping.

LeRoy

Mr Peabody
11-23-2009, 07:04 PM
Don't forget Crutchfield as well as other online retailers offer a 30 day return. Perhaps a listen is in order while you still have the Klipsch.

Just my personal taste, in comparing Boston to Paradigm I preferred Paradigm. Haven't heard PSB. NHT do have a good rep but are there product still in stock as they have taken a break from producing anything?

I hooked a pair of Klipsch towers to a Krell integrated one time and they did more than "fall apart". Of course, those two aren't typically paired together. It caused me to lose some respect for the line though.

mcbr1
11-23-2009, 09:20 PM
Hi LeRoy,
The 902is certainly seem like a good buy. Tell me about you music preferences and your listening habits. What are you using the 902is for? What's driving them?

Thanks.


I must preface my recommendation first with a little history of my speaker purchases since about 2001 or 2002 to the present. I bought into the PSB Image line.. 4T, PSB 1B, PSB 8C. Energy Connoisseur line..C-1, CR-1, CCR-1. Mirage Nanosat 5.0 system ($250.00 with free shipping). I also have purchased by the pair, Usher S-520's, Nola Mini's, Wharfedale Diamond 9.1's, Kef IQ3's and the most recent purchase being the Mordaunt-Short Avant 902i's.

I literally gave away all of the above speakers except for the Nola Mini's, Mordaunt-Short, and Mirage Nanosats. Now here is the short version...the M.S. speakers are the best speaker I have ever owned, period. You don't have to believe me but do yourself a favor and read the reviews.

Read the reviews of M.S. products at http://www.mordauntshort.com/default.php

To reply to your challenge....here it is.

MORDAUNT SHORT Ms300 5 Piece Speaker Package Maple
Our Price:$349.99

MORDAUNT SHORT Avant 902i Bookshelf Speakers
$225.00/pair

I bought the 902i's online from
http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php

Good luck with your research and your shopping.

LeRoy

mcbr1
11-24-2009, 12:56 PM
Don't forget Crutchfield as well as other online retailers offer a 30 day return. Perhaps a listen is in order while you still have the Klipsch.

Just my personal taste, in comparing Boston to Paradigm I preferred Paradigm. Haven't heard PSB. NHT do have a good rep but are there product still in stock as they have taken a break from producing anything?

I hooked a pair of Klipsch towers to a Krell integrated one time and they did more than "fall apart". Of course, those two aren't typically paired together. It caused me to lose some respect for the line though.

I might have to do this. Hopefully shipping won't be a deal killer. When I tried to listen to the P162, the store would only issue store credit if you brought them back. So I didn't buy them.

blackraven
11-24-2009, 04:46 PM
NHT is back in business after down sizing. I found the Paradigm Atoms weak and anemic. Little bass and too shrill.

I havent heard the Mordant 's but the get very good reviews.

mcbr1
11-24-2009, 05:25 PM
that is quite the deal on the Beta 20s.

I would also consider these over the primus 162's (we own a pair of infinity 160's)

Boston CS26's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BOCS26

NHT Absolute Zero's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NHTAZ I listened to these head to head with the Paradigms and it was no contest. My friend and I thought that the NHT's sounded better and smoother than the Paradigms with better bass.

PSB Image B4's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBIMB4

PBS B-15's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBIMB15

PSB B-25's http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBIMB25

I would also take this Infinity Beta 20 over the Primus. I like the sound of the Beta's for their price range.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4170069&CatId=4598


IMHO, these are all much better than the Infinity's and the look better than the 162's with that funky new grill they put on them. Out of this group, the NHT's and Boston's will have the warmest sound, then the Infinity beta. The Others tend to slightly lean to the bright side of neutral.

LeRoy
11-24-2009, 06:13 PM
Hi LeRoy,
The 902is certainly seem like a good buy. Tell me about you music preferences and your listening habits. What are you using the 902is for? What's driving them?

Thanks.

The music I listen to is mostly Jazz and New Age Music. I do have some louder music like 9 Inch Nails, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Jesse Cook, and Sade to name a few.

The speakers sit atop 39" Atacama speaker stands, and the amplification I am using is the Belles Soloist 5 amp with the Belles Soloist 3 Pre-amp, and speaker wire is a bi-wired set of Chord Carnival Silver Screen with bananna's. The amp is rated at 65 watts per channel. As far as listening habits, I listen to musica every day at mostly low to moderate listening levels and then crank it up on the weekends :)

A little bit of info regarding the M.S. They came with a label attached to the speaker foam protective wrap which read the speakers would break in after 36 hours of continuous use. I found that to be true for the tweeter and mid's but it was my perception that the bass took 3 weeks to fully break in. It was worth the wait!

The speakers are rear ported but I have yet to hear any chuff whatsoever even when I crank it up to 3:00. Also, I have yet to hear the speakers distort any any volume. The 902i's always remain composed and when I crank it up I go check to see how much energy is coming out the back of the port... there is some passing of air but not really that much. Surprised I was to find that most of the bass energy is directed from the front of the woofer to the listener. The back of the speakers are placed 17.25" from the back wall and 27" from the side walls and I have them toed-in about 35 degrees as I prefer to listen from 12-14 feet away.

I bought this speaker based on the recommendation from my local audio dealer and I had no audition of them before I bought them. I would buy another product unheard from M.S. again because the are that good of a buy. It's a quality product through and through.

Hope this helps you out some. If you have any more questions just shoot another message here..

LeRoy

Mr Peabody
11-24-2009, 06:53 PM
Yeah, a friend has the Atoms and I think he said they are only rated to play down to 90 or 100 Hz, so that would leave off some serious low end without a sub.

frenchmon
11-25-2009, 07:30 AM
The music I listen to is mostly Jazz and New Age Music. I do have some louder music like 9 Inch Nails, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Jesse Cook, and Sade to name a few.

The speakers sit atop 39" Atacama speaker stands, and the amplification I am using is the Belles Soloist 5 amp with the Belles Soloist 3 Pre-amp, and speaker wire is a bi-wired set of Chord Carnival Silver Screen with bananna's. The amp is rated at 65 watts per channel. As far as listening habits, I listen to musica every day at mostly low to moderate listening levels and then crank it up on the weekends :)

A little bit of info regarding the M.S. They came with a label attached to the speaker foam protective wrap which read the speakers would break in after 36 hours of continuous use. I found that to be true for the tweeter and mid's but it was my perception that the bass took 3 weeks to fully break in. It was worth the wait!

The speakers are rear ported but I have yet to hear any chuff whatsoever even when I crank it up to 3:00. Also, I have yet to hear the speakers distort any any volume. The 902i's always remain composed and when I crank it up I go check to see how much energy is coming out the back of the port... there is some passing of air but not really that much. Surprised I was to find that most of the bass energy is directed from the front of the woofer to the listener. The back of the speakers are placed 17.25" from the back wall and 27" from the side walls and I have them toed-in about 35 degrees as I prefer to listen from 12-14 feet away.

I bought this speaker based on the recommendation from my local audio dealer and I had no audition of them before I bought them. I would buy another product unheard from M.S. again because the are that good of a buy. It's a quality product through and through.

Hope this helps you out some. If you have any more questions just shoot another message here..

LeRoy

Leroy glad to read that you are happy with the MS speakers. This is a brand I had always been interested in and was thinking of making a purchase of the MS Mezzo's. I did briefly get a chance to listen to a pair in Carolina, but when I decided to by in St. Louis, Accessories for less sold out and would not be getting more.

I had always loved the look of Canton speakers but had never listen to any of their speaker, but they too got wonderful reviews. So I purchased them never having a chance to listen to them. Once they got broken in, they where very good speakers and sense then adding good interconnect cables and speaker cables, the speakers are the real deal. I would rate them a 10 on a scale of 1-10.

It seems to me that there are plenty of very good speakers made in Europe and sold in America that don't have great sales here and are not popular.Just enough sales to keep the lines in America. These speaker are rather very popular and have great sales over seas, but are rarely sold here and are not very well known. Because sales are not great, those who do buy them benefit with a great price break on great speakers. I know I got a great deal on my Cantons...if this same speaker where made in America or had very good sales in America,and where popular, they would sale for much more than what they sale for now.... and from looking at what you paid at Accessories4less I know you got a good deal on quality speakers a well.

frenchmon

LeRoy
11-25-2009, 05:49 PM
Leroy glad to read that you are happy with the MS speakers. This is a brand I had always been interested in and was thinking of making a purchase of the MS Mezzo's. I did briefly get a chance to listen to a pair in Carolina, but when I decided to by in St. Louis, Accessories for less sold out and would not be getting more.

I had always loved the look of Canton speakers but had never listen to any of their speaker, but they too got wonderful reviews. So I purchased them never having a chance to listen to them. Once they got broken in, they where very good speakers and sense then adding good interconnect cables and speaker cables, the speakers are the real deal. I would rate them a 10 on a scale of 1-10.

It seems to me that there are plenty of very good speakers made in Europe and sold in America that don't have great sales here and are not popular.Just enough sales to keep the lines in America. These speaker are rather very popular and have great sales over seas, but are rarely sold here and are not very well known. Because sales are not great, those who do buy them benefit with a great price break on great speakers. I know I got a great deal on my Cantons...if this same speaker where made in America or had very good sales in America,and where popular, they would sale for much more than what they sale for now.... and from looking at what you paid at Accessories4less I know you got a good deal on quality speakers a well.

frenchmon

I've found quite a gem in the M.S. product. I do have the Mezzo 6 on the radar and I may decide to make a purchase on them as soon as next year if I can get a good price on them which I think I can. I will let you know what's going on with that when the time comes.

Here in the San Antonio, TX area, we have an audio retailer that used to carry Canton speakers but that was many years ago and I have forgotten what they sounded like. I know they look really nice and have read positive reviews on them too and hopefully I will happen upon some Canton's for a listen soon. Good to know you are enjoying maximum musicality from your audio system now that you've added some new IC's and speaker wire. It's amazing what tweaks/upgrades can do for more enjoyment of the music presentation.

Ya, lucky us that we can find under the radar quality products that don't bust the bank!
Enjoy the music :6:


LeRoy

Nasir
12-03-2009, 03:25 PM
Boy, and I thought I had problems what with 3 resident cats - the first cat completely tore up a huge full frequency range cone speaker before I had the chance to listen to it!! That completely eliminates the Magnepans from my list of speakers.
And no, I do not have any experience with little ones.....
Good luck!!