milpool said:Is it funny that no one has said SVS, after all the love they got? :eusa-whistle: I don't know if my recommendations are "Top 10" material. But for the money, I like Linn, Vandersteen and Vienna Acoustics. I have been very pleased with anything played on those.
REALLY?! That's a first for me. What model were they?Haywood said:The Wilson Audio speakers I heard at Bob's were pretty amazing.
Zing said:REALLY?! That's a first for me. What model were they?Haywood said:The Wilson Audio speakers I heard at Bob's were pretty amazing.
If your head was in exactly the right spot, they sound good, and rather unique, but just tipping your head to one side changes the sound quite a lot, and that doesn't happen in a live music situation. I don't remember the model number, they had a subwoofer base and the ES screen mounted to that, tipped backwards a bit.TitaniumTroy said:Botch, I was curious what was it you did not like about the Magnepan speakers? Do you remember what model # it was?
d'Oh, you are correct, it was those Martin-Logans I'd heard, don't think I've heard Magnepans...TitaniumTroy said:Botch, from your physical description I am thinking it was a pair of Martin Logan electrostatic's similar to these perhaps.
http://www.martinlogan.com/products/vantage The narrow sweet spot you described is know as the Head In A Vise effect. Which is the why electrostatic panel is curved, to increase their dispersion but apparently not well enough for that model. Wardsweb has a pair or two of their top of the line models.
Magnepan uses planer magnetic panels, which is kind of like a voice coil attached to Saran Wrap, also no subwoofer mounted on the bottom. Have been wanting to hear some of Martin Logan's hybrid speakers myself, to compare their sound to my Magenpan's. Thanks for your reply Botch.
Heeman, you can get a 60day free trial of a pair of Magnepan MMG speakers, with a one year upgrade offer on the full price, for $600.00