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Revel 328Be owners...what do you think?
After I bought a dealers salon 2 demos he invited me back a couple days later to listen to the 228be's and the first thing I noticed  was the sound drawing me back to the speakers. The latest performa's cabinets are a bit noisy, not bad, but enoug... 
Close, but no cigar ...
bump.  I've had the Krell kav 300il, $3500, parasound a21, $2000, Hegel H360, $5400, h590, $11,000 and now Mac Mc611's, $16,000. I only replaced the 300il because it kept melting and the warranty ran out. The A21 looks the part and popping the to... 
KEF LS60 WITH SUB OR MERIDIAN DSP5200SE?
You live in Georgia and their United States service center is in GA so in the rare chance something goes wrong you're in good hands, You're also close to CBM integrations and Bruce is a great guy to work with in regards to Meridian.  Hitchhikers ... 
Loudspeaker sensitivity and dynamics: are the two inexorably linked?
phusis,  I don't believe my typical boxes will match the spl or dynamic capability of a lascala or K horn by adding a couple 2 kilowatt monoblocks to them, only that adding headroom helps bridge the gap. I had a really close friend that wanted to... 
Best speaker brands for transient response
Sometimes the perceived speed of speakers can be 'sped up' by component matching. My salon 1's sounded like a live event yet the same amp driving the salon 2's sounded flat and lifeless! same with my Blades until I got the amps right.  I'm in the... 
What’s your opinion about Dali speakers?
Dali hasn't really impacted the USA market as much as some of the other household brands yet, but I've found them to compete on a cost basis with them. When shopping for surround sound you're likely looking at paradigm, kef, klipsch, polk, revel, ... 
Loudspeaker sensitivity and dynamics: are the two inexorably linked?
I would agree with our op on this topic. dynamic impact helps recreate detail that in turn fills the soundstage that pulls me into the music. That said adding power and dynamic headroom to less sensitive speakers can balance things out and conside... 
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
The biggest pain in the a$$, but so worth it.  
KEF LS60 WITH SUB OR MERIDIAN DSP5200SE?
My friend, you have to listen to both. They're both legitimate choices and I expect the reasons M charges so much more 1. the cabinets are still made in house 2. drivers are hi end seas 3. M uses proprietary tech in their digital processing. Kef ... 
Heavy difficult to move speakers- how do you deal?
like skeptikal I tilt and walk my +120 lbs speaker around, but I'm on carpet over concrete, I had speakers that weighed 285 lbs ea and inched them around with a hand cart with a blanket protecting the finish of the speakers.   
No Output from Hegel H390
Wen I bought a Mac c49 I selected the unit from the list of options in roon and even though roon recognized the model I got no output until my dealer found settings I had to change manually in the roon setup page. I went through a similar problem ... 
KEF LS60 WITH SUB OR MERIDIAN DSP5200SE?
I have representations of each brand, but am to far away to do you any good.    
KEF LS60 WITH SUB OR MERIDIAN DSP5200SE?
I just found a used pair of dsp 5200se for $8000 usd and have seen the 5200 with the se upgrade for less. The actual ‘se’ is a better product than the upgrade regarding the 5200 cabinet. I can’t predict what you’ll prefer. In my room my passive ke... 
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
Eric, I agree with room treatments making much of the difference in what we hear, that said  the higher performance we reach for from speakers the more revealing of source.  
KEF LS60 WITH SUB OR MERIDIAN DSP5200SE?
Meridian dsp systems are kinda living on their legacy now. I bought a pair of dsp8000’s used for a fraction of retail and tbh as good as they are for what I paid I would never consider them at retail or even half off. When they brought the dsp sys...