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In Reply to: RE: What others to research...Devore, Tannoy, ATC.... posted by DTB300 on March 08, 2017 at 04:14:18
If you don't want horns then cross Klipsch off of your list since that is what they are known for.
Everything else on your list is outrageously more expensive than the Tektons.
You may have read that I just got the Tekton Lores. I want to spend some more time with them before I write a full review, but so far I like them more than the Klipsch Cornwall 3's. I have owned about half a dozen Klipsch models and they all had the ability to produce some really great sound as well as terrible harsh sound that made me want to cover my ears. Often within the same album. IMHO the Tekton Lores offer that "live" sound without the harsh stuff.
That list are ones I have seen, not what I am considering.
I am looking for a list of speakers I may have missed to consider.
Not a Klipsch fan, but had them listed as ones I know of.
The Devores are wonderful speakers.
I've owned both the 93's and the 96's. I loved them both, but the 96 is far more refined and friendly. The 93's had a sharpness to the extreme treble that made it hard to pair with amps/pre-amps. My wife has bat ears, and she found them unlistenable. I loved them, but I'm sure I'm missing a lot of high frequency hearing. I could hear what she was objecting to, but it meant more detail to me.
I heard the 93's paired with the Sugden solid state integrated they're famous for, at RMAF, and it seemed like that pairing was perfect to address the sharpness to which I refer. It got me curious about solid state for the 96's, even though we don't find those speakers harsh in any way.
Every amp I've heard paired with the 96's sounded glorious: Ongaku, Berning, VTL. I've had them for almost 3 years now, and I'm still in love and discovering new details and depth in my music.
I could easily live with the 93's, especially with that Sugden amp. It would just take careful pairing. A Bottlehead BeePree was just too harsh. The WireWorld Eclipse 7 cables were harsh, compared to the Auditorium 23. The Musical Fidelity TriVista 800 sounded fantastic.
May the bridges we burn light our way....
I liked the O93 more than the O96 on a Line Magnetic 300B power amp at RMAF a few years back.
I have never heard the 93 and the dealer only has the 96 now to demo.
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