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In Reply to: RE: What others to research...Devore, Tannoy, ATC.... posted by jaydacus on March 08, 2017 at 06:43:26
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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