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In Reply to: RE: Many at the 2017 LA Audio Show pick the New ELAC Adante AF-61 Speakers the Best Sounding at the Show! posted by Mr_Lemon on June 12, 2017 at 07:12:17
I was thinking that these speakers would be cheaper. You know, the cheap speaker that sounds like something expensive.
But that's what the Debut line is for.
The Adante is their new midrange hi-fi line. With more budget to work with, it should be a good step up in performance from the Debut.
I agree that the floorstander is priced right where the presumed competition is (Kef R, Revel Performa3, Dynaudio Excite, etc.) and the standmounter is priced a little bit higher than it's presumed competitors, but not so high that it would be out of the running.
I think if there is any issue, is that the Adante line is not really 'special'. These are properly designed, well built speakers that are priced to cover the costs of the quality build. Being designed by Andrew Jone, most will automatically say the Adante line sounds better then speakers costing 3x as much.
The perceived issue for me is that at the price, the Adante's can be awesome, but really anything at this price range can be awesome, and the sound comes down to the design philosophy.
I think the Adante line will indeed sound good to awesome, but it will come down to preferred listening tastes.
Of course there is the public perception of Andrew Jones building price beating speakers. This will make them popular, and I think that is GREAT because the more the average audiophile WANTS a $5000 speaker, the better it is for ALL audiophiles.
Yay Adante! :)
You have a good point. Because AJ is the designer and the prices are in audiophile territory, expectations will be MUCH higher than they were for the Debut. Given the well-engineered competition, it will be harder for the Adante line to stand out.
These speakers just might be the speakers we have all been waiting for to come on the market! Review below..he liked these speakers the Best at the show too!
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