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RE: What others to research...Devore, Tannoy, ATC....

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.
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