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RE: Want to try monitors

Interesting subject since I am on the other side of this. For the past 25 years or so I have had stand mounted monitors with a sub. I had Totem, Proac, JMR Reynaud Trente, and my most recent was a pair of SP Technology Mini Timepiece monitors. I enjoyed them all. Most of the time they were played along with a REL subwoofer so I always had full range sound. It's been almost 10 years since my last speaker change so I was starting to get a wandering eye/ear. My initial plan was to get yet another pair of stand mounts and maybe update my older REL sub. Then I heard the Vandersteen Quatro CT. Change of plans. So now, for the first time since the late 80s I have a pair of floor standers. Enough for my story. Regarding the OP request for input. Every monitor I owned benefited from a good sub. Some more than others. Likewise some blended better than others. Of the ones you have listed, I have only heard the the Proac. It is great. I had the 1SC back in the 90s and the 2 is similar but with a little more bass. The SP Tech monitors that I just replaced were the best of them all. They have very usable bass and much of the weight and impact of a floor stander. I have also heard a lot of good things about Fritz speakers. He is a small one man operation who builds monitors exclusively. Not sure what your budget is but I heard the KEF Reference 1 and it is amazing. That is the one I probably would have bought if I had not gone with the Vandersteen Quatro CT.



Edits: 02/22/17 02/22/17

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  • RE: Want to try monitors - RandHat 12:33:56 02/22/17 (5)
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