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General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

RE: Want to try monitor

Being someone whom has steadfast in the Mini-Monitor arena since 1981, and having owned 4 different versions of the ProAc Tablette's, as well as three versions of the LS 3|5A type designs starting with a pair of original Chartwell's which I purchased in Japan in 1980, as well as the original Harbeth Gold Edition and HL-P3 back in 1993.

As a few had mentioned here earlier on, I've never heard a sub which integrated as well with any of these types, yet the one which came closest was the Vandersteen W2 or something to that effect?, which was amongst the most nimblest of subs I've ever heard to date......., memories being what they're, it remains the only sub I've ever liked.

Yet depending upon the type of music you enjoy?, I'd say that based upon ones collection......., if you're into vocalist recordings?, then I believe very very very few can touch the sonic merits or purity as rendered through a pair of the current Harbeth P3ESR SEs, granted the bass isn't that deep, yet the timbre and tone of instruments more then make up for it.

If you like jazz or even drab into a little bit of Techno or Electronica?, the newer version of the ProAc Tablette 10, offers wonderful sonics, and much like said P3ESRs, is their first effort which uses a sealed box acoustical design.

And having heard a pair of DeVore Fidelity Gibbon 3XLs which go down to 45Hz, in a room all the size of 30' wide x 50'l and filled said room with ease, I'm not sold on how things spec or measure out on paper........, it's in actual use where one knows the truth, I've always had my Tablettes in rooms that were at least 13' x 22'l and never had a problem with them not only filling the room, but our entire home which were often on three different levels, as in loft homes or townhouses.

At least you've received some solid recommendations, yet your music and room size should be your key factors, as opposed to fads........., like LS50s, nice overall........, but within let's say a year or two, let's just say you'll find yourself craving something different.

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