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Offline tmazz

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Re: what does pressurizing a room mean
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2018, 02:30:56 PM »
tmazz, on the opposite end of the spectrum are companies with high prices, where the only advantage you get is to boast how much money you spent!   8)

doug s.

Sad, but true. I can't tell you how many times I have walked into a room at an audio show and heard six figure systems that not only did not sound good relative to the price, but IMO did not sound good PERIOD.

Of course there a plenty of big ticket items that sound great, just not all of them.
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Re: what does pressurizing a room mean
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2018, 05:27:40 PM »
Hard to make anything sound good at a show. That's why I rarely go anymore. The gear is brand new, no break in, and a small portion know how to or have the time to place speakers well. I don't judge gear based on what's heard in a show. There are plenty of ways a demo rig can go belly up that's not their fault.

But if a company has been selling very expensive gear for many years and growing bigger all along then you can bet there is good value there, even if you can't perceive it. No company can survive, much less in extreme niche luxury hobby business, without their customers perceiving good value. That doesn't mean everyone can appreciate what is being offered or its value. There are plenty of products intended to appeal to everyone, we need more weird stuff to keep things interesting.
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Re: what does pressurizing a room mean
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2018, 06:04:11 PM »
nick - i have never heard these.  but i've always wanted to, just because of what i've read about 'em.  they might be of interest to you; the prices are right as they're used.

ATC SMC19 Gen2:
https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis8fe1e-atc-smc19-gen2-speakers-cherry-monitors



great reviews:
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/atc-scm19-loudspeaker-1/
http://hifipig.com/atc-scm19-loudspeaker/
https://www.whathifi.com/atc/scm19/review#node-content-start
s'phile gave them "class a" - restricted extreme low frequency, in for 2014; only one other speaker in that ranking was less than the atc's $4.3k retail price - the $1.5k kef ls50's.  i own ls50's; they are sweet...)
https://www.stereophile.com/content/2014-recommended-components-fall-edition-loudspeakers

alternate atc's - more expensive, but self-powered - important w/this brand, as their speakers crave power:
http://tmraudio.com/speakers/bookshelf-monitors/atc-scm20-2-powered-bookshelf-speakers-scm20-2a-pair-active-monitors/
(the same dealer also has them listed on agon, for $200 more, go figure)


review:
https://positive-feedback.com/Issue39/atc_scm20.htm
manual:
https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/atc/scm20-2a.shtml

good luck w/your search,
doug s.

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Re: what does pressurizing a room mean
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2018, 07:17:52 PM »
nick - i have never heard these.  but i've always wanted to, just because of what i've read about 'em.  they might be of interest to you; the prices are right as they're used.

ATC SMC19 Gen2:
https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis8fe1e-atc-smc19-gen2-speakers-cherry-monitors



great reviews:
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/atc-scm19-loudspeaker-1/
http://hifipig.com/atc-scm19-loudspeaker/
https://www.whathifi.com/atc/scm19/review#node-content-start
s'phile gave them "class a" - restricted extreme low frequency, in for 2014; only one other speaker in that ranking was less than the atc's $4.3k retail price - the $1.5k kef ls50's.  i own ls50's; they are sweet...)
https://www.stereophile.com/content/2014-recommended-components-fall-edition-loudspeakers

alternate atc's - more expensive, but self-powered - important w/this brand, as their speakers crave power:
http://tmraudio.com/speakers/bookshelf-monitors/atc-scm20-2-powered-bookshelf-speakers-scm20-2a-pair-active-monitors/
(the same dealer also has them listed on agon, for $200 more, go figure)


review:
https://positive-feedback.com/Issue39/atc_scm20.htm
manual:
https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/atc/scm20-2a.shtml

good luck w/your search,
doug s.

Hey Doug,
I have heard of ATC and I think they were mentioned on the Whats Best forum. Ive been researching the Aurum Cantus that you mentioned and in particular the pricier  Volla MK 2 model. Some videos on YouTube about ACantus there and a number of positive comments online on their tweeters. Its pricier at $3,150 and the distributor Roger offers a 60 day trial. Geez, Id love to have a top notch non-fatiguing tweeter amongst other things. Ill check out these ads tonight. Id likely be doing a trial soon, but heading to So California next week for some family visits.
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