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Offline doug s.

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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2018, 01:28:29 PM »
Apparently it is de rigeur for most manufacturers to demo brand new gear.

I hope you get a chance to hear some well massaged Legacys someday. I think you'd like them.  The drivers are really excellent.
the earlier edition whispers i heard have the same 7" eton drivers that perform so well in my meret re monitors...  the whispers really sounded like crap.  veiled, no soundstaging, didn't even sound like stereo...  it was actually amazing how bad they sounded, considering the apparent parts quality.

the newer signatures i heard weren't much better...

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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2018, 04:15:56 PM »
You're not alone, Legacy is a different kinda hifi brand, never really been audiophile approved. When I was first researching buying my Focus 2020 in 2005, someone on audiogon forum called them "the ultimate rock speakers", which he meant as a veiled insult. They were the ultimate rock speakers, I still remember playing the new Chris Daughtry record on them. But jazz trio and symphony orchestra also very good. :D
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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2018, 02:16:44 PM »
Well then I guess Iím an outlier in this hobby. I think they sound excellent, with the right balance of virtues. Many systems sound too lean and unforgiving to me. Iíll take a dash more meat on the bones; whether itís accurate or not, I donít care.
I also like the unbridled ability to play loudly and without distortion at those levels. Iíve not heard the poor sound at shows that others have experienced. I will say this- just to show that Iím not a fan boy- I did not like the ĎVí model that debuted several years ago at RMAF. Bloated and overwrought come to mind. I also find Bill Dudleston to be one of the less approachable owner/manufacturer/designers at shows.
To each his own I guess; if my situation changes, Iíd go back to a Legacy speaker unless something really catches my ear in the meantime.
I have a few days left before the purchaser picks them up. I think Iíll go and turn it up.

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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2018, 08:18:34 PM »
Any experience here with this model, or others like it?

I got a chance to hear the Spatial X2s w/some Vinni Rossi gear at RMAF'17... for me... one of the best rooms I had the chance to listen to. That said, I only spent 1 day there, so didn't get a chance to listen to a ton of equipment.

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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2018, 12:35:48 PM »
Well then I guess Iím an outlier in this hobby. I think they sound excellent, with the right balance of virtues. Many systems sound too lean and unforgiving to me. Iíll take a dash more meat on the bones; whether itís accurate or not, I donít care.
I also like the unbridled ability to play loudly and without distortion at those levels. Iíve not heard the poor sound at shows that others have experienced. I will say this- just to show that Iím not a fan boy- I did not like the ĎVí model that debuted several years ago at RMAF. Bloated and overwrought come to mind. I also find Bill Dudleston to be one of the less approachable owner/manufacturer/designers at shows.
To each his own I guess; if my situation changes, Iíd go back to a Legacy speaker unless something really catches my ear in the meantime.
I have a few days left before the purchaser picks them up. I think Iíll go and turn it up.
james, i am curious as to what "space" you're moving into that you think won't be conducive to the legacy's, but will be conducive to speakers like the pure audio project or spatial's.  it seems to me that, whatever space isn't conducive to your legacy's would be even less conducive to these o/b speakers...

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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2018, 08:48:01 AM »
  James consider Fritz Carerra speakers. rock and roll baby. no sub required can be put close to wall as well. Look at  JBL as well with class "A" amp.
Spatial will not go right in your room.


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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2018, 11:05:54 AM »
  James consider Fritz Carerra speakers. rock and roll baby. no sub required can be put close to wall as well. Look at  JBL as well with class "A" amp.
Spatial will not go right in your room.


charles

Or Ryan R Series Speakers. Neil is or was a dealer for them
http://ryanspeakers.com/Products/R%20Series/R610/R610.html

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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2018, 02:09:05 PM »
Well, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. Iím into my third week with the Spatial M3 Turbo S speakers, and Iíve yet to find fault with them. Yes, as expected, the bass does not shake the house as the Focus SEís did, but it seems to have more Ďtextureí, for lack of a better word.
The tonal signature of the Legacy and Spatial are quite similar. A full midrange, along with a non-aggressive treble.

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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2018, 10:45:21 AM »
Enjoy, now you need to hear an Audio Hungary A20i or A50i integrated or the new mono blocks oh my ! Great combo as we have shown with Spatial.


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Re: Call Me Crazy- Selling My Favorite Speakers
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2018, 03:33:01 PM »
Well, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. Iím into my third week with the Spatial M3 Turbo S speakers, and Iíve yet to find fault with them. Yes, as expected, the bass does not shake the house as the Focus SEís did, but it seems to have more Ďtextureí, for lack of a better word.
The tonal signature of the Legacy and Spatial are quite similar. A full midrange, along with a non-aggressive treble.
glad you're enjoying the new speakers.  still curious as to your room set-up, dimensions, tho...

doug s.