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Roughly 20 minutes ago I decided to take a pair of my parents Klipsche Quintets and hook them up to my new system.
I went in expecting to hear the typical crappy sound that emmits from them. Man, was I cought off guard. These cheap, little speakers are still amazing me at the moment.
Their soundstage is as large as my Polk RT2000ps. Perhaps even wider. Not quite as detailed, the highs are scretchy, but the mids and the levels achieved from such a small speaker is absolutely amazing. Its a great optical illusion, at first I thought that somehow I still had the Polks connected.
This has turned into quite an interesting experience, seeing a little cheap speaker perform so well.
08-11-2002, 08:18 AM
more shocking things lie ahead when you actually do it then just talk/read about it.
theory and spec's are a start, but experience is key.
Ah, you are correct. Unfortunately Im rather limited as to what I can experiment with. Next on the list is my dads 30+ year old speakers he built. Suprising as it may seem, I have yet to hear any distortion come from them, and they do have that nice warm sound. We will see ;)
08-11-2002, 01:50 PM
your limits are only as far away an audio/video store is.This is how I got started.I used to hang aroung Bryn Mawr Stereo and Video(Tweeter now).Read countless mag's and surfed the net.Demoing gear is a great experience.Hearing the way different systems come across.You can find your own,it takes time,money and effort.
Perhaps I am not willing to put fowarth the necessary effort. Though the interest is there, at the moment, traveling roughly 100 miles or so just to demo gear that I could not afford is something that is not in my top priority list anytime soon. Perhaps in the fall when traffic is actually bearable and all the tourists go back to their typical routine wherever the hell they live.
08-11-2002, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by ATCVenom
Though the interest is there, at the moment, traveling roughly 100 miles or so just to demo gear that I could not afford is something that is not in my top priority list anytime soon.
I have always found demoing top notch, top quality gear, even gear out of my price range, to be a worthwhile experience. It gives me a benchmark by which I can judge the gear that I actually can afford. :)
I admire your ability to use that as a benchmark and not allow what you hear, to demean the system you currently own.
haha A big fear of mine is demo'ing gear that simply puts to shame what Im proud of! haha Oh I know there are millions and millions of systems that do that, but hey, sometimes ignorance truely is bliss. :)
08-13-2002, 07:45 AM
I echo raife's and Dan's sentiments. Go out and demo as much gear as you can. That's how you are going to find out what you like and dislike. It's all about education my friend.
You should never think that another rig puts yours to shame. Emprically, it is a good rig and beyond that, it's YOURS. Always enjoy and appreciate what you have for what it is not what it isn't. That, I think holds true for life in general.
If I find myself in an area that carries high-end audio gear, I will be sure to stop by. As educational as it may be, I dont deem it worth a rather large all-day trip.
I cannot really argue the concept of appreciating what you have. Audio, is my exception to that rule. I do not strive to be number one by any stretch of the imagination, however, experiecing sound you wish to obtain but is just out of reach is much like a dick tease.
But to each their own. I hear Richmond has a store or two up there, will be checking them out the next time I go.
08-13-2002, 09:56 AM
When you get to Richmond, go down to the bottoms to Awful Arthurs and have a couple dozen oysters for me, Gulf oysters preferably!
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