I have (had) a pair of Crown electrostatic that had a WAF of 0 that had to go. Awesome speaker.
I have listened to lots of speakers and all of them sounded like they were coming out of a box until I heard the RtiA 7s.
Two black Friday's ago I went to Fry's and found some Rti8s on sale for $150 so I picked them up along with a dirt cheep Csi 4. I also picked up a cheep Onkyo NR 609. I liked the sound very much but my wife felt that the 8's were ugly so I sold them to my brother at the same great price.
She had me pick up a pair of RtiA 7s. I set up the RtiA 7's as the rears and like the surround sound.
I set up the original system at my brother's and picked up the NR 809's.
Here's the rub. IMOP the 7's have a better low end and more detail on the high end but the 8's with the 609 and a slightly more pleasant sound and better mid punch – could have been the Csi 4s.
Has anyone else noticed this?
As you can see I have not added the center as I have been trying to hear the LSIM 705s to no avail.