... or stops.
Anyway, as most of you know, I recently bought a pair of Martin Logan Vantages. They were sweet and ridiculously awesome! For $5000, they sure were the best these ears heard this side of town. However, just a week after I bought the Vantages.. I saw a local Summit for sale... thought about it for a minute and I said... nah. But then, I realized that I was itching to supplement the bass of the Vantages - they go about 34hz flat, but I wanted something along the lower 20s.
I wanted a solid sub and didnt want to go SVS this time around. I figured I need something fast to keep up with the Logans and I need in room eq to calibrate the sub well. I found a Velodyne DD15 local sale for $2200 and a DD18 (yup, super sub!) for $2900 local. However, I had an epiphany... why couple a sub to the Vantages when I can get better coherence if I went to the Summits?? The Summits go down to 24hz and easily hit 20-22hz with room gain. It is dual 10inch aluminum sealed enclosures (no port turbulence) powered by dual ICE Digital amps into each enclosure.
For the upgrade price of... similar to the Velos.
I said.. alright, I'm going to see if audiogon can sell my Vantages and if they do sell, I'll go for the local Summits.
Well.... what do you know. They sold.
So I dropped off the Vantages yesterday, got the cash.... went over the Summit's guy today and dropped off the cash and extra cash (:( )... got the Summits and dropped them off at my dorm/apartment.
I'll post pics of my babies! So far so good... I dont have the hooked up as I am home on spring break, but once I go back for school next week, I'll play with them.
I'm moving to a single studio next year and I'm going to dedicate the living room purely to 2channel. Right now, I'm a little cramped.
My future goals:
- New amp... atleast RB1090 or higher.
- Better source...
- Nordost Red Dawn speaker wire...
Dont really have much else to say other than I'm stoked, thrilled, and at the same time... a little bittersweet. When you get your dream speakers, you feel lost as you dont know what else to save for.
It's a vicious cycle.... sometimes I wish I stuck with my LSi9s. :(
... or not. :p
Just wanted to update you guys.