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I would also have assumed someone with 5k to spend on speakers would have a better understanding of spelling and grammar, but then perhaps that's just me being cynical

:rollseyes:

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 I compared them with 5 different speakers in the shop, but in terms of performance none of them were even close.

I will give you one reason: The bass is rich fast & deep like that of an electrostatic speaker & this thing is not even up to 6inches wide.

Not sure what you are talking about here, but Electrostatic's Achilles' heel is bass. Generally gutless.  Martin Logan's are hybrids to overcome this problem.  Good old fashioned moving coil for bass, electrostatic panel for mid range and above. Even the good old Quad ESLs struggled to give a decent thump with just 'static panels.

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They have had some good reviews.

Someone finds a great product and everyone gets cynical to the point of rude ("idiot" and "spelling and grammar" comments). What is wrong with some people?

Congrats on the new speakers - just put them on the list of speakers to audition. :cheers:

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Pete68 wrote:

What is wrong with some people?

If you have read any of Native_bon's posts, you will be aware that he is prone to making hyperbolic claims. This amp is better than any other amp costing 3 times the price and so on. When asked to substantiate said claims he says he is a producer and trusts his ears. He's definitely not a troll but he is very, very funny. And he has a large computer screen.

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Pete68 wrote:

They have had some good reviews.

Someone finds a great product and everyone gets cynical to the point of rude ("idiot" and "spelling and grammar" comments). What is wrong with some people?

Congrats on the new speakers - just put them on the list of speakers to audition. :cheers:

 Well its not suprising out world is turned upside down.. When you said the truth you become the odd one out. I can understand if someone mentioned auditoning them...

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John Duncan wrote:

GMK wrote:

I would also have assumed someone with 5k to spend on speakers would have a better understanding of spelling and grammar, but then perhaps that's just me being cynical

:rollseyes:

 

Does this work the other way round? I may be going to English classes...

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omnibeard wrote:

Shock! Horror! Expensive speakers sound good!!!

Whatever next?

Yawn...

Shame that in their native country the list-price is $999, which currently equates to about £640. Not even our Sheriff of Nottingham chancellor can be totally blamed for the fact that by the time they get over here you have to add another £1050 on top of that to buy them.

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MajorFubar wrote:

omnibeard wrote:

Shock! Horror! Expensive speakers sound good!!!

Whatever next?

Yawn...

Shame that in their native country the list-price is $999, which currently equates to about £640. Not even our Sheriff of Nottingham chancellor can be totally blamed for the fact that by the time they get over here you have to add another £1050 on top of that to buy them.

'Tis a cunning plan to make you buy homegrown kit eh Major!

 

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Alears wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:

omnibeard wrote:

Shock! Horror! Expensive speakers sound good!!!

Whatever next?

Yawn...

Shame that in their native country the list-price is $999, which currently equates to about £640. Not even our Sheriff of Nottingham chancellor can be totally blamed for the fact that by the time they get over here you have to add another £1050 on top of that to buy them.

'Tis a cunning plan to make you buy homegrown kit eh Major!

In terms of VAT and import taxes, I'm not au-fait enough with it all to know where "unavoidable taxation/red-tape" ends and "let's fleece the British b------s" begins. But I'm pretty sure that speakers which are $999 / £640 Stateside and £1699 over here are firmly into "let's fleece the British b------s" territory.

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MajorFubar wrote:

omnibeard wrote:

Shock! Horror! Expensive speakers sound good!!!

Whatever next?

Yawn...

Shame that in their native country the list-price is $999, which currently equates to about £640. Not even our Sheriff of Nottingham chancellor can be totally blamed for the fact that by the time they get over here you have to add another £1050 on top of that to buy them.

 

That is $999 each not for a pair.

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....can't go around corners

 

ROFL

@mericans only have corners when one street meets another at or about 90 degrees.  Anything else is a curve or a  bend.

I failed my Texas driving licence theory exam on this question once :oops:

Point taken though.  Boston Acoustics tend to be very very good at bass, but not so good in the middle.

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BigH wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:

omnibeard wrote:

Shock! Horror! Expensive speakers sound good!!!

Whatever next?

Yawn...

Shame that in their native country the list-price is $999, which currently equates to about £640. Not even our Sheriff of Nottingham chancellor can be totally blamed for the fact that by the time they get over here you have to add another £1050 on top of that to buy them.

 

That is $999 each not for a pair.

 

Classic American BS ploy to make stuff look cheaper than it really is - who buys hihi speakers one at a time anyway?  It's like all those $19.95 TV specials - which cost you another $40 for "processing and shipping".  And it's $999 each before sales tax (8.5% in Texas), whereas the UK price is almost certainly including VAT at 20%.

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USA sales tax is mad.

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John Duncan wrote:

GMK wrote:

I would also have assumed someone with 5k to spend on speakers would have a better understanding of spelling and grammar, but then perhaps that's just me being cynical

:rollseyes:

 

Does this work the other way round? I may be going to English classes...

No

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Hello there, 

Long John here.

 

I looked on the Crutchfield site and I got the distinct impression the speakers were $999 each, which makes the price about the same as that in Europe. Please correct me if I am wrong.

By the way, the Brits are not exploited as much as people in continential Europe. The prices for HiFi equipment on this side of the water (The English Channel) tend to be higher and, in some cases, much higher.

A question:

Would the Marantz PM-KI Pearl Lite be a good amp for these speakers? 

 

Kind regards,

Long John

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