Well last night I was listening to as much of anything and everything as time would allow, because I had just hooked up my new toys!https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019YBHOOA/re ... UTF8&psc=1
Now they aren't broken in, my room is too small (they will be moved later this spring though), and I was sitting way too close to them, but the details were absolutely amazing. Tracey Thorne's voice in Massive Attack's
"Protection" (album version, not youtube) had a presence
that made me seriously double take. I didn't get in a lot of male vocals, but there are a few tracks off Kaya Project's "..and so it goes"
that have amazing male vocals. I will be subjectively listening to that at first opportunity.
If I were back in my single days and sitting in my apartment, I probably would have been up till 1AM listening (loudly) to music I hadn't enjoyed in years. At some point this weekend I'm going to put some real juice to them and really listen to them sing!
These are replacing my long-term daily driver KEF IQ9's, which are going to the living room for home theater duty. The KEF's sound great in their own regard, but there's no replacement for displacement, and 6.5's just can't do the low end justice. I was going to just get a sub, but decided to spoil myself and try a whole new set of speakers. I wouldn't have been sold on a single 8" woofer, but dual 8's may well do the trick. I say "may" because a) I haven't cranked them yet, and b) haven't had them long enough to do any semblance of burn-in. Looking forward to more time with these beasts. For the price, I can definitely say that I am satisfied above and beyond expectations.