Heard the Eikons and they didn’t do it for me. Perhaps it was the music but not really that impressive in either the clarity or soundstaging, They were very slim and did sound bigger then their size.
The Legacy Aeris is also $25k and comes with the same room correction system that Eikon uses it is a Wavelet by Bohmer from Sweden.
The Aeris throws a bigger soundstage, looks beautiful, has way better bass, plays louder and all you need to do is add an amplifier and you are done.
So for $25k plus an amp a better overall package IMHO.
The ATC do active very well, however, the difference is less in their demo’s at they both are using ATC electronics, the major difference is the active crossover vs the passives, active crossover’s have huge advantages.
We have a different take on the Dagastino electronics, sure they are pretty but you are paying a fortune for that look, and yes the copper heatsinks look great and enable a small package but you could use conventional heatsinks and save a ton of money. For the same price as a pair of Mommentum mono blocks you could get a set of T+A PA 3000 with seperate power supplies, which are one magnificent setup.
So the question for the same, or similar amounts of money you can get better sounding electronics, the Gryphon gear we would take over the Dag gear same with the T+A gear although the presentation at this show did not impress us vs how the gear really sounds both T+A rooms were way too small.
T+A needs to step up how they do shows, the company is the largest electronics manufactuer in Germany but they are very cautious at spending marketing money in the US so even doing Axpona was a big first step for them. As more dealers come on for them in the US you should see more and larger rooms from them in the future.
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ T+A dealers