I have heard the Alon V MK III and was hoping to compare it to the Lotus SE MK II. I found the speaker to lack focus, midrange transparence and presence. Bass response was not exceptional in my audition as the rating to 23 hz would indicate. With that rating, I was expecting floor rattling bass with my CD's which contain it. I was so disappointed with the bass response that the salesman tried three amps: the McCormack series which came out after the DNA series (I don't remember the model), a Krell FPB 300, and an Audio Research VT100??? None of these amps extended the bass or clarified the midrange. I would say in the speaker's favor that its boxless "open baffle" design does a good job of dispersing sound throughout the room. That effect was immediately noticeable. With the complaints that I made about the Alon V's bass response, the salesman was reluctant to set up the Lotus SE's. He asked me to come back next week to listen to the Alon Tuscany which he said could really go down deep since it had an integral powered subwoofer. I declined. I don't mean to say the Alon V is a bad speaker, but that I just didn't find that it grabbed me. I would be interested in other people's opinions.
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