Salk song 3 encore
- 23 posts total
- 23 posts total
I heard the Sonus fabers setup at a local deal and would find a way to get those in my system. They sounded lovely and are beautiful as well. I agree the PL might be underpowered but see if you can take it to the shop for a demo then you'll know for sure. Might be worthwhile to upgrade that as well if your dealer can work a good deal on a trade.
I did the same thing you did last year after owning B&Ws 800s for about 18 years. The important thing is to listen to as many speakers as possible that check off your requirements, and perhaps, something may surprise as you give a good listen. I made road trips and went to shows (most pre COVID and some during COVID) to visit others who had speakers I had an interest in. I had listened to Avant-garde, Klipschorn, Klipsch Jubilee, Classic Audio Loudspeakers, Legacy Aeris, Spatial Audio and others that escape me. Of all the listening tests I did, none were as good as or compared to what I heard with the Classic Audio Loudspeakers T1.5 reference. It was by chance that I was able to snag a demo pair after I sold the 800s.
Make sure your amp is up to the efficiency requirements of whatever speakers you decide on. My speakers are extremely large and efficient. With the field coil 18” deep bass and 15” inch mid bass drivers, field coil compression horn and tweeter, it’s simply amazing. It helped inform my decision by listening to a variety of speakers and knowing what type of sound I was looking for. Been listening to stereos since early 70s, so my ears are somewhat seasoned to what I like and dislike in a speaker. Good luck.
I listen to very similar music as you do and did the speaker search a few years ago. I settled on the Vienna Acoustic Liszt speakers which are out of your budget range. When I was at the last RMAF, I was quite taken by the Fyne speakers. They are high efficiency and would recommend a listen. Also don't rule out a demo pair to save some money and move up the line with your budget. As a side note I heard the Zu and Tekton offerings at RMAF and I though they sounded "hifi", just my opinion.
The Primaluna has no problem at all driving the B&W's, in fact I got more bass out of the speakers when I switched from my old Classe Audio separates and went to the Primaluna and SF are more efficient than the B&W. The one dealer I was looking at is driving a pair of Sonetto V's with my EVO 300 amp in their showroom. I think everyone underestimates the PrimaLuna's 60 lbs toroids.