I own a pair of Abbey 12A speakers, I have had them now for about 3 months. What do I think, I think they are by far the best sounding speakers I have had in my system to date. My previous 2 speakers I had before the Abbeys were Linkwitz Orion++ system with the Thor subwoofers, which I had for 2 years. Before that I had a pair of Martin Logan Ascent i speakers with 2 Depth subs. With the Logans I could never get the bass to integrate with the panels to my liking, very discouraging. The Orions sounded great at volumes up to about 90dB after that they were a total disappointment. I blame myself for not listening at higher volumes when I auditioned them, my bad, but never again will I make that mistake. Now the Abbeys are extremely detailed and nuetral sounding from the lowest volumes up to my comfort level, I have had them playing at 101dB at the listening seat, C-weighted slow response. They do not show any signs of distorting at all. The Abbeys must be used with subwoofers though and I am using multiple subs per Geddes theory. The Abbeys alone will not play down real low they roll off pretty quickly below 50 Hz so you can see why the subs are basically a requirement. Using Dr Geddes sub theory the bass integrates seamlessly. So yes I am biased but this is by far the best my system has ever sounded, count me as a very satisfied Abbey 12A owner.
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