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(((I am considering the following speakers: Magneplanar .7 or 1.7; Vandersteen 2CE; Scansonic 2.5 I am open to suggestions up to $3000 Would prefer a sound signature that is transparent, musical and easy to listen to. Thank you.)))
Vandersteen 2CE Sig II / Audioquest Rocket 88 DBW Zero feedback type design electronics are at their best. call me and I will coach you thru the whole set up Best JR
To, Freediver, I am ahead of you brother on this suggestion which I appreciate. I changed out the TWO standard tubes of the Rogue Sphinx output stage with two Mullard 4003V tubes about 1 year ago. A member recommended the replacements to take the edge off of the Hypex Class D chip that Rogue uses. It did remove about 80 % of the edge and brightness, but some still remains, but is not unbearable. The GET model 7 speaker has many virtues of soundstage, clarity, and general coherence, but sounds moderately bright with even the best of the class D did amps. or just standard SS amps. So the combo can be a problem.
Never heard the Tritons but did spend time demoing the new Martin Logan Motion series & found the Heil type tweeter bordering on bright.I agree with your assessment that between the Class D amp & GE speakers your just too far into the upper freqs.to achieve a good balance.
Hows the room?Maybe a bit of acoustic treatment can tone it down...
(, you mentioned it first
(((I am considering the following speakers: Magneplanar .7 or 1.7; Vandersteen 2CE; Scansonic 2.5 I am open to suggestions up to $3000)))
I figured you are looking for a pre owned or local purchase in your area
and took it like you really are ready for performance, not trying to solicit , just offering support, but it seems you may be sensitive to this by having to say
((( I have been involved in audio since 1971.)))
Enjoy your search sometimes they are right under your nose.
Sunnyjim, just saw this thread after responding to the Sphinx issue. I agree with freediver that your issue may be the synergy between amp and speakers.
It might be that you would be happier with the 7s driven by a different amp. Is it possible for you to explore this? Otherwise identify speakers you think better and address amplification later. Your Sphinx can drive either the Vandys or Maggies and may prove a better fit. The Vandys offer up additional amp possibilities (per $$$) as they are not as power hungry.
Good luck in your quest. I look forward to hear of your decisions.