What is the Treo?
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They're not the same lower drivers. The 2Ce uses an 8" woofer and a 10" active acoustic coupler. The Treo uses a 6.5" woofer and a downfiring 8" subwoofer which is active.
Based on this, I would think the Treo would be somewhat more open and sound a little more like the Quatro.
For comparitive purposes, the Treo is closer in price to the 3a Signature. Since the 3a Sig was upgraded a while back, it would be interesting to hear that comparison.
I auditioned 2CE Sig II and 3a Sig. Though I like 3a Sig they are too big for my room. I would like to get 2CE Sig IIs but I got a categorical no from my wife.
Treo looks exciting but I want to know how it compares to 2CE Sig II and 3a Sig.
I recently auditioned the following speakers:
Paradigm Signature S6, B&W CM9, B&W 805D, KEF R700, Dynaudio DMs. I currently own Paradigm Studio 40v3 for fronts and 20v3 for back. I had them for the last 4 years.
I found Vandersteen to be a class above all the speakers I listed above. The problem is WFA!!.
Hence my interest in Treo anyone?
I think they are some what voiced similar in that they are easy on the ears, I find the Devores use a silk dome tweeter and is very smooth but very dynamic. The only negative is sometimes I find them to be a little thin.That said nix is perfect in this game.The plus is they are 8 ohm speakers and very efficient so it leaves you with great options for amps. I would look at Harbeth hls5, great speaker for tone and a retro looking speaker with a great wood finish but also a easy load but not as efficient as the Devores.
Based I what could see on their website T&P coherency does not appear to be part of the design principle the way it is for speakers like VS, Thiel, and the old Meadowlark brand. These have a particular sound that comes from those 1st order crossovers and time aligment that may be what appeals to folks that like these speakers. Heard very good thing about the Devores, but it appears to take a different approach.
Not sure about the TREO but, I have the 2 CE Sig II that are being driven by my McIntosh MC601 monoblock (600 watts) and it just blows away on some of the speakers that cost four, five times the cost. The sound staging, transparency, and the clarity when position is right is just sounds like live music.
Johnny, I really did not notice any difference between the 8 ohms and the 4 ohms tap, maybe because of the McIntosh amp autoformer, doesn't matter which tap you use it will always put out the same wattage. The best thing I can do is to just to match the impedance of my speaker which is 7 ohm so, I'll just leave it at 8 ohms tap. Does this make sense?