Anyone heard both of these?
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I reviewed the Dulcets here:
That said, much as I adored the Dulcets, they will get congested if pushed too hard, so as suggested above by others, you may want to look at the De Capo BE. It's cut from the same cloth as the Dulcet but will play louder and has a more open sound.
I've always been intrigued by the Ref 3A line but have only had rare, brief listens at shows. I did get to set up Nola Boxers recently in my 13'x17.5' listening room and they were extremely engaging. Flexible in placement options, nice broad and deep soundstage, very natural and lifelike with a sort of "upbeat" character that were never fatiguing and remarkably full bodied...essentially the virtues of a great mini monitor with serious aspirations towards a well rounded floorstander. Well worth auditioning as you will be pleasantly surprised.
The upgraded Boxer S1 would probably be very, very nice, but it costs significantly more, and unfortunately is out of my price range of $1500 max. Hopefully I can find a shop or someone here can recommend one that will deal a bit on the standard Boxer so I can maybe save a few bucks off the $1500 price. Still gotta buy stands & cables also.