You don’t hear much about Silverline these days. Good to hear they are still in business. I owned a pair of the original Sonata floor standers many years ago and enjoyed my time with them.
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@pdreher yup, Alan Yun is still doing his thing. He's less active on the show circuit, and has expanded his line of affordable speakers. Still making the SR17 and Bolero in Supreme editions. I'm thinking of auditioning the latter - based on my experience with the SR17, I suspect it could go toe-to-toe musically with the best under $20k.
Silverline Preludes are fabulous speakers though I recently sold my pair as I'd replaced them with very high efficiency speakers to mate with a small SE amp...still...took a long time to list them as I didn't want to see 'em go. I enjoyed a pair of Minuets at a friend's place one afternoon and was blown away by how excellent they sounded...cool company.
Rega’s are more alive...greater presence. Higher resolution but no fatigue. The Minuets are the mellower speaker. Slightly veiled.
Rega tweeter is hands down better. Both have excellent midrange. Rega RS1 is much better in near field. Minuets excel at 6 feet or more. Minuets have the wider soundstage so for background listening they would be an excellent choice.