I just got a pair of Tyler Acoustic Decade D3's also and would like to share my impressions. Mine are maple and I've only had three days to listen so they're not at all broken in yet. But right out of the box these are fantastic speakers - I am a music lover first and these are excellent all around performers not narrow audiophile speakers. Excellent highs, midrange, very well defined and articulate lower frequencies certainly down to the mid 30's, very good dynamics, excellent low level detail, very, very good timbral resolution. I haven't even had time to play with placement yet. I'm using an integrated Creek 5350 SE, Cambridge Azur 840C CD player, Cardas Quadlink speaker cable, Acoustic Zen silver interconnects, Well Tempered Record Player. These speakers are easy to drive so should work with any good amplification - obviously higher quality will be rewarded. You will hear what your components can do. More importantly you will hear the music as if it's coming from real human beings.Put on the cd of the Rolling Stones Let It Bleed and you will think they are the greatest even if you thought you were a Beatles fan. These speakers are very, very fast without sounding dry or etched. Try Nickelcreeks Why Should the Fire Die? I like all kinds of music - Classical, Jazz. McCoy Tyner did a cd called What the World Needs Now - the music of Burt Bacharach - with his trio and a symphony - so it has everything in it - large scale orchestral passages, very fast solo percussion work - all of it conveyed by the D3's with very fine imaging, nuance and excellent rhythmic pacing. I wanted a speaker that could do everything (don't we all) without breaking the bank or being too big (they are moderate sized). When I explained to my wife what WAF means she laughed but these speakers definitely get to stay in the house. I got them because I had previously owned Ty's Taylo monitors and loved them and Ty is an amazingly good guy to do business with. It's a leap of faith to purchase speakers if you can't audition them but anyone who owns Tyler Acoustic speakers will tell you that the quality is completely there. I've listened to lots of set-ups over the last 30 years. These are very high quality real world speakers - not fussy flavor of the month. It will be interesting to see how they break in over the next few months but even right now as Pacevir says in his review, the vocal articulation is superb and revelatory. I'm sure that a high amount of care will only make them sound better but even if you're wanting to put together what I would call a relatively low maintenance system - I think these are a pretty great choice.
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