I just read the review of the PL 300 in Sterophile last night, and I have to say that if I used a high power amplifier and I could afford it, I would be really tempted. It seems that Monitor Audio has really jumped ahead of the pack, and the prices aren't crazy considering their performance and what their competitors are charging, like the Vandersteen Model 7, just to pull one out of the air.
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The are far ahead of many brands. But......when you focus on their commercial power, they are far behind of a brand like B&W.
Audio these days is more build on money than on real and honest quality. People believe more in words than in ’real’ quality.
I always ask my clients: What would you like to hear? The truth or the things you would like to hear?
Many people will choose for the last. I had many conversations about this with a friend who is a psychologist. Most people choose for what they think is the most safe way.
But at the end they take the wrong decission. Monitor Audio is ahead in the material and techniques they use.
Most ’highend’ is still ’hifi’. This is based on the fact that these products can only build a 2-dimensional stage. Many companies use the word ’highend’ a lot. They are only using the word, at the end it has nothing to do with ’highend’.
Audio is all about properties. But audio is being chosen by trial and error. This means you create a system by connecting an amp, speaker, source and cables. You will listen to the endresult. But when I ask a simple question:
Can you tell me why the stage and sound is what we hear? The answer is: I don’t know. This is why trial and error always will be a very ineffective way of creating an audio system.
The Gold FX for sure!!
Which F.idiot says that the rear speakers are not important?
When you use amps which are able to create a 3-dimensional stage, the stage field will become so much bigger. With the Gold FX, you can even create 3-4 metres of extra depth. This makes watching movies a different and more intense experience.
Stereophile has the gutts to tell the truth and that the Pl-300 II is in technique and sound a better speaker than Wilson Audio.
I hope that people will learn to look further, because in my world people should get the best for their money. Based on sound and quality and not based on paid reviews.
Read the Stereophile review and you will get an idea why the Pl-300 II is better. And in which parts.
I would like to see more audio battles. But real and honest battles. Based on facts. This is the only way audio can get a boast. Better quality for consumers will be the only way to create more people to buy audio.
I would like to see more audio battles. But real and honest battles. Based on facts.I don't think "audio battles" resolve anything. Long-term listening is the best way to evaluate an audio component, imo. As for "facts," it's surely a fact that no audio component is absolutely perfect. So in the end, it's personal preference that matters most. Self-proclaimed audio experts and gurus prefer to think that they know best, but they can only know best for themselves.
I cannot aswer this question either. But Monitor Audio is in all their price ranges better in timing and accuracy than their competitors.
You need to understand and use this advantage. Here we see that many are not able to use it. We only sell and create a physical 3-dimensional image.
Monitor Audio give us the space and properties to create it. But when you are not able to understand and you are not aware how to create it.
Monitor Audio will be a 2-dimensional loudspeaker like many pf their competitors. In almost all shops and even at audio shows all the sets were presented in a 2-dimensional stage.
This says it all. This means that people who work in audio are not able to create a 3-dimensional stage.
When I ask to people who sell only 2-dimensional audio; does a band who playes music stand on the same line togheter?
Then you will understand that in real music playes in a room with width and depth. This is how it should be experienced when you listen to your music.
Stillpoints are stunning tools to create an even wider and deeper stage. Beside this the intimate and realistic focus of instruments and voices is stunning.
I'm new to audiogon but i read every single word you wrote on this forum because I also hear and think that monitor audio sound it's the best for the money . I started with bx2 and bxc with yamaha rxa2010 then i got rx6 in 2 months time, after 1 year i got gx300 and gx350 replaced the yamaha with denon 4520 and i got also a parasound a21 and 2 bk electric subs . The yamaha compered to denon had a very tin sound with almost no stage and separation. At the moment the dept of the stage it's 1m.
My brother after audition the gx300 in my house sold his 5.1 b&w cm series and got pl300 pl350 pl100 and Gibraltar g2 driving them with yamaha rxa2040 and also parasound a21
I'm looking at the moment to change the denon with onkyo tx-nr 5010
or i have to get the pr sc 5509 to get the best performance?
It's the parasound itself a 3d brand or 2d
What you think about the a21
I live in Dublin and we have locally 3 hifi shops, when i ask them about 3d sound the response it's simple in stereo doesn't exist, another shop said that i have to stay between the two speakers in the middle for 3d sound 😱😱😱😱😱
PLEASE HELP ME
@ddkt, those dealers are buffoons. "Three D" means: Height, Width and Depth. Clearly achievable with two speakers. Do not do business with them. You also need pace, rhythm, timing, atmosphere, emotion and scale. The suspension of belief that "you are there" or "they are here".
They are many great threads on here that cover many of these topics. I suggest that you search around and do some reading. Try to get out and visit an Audio Show or a major city that has some respectable audio salons. You need to hear a properly set up system! You do not need to spend a fortune either. Knowledge is power!!! Good Luck :>)