The best deal is to buy Tektone for $3000 and rest of the money spend
to go Las Vegas
to go Las Vegas
Modern Wilsons have more bass, warmer sounding.
Magicos have very wide very smooth dispersion. Need more room to the sides. For some reason to my ears in multiple demos they also have a bump in the presence range. Best for wide listening area. Sometimes sound rather cool, but not harsh.
But if you asked me what speaker has a better chance of sounding great in a wide variety of rooms, you'd have to look to the top of the Vandersteens. :)
What’s the other one that we would recommend all the time.....
Japanese...Mogami. Mogami Neglex it was and is. And Mogami cables in general.
Clarity cable. Sensible sound. Etc.
That is, if someone does not want to buy a liquid metal cable from us, we recommend the above two. If they don't want to spring for that, then mogami and canare are excellent choices. Buy the wire, self terminate the cables, etc.
There are others. Obviously.
cheap speakers are a bit tougher than all that, though.
I love my sasha 2 but that paint job cost is a total ripoff.
its like being robbed by your own relatives.
Will a cars paint job cost you that much? Putting into
consideration a car is harder to paint with all the curves,
dent and all the parts you have to remove to start painting
like windows, handles, bumpers etc.
Hi, was in England back now.I don't think you can hear a 27k paint job however the Magico outriggers do improve the sound greatly. The stainless still feet that are included tend to give a harder sound with far less detail.I am using custom Symposium Super plus with Stealth top that were custom made for me they use Tellurium Copper spikes on Magico Q3s.
You guy's "Paint" speakers???? Yuck!
I only build with real woods. Plus, "When needed"- carbon fiber/resin. Epoxy finishes with 1/4" clear over the wood. Never paint!
Building a set now with "Mappa Burl" and "Mahogany". Also with "Flame/curly maple", accents. Next set will be "Bloodwood", "Purple Heart" with Carbon Fiber.
Both the expensive paint job and speaker footers are the way the manufacturer gets more of your hard earned $$$. A pair of $7600.00 pods for your speakers is just Magico excess. If the speakers need the special pods to sound their best, they should be included with the speakers, not as an expensive add on. This is mostly greed by the manufacturer and it’s amazing how many people will get sucked in to buy it.
Your right, The speaker manufacturers "should" build their speakers with a real "Base" as they used to. But that would cost them money....Hmm.
I buy full, "live", "Slabs" of Maple, Walnut and etc. to make my speaker bases. And they do not need special "Feet", "Outriggers" or "Whatcha-Ma'call'it's", To sound decent!
Why is Tekton even mentioned here ?i have heard their models
I donot think they are refined at all.
their top model has far better drivers and respectable,but not in agreement with their hype . They are cheaply made mdf,low quality Xover parts, and drivers youget what you pay for .
a wall of sound that is not
beating a Wilson ,or Magico in Refinement ,not happening
unless the whole design has changed.