i owned the arro speakers and love the thunder but the storm will work very well, especially for jazz
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i owned both and the storm is fine, yes , i used a pair of arro speakers, tube cd player and a tube int.amp with sub and loved the system, in fact , it may have been one of my favorite systems, and i have owned lots of them and more money too than that one....you know to use good cables ,etc. and it makes so much difference....i know you probably know that....
the room i used the storm in is 12X20 . I listened to jazz, mostly instr. some vocal, especially female. Basically , i believe most people who listen to jazz, listen to it at the levels they believe if they were listening live in a venue,club,etc. most of the time it may be less, with the load that the storm carries you can cross it over a different frequencies, say 80, 120,etc. I personally believe that your ears are as good as a piece of gear or tech to tell you where the crossover should be....you take your favorite piece , especially bass and play it and make the choices...i used 80 as a crossover...since the arros do go down below that. let me say that the thunder will work very well, it is according to your volume level and money. i am elderly and been around tube.solid state and my hearing has been lost somewhat , but i believe my theory is sound , big volume, then bigger sub, but jazz ..it not rock...dwhitt
you are wrong, i am retired , 91 years of age, but have probably listened to more equipment than you have even thought about, in saying...that good listening and totem are excellent , also, aerial, vandersteen, wilson, focal, era, and on and on,,,don't be offended audiofeil, you don't know it all ....dwhitt
Had a diccussion with Vince, the owner of Totem last night. I posed my sub/Arro question to him and his recommendation was to go w/ Storm over Thunder. He explained that the Storm is a faster sub relative to Thunder, and consequently, a better match for the quick Arros. If wanted more sub volume in the room, he recommended two Storms.
BTW, Vince seemed like an unusually helpful and responsive fellow.