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Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
yyzsantabarbara: I think both the Krell and Coda are great choices for KEF Reference and Blade models. I love my Coda 16.0/ Blade 2 setup.  I find it interesting that the dealer would not sell the original Blade at a discount and order a Blade Me... 
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
KEF’s vented tweeters were suppose to address the same issue as Meta, back wave management; I guess not quite as effectively. A friend asked me whether he should purchase a Ref 3 Meta or used Blade 2. I told him he should try to listen to both but... 
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
Thanks for all your comments. John Hirsch; thank you and we look forward to your further comments about midrange improvements, etc with your new Blade Metas. Enjoy!  
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
Strange review in general, especially as you note his comparisons. As mentioned before, not comparing the Metas to Loudspeaker of the Year 2015, the original Blade 2, is a glaring omission.    
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
Sorry for the term active on the Blades. I was informing that the Blade has no passive radiators, powered by internal air pressure only. All 4 are indeed woofers powered by the audio signal/internal crossover.   
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
All 4 woofers are indeed active. Like I said, not comparing the Metas to the loudspeaker of the year 2015 (Blade 2) was a significant oversight and would have been a logical comparison and valuable to many.  
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
Hi mgrif104: Thank you for your response! I know that KEF is one of the finest loudspeaker companies ever and supports its work with exhaustive documentation. I own the Blade 2 and love them. I was just hoping for a word or two about the sonic im... 
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
I noticed in a very recent Stereophile review of Blade 2 Meta that the reviewer did not address a sonic comparison with the original Blade 2, which won component of the year 2015. Curious, as this would be of significant interest. Do you think thi... 
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
I’m afraid I haven’t heard the Michi amplifiers live but I’ve heard and read many accolades. I will say that I’ve found the Coda 16 to be a very special match for my Blade 2s, refined, musical, authoritative, with as much power as my Blades will e... 
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
Hi yyzsantabarbara: I have been using VAC preamplifiers for 20 years and my Signature IIa mates  beautifully with the Coda 16.0, making a great amplifier even better! I truly have no interest in trying other preamplifiers as all my VACs have mate... 
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
Thank you all for your most helpful comments!  I am thoroughly enjoying my original KEF Blade 2s driven by my Coda 16.0. Can’t really justify spending the additional funds on the new Metas or the time in selling my like new originals. My 66 yo hea... 
Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?
Thanks; you may be correct. I’ve been reading some owner reviews of Blade Meta on the KEF Owners Group on Facebook, but most are from Europe. I’ll try giving KEF USA a call.   
One big reason why brick and mortar high end audio dealers struggle.
Dealers obviously should be friendly, respectful and accommodating. Today, dealers work in an almost impossible environment with audiophiles wanting to audition the equipment of interest and then buy at the cheapest price, usually online or via no... 
Coda Class A Amplifiers
I am planning to continue using my VAC Renaissance mkV line/phono preamplifier with the 16.0 or #8. Thank you for recommending I phone Mr Dale. 
Coda Class A Amplifiers
What makes the Coda 16.0 that much more expensive and heavier than the #8? I believe I read they both have a 3000 VA transformer.Thanks!