This evening, listened to both Spendor and Harbeth, although not comparing apple to apple, Harbeth win my heart.
So between Harbeth & Proac?
Proac will not be on my list.My current amp may not drive it to give tranparency, detailed. Even with tube amp, my XRCD sound very bright (although it produced clarity, transparent sound), it "hurt" my ear. I cannot give up on few XRCD collection.I am now "hunting" for B&W 805s or 805n, however, if I cannot find those B&W, then, you know my choice.
i think Reference 3A Dulcet deserves an audition at the price point you are looking at. 2k +sings well, looks good
the distributor is advertising in the forum too:http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=104020.0
Thank you for the link information.Long time ago, if I recalled correctly, the Reference 3A speakers were made in France. I wonder they are still made in France or elsewhere.
I posted this information earlier in the B&W thread. Open this thread to look for more alternative bookshelf speakers.I will move my current setup to a smaller room (room size around 3m x 4m), hence, I want to give up on my B&W 603 S3 (floorstand) to a better smaller speakers (better crossover).Current Int Amp is Creek Destiny with 100Wpc into 8 ohms.Initially, I was leaning towards B&W PM1 or CM1, but after some thought, since looking for a better bookshelf speakers, why not look at other candidates.So, I have following on my list :1) Harbeth P3ESR2) Dynaudio Focus 1103) ATC SCM 11I am worried Creek may not have enough power to drive the SCM11, but, upgrade the AMP will happen in the next stage.Are there any more bookshelf speakers to recommend which may pair well with Creek?
you are absolutely correct. your useless creekie will not be to move the ATC drivers at all. for owners of creepy creekie , camp-bridge all-teo , etc , hands off B&W , ATC ; only speakers for them are monitor ah-teo , ten-noise , mission impossible , KEFie , Wooferdale ,etc. maybe you can try Epos. they are good , no kidding. maybe can consider Harbeth , but the agent selling very expensive one.