Please go ahead and show us how you can get better with separates.
DA-9 (189 usd now)
Modi 3 (90 usd now).
Diamond 12.1 (300 usd)
OR Diamond 12.2 (450 usd)
OR Polk R100 (100 bucks cheaper)
Polk R200 (650 usd now)
250$ not 190$
100$ USD (not sure if it's with or without tax)
450$ on Amazon, Within budget.
600$, outside budget.
650$, outside budget.
750$, outside of budget.
So all in all, you win, you got a higher scoring speaker for less money (Wharfdale Diamond 12.1) . Just make sure that you ditch Audiophile math for real math in your next attempt.
Its a good thing Im not from the states so my prices are the prices that I stated. I just got the R200 a couple of weeks back for 592 bucks after currency conversion and its still within the 900 dollar budget. That type of FR and directivity are easy to beat for that type of money, and those scores dont really mean a thing to me.
Also, 600 for the 12.2? Thats not normal. It retails for 500 and ine can easily get for cheaper. Airpulses are overpriced for what the can do, the better VFM are Edifier and Swans.
I don't know if it always depends on location, sometimes it's on stocks remaining... but in this case, switching fro example from Amazon.com to Amazon.de shows the same pair of Diamond 12.2 sold new by Wharfdale store for €379, so $440I got all my prices off amazon. and it was Wharfdale that was selling it for 600.
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Naim Audio springs to mind:It's a 180 degree 5 pin. The Europeans and the English loved them. Truly horrible connector. But very cheap.
Naim Audio springs to mind:
I don't think I've ever heard any of their stuff, but they were quite popular in the UK. I was always put off by the odd connectors which made them difficult to mix and match with other brands; probably why they did it.
My "favourite" overpriced poor electronics brand Naim still uses them todayYes, so true.
The various DIN connectors used to be easily available and very cheap. But, there were 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 pin. 180 degree, 270 degree etc. Wiggly, poor connections and just horrible to solder, with the plastic substrate guaranteed to melt, even with skilled soldering.
Even Quad used them on their gear until sanity prevailed and they adopted the RCA.
Interesting to see the "MIDI" connector being used as speaker connector here. As far as Hi-Fi goes I've only ever seen it as audio input on my Yamaha CR-600 from the 70s. I'd personally go with phoenix connectors instead.If only the distortion wasn't so high...
BTW, is that really the ancient "DIN" 5-pin socket? (L speaker out)? I thought they were "extinct" in Hi-Fi for decades.
Yes, you are missing your personal listening test.I would say Kanto's YU6 are better for significantly less money. Or I'm missing something?
Nearly all the speaker companies have recently raised price by 10-15% in the USA.Also, 600 for the 12.2? Thats not normal. It retails for 500 and ine can easily get for cheaper. Airpulses are overpriced for what the can do, the better VFM are Edifier and Swans.