One thing is for sure, the 12.2 is more neutral than the dbrs from all the measurements Ive seen online. Others are subjective but if neutrality is what you are after, the 12s are the most neutral ones Ive seen in its price point (bar the intentional BBC Dip).That's good to hear. I'm currently debating between the diamond 12 series and the elac dbr62 that received a really good recommendation here. I've heard mostly good things so far, but I was also wondering about the differences between the 12.1 and the 12.2. It's hard to find comparisons online. I tried searching YouTube and Google, but there was only one video that compared all 3 of the new diamonds. So far nothing I've found compare the diamonds to the dbrs.