What sort of presentation do you prefer? Is it a smoother, more emotive sound or analytical? If the former you'd probably be better with Kef from the reviews I've read.pedromarmot said:I need urgent help and opinions about this two, they are my only options for my new Naim Unitiqute2, and I dont have the chance to try them.
What of this two its a better speaker? I play all kinds of music and also for movies.
Thank all opinions.
Cheers, Jim. Yeah, before committing to new speakers I'll have to hear the Ref 1s with my amp. The only stinger for me is the price of the dedicated stands. Sure they do the speakers justice but together is close on a 2k price. Mrs. P would get the frying pan out on me.AEJim said:Hi PP, yeah we've been changing our UK distribution for a while now - half a dozen big independents and Richer sounds for the 3-Series and below. (They shouldn't be special order but standard stock so not sure why that was said).
Tonally they are very even-handed as the reviews seem to pick up on, the slot port has a lot to do with that, it works very well to extend bass over a broad range rather than "honk" strongly over a limited one. They can sound a little dry in comparison with standard ported speakers due to this but it's something you appreciate more the longer you listen, they can produce some very good bass but will not add it if it's not on the track. The big 305 floorstanders can be stunningly dynamic and powerful with this same character. I'd say they sound cleaner and clearer than the old ranges but won't impress as quickly in a shop demo, the more I've heard them the more I appreciate and enjoy them! (I guess I would say that though!)