The AV NIRVANA Speaker Evaluation Event - Speakers at $1,200 or Less (Preliminary)

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  1. Sonnie

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    We have now finalized our entries for our first speaker evaluation event ... The AV NIRVANA Speaker Event - Speakers at $1,200 or Less.

    The entries will be as follows, provided all are delivered appropriately.

    Here is the lineup thus far in alphabetical order:

    Chane A5rx-c ($860)
    ELAC Uni-fi UF5 ($1000)
    Emotiva T1 ($750)
    JBL Studio 590 ($950)
    KEF Q900 ($1200)
    Klipsch RP-280F ($1080)
    Monitor Audio Bronze Series 6 ($1100)
    Polk Signature S60 ($900)
    Scansonic M9 ($1200)
    SVS Prime Tower ($1000)

    These are current street prices, although many are available direct from the manufacturer at these prices.

    There is a possibility of some substitutions if other speakers become available that are not currently available.

    The event will be held at Cedar Creek Cinema at my home in Luverne, AL... October 25-30.
     
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    I can’t wait for this. However, I’m bias to the Chanes. I’m pretty sure they could win this again.
     
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    Keep in mind there will be no "winner" announced by the panel... as we are going to be super careful not to make this a "comparison" event... nor will we rank them. This will be strictly an evaluation event and we'll let the readers form their own opinions as to what they might like or not. Our sole purpose here is to give an unbiased report of what we hear from each speaker without comparing them to any of the other speakers, along with some measurements for each speaker.
     
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    All right, looking forward to this! Feels like the good ol' days again :)

    Looks like a good group of speakers, including two or three that I've wondered about recently. Bring it on!
     
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    I am pretty excited by this line up... and the possibility of Sonnie's grill getting fired up. :meal:
     
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    Did I hear someone say "grill"? :meal:

    Nothing more satisfying than some good grilled meat and listening to new and different speakers for several days!
     
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    As it turns out... the Sonus faber Principia were miss-priced at $1200/pr... and are actually $1200/each or $2400/pr, therefore they do not fit our evaluation requirements and have been pulled from the list. They have been replaced by the Monitor Audio Bronze Series 6 $1100/pr speakers.
     
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    Hmm the MA Bronze will be interesting. I remember Wayne having very good things to say about the next-step-up Silver series after hearing one at a show a couple of years ago. It will also be interesting to see how the traditional brick-n-mortar brands size up in terms of quality-per-dollar compared to the ID brands in this price bracket.
     
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    I have heard several of the Monitor Audio speakers as well, but never these more inexpensive models... should definitely be interesting.
     
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    And Jon stirred the pot again...without saying too much!

    We got good news about the L series last week. Although way behind schedule on the production side, evidently persistence pays off because things have broken free. As promised, there'll be more to explain on that as it happens.
    A lot of people are patiently waiting on these puppies! Has Jon updated the status to any of you guys?
     
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    I have decent contact with him and haven't heard anything!
     
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    Tracking number from UPS from Emotiva is all.....woot
     

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