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    Or drugs. I might have a new sideline.

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    just don't bend over in the shower...
    cheers.....Bryan

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    It's not until you can switch between two sets of speakers instantly that you appreciate such a difference in their presentation. You can be quite happy with how one set sounds but when switching to another set it's like fully opening a door to the performance. My listening sessions with a few set ups has opened my eyes (ears) to how better to judge presentations. I might think one set has a recessed midrange but it can be less tiring in the long run.

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    I believe the same can be said of any comparison such as you describe. One of the reasons must be due to our short term audio memory, it is said it is of the order of 90 seconds, or so. I also believe our ear/brain gets used to our systems over time. I once had a little transistor radio and used it to listen to classical music in the morning (before I got up). I convinced myself that it was so good, I didn't really need anything better! So our expectations must play a part, I've been very happy with some very modest systems over the years, not that my present system is so good that I can stop improving it.
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    I'm surprised about how much difference I get between the bookshelf speakers I have. At the moment the previously unknown to me Denon SC-E313SE have the best 'in the room' presentation but I'm currently enjoying the smaller Yamahas, which are amazing for their size and cost.

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    Cor blimey Henry, these are incredible quality for the money. They weigh almost 7 kg each and are built like the proverbial out-house. The seller could find only one circular grill but I generally don't use them anyway. So are these from the same range as your excellent floorstanders?

    They perform very well, with plenty of punch and excellent separation. The fruits of the Sony/B&W collaboration shows immediately, these are very good.

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    Hi Gary, sorry for the delay getting back to you. The ED in the designation stands for extended definition. These were designed for use with SACD at its launch. They will be as good as Sony/B&W could muster for the money, Kevlar woofer and a very extended tweeter. I have no idea how much they would have cost new but the blessing is when these pop up at the usual auction sites now, they have the SS prequel like all Sony Speakers and you need to know what you are looking for. My speakers are later models I think but still have that DNA of a very good speaker if the amp is up to the job of driving them. You have a pretty special speaker there. They should calm your itch for a while, and if you do your research they should make you a nice profit if you tire of them.

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    Cheers m8. The bass is incredible for the 13 cm driver. Not had any real chance to listen yet, hopefully later.

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    Just picked up a pair of B&W FS700 stands. Excellent quality and almost filled with sand so nice and heavy. It will save me placing speakers on top of others.

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    Sony SS-B2ED v Yamaha NX-E200.

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    JPW Mini Monitor with a different Audax tweeter. I switch the lights on at 1:10 lol. It's difficult to film black speakers with very brightly lit full length windows behind.

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    I noticed the metal grill over one of the SS-B2ED tweeters was dented so I prized it off and when cleaning around the very delicate carbon cover before refitting it, I caught it with a finger end, very lightly but it was enough to break it like an ultra thin egg. :grrrrrrrr:

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    Can you tell what it is yet? Built like a tank. The manufacturer apparently was so confident if their build quality, they dropped one from a height a few times.

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    Er. A speaker

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    Doh, you're too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    Doh, you're too good.
    Was in the business for a while, its a skill

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    Can you tell what it is yet? Built like a tank. The manufacturer apparently was so confident if their build quality, they dropped one from a height a few times.

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    Is it a ATC three way ? There heavey

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    No, they are the Yamaha NS-200. 6.5" drivers. Very well made and had good reviews back in 2000.

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