Speakers upgraded

Polk speakers are part of my 2CH and HT setup since 2000, but I thought I reached the point with my other gear to start looking outside to evolve my system. I have been using LSiM 705 for one plus year and really dig the overall sound and they are real good value when purchased at Friends & Family sales. I was content with midrange but was looking for refinement at both top and bottom end.

I set the budget at under $5K . There are ton of options at this price point but I short listed to a few based on my experience of listening to various brands at audio shows / dealers. The final tossup was been Sonus Faber Sonetto V, Focal Electra 1028 BE and Goldenear Technology Triton 1. If I can sum the listening experience to one word it will be, Sonetto V = Musical, Electra 1028 = Crisp , Triton 1 = Clean. I can be happy with any of these but I chose Triton 1 due to much extendined bottom end by virtue of powered sub section and extended and clean sound signature overall. Plus I got good deal on them.

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What I heard at dealer is staying true in my setup/room. Really loving the sound with sound stage extending much wider and higher then LSiM705. On good recordings sound stage depth also increases, really puts smile on my face.

-izafar

Goldenear Technology Triton 1 - Parasound Halo A23 - Parasound Halo P5 - Auralic Vega - Auralic Aries - Marantz TT-15S1 - Clearaudio Nano

Comments

  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,425
    congrats!!!!
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    Moar pics please
    What sub is that
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • izafarizafar Posts: 795
    Joey_V wrote: »
    What sub is that

    The sub is HSU ULS-15 MK2, it is 15” sealed sub, real musical and digs deep.
    -izafar

    Goldenear Technology Triton 1 - Parasound Halo A23 - Parasound Halo P5 - Auralic Vega - Auralic Aries - Marantz TT-15S1 - Clearaudio Nano
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,505
    Good looking set up, bet it sounds great!
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,861
    edited February 10
    Nice! Would love to hear those at some point!

    I also love my HSU sub. It’s a dual purpose rig so I have one port plugged but should try it sealed at some point...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    Congrats, enjoy!
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,136
    Fantastic looking setup.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,184
    edited February 10
    Congrats!

    I really like the GE sound. With my 2’s, I’m as content as I’ve been with one pair of speakers for some time. I would love to upgrade to the 1’s at some point.
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
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    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,136
    @Tony M loves his Golden Ears too!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
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