September 30, 2017 § Leave a comment
“I also briefly compared the F36s with a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 10s, which are somewhat more expensive ($2,750/pair if you choose their optional piano black finish—the latter available standard on the F36). I’m intimately familiar with the Monitor Audios. They offered a bit more clarity through the midrange and treble. This was a plus on detailed, densely scored material but was less forgiving of bright recordings. With their 8-inch woofers (but only two of them), they also sounded more powerful in the low bass than the F36s”.
September 29, 2017 § Leave a comment
“And consider that there’s no need for loudspeaker cables and/or interconnects. Just a digital cable and power cords. One might think that 1500 watts is way too much power for such a small loudspeaker, but on first listen one can hear an incredible sense of assuredness belying its small stature. Simply put, there’s a lot of fight in this small dog. I have been enjoying the Greg Allman and the Allman Brothers Band of late. “Live at the Fillmore East” especially. Listening to a rock band is not my usual cup of tea but I find their music enjoyable and toe-tapping. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to hear how much soul this group actually possesses.”
September 28, 2017 § Leave a comment
“The Sage has more upper mids and treble energy than the Savant and in general, has a more neutral sounding presentation. Vocals and percussion are more forward with a cleaner attack and overall you get a better level of headroom and spaciousness with the Sage. Those who felt the Savant was missing a little in terms of top end sparkle might prefer the Sage in that respect with its more audible final octave and better vocal presence.”