Use: one week
This is a match between Martin 315, HRC DK4 and these new (?) 3A-Prosecutors.
A power, a Sansui AU317Mk2 (2x85), supported by a Shure V15 Type 4 on a MicroSeiki DD20 and the inevitable PC (IBM Thinkpad) with pieces of MP3 (320K), OGG (320K), ACE
Music: The Köln Concert by K. Shank, Airboune, Bill Evans, Beethoven (the S4), Martin Taylor, DaveHolland (BigBand)
Performance: the HRC is behind 1 to 2db, others are equivalent.
Safe: The Martins ahead, their Bom 38cm really help, they brew the air. They are ideal for hosting a party, those who love the pressure waves will get their money.
Definition side, they are dropped by the other two, I recommend to the music Dance to high volume. That said, we must remain realistic, they are better than 90% of what is being sold at Fnac.
We still have the HRC and 3A. 3A bassreflex for cones with 2 26cm and 10cm and a fabric dome, closed volume for HRC with 2 domes of 5 and 2 cm in tissue.
1 / KJ: By far the most difficult score to send the Steinway KJ is flamboyant and transitional devastating. both speakers are doing very well. FYI, my (ex) Sampam311 tested before the HRC have been properly buried, the transient turning into mashed intermodulated distortion. Front of a hair, the HRC due to a slight lack of depth of sound, breathing and couienements K are, a bit less readable on 3A and a certain roundness in a thin the lower spectrum for 3A.
2 / Airborne: perfect on Martin very well on the HRC, it is a tad below the 3A, this thickness still a little fat in the low midrange.
3 / MTaylor: excellent quitar secheet in half an ace of the chromatic descent, a dive aéeiren ropes, it's simple the 2 speakers are doing very well.
4 / DaveHolland: big band as a rhythm section with traditional battery / BasseAcoustique very present. DNAS this album, the whole issue a complex message acoustically speaking (Copper, Xylo among others). Ideal for power and readability, the HRC is to 3A in depth but are brighter in the short term and very pleasant, so after a long-term listening, you realize a certain aggressiveness finally a little tiring, yet once it is in the detail.
5 / It ends with a long piece to the old vynil of Von Karajan Circus, No. 4, martins = outside, 3A give us an excellent sound, the thickness already observed in the lower spectrum is the way they use to make us feel the power of the orchestra, they are comfortable, they sound ... as the HRC.
The balance sheet.
Low Bandwidth: HRC/Martins/3A
Voice, Strings: 3A/HRC/Martins
Impact / Rock / Rap: Martins/3A/HRC
I do not sell.
The better the HRC for their side all terrain, they are passable nowhere.
3A to provide a global service quality through their size makes them more
adapted to the WAF important. Performance slightly superior to HRC is an asset.
Closed volumes or BR, matter of taste, I admit loving the ending, I find that well-regulated
they snore less.
The 3A is an excellent product for the price or they can be found on the market is a big hundred euros. At that price, differs absolutely supermarkets today and make a nest "sound" in the oldies market opportunity. Last point, 3-way in this range, you can listen directly purchase housing on the market today, is already implementing that only will be notified properly. When one is not a sound engineer, keep it simple, the sound is better.
A + for a match of two ways: KEF Cadenza Elipson Maetro cons (first generation)