Onyx Reference 3 Towers

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  1. Shane Morales

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    Good things were said about them at CES. Not too many on these shores yet. Here's a review from Audio Circle. Another owner still owes a review.
     
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    I am working on a review now... and they are the most transparent dynamic speaker I have ever heard... they rival Quads, while having the dynamics of Klipschorns...

    I absolutely love these speakers...
     
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    Pardon my ignorance, but, could you put this
    in more laymans terms....:b
     
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    Transparent = you can't pinpoint where the sound is directly coming from.

    Dynamic = versatile, sound can be played through the entire spectrum without virtually any limitations.

    Given that my total audio/theater budget has never been greater than $4k, I doubt if I'd ever see a pair of these fine Rockets in my home. However, at 105 Lbs. each, there is some heft to them. [​IMG]
     
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    Once again.......


    WAYNE TO THE RESCUE!!!


    thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Sure - A dynamic speaker is one that uses cones, domes... etc... There are also Ribbon speakers (Magnepan, Newform Research ... though Newform uses cone woofers), Electrotatic designs (Martin Logan, Quad) ....

    A Dynamic Loudspeaker has its advantages in that it can usually play louder than the Electrotstatic designs, thus giving a higher "dynamic range".

    An Electrostatic speaker, especially Quad, is a very transparent sounding speaker... very little stands between you and the original recording.

    The Ref 3's have the ability to do both. They will play as loud as you want, and do so easily, while giving that "see through" quality normally associated with speakers like Quad.

    There is a start....[​IMG]
     
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    my head hurts....










    but thanks anyway....lol
     
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    What would you consider "layman's terms" to describe the sound of a speaker?

    Transparent = see through, as in clear

    Dynamic, see meaning 4 here:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=dynamic

    Would you have preferred "They sound good". [​IMG]
     
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    i always though transparent meant clear.. like if the speaker was a window and the audio source is the outside view... then if the window was transparent enough, you could see the outside pretty much as it were intended to be seen.

    same thing for speakers!
     

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