Post by Percussionista on Dec 6, 2016 22:54:05 GMT -5
I'm starting to think down the road about a possible change of theater speakers. I currently have 18+ year-old Vandersteens all around and they work flawlessly, but I know there's still another veil that could be lifted on inner detail. I am really curious about how the Airmotiv C1 performs, in terms of clarity - I'm guessing it will handle overall material with aplomb given its 3-way complement of drivers.
So, for those who've actually put it in their system (likely with the T1's etc.) do you have any comments on them particularly as compared to others you've had in place? Would you say dialog is any clearer?
Still setting up, but at least: Office: Emotiva DC-1, Stealth-8's, (Airmotiv-S12) Theater: SVS PC-12+; Emotiva MPS-2, XMC-2, T2+'s, C2+, A1's and E2+'s; Oppo 203 Living Room: Sonos Soundbase; Oppo 103
Post by oldandslow on Dec 11, 2018 10:21:59 GMT -5
Very much so! My wife is hard of hearing so I replaced my center speaker with a C1 and she could make out dialogue much better. Since the improvement in speach was so much better, I replaced my towers with a pair of T2s. That really made a big difference. I kind of wish I had went with the C2 instead of the C1, but really, it's the ribbon tweeters that make the difference. The sound is so balanced now. Beautiful.
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I don't have any direct comments on the C1, but I do have a C2, and it's sound is terrific... But it's large. I knew it was going to be big, but I surprised when I unboxed it. I would imagine the C1 is very close in sound (especially dialogue), but not quite as large.