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Hi,Did someone of you have heard a new CS 2.3 ? Any comparation with the older model CS 2 ?Thx. in advance.
staring at my brand new 2.3's right now. damn they're good looking. i am sadly awaiting some rca/xlr cables i ordered before i can fire them up. i will report back when i have them up and running. excited/nervous - i have never heard them before, i bought them on reputation alone. we will see what happens.
I bought a pair of CS-2 speakers the day after I heard them at RMAF 2007 because I was so blown away with how they made speakers costing many times their price sound like boom boxes in comparison. I have been very happy with them for the past two years. During the time I owned them I upgraded the Behringer with the Cullen mods. After the mods the speakers further improved in terms of clarity and dynamics (particularly in the midrange). I always felt like the speakers excelled at dynamics and had fast tuneful bass. I could have happily lived with them long term, but I wondered how much better the CS-2.3 speakers could improve on the virtues of the CS-2 speakers.I decided to trade in my CS-2 speakers and get the CS-2.3 speakers. I have given them more than 150 hours of break-in and I think the character of the sound has settled in. I am confident that they will continue to improve for at least another 300 hours, but the differences will be too subtle to notice with daily listening sessions. I feel I have waited long enough to comment on the sound at this point.So how do they sound? In a word, spectacular! They continue to excel in the areas that the CS-2 speakers shine, but improve in some other important areas. Like the CS-2 speakers, they have the open baffle unconstrained sound and dynamics in spades. They also excel in producing music that sounds very close to live music. The midrange coherency improves because of the 3 way design. The Alphas are cut over at 100 Hz and are now used specifically for bass duty and do not need to perform duty above 800 Hz like they did on the CS-2 design. The bass response seems to go lower and have better separation, but is still tight and tuneful. On top of the better sonic performance, the speakers look furniture grade and less industrial.So in summary, the speakers look better and perform better than the CS-2 speakers which I consider to be an excellent performer for the money. I am anxious to hear them after another 200 hours of break in to hear how the bass response sounds after they open up further. Just a word of caution, reserve judgment until you have at least 100 hours on them because they go through some awkward break in stages where they sound great and then you say WTF and then they sound great again.
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