Perhaps the main reason I ended up choosing Ulysses over Poseidon or other Daedalus speakers is the tweeter height. In my room, listening distance and chair height, the mid-point of the 2 Ulysses tweeters is almost exactly the same height as my ears. If you have a bigger room, listen farther away and/or your ear height is higher than mine, one of the other models might work better. Another thing to consider is bass response; I use a REL S3/SHO sub, without which (again, in my room and with my speaker placement) the Ulysses lack the last little bit of bass "heft", which might not be as true with the 10" woofer systems
I do have a very good Sub woofer Dr. Hsu VTF MK11 it is has 15 " powered woofer , but I really do not care for a sub woofer in a two channel system unless need be.
my choice was between the Apollo or the Poseidon ( Apollo 11 would have been too big for my needs ) and for room environment and size Ulysses V2 which Lou had and we listened to it for a while, and did A/B Demo would not have cut it
when we were Demoing A/B between Apollo 11 & Poseidon, Lou practically read my mind and said both are very close except i found the 11's to be slightly bright
thank you !
the units come in tomorrow Friday 9, will listen to them for 2 days and than write about my experience on A/C Sunday evening
just a few questions for Daedalus owners if they care to answer .
1. Placement , what is the distance between the speakers room size 15 W , 34 feet L (listening area is 15W X20L x9 H I sit about 14 feet from the speakers ) open plan Kitchen Ceiling sloping from 15 feet in the kitchen area to 9 feet )
2. distance between the front wall and the Speakers
3. what sort or feet or out riggers , spikes are you using ? my new flooring is cherry hardwood over concrete , and I have to two maple Boos cutting boards under my magnipans ,
Room is untreated(WAF) but do have heavy curtains and furniture placed strategically & carpet to defuse first reflection point , I own a 14 year old Radio shack SPL meter and use Audyssey software on my Marantz HT receiver to check the room nodes but leave everything above 200HZ alone.
HT system which consists of front passive LS 50's is separate from my two channel listening .
4. Semi dedicated line with PS audio outlets.
Thank you all