dc10 Audio Room
General Room Notes – Oh these are freaking cool looking – all one piece waveguided speakers. No room treatments, we’ll see how highly directional speakers do with that. Fully active speakers, with DAC, amps and preamps built in. Very cool!!! Finally someone that is building speakers with technology from this century
Sibelius Violin Concerto – Sounds good, but I think these speakers might benefit from tubs amps. Not hard sounding speakers, but some of the emotion is missing that I know good tube amps can bring
Mahler Symphony 6 – On the other hand, dynamics are off tha hook. Really good and producing a big sound. Only criticisim – they are low sounding, so feels like we are looking down on the performers. Raise them up a bit and I think they could be quite special.
Tom Waits – Another track that tube amps would not go amis on.
Natalie Merchant – Finally a bit of slam and percussiveness. Gets a bit hard when she goes loud, but less bad than other less directional speakers. Jason’s Notes
Sibelius violin sounds absolutely gorgeous. Loving the subtlety of it. Sweet and emotive.
Mahler great dynamics and authority.
Tom waits a bit of bass over hang. Excellent soundstage and imaging. A bit dry on the balance. Overall a bit hollow sounding.
Merchant again imaging and soundstage is pretty darn good could be better but they show potential. If put in a room with treatment etc I think these would be phenomenal.