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Chris, great to hear you are enjoying them. What do you have in your system? I still can not believe what i heard out of these.Like you said no tricks or super expensive cables, sound treatment, tricks, or power conditioners. Incredible sound! Can not wait to get mine. In the mean time i am building up a dedicated listening room in my new to me house along with 300 other things. LOL
Nice looking speakers. They use the floor/wall boundary to multiply the size of the mouth which is needed for bass. They conform to the smooth taper design philosophy which may mean excess midrange bleed-thru the horn, but the rear mouth will mitigate this.The Concerto looks an awful lot like the DIY Dalek by Bob Hayes (lat e2006) with a Ron Clarke style diffusor.dave
My neighbors sons are home on winter break and we spent about 5 hours listening yesterday. Both are musicians with a concentration in classical,and couldn’t get enough. They are 19 and 20 so we listened to a lot of great music recorded long before they were born. Landmark rock albums from the 60’s -80’s and jazz from the 40’s -current. Awesome day!
John Richardson from The Part-Time Audiophile put Charney on the "2017 Best Of List"Charney Audio Companion Mk2 ($5,850-$9,550 a pair, depending on finish/driver options)Richardson: The pair I auditioned was configured with a single pair of Voxativ AF 2.6 drivers. The cabinets themselves were horn-loaded using a smooth-horn configuration to eliminate diffraction and reflection. The sound of these transducers, powered by Charney’s own hand-built amplifiers, struck me as just right, as in how real music ought to sound. A company to watch."Good to see Brian get a little well deserved good press. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful, but as a former structural engineer looks like it's going to tip over (appears to be front heavy/could fall on it's face, could fall left/right with the tiny outriggers, and rear board needs a spike to combat spongy carpet & pad and to be more substantially weight wise for improved balance/better secured to the cabinet). As an owner it would drive me crazy. Sorry.
Finally going next Friday to pick mine up. More to come.
Looks can be deceiving! Without actually seeing them in person your post is sophomoric at best. Charney’s horns are light in weight and can be knocked over if thumped into, no different than most all stand mounted monitors. However they are designed to be placed near the front wall and close to or in the corners depending on the room and listening preference. This is due to how the horn couples with the room for bass response. I would say with proper placement the horns would normally be out of most traffic areas in a house. As the bard James William Buffett penned in his song Mañana:“Don’t try to describe a Kiss concert if you’ve never seen it”....SorryLove how your system looks!
+1 Welcome to the club Charney Audio horns are very special indeed!Brian is a knowledgeable audio guy...he’s been there and done that with so much gear over the years.Enjoy
flat4,Single driver: +1 (I run that too.)Near-field listening: +1 (I do that too.)Benchmark DAC3 & AHB2: +1 (Very good gear.)Taking the gear out from between speakers: +1 (I do that too.) Thank you JLM. I really feel my combination is on point. I took the gear out from between the speakers when the old speakers were in the system. Only thing i did this weekend was add the Companioin speakers. I do not tale the shotgun approach on changes. One change at a time.Near-field is sweet. More of a product of room only being 9ft wide. It is 17ft deep but only 7ft ceilings. My wife summed it up and she is not into music/equipment at the audiophile level. She said it sounds so smooth and doesn't strain. She also said it was like wearing headphones. I was like dang. She gets it and i wasn't imagining what i am hearing. LOLThis is an old farm house i just moved into. A200 amp service was installed in 01 but most of the rooms are on one breaker for some reason including all my equipment. Can't even plug in a clock radio as it is all static with it shut off. I will be tackling that project in the next month i hope.If you are ever near the Scranton, Pa area you are welcome to stop by for a listen.
Ah yes, another truth seeker becomes aurally enlightened! Well done Grasshopper! Dude, glad your loving your Companions!
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