I had been thinking about the speaker systems I had just before what I have now. I guess I was feeling a bit nostalgic. They were the Infinity RS1b's and the original Martin Logan CLS. I used to swap out the upper range sections using the Infinity bass towers for both. Before these were the Acoustat 1+1's. And before those were the Allison Three's. Other than the Allison's they were all larger 4 piece systems, as is what I have today. I always seem to gravitate to them.
I was thinking that if I only could have known then what I know now about audio, how much better I could have gotten them to sound. I have learned so much over the years regarding room acoustics, system and room set-up, the synergy between components and the big one, room correction systems. Armed with all of that I have no doubt the bar would have been raised substantially. I am not saying that I would like to step back, because I am very, very pleased with what I have now. I am just curious on how much of that is actually due to the newer better tech and how much is due to just simply getting the set-up right?
Part of getting it right is having good room dimensions, which my room had, in fact very close to an ideal ratio. But, I was using the long wall. I was able to lengthen my room while having my current system making that long wall the short one and that in itself made a huge difference. Larger systems do demand more space and maybe my previous systems were not allowed to breathe properly and be the best of what they could have been. I am sure that was a part of it. I would have liked to have known them in the room I have now.
This is my current system: the VMPS RM-V60's with the matching VLA bass towers. I tend to keep my speaker systems for a very long time. They are simply too large to be moving in and out