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Old 07-31-2014, 02:28 PM
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In a small rm the GE is hard to beat when coupled with a fine system with enough muscles amplification you will be awestruck by it. It's in the homage series for good reason Only thing here is the price versus so many options out there.
Power is always a tough subject for me to really grasp. Dependent upon your types of music preference and the level at which you listen. I listen to virtually no electronic music or rap, house, etc. My need for power is much less than one who enjoys such material.
95% of the time we are only using or need 2-5 watts. On hard transients, this number can spike exponentially and that's where the need comes from.
According to Art Dudley's review in Stereophile, he figured 50 quality watts was enough to really do them justice. The minimum I would be using would be a 60-75 watt amplifier of some sort. Likely tubes. I am assuming this will do them justice, at least I hope it will...
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Power is always a tough subject for me to really grasp. Dependent upon your types of music preference and the level at which you listen. I listen to virtually no electronic music or rap, house, etc. My need for power is much less than one who enjoys such material. 95% of the time we are only using or need 2-5 watts. On hard transients, this number can spike exponentially and that's where the need comes from. According to Art Dudley's review in Stereophile, he figured 50 quality watts was enough to really do them justice. The minimum I would be using would be a 60-75 watt amplifier of some sort. Likely tubes. I am assuming this will do them justice, at least I hope it will...
The ARC REF75 amp might be a good match.
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The ARC REF75 amp might be a good match.
I seem to be in the minority with my view and experience, but the Ref 75 doesn't do it for me.
It's nice, no two ways about it, but I think the Ref 150 is a much better option. Comparing measurements seems to favor the Ref 110/150 if you have a speaker that has much of an impedance swing (which describes the vast majority of many of our high quality speakers). Don't flame me for this. Just my experience. I listened to it extensively with the Wilson Alexia's. I'm not a fan of the ARC meters either. I prefer the boring simple ARC faceplate. ;-)
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I seem to be in the minority with my view and experience, but the Ref 75 doesn't do it for me. It's nice, no two ways about it, but I think the Ref 150 is a much better option. Comparing measurements seems to favor the Ref 110/150 if you have a speaker that has much of an impedance swing (which describes the vast majority of many of our high quality speakers). Don't flame me for this. Just my experience. I listened to it extensively with the Wilson Alexia's. I'm not a fan of the ARC meters either. I prefer the boring simple ARC faceplate. ;-)
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I carefully listened to both of them in the same room, with the same amp, and IMHO, the evo offer a more subtile / accurate / beautiful sound.

Evo seem to be better build more over.
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This is what I love about this forum. When I have an question I can go back in time and find it. Upgrading from O1 to GE now
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This is what I love about this forum. When I have an question I can go back in time and find it. Upgrading from O1 to GE now
Follow up if anyone wondered. The O1 vs. GE are very close.

How I always upgrade speakers is setup one on the left channel and one on the right channel. Then I use my setup to instantly flip back and forth between L and R channels. This process gives me a true A/B test on various tracks.

Where the GE improvements becomes apparent is during very cluttered tracks with lots of going on, guitar strumming, singing, a solid piano.

When everything is going on the GE separate each instrument amazingly well. The size and weight difference is night and day. The GE is built to a crazy standard. I'm still very partial to the O1 but the price differences are noticeable.

But . . . I would say in a small room, maybe a 15% improvement in sound from the GE vs. O1.

If going into a much bigger room the GEs improvements over the O1 would be significant, mostly because the size of the mid section 7" vs. 6" and power handling. It feels like it images better and better the further I get out from them.

It has been a very enjoyable speaker, the detail is great and it's very neutral. I can listen to hours without feeling fatigued. The speakers disappear in the room.
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