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Old 06-07-2012, 11:10 AM
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I've listened to the Q1 a couple times and they blew my mind. How can such a big beautiful sound be coming out of a small bookshelf-sized speaker? The CR-1 always impresses me, and the Q1 is amazing for it's size. When it gets this good then it's all a matter of personal preference, and personally I could easily live with either speaker and feel quite fortunate...
That's been my experience, too. They're both fantastic speakers.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:57 AM
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I listened to the Q1s at RMAF. The first time I did not like them. They were being played way too loud with some strange music. Came back on Sunday and they sounded much better - more relaxed, with good top to bottom extension. However, at that price point, one can get a very good full range speaker - e.g. Salon 2s, Sashas to name just a few.

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While I understand your sentiment, I think the Q1 is a response to the audiophile who lives in a Manhattan sized apartment with limited space - or who is subject to the whims or wishes of the wife or interior decorator- and wants great sound in a small box.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:31 PM
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Very good point Myles.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:32 PM
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In the process of buying new speakers I went to audition the Q1s today.

Regarding construction quality I was very impressed. Really high quality build and materials. These speakers have a pro / high end / luxury look and feel.

Regarding sound I'm impressed with the detail and resolution on the mids and highs.

Lows are detailed but lack power / impact. A bit shallow.

For me these speakers are like a high quality luxury salad. Healthy and beautiful but not as exciting as a great steak.

After the audition I ordered the VividAudio B1.
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In the process of buying new speakers I went to audition the Q1s today.

Regarding construction quality I was very impressed. Really high quality build and materials. These speakers have a pro / high end / luxury look and feel.

Regarding sound I'm impressed with the detail and resolution on the mids and highs.

Lows are detailed but lack power / impact. A bit shallow.

For me these speakers are like a high quality luxury salad. Healthy and beautiful but not as exciting as a great steak.

After the audition I ordered the VividAudio B1.
Congratulations on the new Vivid Audio B1's

Photos when you get them. Enjoy!
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:15 PM
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Thanks Joe, I'm excited with the B1. I'll keep you posted with pictures and impressions.
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In the process of buying new speakers I went to audition the Q1s today.

Regarding construction quality I was very impressed. Really high quality build and materials. These speakers have a pro / high end / luxury look and feel.

Regarding sound I'm impressed with the detail and resolution on the mids and highs.

Lows are detailed but lack power / impact. A bit shallow.

For me these speakers are like a high quality luxury salad. Healthy and beautiful but not as exciting as a great steak.

After the audition I ordered the VividAudio B1.
Wow Pedro, congrats!
You'll have one of the finest standmounts in the world!
They made me fall in love with Vivid Audio, after a long journey of listening to different high end speakers.

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Congrats Pedro !
Wonderful !

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Thanks guys! I'll have the B1 in two weeks. I'll start a new thread to share my impressions.
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Congratulations Pedro! I heard the B1s at RMAF last year. They were being driven by Luxman electronics. Sound can be described in one word - impressive!

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