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Old 04-22-2011, 11:36 AM
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Just kidding, there's no new speaker, I bet your heart just skipped a beat.

I hope you enjoy your DSP8000s for MANY years to come!
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:43 AM
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Just kidding, there's no new speaker, I bet your heart just skipped a beat.

I hope you enjoy your DSP8000s for MANY years to come!
Funny! I know my heart skipped one and they're not even mine!

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Old 04-22-2011, 11:49 AM
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Victor... you had me... I went straight to Meridians web site...
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:06 AM
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Jerry...stunning!

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Hi Dave, Reg, Victor and "Two Dot",

Thanks for the compliments. I sure got a SHOCK after reading Victor's DSP9k being introduced. Phew!

After more than 36 hours of burn in, the "newer" things I noticed were:

1. The speakers fins are way much cooler than the older version.

2. At the same default volume setting "65", the newer pair seems to play LOUDER and CLEARER.

3. The mids and highs are more layered ... solid soundstage but with a greater sense of airiness and space behind the singer! Rather like having the entire band at the front stage, now the musicians / singers took on a more 3D presentation.

4. At loud levels, the bass, although still a "raw" now goes deeper and tighter than before. The Manhattans "Men Do Cry" lower bass notes took on a more controlled and palpable manner! The DSP8k, to me was already really, really good, yet the DSP8k.2 seemingly took it to another level, especially the speed, taughtness and delivery of the bass.

I dont think I can ever tie the improvements I hear to the dollars forked out BUT certainly, I am happy to be able to hear improvements.

I am looking forward to another 150 hours or so "run in" and after next weekend, I shall post a thorough "first impression" comparing the notes I took when I first had the "Black Color" version and the McIntosh XRT30's.

Cheers!

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Old 05-23-2011, 10:08 AM
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Spectacular looking system Jerry. Congrats! Just love the white. Very sophisticated, elegant looking for such a large speaker.
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Wow Jerry, I missed your initial posting and did not know you have upgraded. Those look sharp and I bet the sound is amazing. Looking forward to your comments when you are comfortable that the break-in is complete.

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:16 AM
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Hi Jesse, Jim,

No problem. Its almost time the 200 hours is going to reach. When I find time over the weekend, I'll pen down my findings in details. Hopefully, it will be not a boring review.

Thanks for reading and the patience.

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Hi Jerry,

Those speakers look beautiful in white, awesome system and beautiful setup. How is everything sounding now? Any updates?

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:24 AM
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Looks very elegant. What are the speakers sitting on? Are they better than spikes?

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