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    Discovery IIís have arrived

    From the very first note... incredibly holographic sound. And now break-in begins!

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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    Very nice! Congratulations!
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

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    Thanks Joe, are you able to rotate the image for me? I don't know why it ended up on its side.

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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    Let me try.

    Phew! done!
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    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    Gorgeous speaker! I am well aware of the Wilson Benesch sound since I used to own the Vectors.
    Which speakers did you have before these?

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    From the very first note... incredibly holographic sound. And now break-in begins!


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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    Congrats! Very nice.


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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    I have owned... ALOT! Currently I have the anniversary 40.2, these and Confidence 30.

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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    I would be very interested in your personal take on the differences between these fine group of speakers. What kind of amplification are you using?
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    I have owned... ALOT! Currently I have the anniversary 40.2, these and Confidence 30.

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    I have to be careful with what I say here to not offend anyone. I also have to spend far more time with the Wilson's and the Dyanudio's, including until after proper break-in and ideal placement is found in my room for each one. What I can say is that the Wilson's are worlds apart from the Harbeth's. The Harbeth's are incredibly colored/distorted in comparison. The worst recordings sound fine on them, quality ones sound better... up until you get to a properly recorded voice or real instrument, then you notice their shortcoming. The wilson's are incredibly transparent, quick and nuanced... if you want to hear how a real voice or real instrument sounds, or better yet, how and even where they were recorded... the Wilson's will show you.

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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    Thank you for your insight. Do you plan to rotate all these speakers in your system?

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    I have to be careful with what I say here to not offend anyone. I also have to spend far more time with the Wilson's and the Dyanudio's, including until after proper break-in and ideal placement is found in my room for each one. What I can say is that the Wilson's are worlds apart from the Harbeth's. The Harbeth's are incredibly colored/distorted in comparison. The worst recordings sound fine on them, quality ones sound better... up until you get to a properly recorded voice or real instrument, then you notice their shortcoming. The wilson's are incredibly transparent, quick and nuanced... if you want to hear how a real voice or real instrument sounds, or better yet, how and even where they were recorded... the Wilson's will show you.

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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    Yes... how else can I find the best??? for me that is.

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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    I had Discovery I and it had great detail and bass with such small footprint. Discovery II should be amazing.


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    Bass was certainly a bit lean at first, after about 40 hours it has developed some impressive weight and punch.

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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    Congrats on the new speakers!

    I use the ACT One Evolution P1 driven by Devialet and it's simply amazingly good.

    The SAM profiles for the WB increase the amount of bass significantly, too much for the level of sound treatment in my room in fact.

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    This is not the first WB/Devialet pairing I have seen or heard of. I owned the 200 and then the 400 years ago and although very detailed and precise I found the amplifiers to be quite dry, artificial and at times harsh. I don't know how much they have improved with the latest variants but from my experience pairing the 400 with WB would result in a little too much edge. I could be wrong though... cant try every pairing out there.

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    Re: Discovery IIís have arrived

    It may also be a burn-in problem.

    My vector and D were butter smooth after years, but then I found the sound harsh and edgy when I got my ACT One Evo P1.

    Very good on jazz and classic but borderline unbearable on rock.

    A few hundred hours later itís back to smoothness while preserving detail and dynamics. Pretty incredible sound really.

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