For Neil and Chris...
I read your reviews in Absolute Sound and Playback on the Synchrony Two...I landed up buying those speakers after an initial audition, although was unable to compare them to anything else, and the One's are not available for easy demo in my area. Your reviews are quite on the mark.
I am using a Simaudio I-3RS amp (reviewed in Hifi+ a few months ago) and believe it or not a $100-4 year old Sony DVD player. Along with DH Labs Silver Sonics T14's, and Tara Masters interconnects. I sit about 3 yards away from each speaker, in an apartment situation (although not a small room).
The speakers have gradually broken in, with the bass becomming quite tight and punchy, and incredibly musical and enjoyable. Tweeter is crystal clear and quite realistic, its not as luxurious as a Dali ribbon, however you do get a lot more of the sounds than from a soft-dome tweeter (well from my experience). I have found the midrange to be very uncolored - no chestiness or thinness that I noticed on many other similar priced speakers.
Anyway my question is...did you have much experience comparing the One's and Two's? and is the midrange noticably more open and clear in the One's given the separate 4 inch midrange driver? I do not require the additional dynamics and deeper bass of the One's - the Two's are fine for my needs in that area.
Also, is there anything else you can recommend for a noticable upgrade? I have compared my DVD player to a few $2000 players and have only noticed subtle differences, which is surprising given that the Simaudio and PSB are quite detailed units? Or is the way to go buying a power conditioner or high end power cables
Your help would be much appreciated.