Hi, I am a long time lurker of this forum and have been a reader of Absolute Sound on and off for
about 20 years. I am in a process of replacing my trustworthy Martin Logan Monolithe III. After
listening to several speakers including ML Summit, 3A Grand Veena, Quad 2905, my favorite speakers so far
are Usher BE-10. Pricewise over here in Thailand, all these speakers are within a couple of
thousands dollars of each other. The dealer is getting in a pair of Usher BE-20 in the next few weeks.
From what I read in your review, Be-10 is more suitable for smaller room (which was the case with
showroom for BE-10). My living room is roughly 22x24x9ft with quite a bit of furnitures, grandpiano, CD cases on
one side wall, bookcases on the rear wall, carpeted floor etc. What is considered medium to large room?
I was only able to audit Grand Veena in my apartment. All other speakers were auditioned in various
show rooms with many unfamiliar equipments so it was really quite difficult to compare.
I listen to a lot of solo piano all the way up to Mahler symphonies, lots of operas including Wagner
quite a bit of vocal music and lieders but not so much jazz, pop, rock etc. I feel Usher is the most
versatile of the bunch and can handle large scale music as well as solo piano very well. Female vocal
is quite sensational. I really thought initially that Quads 2905 would be my next speakers but
Mahler is out. Big operatic scene with large chorus and ensembles is not so great either.
I am still trying to locate Sonus Faber Cremona M and Wilson Sophia to audition.
The speakers will be used with an older pair of Jadis JA200 amplifiers.
Thanks for your opinion and input.