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    I have a 2 year old pair of 760's with a Bigfoot. I am not a young one anymore and my hearing isn't as good as it once was (mostly dialog). I struggle to hear my Bigfoot at times (at my levels) and was wondering if the Sho or Pro's would be a better fit for me. I have never listened to a horn speaker so I don't know what to expect. I also have my Bigfoot 3db more than my other speakers.

    I don't listen to insane levels, usually at -20 to -15. I am good to go on my surrounds, rears and sub. I will be driving them with a Onkyo 707.

    My budget is in line with the Sho's. I am looking for an upgrade, not a lateral move. Also, if I struggle to hear the Bigfoot would I expect the same from a Sho cc? This will be for about a 90-10 ht-music ratio. I like dynamics and sound stage.

    I guess what I am saying is that the Rockets do sound fine, but I need to crank them to a volume that I am not comfortable with to indeed enjoy them. Thanks.

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    Sepen ... Ray will be picking up the latest SHO-10's in mid April. He is about a 30 minute drive, tops, from you.

    We can probably get you guys together to let you try the SHO-10's for yourself. :)

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    • #3
      Craig, I have been to Rays house, I auditioned the Rockets there before purchasing them. If he is up to it I am in. He has a gorgeous home and fantastic home theater. He also is quite amiable. :) Thanks.


      Originally posted by craigsub
      Sepen ... Ray will be picking up the latest SHO-10's in mid April. He is about a 30 minute drive, tops, from you.

      We can probably get you guys together to let you try the SHO-10's for yourself. :)

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      • #4
        Hi Sam - I'm your guy! :)

        I currently have 3 SHO-10s and a CS-18.1 Series 2. I'll be swapping them out for the newer SHO-10s with the slot vent and a SS-18.1. The nice thing is that the current setup has lotsa hours on them, so they would give you a pretty good idea of the sound quality.
        Ray

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ray3
          Hi Sam - I'm your guy! :)

          I currently have 3 SHO-10s and a CS-18.1 Series 2. I'll be swapping them out for the newer SHO-10s with the slot vent and a SS-18.1. The nice thing is that the current setup has lotsa hours on them, so they would give you a pretty good idea of the sound quality.

          Ray,

          What are you running for your surrounds now?

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          • #6
            I once asked Danny Richie which of the two is better for center channel duty:

            1) Bigfoot Signature w/ No Rez, Sonicaps, and Mills resistors
            2) A Neo3S.

            Danny said hands down, the Neo (which I am now building).

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            • #7
              The Neo is amazing, but I would really like to hear the SHO/PRO 10.
              Originally posted by se-riously
              I once asked Danny Richie which of the two is better for center channel duty:

              1) Bigfoot Signature w/ No Rez, Sonicaps, and Mills resistors
              2) A Neo3S.

              Danny said hands down, the Neo (which I am now building).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by utahsavages
                Ray,

                What are you running for your surrounds now?
                I'm using Axiom QS8s.
                Ray

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by se-riously
                  I once asked Danny Richie which of the two is better for center channel duty:

                  1) Bigfoot Signature w/ No Rez, Sonicaps, and Mills resistors
                  2) A Neo3S.

                  Danny said hands down, the Neo (which I am now building).
                  Neo3 = ribbon tweeter, right? Pretty decent sensitivity too. Is there a common build that people do with this?
                  Most posts made under this account probably influenced by "kool-aid". Done drinking what Chase is offering, and my current views have significantly changed.

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                  • #10
                    Yes.
                    Here is django's N3 build:
                    http://www.chasehometheater.com/foru...ead.php?t=3619

                    Here is a pair of O3s for sale:
                    http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=86534.0

                    Here is a pair of N2X that just sold:
                    http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php...4302#msg904302


                    Originally posted by LilGator
                    Neo3 = ribbon tweeter, right? Pretty decent sensitivity too. Is there a common build that people do with this?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by se-riously
                      I once asked Danny Richie which of the two is better for center channel duty:

                      1) Bigfoot Signature w/ No Rez, Sonicaps, and Mills resistors
                      2) A Neo3S.

                      Danny said hands down, the Neo (which I am now building).
                      I've got to agree here. I have a Bigfoot and an N3-S both with sonicaps , no-rez, and platinum sonicaps. The N3 dances all over the Bigfoot.

                      The N3 has a very similar sound to the LS9's. Other than dynamics and bass extension, it probably sounds 80% as good as an LS9. :eek:

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