5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Audiophile Quality Speaker For The Money!, November 14, 2013
I have the Vanatoo Transparent Ones sitting on IsoACOUSTICS Stands (medium size) on my desk in my 12 x 14 office and what can I say! These speakers are worth three to four times the money.
They have multiple set-up options and, in my case, I have them S/PDIF optically cable connected to my computer's Asus Xonar Essence ST Deluxe Sound Card. The sound imaging is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. I did slightly modify bass and treble settings (bass 1 O'clock; treble 2 O'clock) to accommodate the small office. The build quality is solid and it is apparent, as others have mentioned, that the speaker design was extremely well thought out; especially for varying room conditions and digital media. You won't believe your ears!
Customer service, if you need it, is just a great added bonus; it is obvious Rick and Gary do care about customer service since they were prompt in responding to all my questions either by phone or email while contemplating the purchase and with the few set-up questions I had.
I was contemplating purchasing a 10 inch subwoofer to enhance the bass end but, after listening to these cutting edge,professionally engineered, sound gems, that is no longer a consideration. There is more than ample bass for my taste which includes everything from the Led Zep, Stones, Muddy Waters, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Little Big Town, Sinatra, Bach, Keith Urban, Herbie Hancock, Eagles, etc. etc. etc.
This is the best $500 I have ever spent pursuing a Audiophile presence in my office; PERFECT, ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!
Do yourself a favor, take advantage of the opportunity to audition a pair; I bet you won't be returning them!
Thank you Vanatoo!
UPDATE 12/4/2013: You know the old saying "Some things get better with age"? Well, that is exactly what has happened with these incredible speakers. It really is amazing the how the sound stage has deepened. The speakers have been in use almost 8-10 hours a day since I received them. Folks, these are the "real" deal; you won't be disappointed. It really is sonic nirvana; you couldn't purchase a better sound stage without spending several thousand dollars.
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