5.0 out of 5 stars What a joy to own!, December 22, 2013
Let's see...where do I begin? In my tireless search for an Active speaker set up and after hours of reading reviews from KEF X300A..Audio Engine 5+ to Airmotiv 6 to Paradigm Shift A2...etc....etc....etc. I was fortunate to stumble upon the Vanatoo Transparent One! In fact, I had already made up my mind on the Paradigm's. Placed my order and sat back and waited for the Shifts to arrive. In the meantime, I ran across a reviewer who happened to listen to these two speakers within a reasonable period of time. [...]
So I felt inclined to pay a visit to the vanatoo.com website. Now let me say this.....sometimes there are products which are created and designed based on a certain "pure" passion. After reading and even talking to Gary (one of the two designers) it became obvious to me that this was one of those rare products...one of those rare opportunities to get something that exceedes what would be considered normal for build quality/performance for the price. Needless to say, I had to get a set of these. I decided to cancel my order for the Paradigms, and place my order for the T1's (next day shipping of course!). These speakers (once a little broken in) will definitely challenge what you thought was possible from such a small cabinet!!! Read about speaker placement and invest in good stands! Try to take advantage of the digital input options, and be prepared to beam with pride!!!!! Its funny, even with the sub out option. I prefer to listen without the sub! Thank you Gary...Thank you Rick! Your hard work and true passion for sound is nothing short of amazing. Job well done!!!!
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