Well, well... I thought I'd be happy with the set-up I have now. In terms of sound quality and whichever reasonable reason, I am. Really.Anyhow... I've fallen for the Pathos Classic One's looks. Yes, the looks: I've never heard the thing, justseen it on a shop's shelf a couple of times, in a hifi shop far away from my home. There are no hifi shops in thetown I live in etc. Furthermore, I've come to think to buy floor standers which look good as well. To my eyes.That, and I don't want to sacrifice a bit for the sound quality.
Thus,I'm considering to go for Classic One. And to find a pair ofspeakers to match. What I've been happy about, withUnico + DynContour 1.1, has been: realistic andinspiring sound,feel-good vibes. Soundstaging is also a major factor based on which I judge good vs. bad.Stuff I listen to consists merely of jazz, singer/songwriter stuff,folk, soul,classical, a cappella and choir music,as well as-occasionally- Iron Maiden. Pretty much the whole scene, except for hip hop, popetc. I'm considering AudioPhysics (for the looks - never heard), Dynaudio Contour s3.4 (I've always loved the Dynaudiosound - never heard s3.4), ProAc (not so much for the looks, although ok, but for anexperience on Ref8sig I once listened to for some time). I haven't ruled out the stand mounts, but... Yep, considering the looks being the driver, it's going to be floor standersnow.
I approach the HiFi WigWam community, humbly, to present a question...
Any experience on a really fantastic speaker match for Pathos Classic One? Or, more importantly, matching trials gone bad?
All comments are welcome. Especially the ones having a relation to the issue Iwaswriting about in above.