Pianoman wrote:No yet, Pianodude. I want to give theese leetle Leemas 24 hours grace before I wham them with one full-length Teutonic opera. I just gave them a good blowing with Maria Callas and like my previous standmounts, her resinuous voice has the ability to de-stiffen any new woofer cone. Now these Xeros are sounding like 80% of their potential.Mmm, interesting choice. Your search seems to be mirroring mine - a small high quality monitor for a second office system, I've booked to hear the new Neutron, as it seems such great value at 399 quid, in a lovely gloss black. Wonder how they compare to these Xeros, which are 645 here. Just checked dimensions, more or less the same, but the Neutron is a shade smaller in depth and width, which could help me as space is tight.
Have you tried Salome or Tristan on them yet ?
Xeros vs Neutron 5? They are not shipping the 5s to Tipoca but if they offer subtle improvements on the Neutron IV, I'd say to you as a fellow classical listener that the Xeros handles the symphonic stuff better than my Neutron IV. The crucial difference is the tweeter. Neutron uses Scanspeak, Xero uses Vifa's Tymphany. Both are class acts but the Vifa is sweeter and can go to high volumes without screeching all over the midrange. I blasted some Mahler and was totally blown away by the composure and imaging stability the Xeros exhibited at high levels. No congestion whatsoever! In contrast, the Neutron IV was less confident handling full orchestral tuttis.