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Who's compared Sintras to P3esr or s35r ?

eastone

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...I'm eyeballing a pair of Royd Sintra 2 currently for sale on the bay. They're almost identical dimensions to the p3esr, does anyone know how they compare with those in particular or how they sit with the ls3/5a tradition in general?

In theory should be easier to power (have my currently being recapped and as yet unheard toca in mind here)

The name does seem to crop up a lot...

ian

 

Bourney

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I can give you a comparison of the Sintra and Harbeth but no idea about the LS3/5 comparison.

 

Bourney

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The Sintra is less even sounding than the Harbeth, it's brighter and less refined , less focused, bass is less defined, midrange is more brightly lit but has that same free rolling spacious sounding mids as the Harby but more coarse with it.The Harbeth is a better speaker all round, as you'd expect, it's a class act with great bass - they are hard to fault really. The Sintra 2 is my favourite Royd but I wouldn't take them over the Harbs regardless of cost.

 

eastone

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Thanks Steve that's really helpful, I'll probably give them a miss in that case!

 

eastone

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...was wondering if they might be that certain something to knock me off the Harbeth path but never mind. There's always Snells and Audionotes to try...

 

Bourney

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The Proacs are less detailed than the Harbeths and also slightly sharper in the treble, other than that they aren't massively different in presentation IMO. Maybe the Harbeths are a bit more rounded in the midrange. I could enjoy both for very similar reasons. Royds I'd enjoy for a balls out, grinning at the speakers type experience... Not big, not clever, but lots of fun.

 

Tw99

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I had a pair of Sintras about, err, 20 years ago. They are utterly superb at PRaT but blisteringly unforgiving of bright recordings, any excess sibilance will take your ears off. I had to get rid (for a pair of ES11s) as I couldn't enjoy a lot of the music I liked.

 

eastone

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interesting, i also had trouble with the P3s sounding edgy for a bit. not with the Sugden tho :)

ahem, what is PRat?

 

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