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Mobius Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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22lx17w room that opens into another larger room via a ten foot Wide opening. Using them for 2 channel listening. Will the reference make that big of a difference compared to the One.R and what type of difference will it make? I.e. just room pressure or imaging etc. plan is to power them with a cronus magnum iii by rogue

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rjohn79395 Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Hi

Here's one person's perspective. I've owned the T1's and T Ref's as fronts, moved the T1's to surrounds when I got the Ref's. I haven't heard the 1.R's, which would close a lot of the gap between the 1's and Ref's, but not all. The Ref's still have larger bass drivers, radiators, amp, cabinet and mid/bass drivers than the 1/1.R's. So bass, maybe also mid bass punch is definitely better on the Ref's. The 1's and 1.R's have the same driver sizes, and the Ref's in my system definitely contribute bigger, deeper bass. The tweeters on the 1.R's and Ref's are now the same, and the 1.R's have other Ref upgrades also, so the 1.R's will have lots of the SQ refinements the Ref's have.

Either would have the capability to fill your room with sound, so I don't think that's an issue. Reviews of both have tended to say the Ref's seem to image some better, of course the bass, maybe sound a bit more 3D. Not all agree.

Can you listen to both at your dealer? That would be the best way to hear what pleases your tastes most.

Hope this helps.

Rick
5.4.4 HT speakers: T Ref fronts/LFE 1, SuperCenter Ref, T1 surrounds/LFE 2, HTR 7000 top fronts, Invisa 525 top rears
Zone 2 speakers; 2 Invisa 525's
AVR: Marantz SR 7010
Amps: AT525NC 5 channel, Parasound 275 v.2 stereo
Cable/TiVo, OPPO BDP 105D, Bluesound Node 2i
47" Panasonic 3D smart tv
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Mobius Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Thanks for the reply, i am leaning towards the references. I listened to both may need to go back and do it again as i spent most of the time with the references, was just thinking for the roughly 3k price difference maybe i should get the one.r.
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rjohn79395 Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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You are certainly focusing in on two great speakers.

If you get a chance to go back and listen some more, it may be worth it to bring some music that may highlight any differences in the Ref and 1.R capabilities, like stuff with great bass, lots of transients, and orchestral recordings that may challenge speaker imaging, instrument location, sense of depth etc.

Let us know what you hear, and decide, and how you like the new system!

Rick
5.4.4 HT speakers: T Ref fronts/LFE 1, SuperCenter Ref, T1 surrounds/LFE 2, HTR 7000 top fronts, Invisa 525 top rears
Zone 2 speakers; 2 Invisa 525's
AVR: Marantz SR 7010
Amps: AT525NC 5 channel, Parasound 275 v.2 stereo
Cable/TiVo, OPPO BDP 105D, Bluesound Node 2i
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