||12-10-2010 05:59 PM
Originally Posted by callas01
My music is all over the place, I prefer 70s(AC/DC, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd) and alternative modern rock(Incubis, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, etc). However I do listen to Norah Jones, Michael Jackson, Tori Amos, Classical symphonies, some hip-hop, Plus I like the 80s music that my dad grew me up on, the Police, Depeche Mode, Cure, etc., .... basically I just don't like Country music or club/beyaonce type music.
The Excites are a funny speaker, as they do really well with just about it all. They have never sounded like the don't do something well. They have enough Chunk to make Rock music sound like Rock music, they have the silkiness to make a Sax sound like a Saxophone should sound... Acoustics and Female Vocals come thru with the delicate sense that they should. Norah Jones, when she gets high in her voice, it comes thru forcably smooth and but delicate. I haven't played to much hip-hop, but Mrs Jackson from Outkast sounded great, but I needed the Sub to get that low end hip-hop effect. Most other music sounds great. I like that the Excites do not offer bass to a song that doesn't have a lot of slam, I can play albums and where one song offers plenty of Thump you hear it, then the next song doesn't, and you don't, and I am comparing songs from the same artists, on the same album.
Movies are intense, the weight of the sound track is always there. In Inception, I was finding myself holding my breath like I was expecting the weight of the water to crush me also. I can't wait to have some Dyn surrounds... and the Center channel. However when my wife and I watched The Tudors last night, the violas sounded bright and sparkly, and friendly....
To give you a direct comparison, on the Sttafs I played John Mayer live in LA and Incubis Live in Australia. With the Sttafs, John Mayer was excellent, spot on and perfectly bluesy and Jazzy. With Incubis, the Staffs sounded great and Chunky, but tempered just a bit. With the Excites, Incubis was great and Chunky also, but not so tempered, more forward as the recording suggested. With Mayer, the Excites revealed all the same detail and depth, but the recording sounded slightly less favorable. I think the Sttafs can make a bad recording sound a little more favorable. However both are excellent speakers. Tone is a little different, but not too far off. I must say that you have an amazing set of speakers. We all do.
OH, and the Excites LOVE vinyl.