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Summit X Customer Review
by Michael M., 2 years ago
I would just like to comment on how happy I'm with my stereo only system that was recently completed about 1 year ago. The system consists of a pair each of Summit X speakers and Descent i subs with the source being a McIntosh MCD 500 SACD/CD player connected directed to a McIntosh Amp (no preamp - the KISS principle). In addition to the CD player this system also has an addition source from a Sonos connect. (See picture attachment - it only shows one sub the other is 90 degrees along the wall on the right about 10' from the front wall.)
I have always been interested in music listening but until recently have not had the ability to move up to the level of equipment nor the separate room to house it. I first heard these speakers by accident in a store a couple of years ago and from that time on could not get the high quality sound I heard out of my head. I compared what I heard to traditional box speakers of widely varying price points and the auditions confirmed at least to me that the Summit X's were superior by far - actually no contest. This is my first experience with electrostatic speakers but once I heard them the "boxes" although good just fell short. Once I was convinced that these were the speakers for me I proceeded to put a system together around them that not only complemented them but extracted ever last nuance from a source.
I find myself excited to just pop in a SACD/CD and just kick back to unwind from a day of work - it's just so relaxing. Just sitting there and marveling at the wide sound stage, quality sound and how invisible they are never gets tiring. I'm also the type of person that likes innovation and cutting edge technology. These Summit X's certainly are futuristic, compact and a good conversation topic for uninformed visitors or audiophile visitors for that matter. I just can't say enough about these speakers and how impressive they sound in my listening room. I wanted a music only room no video, games or cable just great music being played very realistically as I enjoy a quality single malt scotch!
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