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    Been looking at a pair of WB Actors, floor standing speakers. Is there a general style to the WB sound? I find speakers can make some of the biggest differences to a hifi set up. I tried Spendors twice and hated them, the soundstage was small, music had no 'body', that was monitors and floorstanders so the sound signature clearly cuts across all ranges. Don't wanna make the same mistake again. Currently use Chario Syntars, but while I like them and the downward firing bass port suits my room, I wonder what a bigger more expensive speaker would do for my set up. At the same time I don't want to excite the harsh high frequencies my listening rooms acoustics seem to possess.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/306/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    WB are bright. Highlighting information by accentuating the HF. IMO of course.

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    They can be bright. I agree. Very good overall though.

    I had some The Arc speakers once. They sounded really good and I loved them.

    Best amp I ran with them was a Densen.

    So, they are great but synergy is paramount.

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    Thanks, I heard they were bright, best avoided may'be.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/306/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    I wouldn't say avoid. They are very nice speakers, expensive though.

    Like all speakers you need to match them properly with whats on the other end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    I wouldn't say avoid. They are very nice speakers, expensive though.

    Like all speakers you need to match them properly with whats on the other end.
    Well, my amps are Quad 909 + Croft 25, so quite suitable I'd guess, thing is even with those amps and my current speakers - Chario Syntar, my set up still produces quite unpleasant sibilance in the higher frequencies, I just think my listening rooms acoustics is pants and there's nowt I can do about it.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/306/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    I was listening to the wb actors recently with a valve pre and ss/hybrid amps. Not at all bright in this set up. Very gentle really and non fatiguing
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    Mike, I had a pair of WB ARCs, they were lovely not what I would call bright, but very accurate, if you put a bad signal/recording in them then that is what you got. I used them with 300b SET amp. I should have kept them but moved them on to upgrade other parts. The Actors are an older design and may be more forgiving however I have seen a review saying they sound great but downside is very unforgiving of bad CD or Vinyl. So be prepared to hear what you put on warts and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Well, my amps are Quad 909 + Croft 25, so quite suitable I'd guess, thing is even with those amps and my current speakers - Chario Syntar, my set up still produces quite unpleasant sibilance in the higher frequencies, I just think my listening rooms acoustics is pants and there's nowt I can do about it.
    If the very mellow Syntars produce "unpleasant sibilance", there is something else going on.

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    The most obvious answer............go listen
    There is a pair for sale in your area. Take your source and your I/C and go and listen
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    Quad FM4,RWA Cassabria + LCD 3
    Wilson Benesch Actors
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