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#276444 - 10/27/09 11:29 PM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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I'll take a stab at deciphering the quote by saying the Swans sound much like many other speaker out there of similar quality, slightly laid back and smooth top end (very generalized I know but it works for me).

And we know what many folks think of Axioms at other forums.......
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#276451 - 10/28/09 12:17 AM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 05/25/03
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Loc: Menlo Park, CA
IIRC, Swans used to create much drama on AVS. I've never heard them but they were on my long list of online speakers when I started looking years ago.

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#276469 - 10/28/09 12:09 PM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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The FR graphs on their website show they are a fairly linear speaker so they should sound pretty good, the 6.1's look to have a slightly recessed midrange and drop off the highs a little, this is what I based my idea of what they sound like from and the fact many that like them like other speakers I would term 'laid back' in comparison to Axiom.

The current darlings on AVS are the Salk Song Towers.
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#276473 - 10/28/09 12:45 PM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: jakewash]
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Yeah, and the Song Towers are AWESOME. Heard them at a GTG in Oregon a few weeks ago. Would like to hear them next to some M80's.
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#276492 - 10/28/09 01:58 PM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Were the Salk's the actual Song Towers or something else from Salk. The song towers make me think of boring a couple holes in a VP100 and adding a base.......
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#276502 - 10/28/09 02:30 PM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: jakewash]
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Heard several things from Salk, including the Songtowers. They are a mass-loaded transmission line. Huge sound.
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#276678 - 10/29/09 01:35 PM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Loc: Nebraska
My wife and I both prefer "brighter" speakers which is why we leaned towards the axioms in the first place.

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#276684 - 10/29/09 01:58 PM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: jahusker]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
If you mean detailed I agree. "Bright" is usually considered a derogatory term with regards to audio. ;\)
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#276688 - 10/29/09 02:13 PM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
If you mean detailed I agree. "Bright" is usually considered a derogatory term with regards to audio. ;\)
Then you are ready for M80s......Not that they are truly bright but play very linear and forward sounding as the mids and highs are not rolled off at all.
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#276763 - 10/29/09 11:01 PM Re: Swan Diva 6.1? [Re: jahusker]
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Jump on in jahusker. The water is mighty fine!

For the cost of return shipping, it is worth the time and effort to see if these speakers meet your expectations.

Tom. I didn't realize you made it to that Oregon GTG. I would love to hear your thoughts on the st and other speakers there compared to Axioms offerings.
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