A pair of smaller stand-mount ($3,800/pair) H4 loudspeakers bracketed the Insights, bearing some very upscale Scanspeak drivers, but I didn’t get to hear those. I think the crowd was overawed with the Big Guy, honestly, and we were all a little frightened about how a reach-around might be taken amiss. Ahem.
The sound here was warm and deep, with all the big-speaker sound I’ve ever asked for. If you don’t know what I mean, then I’m honestly going to have a hard time explaining it. There’s this “thing” that a truly behemoth loudspeaker can do that just doesn’t seem possible with anything smaller than a … err … Hulk. Yeah, anyway. The point is that I was immediately (and very happily) struck by that sense of physical presence here.
Sure, there are other speakers that are more detailed, but after even a few minutes, $5,500 was really not sounding all that expensive. Nice trick, that. The sound was totally room filling and showed some very impressive dynamics. Ty does great rock speakers, and if that smart-ass Tony Stark were ever to kit out Bruce Banner’s lab for him, then I think I’ve got a solid recommendation right here.