Just sold my Boston Acoustics CR8's (seemed mushy) and taken delivery of Event ALP5's.
It's like I'd been watching a movie without my glasses. There's about 15% more "information" there. Talk about detail and imaging!
However, passages that used to soar with beauty (e.g. "the Road" cue from Farenheit 451) now just...play. I can hear a viola player scratch her nose (and tell you which desk she's on), but who cares? Dry man, bone dry.
This can't just be "accurate" mixing monitors versus "enhancing" hi-fi monitors. I mean, if the monitors can't reveal the beauty in the music, they're missing something, aren't they?
In any case, I want to "mix to" beauty - it's the whole reason I'm into this. Thus my appeal: Imaging, detail...and beauty, for under $1000US?
I'd love to find a listening room, do some serious A/B'ing, develop a vocabulary and figure this out on my own...but where (Gutar Center? Yikes.)
I was hoping to impose on the generousity of you all, in sharing your wisdom, thoughts...and specific recommendations. I am grateful, very grateful, in advance.
P.S. I know that "beauty" is a terribly non-specific word...but my discernment and vocabulary is limited here. I feel like a guy who swills Budweiser asking a wine connoisseur "which one tastes good?" Take it easy on me, I want to learn!