Summary: I have owned this pai of speakers for at least 10 years ..if you can find them BUY them ..by now im sure you could expect to pay $2,000-$4,000 depending on condition. Let me just say that I drive these speakers with a 350w per channel solid state amp that is distortion free ultra linear power!
Summary: These speakers are very well-made, they look small and very beautiful in their cherry-finish. They don't SOUND small however, bass is deep and full (30 Hz full) , soundstage is very good and the lack of grain is impressive.
Summary: All I have to say about the Review below is they used the wrong matching equipment and the speakers must have been under powered. They really need alot of power to sing. Being 86db.Tubes will not work. To say these have a weak bottom end is just not True.Unless they were under powered.
Summary: I am in the process of replacing a 25 year old system that was purchased when I sold high end audio in the mid 70's. This has been fun but overwhelming. I've auditioned the 3.0's at 3 different dealers, each with very different electronics and rooms.
Summary: One of the best, at its pricepoint. Have heard quite a few others,notably the Revels, Eggys,Sonus Fabers ; nothing approaches the Contours. I listen to a lot of jazz from the 50s and 60s, as well as some classical music.
Summary: Musical. That should be the highest praise in audio-land. The speaker is coherent, has drive, and is a joy to listen to. (Related equipment: ARC LS16; Cardas interconnects; Aragon 8008BB, Tara Air 2 speaker cables.) These speakers just do not run out of steam; they are open and uncompressed.
Summary: After a fairly extensive search, I finally replaced my Mani 2's with these grossly UNDER priced speakers. In the last few months, I've auditioned pretty much everything in the Bay Area. Of all the speakers That I heard, The Amati's were the only speakers that were definitely better.
Summary: Just listened to the Dynaudio 3.0 and the 3.3's and to my surprise (and was even verified by the salesperson in the shop) the 3.0's had everything the 3.3's had, except the mid range was a bit more full.
Summary: This is a fantastic loudspeaker!It took three years for my wife to finally give me the green light to upgrade my speakers and I took full advantage of the opportunity. I auditioned the dunlavy sc-III, IV's, B&W Nautilus 802 and 803, Proac 2.5, 3.5, 3.8, Thiel 2.3, 3.6, etc, (with my wife- who has...