I now have this set up using twenty23s with Centre and twenty5 21s at the rear. You won’t be disappointed as the difference it’s made is fantastic. The detail, clarity and power are sublime.Debating whether to get a pair of these or some Wafer 2 for next rear speakers, I have PMC front LR&C at present.
May I ask whether you had the opportunity to directly compare the old Twenty5c against the new ci centre?I now have this set up using twenty23s with Centre and twenty5 21s at the rear. You won’t be disappointed as the difference it’s made is fantastic. The detail, clarity and power are sublime.
Several old sets of kef, some mordant short avianos and eventually a pair of old Gales, for size reasons and to have the avianos in another room. So in fairness the jump in quality should be expected. I initially wondered if it was a waste of speaker to have them at the rear but they soon changed my mind.what did you have before? I’m using some old Mission 782se floor-standers as my rears
Yes, PMC's ATL technology really does deliver good bass at low as well as higher listening levels, as was demonstrated to an audience at one of PMC's show dem's some years ago and which I've found to be the case with my own IB2's, now a fair few years old but still an excellent pair of speakers that I was fortunate enough to get, in mint condition, at an incredible bargain price.Good review. Nice to see there is a genuine improvement here. I was sceptical at first but it does look like the new tweeter really adds something.
Also a Twenty5.22 user here and I also think they look great. The low volume performance is where they really shine for me as most of my listening is at this level. It is surprising how much bass they can portray so such low volumes.
Did you, as I always did, find active ATC's to sound hard and steely? Tonally, the passive versions are much easier on the ears.For me my PMC speakers are the first time, ever, I have fitted and forgot them.
And I've had a lot of speakers including ATC actives in full surround.
But I've always felt like tweeking and adjusting constantly.
The PMCs are just there being awesome. Best compliment I can give any speakers. Simples.
Just out of interest, which PMCs are you running?I loved my ATC Active 20s. Had them all round at one point, but always felt like i needed to improve them. Bigger. Better. More power. Whatever.
Now it feels just right.
I don't know if I'd say steely, just missing that something for me.
Don't get me wrong, they were amazing, and at the time they were the best for me.
But now, with PMC doing the duties, o am content.
Yeah let's go with that thought.......Nice review, thanks.
If I'm honest though, from what I've read I cant see that the new speaker offers a significant enough upgrade to warrant me spending in the region of £1100 to upgrade from my 20.21s (which I think still sound outstanding!)...food for thought.