Aspen FR30 on the list

No relative comparisons, essentially all written up as great

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With the number of years Anthony has been a reviewer he has likely owned and/or listened to more “high end” speakers than any of us. Likely has a number of them in house as part of his collection. Not his style to pit one against the other in his reviews. The fact that he bought them is an endorsement. He also stresses that you make sure your room will handle them which is why PSA has three similar models all scaled to a particular room size. Chris knows that one speaker will not fit all room sizes and environments, Some companies like Acora Acoustics even give you a guide for room size for each one of their speakers. None of the others at the FR-30’s performance level let you try them in your home for 30 days no questions asked.

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I have some very strong favorite loudspeakers I have experienced. The Aspens are on my favorites list. I won’t be swapping my Vivids for them, but I will still share my appreciation for both the FR30 and FR20.

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One of the “relative compaisons” in his review:

“the FR30’s midrange and high-frequency sound quality was the best I’ve heard from any speaker to date.”

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I fully agree.

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I got FR20’s about a month ago and that statement above is so true. It is a significant improvement from my old Vandersteen’s. Not surprising for a 25 year old design …

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Even Al likes RF30! That is it, I’m ordering a pair!

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I love the PS Audio Speaker lineup!
If my wife gives me approval I may get a pair of FR10s for my cabin. I am using KEF LS50s there now with a big REL sub stuffed right in the corner. It’s fine. But the FR10’s would kick the highlights out of the KEFs. No doubt.

She will certainly say no so this may wait until I am a widower.

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Oha Al instigated Donald to do this. :joy:

I also like the look of the FR speakers. Rounded at the bottom to make it look more delicate and square at the top so that the woman can put a flower pot on it. PS Audio may have taken nasties into account in the design. :joy:

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Two women in this house like the look (besides Al’s stamp of approval) made the decision easy. Paul and Chris numerous videos on the design of the speakers (especially on the tweeter and midrange) has had major influence too.

I’m just happy I can push around RF-30 much easier than my old one.

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I think it’s a good choice and I’m excited to see what results you get with the new speakers. I think that you have slowly arrived at the trip with your equipment. Although if you’re not careful you’ll be asking more questions after a short while. What if ? Power amplifiers, speaker cables, speaker feet. The thoughts quickly come back after a few hours or days of bliss. :see_no_evil::wink:

Resist the temptation, the dark force may want to tempt you into the SR black box. :joy:

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This forum is so dangerous. For instance, I have never heard of Zenwave in the past until some member here, wait! It was you😆

It turned out to be a great buy! But there’re too many rabbit holes here for a potential trip over.

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I plead guilty :joy:

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Zenwave also makes speaker cables that you can compare to Inconoclast. :see_no_evil:

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Very unfortunate and sad news about the passing of Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman “AHC” in late January of this year… I’m sure it was an honor for PS Audio to receive such a fantastic review from him and the The Absolute Sound (October of 2022). His review was the first detailed written review I got to read about the FR30s. Aside from listening to a pair from a very good friend… his review only further confirmed what my ears told me… no doubt assuring me that an FR30 would be a worthwhile investment for my system just like it was for his when it’s performance convinced him to purchase his review pair as an additional reference for his system.

R.I.P. Dr. AHC… :pray:


(My Good Friend’s Room and Gear Feb 2023)

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Very nice space…

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Wow

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scotte1 and akro,

I’ll be sure to share your compliments when I get the chance… :+1:

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Very nice. The flooring and dust-causing carpet is the same as my room.

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Wowsers!

Enjoy.

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