Canton Vento vs Chrono SL (models with ceramic tweeters)

Gryph

Gryph

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I had far less to unpack than Chemist so that parts done, will be listening shortly.


 
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chemist323

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I had far less to unpack than Chemist so that parts done, will be listening shortly.


those look nice. I really wanted the chrono SL 526.2 for my surrounds but went with the 816.2 because of space.
 
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chemist323

Audioholic Intern
Has anyone noticed any difference when connecting the vento/chrono towers to either the HF or LF binding posts? I don't plan on bi-wiring or bi-amping. I talked to Marc from A4L who says no difference, but it may be me, but I did hear a difference with one of them. Either that or my friend and i both became biased.
 
everettT

everettT

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Has anyone noticed any difference when connecting the vento/chrono towers to either the HF or LF binding posts? I don't plan on bi-wiring or bi-amping. I talked to Marc from A4L who says no difference, but it may be me, but I did hear a difference with one of them. Either that or my friend and i both became biased.
Perception is a strong bias.
 
KEW

KEW

Audioholic Warlord
Has anyone noticed any difference when connecting the vento/chrono towers to either the HF or LF binding posts? I don't plan on bi-wiring or bi-amping. I talked to Marc from A4L who says no difference, but it may be me, but I did hear a difference with one of them. Either that or my friend and i both became biased.
There are pieces of metal connecting the positive (red) terminals and the negative (black) terminals, right?
As long as that is in place, you are effectively connecting to both terminals at the same time!
 
KEW

KEW

Audioholic Warlord
I had far less to unpack than Chemist so that parts done, will be listening shortly.


Ideally, the speakers and your listening position would form an equilateral triangle (distance from each speaker to you = distance between speakers) so it would be nice to separate the speakers a bit more, if you can. However, if practical concerns force them to stay where they are they will still sound good, you just won't get as wide of a soundstage as is optimal.
So, how do they stack up against your 502.2s?
 
Gryph

Gryph

Junior Audioholic
Ideally, the speakers and your listening position would form an equilateral triangle (distance from each speaker to you = distance between speakers) so it would be nice to separate the speakers a bit more, if you can. However, if practical concerns force them to stay where they are they will still sound good, you just won't get as wide of a soundstage as is optimal.
So, how do they stack up against your 502.2s?

My MLP is set up in an equilateral triangle but unfortunately that dresser is all the space I have for these at the moment.

As for the sound between models, I was a tiny bit skeptical that I would actually hear a noteworthy difference between the two models, mostly due to my less than perfect hearing.
But amazingly, even with my closer to brass then golden ears the difference is absolutely there.
I don’t really know how to express the differences, but the Vento’s just sound larger, fuller and more detailed and somehow even seem to pull deeper.
Best of all of course is that I can just listen and listen without tiring of the music they are producing, so the bottom line is I couldn’t be happier with them and glad the discussion and positive testimony helped move me in this direction.

Perhaps not completely fair A/B with the different amps but the room, speaker height and distance are identical and seating distances can be easily replicated.




Thanks,
GB
 
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John Parks

John Parks

Senior Audioholic
Has anyone noticed any difference when connecting the vento/chrono towers to either the HF or LF binding posts? I don't plan on bi-wiring or bi-amping. I talked to Marc from A4L who says no difference, but it may be me, but I did hear a difference with one of them. Either that or my friend and i both became biased.
You can go crazy and try something like "Diagonal" or "Diamond" wiring:
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Some people swear by it!
 
KEW

KEW

Audioholic Warlord
Interesting. I swore there was a difference when I connected it to the HF over the LF. I'll look into this diamond wiring.
From a "science" point of view, there is no way that the amount of resistance in the bar that shorts between the terminals (unless there is some corrosion at the contact areas - which is why these are usually gold plated) would result in an audible difference, but no harm in playing with it!
I think the people who swear by this are being influenced by expectation bias. But, hey, you are not paying big bucks to try it, so why not?
 

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