Time to move up the chain and this are my final 2 options after taking a long auditioning tour.
The Kharma's are incredible, simply stunning almost perfect in all regards, but something tells me to go to the others as I remember the sweet and lifelike midrange of the R3A's.
This is by no means a cheap expedition, the kharmas retail for 10,000 euro and the Grand Veena's for 8,000 euro, so I have been very cautious in selecting, auditioning and comparing specs.
Now I turn to you, does anyone have experience with any of the 2?
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2008-07-02, 02:32 #1
Kharma 3.2FE's or Reference 3A Grand Veena's
2008-07-02, 04:45 #2
No personal experience, but there happens to be a review by Roy Gregory of the Grand Veenas in the latest issue of HiFi+.
To the last two lines of the review:
"You want music at home - real music? You need look no further than R3A's Grand Veena. No floorstander that I've heard near the price is anywhere near as much fun"
Maybe worth tracking down a copy, but like all reviews, only good for making a shortlist of what you think will appeal to you, and it looks like you did that already.
To be honest, it will niggle at you forever if you don't go and listen to the R3A's again, especially given the price difference. On the other hand if can't audition them, and you think the Kharmas are almost perfect - go with your gut feeling, get the Kharmas, and stop worrying about what else is out there.
By the way, I know what you're going throughthere is a lofty lonely lohengrinic castle