Originally Posted by CharlesCola
My experience - lifeless, soulless, clinical & sterile- the transmission line design is a great piece of engineering & quite clever application of physics but not an organic enough design aesthetic that results in a loudspeaker capable of making proper adjustments to music - especially any with human vocal - or any other sound deriving from an Earth Borne Animal for that matter.
They reproduce digitally generated audio signals well however.
IME PMC customer service was poor & elitist - trying to obtain a "+" upgrade for a pair of TB2's was like trying to extract blood from a stone.
B&W's approach to speaker design is much, much better IMHO as is their revision/upgrade deployment I.E. They release their product when it is at the highest standard they can achieve with the r&d/resources available to them at the time & only release a completely revised & substantially improved version after many years of refining the original design concept. (The last paragraph applies to their flagship model BTW). This approach saves all parties involved from wasting resources.
I am myself long time user of PMC monitors,
I can not agree with your statement, as my feelings are very opposite
I found PMC TB2 and PMC IB1 (which I own currently) amazing monitors for the price (below 10000$), great depth, massive sound-stage and details, beautiful mid bass, not to often to find in this price range.
as for PMC customer service, I would like to say for that time and very recently I had several contacts with PMC and all I can say, that they are super professional, very helpful, and also monitors-loving folks !
which is very important,
sorry to hear that, but as I had such opposite experience, I thought I will share it here
I don't have experience with B&W service, all I can say their 'budget' line sounds terrible ( I liked Nautilus though
but it's just my opinion and I know other folks use them and like them...
so gustibus no disputandum est...