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View Full Discussion I wrote a fairly comprehensive review for the A3rx-c on Audioholics last year, which you can find here: http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/threads/arx-a3rx-c-review.89786/
There are almost no reviews for them online so I took it upon myself to write a detailed review that would address everything I'd want to know. I spoke with Jon Lane directly and he was awesome with helping me decide between the A5 and A3rx-c. Great guy, great speakers.
Just read the review.. great write up man.. nice pics too. So what did Jon say to convince you to go with the A3's? was it due to room size? Apartment vs Home played a huge factor I'm assuming? Maybe also the fact that you already had a sub for this setup?
I didn't already have a sub; I ended up purchasing my SVS PB-1000 after getting the Arx. I wasn't sure if I was going to need it, but I wanted it, and it completes the sound, filling in the lows that the Arx just can't reach.
I live in a 1 bedroom apartment with ~700sqft, ~8-9ft ceilings that doesn't need volume, but fidelity! I would have loved the dedicated midrange driver on the A5, but the lower woofer on the A3rx-c (correct me if I'm wrong, Jon) is actually crossed over to act as a midrange driver, even though it's not any different technically from the top woofer. He said he found the A3rx-c to be very musical, and even though I watch my fair share of movies and play a fair amount of games, I purchased the speakers to be excellent for music above all else. And excellent they are. :) I still find little flaws for certain songs that just aren't quite sparkly enough, but they sound so good with my Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Ortofon 2M Red, Emotiva XPS-1 preamp) that I can't be upset.