How does the Celestion 6000's bass section compare to SL600 given the unconventional shape?
Here is the photo where you can see the SL600si on top and the 6000 12" dipole bass driver section underneath. The way it was designed is the SL600s were standalone stand-mounted speakers. And then you could buy the 6000 subs later with the accompanying crossover...and then you can just see in the left-hand image a vertical 'post' coming up from inbetween the 2 dipole cones...and that was essentially a speaker stand on which you put the SL600si. Hope that makes sense.
Had I been able to afford it when it came out, i absolutely would have. At the time, I could barely buy the SL6si for a steep 40% discount for a demo pair from an audio dealer who I think frankly was being nice to help out a young audiophile who had been saving his pennies from his first job out of college...
...of course I also could not afford the Apogee Stages (deeply discounted 2nd hand) either...I wonder which I would have bought between the 2? Tough one. The Celestion 6000 would probably have been the more complete set...but I wonder if long-term the Apogee Stages might have gone the distance further by adding a sub to them later...including possibly the 6000 series which I remember reading Martin Colloms felt COULD keep up with panels in his review.
To be fair, in a second system (or frankly a great PRIMARY system)...this would be a great one to have...in fact, I think our own venerable DDK owns a pair if I am not mistaken??
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