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Rocky Mtn. Home Ent.
(970) 566-1438
220 Egyptian Court
Fort Collins, CO
 
Best Buy
4040 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
 
Encore Sight and Sound
(970) 217-7018
7080 Mount Adams
Wellington, CO
Services
Audio / Video, Central Vac, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video, Wire and Cable / Power Management, Home Networking, Service Repair, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
Control4, Denon, Optoma, Mitsubishi, JBL, LG, Sony, Yamaha, RBH Speakers, Proficient Audio,Panasonic, Samsung,
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Brian Pantle, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Electronic Lifestyles
(719) 390-7511
1002 East Cimarron
Colorado Springs, CO
 
SaaviHome
(303) 665-2238
595 St. Andrews Lane
Louisville, CO
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Denon, Yamaha, Sonos, Samsung, Control4, KEF, Niles Audio
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- DUSTIN HUTTON, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Dream Theater Colorado
(970) 224-4484
5100 S College Ave Unit A
Fort Collins, CO
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Runco & JVC projectors. Stewart & DaLite Screens. Mitsubishi, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba TV''s. Sonance, AT, Phase Tech, Velodyne speakers. Integra, Marantz, Yamaha receivers. Panamax & Richard Gray''s Power. AMX & Control 4 control systems.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Mark Hovey, CEDIA Certified Instructor, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Bose Factory Store
(970) 593-5633
The Outlets At Loveland,5600 McWhinney Boulevard
Loveland, CO
 
Residential Media Designs
(303) 909-6590
3196 Industrial WayUnit M
Castle Rock, CO
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Tannoy, Monitor, Niles, Triad, Atlantic Technology, Runco, Stewart, Screen Innovations, Yamaha, Marantz, Integra, Crestron, Universal Remotes, Samsung, LG.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Mark Hagger, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Brian Kuenzler, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

NuLine Ltd.
(303) 478-3728
3834 Orion Ct.
Boulder, CO
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Bill Jacobsen, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Audio Video Experts
(970) 242-3900
1048 Independent Ave #114
Grand Junction, CO
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Crestron, Vantage, Dynaudio, B&K, Monster Cable, Bose, Marantz, Onkyo, Acoustic Innovations, Image Crafters,Infocus,Polk Audio, NEC, Fujitsu, Speakercraft, Audioquest,Extron, Furman
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Mike Madachy, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Swift

POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLINE - ISSUE 7

meadowlark audio

Swift loudspeakers

as reviewed by Larry Cox and Jim Grudzien

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one.jpg (6551 bytes)Being an audiophile means that you obsess, wonder, and worry that there's something missing in the sound of your system, and that if you find that one precious thing, all will be well in your audio and musical life. The antidote is easy—throw money at the problem and continue as before, hoping to find the component that will satisfy you forever. Occasionally you think you've found it, but realize you were incorrect and get back on the treadmill, spending more money, thinking you've got it right, realizing you were wrong, and so on. There is no resolution in this model, but how many audiophiles do you know who are eager, if not anxious, to hear the next great component? It seems to be part of audiophilia, especially among reviewers, but what if you are not an audiophile, and don't want to get on the treadmill? You see audiophiles spending tons of money, and sheepishly saying that this is what you need to do to get good sound. For those not ready to throw money at their dissatisfaction, the advice seems crazy.

The good news for people looking to jump in is that, while there is still a deep end to swim in, there are also lots of toys in the "shallow" end that are pretty great. After splashing around for a little while, you can get out, dry off, and move on to something else. In other words, there are many inexpensive, good sounding speakers these days, even though they don't all sound alike. Here's where you are likely to find that your dilemma lies—do you go for detail and tonal accuracy without undue brightness, but settle for a slightly lightweight sound, or do you go for a speaker with more bass and a decent tonal balance, but which has less detail? You also have to choose the speakers that work best in your room. This brings me to the $995 Meadowlark Swifts.

The Swifts are Meadowlark Audio's entry-level floorstanding speakers. They are well built, easy on the eyes, and easy to drive. The Swifts are about 35 inches tall, and slightly tilted back, and have a very solid feel despite their relatively light weight. They present a simple face to the listener, with a small rectangular port at the base of the speaker for the transmission line. Meadowlark delivers the speakers with cute and functional stands that look like bird's feet. The Swifts feature first-order crossovers, and are quite efficient. They play loud easily and quickly, and with grace. My initial impression was of a slightly lean sound with relatively little bass, though it should be taken into account that I'm listening in a fairly large—26 by 20 foot—room, with an average ceiling height of eleven feet. It takes a lot of sound to fill this room, and the Swifts, like many many speakers I've previously listened to and loved, were a bit too small for the job. In my back bedroom, they were ...

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