Sound Dynamics 300ti Floorstanding Speakers

4.47/5 (43 Reviews) MSRP : $600.00


Product Description

Vented w/ 8-in woofer, 4.5-in mid, 0.75-in Ti tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mannypee a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I have owned these speakers for over 10 years. Still going strong in my bedroom powered by my pioneer vsx 1015 txh rec. I have always liked Canadian speaker manufactures. I still own Canadian slash American speakers, the energy ref con rc 70 towers ,rcr center,bi pole di pole surrounds(four). The one thing I did not replace was my sound dynamics 12 in down firing sub. Sorry, getting back to the 300ti's,love these babies had to wait 10 years to replace them. The one thing that I did to them were to replace the 8 in drivers. I blown one driver , replaced it with 2 endurance 8 in 300 watt drivers from Angstrom acoustics. Another fine Canadian speaker company. Since the driver replacement I have tones of bottom end with no boomy boom boom! The only problem that I find with the stronger driver is it takes a good amp or receiver to power it. My new pioneer elite vsx 94 txh powered the 300ti's awesome. But my older vsx 1015 tx powers them above average. Over all the 300ti's are a great buy , and sound great. Highly recomended if you can still find them. Sorry mine are not for sale, waitng for my 5 year old to get older to pass them on. Cheers!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by maxchau a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I agree with all the comments from the last post. I have owned Legacy focus, ML CLS, Megnepan, Soudnlab A3, LS 3/5a, and other speakers. Very hard to fault these with all the sound quality they give. A well balanced, musical speaker with plenty of detail. It was impressive initially. But after replacing the internal wires with Anti-cable type (Red wire, typically used in coil) the sound just became unbelievable. The speakers disappeared in seamless sound stage. Smooth and detailed high and taut bass. I decided to remove 2 subwoofers from the system because they did not add much at all in my smallish room. The mids are not pronounced but you will not feel lacking anything. By the way, my amp is only a 10W Altmann T-amp from Germany and SD responded very well. My townhouse neighbor complained it was too much for them. I strongly recommend high quality components and internal wire with connecting clamps removed. User will be rewarded yet another level of excitement. This is got to be one of the greatest audio bargains for average audiophiles. I will get another pair to replace a pair Polk monitors (not bad) downstairs.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Craig's List



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mtubbs a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I can't believe I am writing a review of a product that is this old and out of production. No, I am not writing this to generate interest in the used market for these speakers as mine are not for sale and will be passed to one of my offspring at some point in the distant future. I have listened to a lot of speakers and I have owned Magnepans, Martin Logans and currently have Dynaudios in my main system. Anyone who faults this speaker for what it is a) has poor equipment/cableing combos or choices b) has room acoustic problems or 3) has tin ears. These speakers have got to be one of the best values audio has ever produced, period. My $3K Dyns are better but not by the percentage of the cost differential. These speakers respond extremely well to good electronics and cableing. They are outstanding in the mids and highs and decent in bass response. I do not find them "boomy" as some reviewers indicated. See a and b above. Mine are on spikes and sand filled target stands. Vocals are crisp and clear. Very nice Jazz speakers but can also rock. They will not extend all the way down like some floorstanders and if you want all the bass add a sub. Notice direct comparisons to these speakers is always up the food chain usually at 3 to 5x the price. That should tell you something. They are clean and clear without being analytical. Soundstage and dynamics are very nice. They are not the last word in detail but they are very musical. Now relegated to a second system but they are not leaving the house!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paulhbenson a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I have owned these speakers for over six years and during that time I have used a variety of amps--(B&K separates,NAD,TANDBERG and CREEK integrateds. I was always pleased with the sound quality but never truly excited until now. I have recently switched to the NAD 320BEE integrated amp. The new NAD was highly recommended by HP in the Absolute Sound. HP had also added the 300ti's to a super components list. The combination of the 300ti's and the NAD 320BEE along with a good quality CD player provides a level of sound that is hard to beat.. I can hear details from my CD's that I never heard before..sort of like in the days when a new phono cartridge would reveal new details from my record collection.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I guess I never really new that my previous speakers caused listening fatigue until I got the SD 300ti. I listen to these speakers all day long now in my home office and I just love them. At first I felt like they were not as dynamic and didn't image as well as the NHTs I have so I was critical, but the more I listen to them the more I realize that they have great detail, they just don't thrust it forward. I guess that's what "laid back" means. Bass is deep and dynamic while highs are smooth but detailed. Female voices are "right there". I hardly ever listened to classical and jazz music with the NHTs. Just too congested and miniature sounding. Now I'm listening to MOSTLY jazz and classical because the soundstage has become huge with these speakers. GREAT SPEAKERS. For the first time Gustav Holsts "The Planets" has filled me with awe.

My system:

B&K ST-140 amp
NAD c340 used as pre-amp
NAD c540 CD player
Musical Fidelity X10-D
Thorens turntable

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $400.00




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Replacement for Sound Dynamics 300ti

I am thinking of replacing my old Sound Dynamics 300ti, purchased in 1998. I am considering moving to the realm of ribbon speakers, and have been looking into the Magnepan MMG and the Martin Logan Source. The manufacturer of my Music Hall a 25.2 integrated amp (50W per channel) said he didn't rec ... Read More »

Sound dynamics 300ti

To Roxy: had no choice to change the drivers on my 300 ti's. Call API in scarbourogh ont, they had no replacement drivers for me since my speakers were to old. You are right in saying they are not the same, but I did't want to get rid on them. Thanks for yor reply to my review.:smilewinkgrin: :DRead More »

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