“Capturing the magical essence of a great monitor design, which the Raidho D-1 surely is, and beefing up the bass and macro dynamics with a larger cabinet and more drivers is a akin to capturing lightning in a bottle,” writes Anthony Kershaw, and I have to agree with him based on my own experience.
Moving from a well-integrated 2-way monitor to a full 3-way (or more) system – and do it seamlessly – is a mythical ideal, a unicorn, Utopia. The effortless invisibility of a truly great 2-way monitor is so addictive that many try to get that last octave of bass with various and sundry schemes in order to make the experience translate from the almost purely ethereal to the ethereal+visceral … and the ensuing faceplant is always a painful disappointment. My own listening room has very rarely hosted anything other than 2-ways, with the occasional 2-way+sub (which hasn’t yet worked perfectly) for that same reason.
Will the D3 pull off the cunning stunt of packing 2-way goodness into 3-way impact?