Spectral owner for 20yrs here. Throughly enjoyed the Spectral/ MIT system. Will drive drive : Wilson,Proac, Sonus Farber, Avalon's , probably just about anything. The sound of Live Music.
Some issues; A Spectral pre- amp Must be used to drive Spectral amps. MIT or Spectral branded (=MIT ICs and SCs) must be used as a complete system. Thus you are locked into the Spectral paradigm. NO Mix and Matching.
I waited (6) months for my new 30SV preamp. Hooked it up and was absolutely thrilled for (7days)
; then the protection circuits locked up. At first it was traced to my Manley Steelhead. Then it decided it didn't like my Pass Xono. Spectral is known for Not playing well with others. Rick Freyer has promised a spectacular phonostage for a decade. I am a vinyl guy. I just am tired of waiting.
Goodwin's High End lost a 44k sale and Spectral lost a 20yr loyal customer.