I appreciate your comments Audiolabrinth. Interesting how some can make offhand comments about gear with information that "just comes to them" or have a bias for or against different manufacturers -- that they feel just 'has to be announced'. Perhaps more music would relax and refresh :-). I'll toast that idea.
Careful you don't get too chummy with Audiolabyrinth. He just follows me around like a gnat because he is upset when folks find out that he hooks up $600 JBL speakers to his $24K Tara Labs speaker cables. ;^)
No, I have never owned Spectral gear or had any in my home. I would ask both you and Audiolatrine, would you buy equipment that never sounded good to you in auditions? Do you seek out gear that sounds bad to you to buy? I didn't think so.
If you enjoy Spectral gear, good for you, there's nothing wrong with that. It's never been my cup of tea, but that is why they make so many different flavors.
Enjoy the music.