Not the same lineage. Different designer and, in my opinion, not in the same league as the Virgo II or Avanti III.
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The Scorpio is extremely revealing with the right system matching and room treatment. My scorpio ( S/no. 071) came from the first batch of production and I bought it without auditioning banking on its trade mark reputation of transparency and ability to be truthful. I am glad to report that it meets my expectation and the overall balance of tonality from top to bottom ia more than I can bargain for given the price I paid for it. The High was high enough without being edgy and ear piercingly metallic. The mid was sufficiently warm but not so much that musical details are marred. The bottom end was capable enough to handle timpani / bass drum with sufficient applomb. But of course being limited to 30 Hz. the weight and authority of the bottom end is notin the same league of other bigger and much more massive designs. The Scorpio is capable of presenting a palpable 3 dimensional soundscape ( of course the source must have it in the first place ) with proper room treatment. Off the box it took my set about 2 months to break in ( 200 hrs) . At first it sounded rough, muddy and unnaturally boommy. In time it evolved into a beautiful diamond like speaker. It sparkles. The airy perspective ia pretty satisfying.
George Pei , Kuching, Malaysia.
System used - KRELL SACD Player, SME 10/ SME v record player; HOVLAND HP-100, ANTIQUE SOUND LAB HURRICANE MONOBLOCK, SHUNYATA HYDRA 8 / POWERSNAKES, P S AUDIO STATEMENT; SYNERGISTIC REFERENCE POWER CORD; XLO SIGNATURE2 INTOCONNECT; AUDIOQUEST MOUNTBLANCK SPEAKER CABLE.
FORMER COMMPONENT USED- KRELL KRC-2 PREAMP; KRELL KSA 300; B&W MATRIX II 801