and just as happy to provide you with trickle down technology in the $1,400 a pair 1 ci, made here in Marica, in California no less....ha
Eric - did you settle on where ? There is super excellent Vandy dealers in Atlanta and Verona NJ. Best ever sound I have heard out of the MBL in a sleepy University town in SC...
IF you want to improve your DIY consider cabinet wothin a cabinet w constrained layer damping between the cabinets.
ignore the Troll, he cant , Kant get no satisfaction....well i guess Trolls plural....maybe they are brothers ?
Eric get the to Seattle post covid and you can hear the 7 mk 2 and the 7 high pass amplifiers in a decently treated room. There is, alas a window...but the view can be mesmerizing....
and yes, Helmut Brinkmann and Richard Vandersteen get excellent sound at the Munich show. NOT an accident.
enjoy your quest !!!