Wow Larry your friend has good taste in music. Please post when you have a chance to listen to the system. I have no doubt it will sing!
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I own Harbeth P3ESR for my bedroom and listened to the whole line except M30.2! Harbeth is ho hum compared to Stenheim.
BTW that Absolute Sound review is spot on. Everyone has their preferences. But I seek products that push the envelope of musical reproduction in the home. I think one has to go to field coil speakers to beat Stenheim.
Faxer I have seen your system before and talked to Steven. When we can travel freely again I may come over for a listen. I can already surmise it will be dynamic lots of bass with details but all these great parts still don't add up to the real listening experience. I also own Maggie 1.7is. Of course yours are more efficient. But I don't think it will give Stenheim much competition.
@kw6 , yes, by all accounts these are excellent and at $30K not a terrible deal in the world of high end dynamic speakers. They will still need subwoofers and 100 watt class A mono amps. If space is limited I think they are a great choice. However, Sound labs 545's are a better speaker at a lower price and they do not take up that much more space as they are only 24" wide. Soundlabs speakers are also immortal. You have to shoot them to stop them. The Sound Labs will be more detailed, are subject to much less room interaction and will produce a more life sized sound stage. They will still require subwoofers for the best performance.
@faxer , Having owned Apogee Diva's for six years I can tell you that I have never been so vexed by a loudspeaker. But at the bottom of it all is ribbon speakers are easy to damage and very unreliable. Even Magnepan's vaunted ribbon tweeter is subject to blowing. They have an ongoing tweeter replacement program. This issue was one of the reasons Apogee died. If you look online you will notice a that replacement ribbons are sold alongside ribbon tweeters. Replacing a 6 foot tweeter ribbon is quite an experience. Only the factory can replace a woofer ribbon. Because there are great and very reliable ESLs available there is no reason to go for ribbon speakers.