I've been curious as well.
I had IIIs about 15 years ago. They were magnificent.
happy new year!
i will be working through the stable over the next little while, just got the speakers yesterday
pass int150 and hegel h190 so far (the no-brainer good matches), both are really terrific, if with slightly different palettes
will try hegel h20, pass xa25, odyssey stratos, usher ref 1.5, belles sa30 in due course, then the gan amps, then arc tubes
@jjss49 I have always wanted to try Maggies. My room size is limiting however in the new room I might try the small maggies (forget model) for near field listening. Wonder if the XA25 would have enough power for them. Getting very close to moving my system to the new digs. Sounds like you will be busy given the many amplifiers.
i have always felt maggies need some room around them, and some good distance from the listening position - my own listening (equilateral) triangle has 10-11 ft legs, i have 5 ft of clearance behind the speakern panels to the front wall currently, still doing last of the dialing-in
that said, the rave reviewed little lrs is meant for smaller rooms, you might get some retailer and/or reviewer input if they would work well nearfield or semi nearfield
in that use configuration i have got to think the xa25 should do very well driving them
@jjss49 Thanks for your response. Yea, I was thinking the little LRS would be the one to try for my room. The price is very reasonable, I will be placing a system in the living room. Should I get a pair they might end up there. Would likely have a higher wattage amplifier to use in that system.
I do know what they did, and would love to say, except that they keep it confidential. Steve at the Audio Circle and I did our best to convince Wendell to disclose it, but he said he couldn't tell us what it was. Eventually, I did figure it out, and he was right -- they really can't disclose it. I still think they should be more forthcoming about other changes, but in this case, I understand why they can't be more forthcoming.
my honest reaction to this post is 'wtf'