thanks a lot for your responses
I have a couple of Renaissance 90 which I loved until the day I heard with the same electronics and source I have, a Magnepan 1.7 .... yes a 1.7 !
no chance for my Renaissance 90 to compete with them in terms of high definition in the mids and highs ... amazing 1.7 !! ...
but anyway the Renaissance will stay where they are now
Quite a few years ago I falled in love in the system of a friend: Infinity RS1B ... as I have not the space for these monsters, I was wondering if the younger IRS Beta could offer a similar quality with a "Magnepan-like high definition"
but you are right in remembering me that the IRS Beta are becoming old ... which might bring some problems with it ...
I am hearing mostly big symphonic music and acoustic Jazz, so that I don't care so much about "slapping bass" but more on homogeneous bass-mid-highs integration, holographic sound staging, high definition and in hearing the space where the recording session(s) have been realized or if you prefer the ambiance sound...
one point where the 1,7 couldn't convince me completely was the color of violins which was slightly metallic and thin ... how is this with the 20,1 or 20,7 ?
I would be also interessed in the 20,7 but if I could get them at the US price ... I am based in Europe and the dealers here offer the 20,1 at a price above 22'000 $ us !!! ... most of the time without even the possibility to hear them !
thanks for your feedback