Your opinion of the Odyssey Extremes matches mine pretty well. I also own a pair and also love them. They've been in my system over two years. Thanks for a very nice review.
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I've spent a fair amount of time listening now. The amps have been powered up constantly since Friday so everything should be fully charged. I was listening last night to Lyle Lovet's Joshua, Judges, Ruth. I'm sitting there listening to a few cuts and the music/system isn't doing much for me. Is it me, my mood, or the system. After the first two songs I turned up the volume. Ah, that's better. Turned it up some more. Still better. One more click on the preamp and things come alive. The Hales are inefficient speakers after all. Boy, do these amps clamp down on these speakers. Sound stage is truly wall to wall and deep. Front to back layering is very good, better than my big tube amps. Image separation is excellent but lacking air around the image. Bass is deep and tight. As I said I was listening very loud but the treble never became harsh or etched. The biggest thing I feel I'm missing is air around the images especially the main vocalist. More later as I get more time with these amps. They are truly great sounding.
Just a short follow up. I've been listening for a few weeks to the upgraded amps. They are nothing short of unbelievable. And Klaus tells me they aren't even close to broken in. Last week I stripped my system down to the amps, CDP straight into amps, and a pair of Michael Green Classic 60s'. I was stunned with the sound. After listening to that system for a few days I decided to sell off all my other gear. That includes a pair of Jadis JA200 amps, JA30 amps, Cabasse Baltic and Stroboli speakers, Hales Concept 5 speakers to name a few. They are pieces of gear I said I wound never sell. These up dated amps are that good. More later.