My friend, Brent, and I would like to thank you again for being such a gracious host the other night and making us feel right at home. Our enjoyment of the evening was only superceded by your hospitality.
I'll interrupt this thank you to respond to your thread....lol....IMHO, if you make your system any blacker, it will be a black hole and suck you and your system to some other galaxy, and we'll never hear or see you again!!!. Tread carefully....lol.
Now, back to the thank-you.... For those of you who have been fortunate enough to have heard the live performance capabilities of Mike's system, you will just shake your heads in agreement with what I'm about to say.
First and foremost, Mike is a music lover. A key ingredient in this distinguished hobby. He is also a true gentleman. A very knowledgeable audiophile with the perfect dose of humility who is careful not to tread on ground he has no experience with. A noble attribute for those of us who are so new to the home audio scene, and very gullable with the information we happen upon.
It is very apparent, upon meeting Mike, that he had a certain goal in mind, and stayed true to that goal, guided by his love for music, until it was accomplished. In my opinion, and my admittedly limited experience, he ended up with one of the darkest, deepest, widest, and most involvingly "live" music presentations I've ever heard.
The synergy between his pieces of choice, combined with such careful thought to the contruction of the room it's in; not only did his speaker's completely disappear, but so did his equipment! Only musicians and instruments where present....oh, and I almost forgot. A wonderfully tasty bottle of single malt scotch happened to be on hand as well. The perfect chaser for such a grand musical presentation. Thank you again, Mike.
Please forgive me for this forced interuption to your thread, allowing me to publicly show my gratitude to you and your contribution to this hobby and the many folks just like me, who are attempting to travel down a similiar path.