I also posted my impressions on SQ. looks like some folks are fixated on MC.
Not cheaper design or materials. If it was made in America it would
be the same just more expensive.Not true but you are free to think that. Look at US companies like Raven, Rogue, Cary, Decware, Quick Silver, LTA, Manley that make FANTASTIC gear and compete price wise and exceed in quality of their Chinese peers.
Like I said, Raven is hot on the Forum now...wait a while. For less than $3k, you’re better off going used. The m3k is quite good for the $, but far from breathtaking. As for PL, they get a quite a bit better as you go up the line. But looking for significant sq differences in the two integrateds you mentioned is really splitting hairs.
As for why Texas is related to better sound quality, this is a head scratcher. Maybe if we were discussing live stock.
As for why Texas is related to better sound quality, this is a head
scratcher. Maybe if we were discussing live stock.Everything is bigger in Texas. And we are proud of our republic here in Texas. Unlike you and your ilk.
Also rarely do you ever see a Raven listed here on Agon, US Audio-mart or EBay. But tones of PL gear in the used market.
people buy Raven Audio and keep it.
Have to wonder if you ever even auditioned a Raven?
Sure @glow_worm sure.
I received my Raven Nighthawk on January 14th. The communication with Raven before and since my order has been first rate. Any questions you may have James or Bryant will be glad to answer. I haven't had the pleasure to speak to Dave Thompson yet, but looking forward to the opportunity.
As for the Nighthawk. What a wonderful sounding amp. Beautiful, solidly built and comes with NOS tubes. Very engaging. Can't say anything about your speakers, but 9 o'clock is about as loud as I normally have the volume with my Klipsch Heresy IV speakers. They recently upgraded to Cardas connections and a few other improvements without raising the price.
No experience with PL but if I can support an American company, that's what I do. A 45 day return window for their products spells confidence to me.