As the speakers break in, I thought it was time to post some initial impressions:
My gear is:
Amp: Bryston 4BSST
Preamp: Bryston BP-20
CDP: Arcam FMJ-23T
Interconnects: Audience AU24 Single Ended
Power Cords: TG Audio SLVR
Isolation: Symposium Svelte Shelf and Roller Balls under CDP and
In terms of looks, the speakers are gorgeous. The LFM's weigh in at near 140 pounds each and the jags are near 60 I believe. They are built like tanks and are very inert.
The speakers image wonderfully. The sound stage is wide and deep. The powered LFM's make the bass tight, and there is tonality to things like kick drums.
The speakers offer greater detail than I have previously heard, but the detail is always in the context of musicality. They are not clinical by any means. You notice you are hearing more, but it doesn't get in the way of the music.
The tonality is awesome. You get the right blend of chest and voice in vocals. You hear just the right amount of bite on strings. There is good separation on instruments in ochestral works.
Mikes customer service is second to none. He and Klaus Bunge are champs in this area. Mike has sent me emails since receiving the Jags to make sure I am happy.
I just wanted to get this mini-review out. As the speakers break in, I will post moreAssociated gear Click to view my Virtual System