I am also very intersted in the Ospreys, so if anyone owns them please enlighten us. I have a 38 by 22 room and am afraid the the Kestrels would not fill it. Any comments. How about Krestels with subs?
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I've heard both PMC OB1 and Osprey with BP20/4B-SST....I think the Osprey has an awesome transparent and open midband...to me it's so sweet and musical. The bass is a shade drier/leaner than PMC OB1. Imaging is pin point and presentation is slightly forward and 'cheery'.
Both speakers are amazing. I find the midband esp good on the Osprey.
I think the OB1 might handle rock music better....the Meadowlarks are refined designs after all whereas PMC's monitoring experience seems to handle all. The PMC is also a slight more restrained and will probably play louder.
I went from the Paradigm Studio 60v2 to the Meadowlark Ospreys a year ago. I've got a Plinius 9200 driving them. They are great speakers! You'd be really pleased compared to the Paradigms. Be aware that Ospreys require a long burn-in to sound their best --- about 200 hours. You'll wonder where the bass is until 150 to 200 hrs and then it'll open up.
I also have a Jolida JD100 CDP, no mods, but I've changed tubes with success. I also had good improvement with a Neuance platform under the CDP.