Take a chance on Piegas?
I've been looking for the best sounding used speakers I can find under $3K, and came across an unusual pair this weekend, but I'm having trouble pulling the plug. I've been expecting to end up with used Vandersteen 3a Sigs, as many have said they would go great with my current system: McCormack DNA1 Deluxe, Parasound 2100 pre (I know, weak link, but it works for me now), Benchmark Series 1, and Tidal or ripped CDs from Bluesound Vault.
BUT -- this weekend I had a long listen to Piega TC50's with a tube pre, and thought I'd gone to audio heaven. Problem is, I don't know how much of that was the setup, and how much was just an amazingly good first impression, after having heard many other speakers ranging from $5K-$12K (new), and feeling the PIega's exceeded or held their own. The price is reasonable -- about $2K with shipping, which is roughly what they've been selling for in Europe; I haven't found any here in the States.
Which brings me to the question: if I pull the plug and find they don't sound that good at home, would I find a market for them here? Does anyone have any experience with them over more than a few days, and did they hold up over time?