Heard them a couple of weeks ago at a dealer--driven by a Wadia 861 and some Rowland monoblocks, forget which--and was pretty much stunned. (Have to admit, thought, that I have not done all that much critical listening to similarly priced speakers). That said, they were the best I've ever heard. By a lot. Forgive me if I don't toss around all of the audiophile-grade buzz words, but I will enthusiastically recommend that you give them a listen if you can get the chance. (Ok, maybe just a little Ive read a lot of speaker descriptions that claim that the speakers simply vanish and that the music then effortlessly manifests itself, encompassing the room (and beyond), in their place. Ive also turned on quite a bit of equipment waiting for that to happen, and, eventually, concluded that it was marketing-driven hyperbole designed to aim consumers at a holy grail that never actually happened. Sure, Ive heard plenty of speakers that allow me to imagine how it could happen, that provided enough of the building blocks for one, with a little listener-supplied imagination and faith, to take part in the illusion of space and presence. But these guys were uncanny. All the audiophile ten cent words that I had been straining to hear and yearning to believe in simply happened and were given a meaning without any help from my (well exercised) suspension of disbelief. Yea, I liked them). I think there are five patents pending on various aspects of these guys, but whatever it is, they are certainly onto something, and I predict that you will continue to hear interesting things about them. They made the top of my wish list--but, as always, dont take it from me. Have a listen.
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