@bstatmeister - it was a real pleasure having you over for the audition, and I am glad it was a positive one in relation to how the DIs compared with the many other brands and models you have been auditioning lately. Also, thanks for turning me on to Mike Oldfield’s Amarok as a demo disc!
@klh007 - thanks for pointing me to the Moabs! I want to hear both the Encores and Moabs now, as I can imagine the strengths of each configuration after living with the DIs for about a year and a half. And with @david_ten stating the Uthberts sound wonderful in a 12x16x8 room, I am less concerned about the negative effects my 7’ ceiling would have on either model.