I don't see too many for sale on any of the auction websites; owners are keeping them.
How long have you had the Merrills?
Needs large scale music well recorded . Most of the examples posted were small scale close miked with effects applied to mimic an expansive sound. It hadled Megadeath well. The system does rock. Rock and Metal can sound good on a car stereo. Having said that, Metal can be the Achilles Heel of some expensive systems. They render it limp. That system of yours does Metal a favour.
Doesn't need to be classical. Just minimal takes. The sound of the performers and the venue. Not reverb and digital effects.
I think that your system in the video sounds amazing. Definitely one of the better Youtube videos I've heard. THAT is why I'd like to hear some less processed stereo.
That is uncomfortable.
You are wrong and missing.
There is reflection in my room. It is a solid wall and reflective material as seen in the video.
In other words, there is actually a natural-reverb.
(Note : I do not feel much when I actually hear. However, in the recording, I feel clear as you say. You know if you record your system.)
BUT, there is no effect you think. Never! If I do that with video, I should be blamed.
As you said..
'Rock and Metal can sound good on a car stereo.'
But, I can say..
Rock and Metal can sound far-ultra good on a my system.
My car has a Bose premium sound system. All have 13 ~ 14 speakers. There is also have a woofer.
Compared to my car and my system, my system is better enough to go beyond dimension.
I can guarantee. Because I have had the experience of listening the maximum volume in my car.
I want to ask. Did you really listen to Rock and Metal with Blades and Merrill?
I just did the recorded and mixed to enjoy the video in every environment.
I'm not introducing my space, I just want to share what the sound of my system is.
@aberyclark Hi, It is a model called SM-8949 and is not sold in the United States. Performance is fine for the money. However, it's uncomfortable because it smells like shoes for a while.
Recording was performed on a typical volume. In the real world, it's better than video. The two are similar, but the dynamics and the scale are different. You will listen to music with your body. If your space is big, you can feel the gigantic scale. And Single Point Source is really great.
The Merrill Audio is uncoloured and has excellent reproduce the sound-stage.
Makes me want to have a flagship products.
I highly recommend listening to Merrill Audio.
Thank you for your interest.