Hey Dave_b, good to see you're going back to Totems (does this mean you're getting a Krell 400ix again?), When I first bought my forests I had actually meant to buy the hawks. Okay, I'm making it sound like the dealer didn't notice which box I got. I auditioned the hawks a number of times and was dead set on them. Then I went in on the day of purchase and the dealer was busy so I started listening to the forests which were set up playing Sonny Rollin's: Way Out West on an MMF-7, which is my vinyl source (sadly it must go to make way for a VPI) and a sim i-5. Well, it was no comparison. Seriously, I think the forest expands on the beautiful presence and imaging of the hawk, not to mention the sound is much fuller. Mind you, I don't think the hawks sound bad, but the Forests are the keepers IMO.
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