i'd be very interested myself.
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I've owned Wilsons, considered Magico and had many other high end box speakers. If you truly appreciate live acoustic music, the Magnepans can transport you like no other I've heard. I find it hilarious that a speaker designer will scale up huge cost factors in an effort to reduce the effects of the one fundemental flaw in their designs...THE BOX! They are doomed from the start. I live 5 miles from Overture Audio so I've either owned or demo'd at length many wonderful speakers. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed some of my time with the likes of Wilson, Dynaudio, Dunlavy (in retrospect a superior design to most available today at any cost)etc... MG3.6R's and 20.1's when correctly used do so many things near state of the art that in total, deliver a more realistic portrayel of a concert. Now if were talkin PA systems...well?
Well, they were demo conditions of course which can only tell you so much about a product. Living with something in another environment with various different ancillaries is another thing entirely...but then again, most of this is understood. On classical and acoustic jazz (my mainstay), the Sasha/Krell/Ayre/Audioquest setup (which was the least ideal)sounded full, and defined with oodles of presence. Very smooth, bold and spacious sounding. The Magico V3's/spectral/MIT rig sounded slightly more refined, nuanced and full of acoustical cues...a clear musical window on the performance with terrific detail. I think the V3's would become addictive over the long haul and have you exploring your music collection all over again, while the Sasha's may offer more energy and vibrancy ala a closer perspective....front row seats anyone? Both offer great soundstaging, definition and dynamic swing (the sasha's more brutaly so perhaps). For my taste, I think I'd go with the sultry smoldering V3's in contrast to the bodacious in your lap presentation of the Sasha's.