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Dang I wish I could afford to put a surround system together consisting of some of those beauties.

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Has anyone heard the veneres setup with tubes? I heard the Olympicas setup with an audio research amp and was blown away with how transparent and big the sound was. Never did I feel any consistency from one track to another. Each had its own vibe that effortlessly melded you into its soul. The salesman said he didn't like the Olympicas with the audio research and said they were a hundred times better with the mcintosh. He and I seem to have very similar taste and acknowledgment of what we're describing so I do believe him but at the same time he doesn't live with them. I have venere 3.0's and SOMETIMES I feel like some songs sound the same but I don't think its because of the speakers. Yes the soft dome is a little lacking in the crystally and airiness department with some instruments but then again when I bought them, that was was one of the main reasons. I just think now in order to take them to the next level I need a decent amp instead of just running them out of my receiver. So to me, the audio research has what I wanted because of its ability to be true to the music so I'm curious what would make the mcintosh a better match. If it's a swing in the Frequency response that just elevated the bass then I'll pass. Any one here able to cope wity what I'm saying and maybe be able to give me an answer?
Maybe I'm too skeptical, but I don't trust most salespeople since they push what they have more of in their storeroom or what gives them the best mark-up. BestBuy/Magnolia especially seems to push mcintosh. So there may not be a good reason your salesperson is pushing mc over AR. The best advice is for you to go with whatever sounds best to your ears!!! IMO, my Olympicas sound great with Parasound Halo amp/preamp, but to be honest, I didn't compare the amp/preamp to other brands. For what it's worth, I always thought AR had a better reputation than mc. But I'm sure you can't go wrong with either choice. Just go by your own ears!
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