Just read all the comments, thanks to all involved and those taking the time to comment.
These GTG, this grass roots level stuff is really quite heart-warming, and wonderful to read. The complement of loudspeakers at this meet seemed pretty much spot on for HT, also with an eye on great performing, high value two channel offerings too. That context is powerfully helpful in auditioning loudspeakers. Sure, there could've been a couple more of the popular choices, but wow, what a group this truly was.
Great read. Any surprises for me? Yeah, I'd thought the LS-6 would've garnered higher subjective ratings, so I'm curious as to all that was at play there. The pattern control and high quality compression driver of the Noesis is clearly a good combo ... I'd enjoy hearing them. Being Seaton Catalyst owner, the comments about their full range response are no surprise to me. Being fully DSP optimized w/full time alignment, and smooth response top-to-bottom, they possess a coherency and subjective speed that can be elusive in other approaches. I'd enjoy hearing the Bamberg, and the Salks I'd love to hear ... I really don't remember ever hearing them.
Great job, the bar has again been raised, there's a great deal to be proud of here.
Also, I love reading the "demo on Saturday, buy on Monday" testimonials