Originally Posted by KMC45
That's a big "if".
I mentioned earlier that I felt the Cremona could be a bit polite, the BCG are not just a bit polite, they ooze politeness. I always felt the need to turn them up, and for the intended use of HT, they just didn't have the dynamics I wanted. If I had felt different I would not have given them away.
T-3G and I own the Elipsa, we both like them. But, how we power them says some things about us. He does so with McIntosh MC275's, and the C2300, tubes. I use McIntosh MC1.2KW's, and the C1000/C1000P, SS. He says he listens to music from his heart, I don't have a heart.
If you like what you have, but just feel the need to "upgrade", you will probably be very happy with the BCG. Go listen to them, and don't worry what anyone says about them on an internet forum, either good, or bad.
Yup, sound is personal, and your ears may or may not agree with other people's ears. Some people like Fuji apples, while others like Granny Smith
The choice of speakers depends on what kind of music you listen to. I listen to classical so obviously I want speakers that can reproduce the sound of natural instruments faithfully. I don't want speakers that turn the sound of viola into cello, I want to be able to distinguish between the sound of big drum vs. double bass, etc. Both VA and SF do this very well. VA is warmer, while SF maintains warmth and more detail.
I use tubes because they sound beautiful and less fatiguing. I am very sensitive to piercing high frequency sound and some SS amps make violins very piercing, especially at higher volumes. Again, this is a personal experience, and does not apply to everyone.
Since mt14942 likes the sound of Mozart Grand, I think the BCG would make most sense. I used to have a pair of MG's myself, and I upgraded to the BCG and never looked back. The BCG has much sweeter highs, scale, and authority than the MG.