I found the review I was referring to!
Here it is:http://www.soundstagexperience.com/i...pment&Itemid=2
Apologies, he didn't say "blows away" he said they were "much better" and after reading more closely, he was comparing to the original S8's.
You certainly don't have to apologize syd, if anything I agree with you. While there is a sweet sound I prefer (those certain subtle nuances that do it for me), I'm fairly easy to please with sound. I won't hate a speaker because of a slight subtle nuance. As long as it's accurate, clear, precise to my liking, I'll be doing some happy listening. Some enjoy a "warm" sound, some enjoy a "crisp" sound, I prefer as natural and accurate as possible. Not to warm, not to bright, certainly not harsh, very detailed etc. But if a speaker sounds a bit warm, it doesn't bother me. If a speaker is a tad bright, it won't bother me really either, as long as it doesn't pierce my ears lol.
I'll considered the V2's. Only way I would buy used is if it's local and I can pick it up and audition the hell out of it first. I have had bad experiences buying anything used. A lot of the time, there is something wrong not so obvious that remains under wraps until the product is used for a certain amount of time, in a certain way, under certain conditions that the problem may eventually come out.