For those who wanted to know, and Gary and Alde for being great people, I wanted to let you all know about the Bohlenders I received.
They cost me $258 Canadian shipped and taxed from ecost via borderfree. Took about 3 weeks total.
Anyhow, this is a fantastic set of speakers. Opening the box revealed the excellent build quality, and a surprise, bi-wire gold plated bind posts. (very nice quality ones)
After extensive listening, I would descrive them as revealing, spacious, and well balanced. Excellent mids as well. Detailed and crisp yet not harsh.
Before they arrived I was listing to the Omage a lot, and when put head to head the Bohlenders make the omage sound flat and somewhat harsh.
Kind of like the difference between listing to speakers and being involved with them. The AV21 reach a bit deeper bass wise, and I reccomend a sub for these although it's not absolutely critical.
Anyhow, just wanted to let you know that I think the Bohlender A-1 is an exceptional set of speakers for the price.
The NEO3 Planar Magnetic tweeter steals the show. :)
I still like the AV21....but I will be selling mine. :(