FWIW, I finally got a pair of Dali speakers.
I first heard the 400’s in 2006 when looking for speakers for my dedicated HT\Music room.
At the time I thought “these are it”, but in order to assemble a balanced surround system I just couldn’t spend at retail what it would have taken to get 3 of them in order to sacrifice the rest of what I needed.
Last week I managed to luck into a bloody unreal deal on a pair of flawless cherry wood 800’s for a 2 channel system in my living room. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse, literally.
They’re not MKIIs but the originals.
I haven’t done extensive listening yet and I’m searching for the right power amp(s) and have ordered some decent speaker cables, but dang, these things sing.
I know it’s a rash thing to state in the world of audio but, my search for speakers is over.
The Dali owners thread is pretty short by AVS standards and I think I know why, once you get the ones that suit you, the search is over.