On sunday, ajl1 drove over to get a gander and a listen to the Timbers Arrays. It was very interesting (and affirming) to hear his reactions initially and after a little extended listening.
We started out with the K2s, then listened to the same song through the same system through the Arrays. We purposely avoided any subjective conversation until after he heard both. His chosen music was a very challenging recording with a lot of grit in the LF and some dense percussion/vocal tracking. It was a brilliant choice, IMO, and showed the distinctions between the two speakers pretty well.
In fact, the difference was enough to put both of us in a kind of wada-wada-wada-boing
! mindset, because the song was new to me and the sound from the Arrays was new to him.
Anyway, after some extended listening to more music both familiar and unfamiliar, I think the acclimation process realigned our ears, and we just wanted to keep on listening to the Arrays. I mean, practically a whole Ryan Adams disc nonstop. (I've only heard Ryan Adam a couple of times on the radio, sorta "Ho hum,", but was immediately mesmerized by his music through the Arrays.)
Maybe ajl1 will chime in so I don't put words in his mouth.
Full disclosure, I pretty much forgot about the Arrays when we went for a drive in his uber-cool Corvette. Yowza! It's hard to know how to rank these: A couple of open-top Gs in a black leather seat, some fantastic music on an amazing Array sound system, some English chips and Chicago beer in a British pub, or sex. (Um, we
didn't do that last part; that was after