We had a good session at Tyler's yesterday. Listened to quite a few things and came away with a bit of an eye-opener. Went in expecting to walk out with the Scansonics. Really nice speaker but due to my specific near wall placement, they just won't work for me. However......the last thing Tyler pulled out for me to try, almost as an afterthought, was a stunner. The new-ish Focal Kanta No. 1 bookshelf. WOW! Almost the soundstage of the SS but much more tolerant of boundary interaction. They only had a few hours of playing time so I would imagine they could get even better with a couple 100 hours of tunes through them. Pretty sure those are the babies for me. I didn't dare listen to the Sopra No. 1 as I knew it could only get better and more costly! Only thing stopping me from ordering a sent of the Kantas right now was they are a bit more $ than I can swing right now. I'm saving my pennies though! :-)
Really nice meeting George and reconnecting with Tyler. He has a cool place there with lots of gear to drool over. Also refreshing to work with a dealer that doesn't try to sell you but rather lets the customer sell themselves! Thanks for the help George!!
9.2.4 || Processor: Marantz 7704 || Amps: Emotiva XPA-11 Gen3
Speakers: Seaton Catalyst 12C LCR, BA VSi 593 IW Surround-Wide, BA VSi 560 IC Tops
Subs: Seaton Submersive F2+Slave Front, Seaton Submersive HP Rear
Screen: 2.40:1 Seymour XD, 120" wide || Projector: BenQ HT9060 + Panamorph Paladin
Sources: Nvidia Shield, Oppo 205, Roku Ultra 4K, ATT UVerse, Toshiba HD-A35 HD-DVD
Last edited by jkscherk; 02-09-2019 at 04:44 PM.