I know it's off topic, but is that the 15 year old Laphroaig in your cabinet? What a great dram. I used to like their #1 Prime but discontinued now. Have you tried Caol Isla?
Back on topic: I have great expectations for the Song3 Halo combination. Can't wait to hear the RAAL, especially in voice reproduction (Eva Cassidy, Arthur Cormack) and solo strings (Kartik Seshadri/sitar). Impressions to come, probably another 4-6 weeks.
Yup, Laphroaig 15. I've had it awhile. Big and bold. I remember one of the first single malts I tried was the Laphroaig 12 and it felt like I licked a fresh cut tree.The 15 is much more refined. Definitely an acquired taste. I did have a Caol Isla 18. Smmmmmooooottthhh. Special bottle. However, my favorite all around is the Lagavulin 16. I don't drink scotch as much as I used to, but the Lagavulin just has so much going on. Also smokey and peaty but rich. I like adding a couple drops in manhattans for a touch of smokiness and depth.
Vocals through the RAAL are a revelation. The tweeter is so fast there is virtually no ringing or overhang which creates amazing realism and depth. You can almost feel the breath of the singer. I'm used to turning on music and opening my laptop to check emails and screw around, but I'm having trouble doing this as I'm finding myself unable to multitask because the sound is so startling. I'm often just closing my laptop and listening.
One of my favorite recent music discoveries (discovery for me at least) is Anour Brahem. His album Blue Maqams is one of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard, and makes amazing demo material. I've been listening to all his albums on Tidal and they're all great, but Blue Maqams and Astounding Eyes of Rita really stand out for me. Stunning. Check them out. Never heard of Kartik Seshadri but next time I sit down I'll look him up.