This is an absolutely fantastic thread! THANK YOU both - Andrew & Danny - for your open dialogue. The open, transparent, non-defensive dialogue is just wonderful. Thanks.
What a fantastic thing to see a bit of the collaboration between the inventor and the modifier of these speakers! Hopefully it can continue and give those of us interested in such things the opportunity to see 2 greats giving insight and input on speakers.
We all know that there are going to be trade offs at this level of dollar per speaker. This conversation reveals some of the thought process that went into the decisions.
I heard an early version of the Elac's back at the Newport show and managed to chat for a minute with Mr. Jones (I have previously had the pleasure of getting to talk to him while he Demo'ed the TAD's at both RMAF and Newport). I was very impressed with the performance of these Elac's and was looking forward to when they became available. I wanted to hear what happened in the "Real World" when they were hooked up to inexpensive Electronics in an every day listening environment. The results have been pretty much what I expected.
Glad to see Danny is offering some upgrade paths for them.
Looking forward to more in this thread!
Thank you Danny and Andrew!