They performed well, we through everything at them from an early am listen to a a Vivaldi violin session to a late night "in room " performance by Black Sabbath ( LOL) with the Japenese mastered version of Paranoid".at much higher than my normal listening level !!! Ended up being a 12 hour listening session so there were lots of genre's stops along the way.
Mivera dropped by so we got to spend the afternoon/evening with a prototype of his upcoming Pure Music which was powered with a pair of the new Purifi modules. Sounded really damn good!!.
Tyson, I can't recall where you are but at some point, you need to get up to Danny's or someone closer who has some NX - Oticas to hear them, I think you'll be surprised. I'd honestly have a tough time choosing one over the other, the S7's are faster and I'd say a bit more detailed in the mid's, plus, they've got the built in subs which is really nice for some people. The Otica's are a bit more "rich" sounding if that makes sense and probably image slightly better..... I don't have them here any longer so can't do a/b's . I'd give the edge tothe Otica's on the lower mid bass/upper low bass .... not by much, the Neo10's and dual 12's mate up really well once you get them dialed in.
I did hear the Mockingbird Audio line arrays, which I think used the same drivers as the NX-Oticas, yes? Fabulous speakers. But, I'd probably still pick the Super 7s even over an incredible speaker like that. Why? Because the Super 7s do one thing I've never heard any other multi-driver speaker do - have an absolutely seamless mid/tweeter integration. I've heard a few that were close, but none that matched the perfection of the Super 7s. It's a subtle thing, but you tend to notice it more and more, over time, in small ways. For me, it was with the more challenging material like opera, or old Billie Holiday recordings, or anything put out by Neil Young, Tom Waits or Bob Dylan. The perfection of the integration allowed these artists to go from "irritating" to very listenable.
As I like to joke with my buddy Jason, if you visit other forums (like, oh, the Bryston forum), you hear people saying things like "with my new gear, my best recordings sound amazing, but it really exposes how poorly recorded the majority of my collection is". Or some other tripe like that. Yes, that's the ticket! Upgrading makes your music less listenable, haha. Right now, 70% of your collection is listenable, but if you keep on the upgrade path, you might get that down to only 50%! Or maybe down to 30%, if you are really lucky! Haha, it's so freaking stupid.
Anyway, the beauty of the Super 7s is that YOU HEAR EVERYTHING, but the integration and speed is such that it's never, ever in an analytical manner. Always musical. Always 100% of your music collection sounds better.
Hey, have you driven them with tubes? I found that they really opened up and started to sing when I went to tubes, particularly SET and SEP amps. Even a 45 amp with 1.5 watts will fill up a room with great sound.