Vinnie or someone else, could you put few words on the combination LIO + Harbeth, please?
What I am aiming at is, many happy users here use LIO with Spatial M3s and they are in the same price range as p3esr.
If I understood well the extreme near field listening brings a deep soundstage to p3esr which is something M3s do by being moved from the front wall 3ft or more and the fact they are open baffle, however, only up to 800Hz.
I'll try to make it simple. Would you still love Harbeth + LIO combination if you were not able to listen to them extreme near field?
The combination of p3esr and GR OB subwoofer looks nice, but it wouldn't get an approval with my wife they require extra amps close to them. Maybe only if there is something like xtender which was produced by Harbeth in the past, but an open baffle version.
Oh, one other thing. How wide is the sweet spot when listening extreme near field, does one need to glue his head to certain spot?