Today a couple friends came over for a listen. My main speakers at the start of the day were a pair of Carver Silver Amazings that I completely rebuilt - everything but the frame was redone and they do sound very nice. I assumed that I had finally reached the end of my speaker journey.
Not so fast...
We moved the Lorelei's into the main spot. Oppo Sonica fed with SqueezeServer, album or cd from an Oppo UDP-203, then to a Tempest and over to a Stratos dual mono. Those poor Carver's never had a chance. I've got the Lorelei's about 4' from the side walls, 3' from the back and about 8' apart. Bass is still temperamental but much better. I need some more time on toe-in and possibly pulling them out more into the room but I'm not too concerned about that.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Carver Amazings they have a 4' ribbon tweeter/midrange and 3 10" cones each. These are not sloppy sounding speakers and they will probably go on the chopping block soon.
DARN you Klaus! As good as these base Lorelei's are I'm really afraid of how good the Liquids are and we might be talking about that. For now I'm just going to kick back and soak this sound in.