So, is the X2 not under serious consideration for you? If it's not, then I won't keep going on and on about how much better it is
There is $10,000 burning a hole in my pocket just waiting to be spent on speakers.
So far, I've auditioned the following:
- a pair of dealer demo Audio Physic Avanteras which imaged great and were dynamic and may be gettable because the dealer is moving locations,
- a pair of Dynaudio Contour 60s which sounded big but wasn't the best in imaging
- various Focals (Sopra and Arias) which looked nice and sounded detailed but didn't quite move me to either settle for the lower end or shell out for the upper end.
The lowly M4s sounded really good and from what I've read, the open baffle design may be what I'd like. The problem is that I don't have the ability to hear the other models so before I place an order, I was hoping to get some thoughts on how they compare form folks who have heard them.