Here's the scoop. Me and my partner have been smitten with the Daedalus Audio looks and philosophy. We are looking to get a bigger, better, badder sound than our current speakers, Harbeth monitor 30s. Don't get me wrong the Harbeths are great but we feel there is room for improvement, yes, even in the midrange that the Harbeths excelled so wel at and most certainly in the bass. We also have a strong desire to use SET amplification. After contacting Lou, he suggested the Muse or even the Muse studio for our sized listening room (a dedicated 9.5x13.5 foot space)
Here's the thing. I'm dreadfully scared of ordering these speakers blind. I have no doubt in my mind that the Muse is a superior sounding speaker over the M30, that much should be obvious based on the larger cabinet design, the use of high mass real wood and the (probablu..?) more elaborate and sophisticated cross over network.
So I've got A few questions I'd like to ask.
1. Would the Muse studio be a significant improvement over the regular Muse? We would like to move on up the Daedulus ladder in the future, and if the Muse Studio is somehow able to be upgraded to the Athena (as it uses the Athena crossover, I believe) that seems like a logical path. Otherwise of not, I think I'd rather stick with the regular Muse.
2. Is there anyone who can help point me in the right direction to someone who would be willing to accommodating me to come and take a listen? I live in Toronto but would be willing to travel a little bit in order to hear. A Muse or Muse Studio would be ideal, but I don't see the harm in also listening to something higher up in the line such as the Athena or Ulysses. I'll take what I can get.