Hi Jazzman, how do you compare the sound of this new Amazing to the old one piece Amazing ribbon from 1992?
I still think the older ribbons are better balanced, as matched with their dipole woofers, and easier to dial in, but they can't match the shear POWER of the new towers, which Bob says can play crystal clear to 128 decibels. At Carverfest they were driven by a pair of Raven 350 tube mono-blocks, with a single Subrosa supplying the bass. I think they might have sounded even better matched to a pair of subs crossing in a bit higher.
Aside from their awesome headroom, what strikes me the most about the towers are their immersive depth and excellent imaging over such a wide space (typically, pinpoint imaging comes at the expense of a narrow and pronounced sweet spot-- not so with the towers). If they have a weakness, it's the 13 forward firing ribbons can overpower the 22 side-firing 3-inch mid bass woofers at higher volumes (tuning them to my taste required pulling down the ribbons considerably-- I think Bob's even more treble deaf than me).
They really can play at live level volume.