I've ordered Louis' Super 3BPCR and Grande 6R from my local dealer so I can demo and choose between the two. I'm patiently waiting and sure it will be a difficult choice given how much I like the standard Super 3. In addition, I've already purchased your MiniMax preamplifier and amplifier, as well as the tube HDCD player (expected early February). Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with me at length about your products.
I've never purchased anything without seeing, or hearing for that matter, but I did read all that's out on the web. I took delivery of the MiniMax amp and preamp a couple of days ago and the units are stunning in appearance, fit, and finish. They truly are (wife thinks so too) and "I don't know how you do it," to steal your earlier phrase. I'm quite pleased
! I'll take digital photos if anyone here's interested.
I have the units running for the meantime with a pair of Klipsch KG 4.5s (95db) and a cheap Denon CD player, while I await my Omegas and Eastern Electric CD player. I'm new to this, but I'm truly amazed at what I'm hearing from the Klipsch's. I didn't think it could get this good! My wife and I (see earlier posts) had been out shopping for new equipment at a higher price point (Thiel CS2.4, Revel F30, B&W 703, Vandersteen 3A Signature, Classe, B&K, Krell, etc.) and were a bit disappointed. Not that things didn't sound good, but it didn't sound like it cost, if you know what I mean
. And, we didn't really have that kind of money to spend, but that's where I had to go pricewise (or so I thought) to see a big improvement in my old gear (Adcom, Nakamichi, Denon, Paradigm, Klipsch, etc.).
Well, that all changed when I heard the Omegas and I'm that much more excited after hearing the MiniMax gear. Now, like I said, I'm new to this, and I don't know if I have "good ears" or not (I'd like to think I do), but the music I'm hearing now is just that, "music!" It's involving and triggers an emotional response, which I've not experienced before. Louis' Omegas had the hair on the back of my neck standing up. And, it's the same thing with the MiniMax and the Klipsch's. I just can't wait to get the MiniMax paired up with the Omegas.
If Louis and you thought well enough of the synergy between your products to demo at the CES, than that's good enough for me. And, my wife's ecstatic over the fact that we've accomplished our goal within a very reasonable budget.