I have been in a bit of a stereo drought of late. My AX-10 is in the shop for the last 3 months (they can't seem to fix it), so I had taken my preamp out of the chain to show it to a friend of mine in his stereo. I've been down for over 2 months. (BTW, he was so impressed with the 3000 that he has already scored one and sent it off to Mike at Alta Vista. It's replacing his Krell KAV-280p.)
Since I was getting a sizeable tax return back, I got the itche to replace my LSi15's with something better. I auditioned some Spendors (5se and 8se), some Tannoys (used d700's), and was trying to hook up a demo of Vandersteen 3A's and the new Gallo speaker. In the process, I got a new album (Nora Jones' first), so I wanted to listen to it on my stereo. It sounded great in the showroom.
Man, I forgot just how good my stuff sounded! What a dufus! Needless to say, I am no longer looking for new speakers. While it is very likely that a better speaker powered by my Counterpoint equipment would sound even better, there might just be some serious synergy going on here with the LSi15's. I am so satified with the way everything sounds, I have decided to SAVE the tax refund! Crazy!
Sigh-ning off in rapture.....