But it failed miserably. I went to the Arcam locator and found a shop in Huntsville, Alabama that was suppose to have them, Audio Insight. Once I got to the shop, I was disappointed to find that they only carried Anthem. Not a total 5.5 hour waste of a trip since I had a good lady friend in Huntsville but a bit disappointing.
However while I was at Audio Insight I was able to listen to a nice selection of Martin Logans being pushed by the Anthem line. Clarity was awesome and a pleasure to listen to. Since I was not out to purchase speakers, I had not brought along any of my own CD's so I will not give you a comparison of sounds in my set-up and the Martin Logans. I can state that though they sounded wonderful instore, they are very expensive (in comparison) and look kind of funny. Now my companion thought they were very appealing in looks, but I have my reservations about such a long grill with a stubby cabinet look.
Well to make a long story short, this place only carried Anthems, Martin Logans, and Polk LSi lines. This was encouraging to see a small specialized shop that deals only in two-channel listening.
Now for my question. If you have some good links or opinions about the Anthem line (pre-pro only), I would love to hear them (do not worry about links already here. I am actively reviewing them now). They did push music quite nicely out of those Martin Logans.
Just thought I would share my field trip...
Forgot to mention... ARCAM locator has been updated to not reflect this store now. Looks like my next trip may be across the Panhandle.