I just wanted to post and say that meeting Unbridled (Joe) was an awesome experience. The two of us just diddled and daddled... talked a lot about audio and the likes.... and listened comparatively to 3 good loudspeakers.
We listened to:
1. Polk LSi9 (Joe's... thanks for bringing them! Brings back memories of the sound everytime!)
2. AV123's Strata Mini
3. Martin Logan Summit
Via the Rogue Metis preamp and the Plinius SA102 amp, streaming FLAC from the Squeezebox3.
I wish I could do this more with other local audiophiles.... as meeting and conversing with audiophiles is an awesome experience! A learning experience for sure!