Avantegarde speakers: Observations sought and received

"It's interesting (to me) that you guys really enjoyed the Avantegarde speakers because myself and a friend (who normally loves horn speakers) were entirely underwhelmed by them. Personally, I was too aware of odd colourations and they just didn't have the immediacy, or intimacy, that I associate with really good horns. Perhaps if they had been played a touch louder (or in a quieter environment) and with music I knew better, my opinion may have been different. Having said that, I have heard these speakers a number of times in the past and I have yet to hear them working in a fashion that entirely satisfies me."

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