So I took the leap and went for the Stellar GCD and S300, along with a Dectet.
I’ve been burning them in for the past week. My local dealer encouraged me to bring the GCD/S300 (even though they’re not a PS Audio dealer) in and test them on their demo 1.7i, so I did and everything sounded wonderful.
I expect my Magnepan 1.7i will be in late this week or next week. After a week of near 24/7 burn in, what difference in sound can I expect? Perhaps more pressing is…of course the M700 have over twice the power, but how much better do they sound compared to the S300? They’re the same basic architecture, right?
I’m thinking about adding a Maggie DWM bass panel in the future, depending now how these things work with my room.
EDIT: OK, the M700s are on their way.