Alright Mr. McGowan I’m on to you… Just get them to “Get a taste”…(sinister laughter…)
Quick background here: I am in my early 50’s. Been a window shopping audiophile for decades. I started in HS, saving every penny, and bought a Harmon Kardon receiver, Onkyo turntable, and the awesome Polk Audio Model 10 monitors (remember those? Fantastic speakers). Fast forward a few decades and I had resorted to mundane “consumer” stereo products (Sony, Denon, etc…). Music became a “background event”.
Then recently found Paul’s videos on youtube. I got hooked again.
Now, I’m not traditionally a critical listener (anymore) and I can’t afford the big stuff. But I really missed that souring, clear sound I had all those years ago. So did some research and got me a pair of Martin Logan Motion 35XT speakers and a Sprout100. Not high end I know, but leaps above what I’ve had.
Plugged it all in and put on Heart’s “Dog and Butterfly”. My God. I literally had tears in my eyes. The clarity, the soundstage, everything. It was so drastically different from the box store stuff and I was finally experiencing MUSIC again! Revelation.
But now I’m thinking “maybe I AM more of a critical listener than I thought”. I LOVE the sound this system produces…….but what would it be with a Stellar system? BHK? Hmmmmm….
Yeah, I’m on to you Paul. And I thank you Sir. Thank you.