At the end of the meeting while driving home, I was thinking, these speakers can 'take on' some of the big name imports, no problem at all! They were that good.
Of course, at the end of top notch amplification and with an almost perfect front end, they were able to impress beyond expectation.
I would imagine, set in a 'real' living room and with correct placement, they could sound even better in terms of imaging and soundstage.
After questioning Morris about the impedance characteristics of the speakers, I was informed they present a very 'benign' mostly resistive load to the amplifier and as a result, they don't require massive amounts of power to give their best. Impressive!
One of the bright moments of the meeting was the short 'debate' of one of our members with Morris, about the nature of digital signal transfer and the ability to manipulate it. It occurred to me that such technical debates could be an inclusion in future meetings, just as the member music presentation is. In these, say ... 30 min. debates, technical matters can be debated rationally ( i.e. valves v solid state, RCA v XLR, high power amplification v flea power, digital sound v vinyl etc. etc.)
We all stand to learn from such debates, especially as we have some very talented and sound educated people among our ranks.
Thanks to all involved in this meeting, in setting up and presenting such wonderful equipment.