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Has anyone read this article by Wes Phillips on his site Onhifi.com?

He says that the SRS-4040 is inaccurate in a highly unusual way:

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But while listening to Ms. Levin's vigorous performance, I heard a deep ripple in the soundstage -- it was almost like a special-effect in a movie, like the deep sub-bass synth tones that erupt during Clarice Starling's conversations with Hannibal Lechter in The Silence of the Lambs.

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Speculating that the effect was either MIA or obscured in ensemble pieces, I turned to Beyond The Missouri Sky by Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden [Verve 537 130] and cued up "He's Gone Away," which is more a Metheny showpiece than a duet. Sure enough, on certain strongly plucked notes, the guitar sounded as though it was being processed through a reverb unit. What I think I was hearing was the electrostatic diaphragm vibrating sympathetically with the note -- or possibly being sent into oscillation. It doesn't last long, but it's inescapable once you've noticed it.
SRS-4040 owners: any comments?