I had some 595is and 895is- they are quite a bit different from the M series but not bad. I found them to be a bit brighter and a bit less refined (but they were much cheaper in the day). The room I have my M7si in is really small but still sound good. The FBI will sound so much better than the Yamaha.
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I finally bought C-10. It was delivered today and immediately paired with my DAC REF 1 and Phoenix. It is very good even on first listen. After several hours of listening it is obvious that it plays much better than my old Yamaha (RX-797) even with the most ordinary XLR cables. The music is more sonically balanced, there is an added musicality and more sense of reality in the sound itself and also in the space presentation. 3D presentation of music is really amazing. I am now awating for better XLR cables and hoping for next improvements.
Edited by seaice - 10/6/10 at 12:58pm
But the Xmas is near, you should hurry
This thing is a real beast. If you think the RE1 of Phoenix is heavy, you must try this one! Heavy weight champ delivered in a massive box!
Edited by seaice - 10/6/10 at 1:27pm
Thanks for the tip. I have already ordered OYAIDE PA-02 with Neutrics. I may also try some silver wires but I hope the Oyaides will be enough.
Btw, there is one thing I miss on the Phoenix now - ACSS out.
Edited by seaice - 10/8/10 at 2:05pm
I wish I had that too but Kingwa says it's impossible without some reworking. But, ACSS works through the XLR outputs as well, that's why I want the C10 as the XLR out from Phoenix and XLR input on C10 still use the ACSS modules on both ends.