The room we tested the MKII in is definitely ideal and has very good acoustics. Prior to the 8s, he had the Pro 6s and they synergised exceptionally with his system. Neither speaker we've ever thought to be bright. Yes they are monitors designed for a flat response, but compared to some electrostatic Quads, they are the opposite of harsh/bright... The Antipodes are stunning as interconnects compared with Audience and other high-end cables..
Anyways, we also tested it on LCD3s, k701s, HD650s via Cavalli Liquid Fire (ALPS RK50), but still the ear fatigue was ever present.
Has anyone here heard equipment like the Twisted Pear Audio Buffalo DACIII, Lampizator Lvl. 3 or other great value dacs?
Do owners of the Octave agree that it punches in way above its pricepoint? Any suggestions of other dacs that you've loved would be greatly appreciated