If it can play Telarc 1812 cannons at realistic levels that correspond to correct replay for the symphonic orchestra, then I have finally found the end-of-chain-transducer of my dreams. The only time I have heard it at anything like approaching real thing was on Klipschorns at my friend's and to somewhat lesser degree on Infinity IRS V at audiofair in Milan, Italy. Not that listening to cannonfire represents any appreciable portion of my listening, but it proves JVC HA-S500 has enough headroom even in bass to be able to correctly reproduce any musical instrument. And equally important, ability to play at very quiet level(s) at the same time - my definition of Delicate Sounds of Thunder.
I did not have the audacity to ask anyone to try 1812, now it seems like it will at least not end up in smoke on this track. How does it survive the Das Boot digitally remastered soundtrack on DVD ? If one quarter of what guys who have it say is true, this should scare the s***t out of the listener.
And if it really is true, I will use it for monitoring of forthcoming recording of the new mass by a young Slovene composer, scored for children and female choruses, organ, brass band, electric bass and extremely large percussion section. The finale with big drums is awesome - I was wondering just what could possibly give it justice.
If it proves to be true, this will be all time bargain purchase and best overall purchase in my audio history spanning 35 + years.
Simply - nuts ( pun very much intended) !
I will not spoil anything for you my friend, I will only say I've never heard Telarc digital cannons sounding this good other than when it was coming out of $20K+ speakers systems.
When yours arrives, burn them like theres no tomorrow !!! ...100 hrs at least, then sneak a listen (Full resolution track, without any compression no less) I would love to hear your impression of their ability to reproduce the actual cannon burst. ...it can only get better from there on !