it's not really surprising at all to me to see Wayne say something about your comments. Hundreds of people listened to that rig that weekend and no one to my knowledge said anything remotely resembling the center image or your other issues. In fact that amp has won best in show at RMAF on at least one occasion and garnered several great reviews. I think it's great that you showed up and listened a ton of rigs but you may have missed the best part of the meets, the community.
I know I'll likely take crap from several people for my post and frankly I don't care. I just think at some point people need to stand up for a vendor that has always been there for this community pretty much from day one.
Here your write up pay close attention to the last line, I call BS on your post above and your assertion that Wayne misrepresented your comments.
12) Meridian 808.3, Apex Pinnacle (Balanced), Audeze LCD2 quickly then HD800
Not becoming a fan of the LCD2. Stage is just too separate. Sound is natural but the separation just kills the imagery. HD800 - Sound is similar to the Peak but less effort. Some smear in high mids on Pinnacle with electronic music. Detail is very nice. Again bass is deep but not enough volume to be satisfying. Not enough punch on this setup for sure. Orchestral has no bass impact. It's terrible. Peak sounded better. Imaging is not as good. Not as easy to see instruments. Still nice. Tonality is nice. Cymbals not bad but cringe inducing occasionally.
I found nothing good about the Pinnacle with any headphone I tried it with. Probably the most expensive item there I just did not like at all. The notes speak for themselves.