I'll give some quick thoughts now. Please remember that when you have people over to your place to audition gear, you spend most of your time hosting and very little time listening. Tonight and tomorrow I'll spend more time evaluating the new gear and will share more detailed impressions.
*The Val 2 is the real deal, especially with the hd800. This pairing was my favorite of all.
*The Crack is still king with the hd650/600 but the Val 2 gave it a real run.
*NAD m51...if there is any way you can afford it, get it.
Sweet! I appreciate the update. Thanks a million.