It was a pleasure meeting both aerius and tomek, and having the opportunity to listen to the speakers described in all this.
First off, what a nice tube amp driving the setup, and a very nice cd player also. The cables that aerius brought were good in the end, after lively debate and MANY swaps!
I do agree with tomek, that in the end, with the cables, and 4 odd hours of music, there was improved bass over when I first arrived.
Tomek is right, as I was leaving I did state that I think a very good sub will need to be used, to maintain the coherence of his system, while adding the bottom end.
A rather eclectic mix of tunes was spun, and it is only in hearing what someone listens to, on their system, that one can ATTEMPT to accurately make some suggestions.
Having been there, and heard that, I think that the Mirage tomek is talking about could work well, and failing that, I recommend a drive out to Dundas, to Alternative Audio, to listen to their REL gear - more money to be sure, but not crazy cash to get started.
Lastly, I doubt that tomek will need a monster sub - the music that I heard, would not likely be rewarding with such a creature. It is more likely that an accurate one is the ticket.
Great meeting you both, and having fun attempting to hear all the differences!