Great review! One comment... Being an (ex) New Yorker, I recognize the AR logo as being identical to the one I would see on speakers made by this very company (at least I think it's the very same one, same name, etc.). I used to go through the terminal at the famous Grand Central Station and there would be AR with their own display room. This was back in the early to mid 60s and I was in my teens. I would go in there and invariably be treated to Jazz or Classical music and, at least at the time, being impressed with the sound reproduction. Of course, things have changed between then and now and imagine the sound quality and technical prowess has grown with the times and perhaps I wouldn't be quite as impressed now.