yep, I doubt I'll ever go back but I'll always have a soft spot for Arcamplastic penguin said:@Dan Turner
IMO, there is a stark difference between was it technically brilliant sounding and what fits into a particular system. I've heard so many set-ups over the years that are brilliant individuals but as synergy goes, it destroys the whole sound.
Likewise I've always mentioned about "instant impact", where a component or set of components immediately impresses but, as a long-term proposition, can become tiresome. That's why I'm a big Arcam fan. It won't instantly impress, great to live with.