id take notice of reviews as if you walk into a dealer and haven’t taken a view on the best rated reviewed item, that others have taken time to check out in reviews, and for benchmarking purposes, you’d be stupid. If only to discount the review or not. If you go into a dealer and listen to speakers and benchmark them against something not as good or not reviewed, how do you know what you buy are the best and for your tastes. You’d be an idiot.BigH said:I would not take too much notice of reviews, as you said before it maybe the amp. WHF use one or 2 amps in a review, also in a specially treated room. I think there is also some bias towards certain brands. I remember Arcam A19 amp. which was WHF "amp of the year", did not sound good with the ATC speakers. Have you heard PMCs with a Roksan Kandy K3?QuestForThe13thNote said:Ps bear in mind what hi Fi get reviews on speakers right a lot of the time. But if you don’t believe them look at what other reviewers are saying.
On the Dali Opticon range check out what they say. Not good in all areas. So all you really need to do is check out Dali and put it against the competition and then see if you agree. If you do then maybe the Dali 8 won’t be the best to buy, incidentally what hi Fi I don’t think ever reviewed it.
But I wouldn’t put a £1k roksan amp with pmcs when my amps are in a different league both on specs, design, and performance.