Nice one. What's the mild concern?The LS50's arrived today and I've been blown away and mildly concerned in equal measure.
I've heard things I've never heard when playing, Pop, Rock, some Reggae and some slower Soul, but for House music, which accounts for 50% of my listening I'm not totally convinced. The detail is superb (compared to my Tannoy Mercury V4's) and I can definitely see what all the fuss is about.
I've never heard Bill Withers' Ain't No Sunshine and Joan Armatradng's, Love and Affection sound so good, nearly moved my soppy middle aged ass to tears......superb.
I'm running them on the Marantz PM6005 until Monday when my new Cyrus One amp is arriving. Be interested to hear the difference.
Overall very pleased and think once I get the new amp in, mess about with placement and they've run in I'll be even happier. Thus far I'm optimistic
Also just put in the new AKG KZ12 headphones after the Mrs insisted i turn the music off....they're the first pair of HiFi head phones i've owned and they're excellent, well pleased with them too. A good day all in all.
I mentioned my slight concern regarding the Cyrus, because on the more expensive ones the presentation can sound sterile and a little analytic for my taste. I'd rather trade a little detail for a natural sound. However, a pre/power combination has a bit more bulk to its presentation.
I could be wrong as I've not heard Cyrus One before.
When I had the LS50s on home demo, they were great in many respects, but compared to my PMCs sounded a little too modern, if that makes sense. PMCs has more of an old skool sound, little more musical as well.