Academically, the next step would be a demo of AN-speakers with a non-AN SET-amp. :?matt49 said:Well, I guess that sort of confirms what we've experienced, anecdotally at least. But I still wonder why.CnoEvil said:The speakers I heard were AN E-LX @ £3960, which were on the end of CD 3.1 (£3960) + M5 Pre (£6300) + Ankoru/11 Monos (£25,200)........and it's sound was the antithesis of what you described.matt49 said:Yes and yes.
I'd be interested to hear a full AN system. It's one of those things one ought to do in life. But as for ownership -- the cost scares even me.
Martin (of AN) did warn me that taking elements out of the system to try and capture some of the magic ,was unlikely to work, but he was happy to organize a DAC to be sent to me to try over the Christmas 2010 holiday.
Or speaking for myself, I would start with an all-AN set-up, and see how I get along. The AN dealer for the Benelux, when asked his opinion on a Devialet-AudioNote combo, said they had tried that, and liked the result a lot!
EDIT: the latter is not so evident for me, cos this AN-dealer is in the Netherlands, some 170 km one-way... So indeed, an academical consideration.