CnoEvil said:Thank you for your kind words.....but it really was a pleasure.
The room I reckon was something like 12.5' x 12.5ft.
If Mrs. Cno did a lot of listening, I would have gone for the Refs, as we both really like them. She just finds the Harbeths lack too much excitement for her taste. I do think that if they had more room to breathe and a better Amp, things might be a bit different (or they might not). One of the reasons I bought the 35i, was the scale, excitement and vibrancy if injected into the music.
We both very much appreciated the very kind invitation to your family gathering.....it looked like a lot of fun, with enough people to fill two floors of a Belfast Pub!....but Mary had prior commitments to do with her role at the local church.
I have a difficult question for you - Where would you place the system you heard on Saturday, in the context of the best systems that you have heard/owned?
I know that you would not do a straight swop for your Harbeths (which are around half the cost), for those Kefs - which shows that you have chosen wisely. The question is, could you live with that system, if BBC style Monitors didn't exist?
Ps. Can you remind me of the Artists that I particularly liked? - Thanks.
Oops sorry I missed the PS at the end.
You particularly liked Vienna Teng and Barnaby Bright.