I played my UHQR pepper last night up against my German Apple with A1 in the runout grooves. Well, no contest really. The German Apple pressing had a natural tone and great bass. The UHQR delivered better separation, but the highs and midrange were too forward. As I said earlier, cut too hot. I'm sure this is what Geoff heard in Fremer's room as well. It's lacking in ultimate warmth. So, back up on the shelf goes the UHQR. I must get around to selling it one of these days, but I'm torn as it has become such a collectible. Oh well, I suppose anything is for sale with the right offer, lol.