I don't like people being shouted down because their ideas are different, so yes I feel the need to speak up. I can take the abuse. I consider myself objective and have no skin in this game, happy to blow the cash on something more exciting. I have been on this forum for a long while, please feel free to peruse old posts, I'm not prone to hyperbole or bragging. I am altruistic in my motives for 19 years on this forums, from helping with design, setup, trouble shooting, best pressings etc. It truly does bug me that you have come to such awful conclusions based on my stereo system and what I described hearing. Anyone who provided technical expertise or insight without insult was treated respectfully and considered thoughtfully.