This is a very good summary. As a former owner of the DDRC-88A and current owner of the HTP-1, I'd like to add a couple of considerations:
1. The DDRC has very flexible routing and mixing capabilities which support complex configurations that even, AFAIK, the HTP-1 does not support.
2. This is...
The 708P seems to go lower in response (vertical directivity is not as good though). I am confused how a much larger speaker with more 8" drivers rolls off much higher. Can someone shed some light on this?
This is actually not bad, in relative terms, at this price in the "audiophile" industry. Many others sell them at thousands of dollars with network boxes and such. The claims of lower distortion (I believe this is what earned this cable a headless panther) and your usual "wider soundstage"...
How do you know how loud we think you are listening to is? :p
I think its the way you describe things in your speaker listening tests - something like "the woofer started bottoming out". That does seem kinda loud :)
So, HOW LOUD IS THIS?!!!!