- Nov 6, 2018
As an owner of both a Purifi Eval 1 (which I assembled myself) and an Octo Research DAC 8, I understand my recommendations are over the top, but that's kind of the point. Neither of my personal choices (which I do believe are edge of the art performers) will have that overwhelming cost no object Veblen good impact that the Solutions would--and that was the charge from the OP, to spare no expense to create a bucket list system. Ditto for the Magicos over the Revels. And make no mistake about it a Solution/Revel system will approach edge of the art sound, and do it with a lot more bling than a miniDSP/Octo--Purifi---Revel system(perhaps an even better sonic performer) will have. After all, a Toyota Avalon is probably every bit as good a performer as a Rolls Royce Dawn, yet I still think people who don't care about the money will nonetheless prefer the Rolls.Magico seems to provide some interesting and objectively good speakers.. I'll come back to these later
Soulution Electronics..Seriously?? I know a bit about these, I have been on the other side... Expensive, eye-watering expensive. Their lowest priced model, an integrated is about 26,000 Us Dollars.. the TOL , the 701 is ... please take your time to read this, NO typo: 155,000.oo US Dollars.... and frankly in what way are these superior to a Purifi or Hypex-based amplifier? I mean , seriously????
Now about the Q7... Heavy, well made , expensive (Ridiculous price and likely good measurements.. In What way would it be superior to a Revel Salon 2? Or to a fully dressed-up Genelec 8361-W371A combo, complete speaker systems by the way with no need for additional amps... ?
No! HEA offerings are not what most here consider end-game anything...
As an olive branch offering . There is one expensive speaker I consider end-game. It is by all objective metrics. The Bang and Olufsen Beolab 90. A true marvel of technology and performance. Some may like its looks... I am not sure I do.
And the Beolab 90? That looks like something out of a Stephen King story which, when researchers place it on a turntable and rotate it, opens an interdimensional portal from which numerous abominations pour forth to feast on the residents of some sleepy Maine village until the military restores order several weeks later.