It cannot get any better than this. MontanaWay's upgrade of Bob's M-125s and Tmadden's build of the SP-14 all hooked up to Tyler's speakers have put me in audio heaven. Pure, unadulterated bliss.
I won't go into lengthy detail because describing sound in words is like trying to tell a blind person what yellow looks like, although many profitable magazines thrive on doing just that.
Tmadden's SP-14 is a work of art. Strapped to MontanaWay's octal-driver M-125s (actually the Big Bopper v.3), volume and channel pots turned all the way up, you hear nothing, absolutely nothing, and these are 90 dB/watt speakers. The background is total silence. No tube noise or hash. No hum. No wisp of hiss. Utter blackness.
Until you turn the music on, of course. Then the room lights up like a new ride at the world's fair. The speakers seem to shoot out colours. Diana Krall was giving me a lap-dance last night.
This is as good as it gets. And I'm into the whole smash for less than the price of a used Ford Pinto, gas tank intact.
Thank-you Bob, Troy, Ty and Holger. Feel free to let me know of upgrades, but I ain't buying. You can't top perfection.