Responses from alphonsodamato

Amplifier Recommendation for Spendor D9.2 Speakers
Thanks everyone.  I do notice that the speakers seem to fill in at higher volumes, something I did not anticipate.  Would Pass X260.8 or 250.8 do a better job at lower volumes?    
Mcintosh MC275 alternatives?
The MAC haters hate to hear it but the one dude is right, buy a used MC275 so you can enjoy forever, or a short while and get most of your money back.  Great advice.  
A rookie with 10K, seeking advise
You have a pretty nice starter system, so what's your endgame?  Will you go past $10K.  I started like you then got the bug and went nuts.  You may also.  So with $10K, based on my own personal experience, "fix" one part of your system and be pati... 
Spendor D9.2 Run In
I have owned these D9.2s for over a month now.  Spendor told me to crank them out of phase a few inches apart for 48 hours.  Can't do that, who can?  But over the last month I have been leaving the house for hour long dog walks and I leave them CR... 
Spendor D9.2 Run In
I'm a week in and granted, would have liked to have played them more by now, and louder.  But what I am noticing is the midrange HAS softened but is still quite strong compared to anything I have heard before.  Perhaps over several more weeks even... 
Spendor D9.2 Run In
I'm thinking I might move them, aggressively.  We shall see.  
Spendor D9.2 Run In
OK, I will be patient.  These are beautifully made and I can tell the detail is stunning.  But you have to ask, if a speaker needs 300 hours, why isn't the manufacturer running the speaker (or drivers) in?  I know Zu does.  
Spendor D9.2 Run In
The Spendor midrange is as overly pronounced as the Volti's was not.  I have switched the Spendors between my SS and tube Mac gear and really don;t see much difference.  "Lean" is a good word, but the pitch seems wrong to me.  t is true some recor... 
Spendor D9.2 Run In
When I have my ear right up on the speaker, the brashness seems to be coming from the midrange and not the LPZ tweeter.  The speakers do throw the mids and highs forward, which I like - especially the tweeter.  I can hear it at a distance.  What I... 
Spendor D9.2 Run In
I have McIntosh components: C2700, MC275.  I felt sure they would act to mellow the sound.  
Volti Razz Loudspeakers
I owned the Razz, just not a fan.  My experience was 30 year old Infinity and 5 year old Polk, each costing a fraction, sounded better.  My Razz experience has soured me to horns.  Perhaps some folks like the sound, but in AB comparisons in my min... 
No love for Legacy Audio
I have Focus SEs in walnut and one speaker has bubbling veneer on three sides, the speaker is under warranty, but I come to realize now I pay for shipping to fix what clearly is a manufacturing defect.  This may be normal in the industry (not smar... 
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most beautiful (looking) speakers
@tweak1 You asked great legs to leave over her comment on your decorating?  lol, shame on you.    
most beautiful (looking) speakers
Scarlett Johansson in that red dress...