Responses from mschott

Why don't Joseph Audio Pearls get more love from the audio press?
I wouldn’t say that. For one, read their review of the latest Klipschorn models.  
Ohm Walsh Micro Talls: who's actually heard 'em?
Ohm’s factory is in Brooklyn. Give them a call and see if you can visit to hear their products.  
Buying Speakers Based on Specs
There’s some value to the specs and likely the Spendors will go lower. But if you can get the dealer to set up the speakers to approximate your listening room as much as possible it will help. Also, see if there’s a return policy just in case. Las... 
Best cheap system I have ever heard
Like a turntable? Looks like it has phono inputs for MC/MM.  
Interest in Ohm speakers
Which model and how big was the room? 
Paradigm Persona series
I own Paradigm Studio 100 V5 speakers and have had significant time with the Persona 9H’s. To me they are anything but fatiguing. In fact, just the opposite. They are smooth and the drivers are seamlessly integrated. There are a lot of great speak... 
30.7 MAGNEPAN Tour in Indy
So you’re saying the brand is in trouble? That’s a huge stretch. By the way few dealers stock many higher priced speakers. I’m in the Detroit Metro area and only one dealer has anything over $10k/pair and that’s Paragon who is one of the top deale... 
30.7 MAGNEPAN Tour in Indy
Wendell was quite clear that the 30.7 is more of a technical exercise to show the Power Response benefits than a product they want to build and sell. It’s not a particularly practical speaker due to its size and how that requires a huge room. They... 
Magnepan durability
There’s no way I’d put Maggie’s in a room with a toddler. The good thing is if they are toppled, they are not heavy. I put my now departed Snell E3’s in the basement until my son was 5 and they are far more stable than Magnepan planars.  
Your favorite Electrostatic, Panel spkr
Another fan of the Sanders 10e. Made a point to hear them at Axpona this year and they were very impressive. On another level I heard the Maggie 30.7’s this past week and they are amazing but not so practical.  
Salk Audio Sound
You’re best bet is to go to the Salk forum on Audio Circle and find owners in your area. They are usually open to have you over to listen. I am about 30 minutes from Jim’s factory and he invited me for a visit about 3 years ago. I can’t recall det... 
Just received shipment of my Magnepan LRS’s
jetter’s last post is on point. After reading the Stereophile review, they are terrific speakers for the price as long as your expectations are reasonable. They are sensitive to setup and amplification. But no matter what, the dynamic range is lim... 
Metal cabinet speakers
Paradigm Persona’s are not metal. They are wood composite. Also, different metals have different damping factors. There are far too many variables to make any judgement on this.  
Ugly vs Gogeous speakers
I would choose sound over looks 95% of the time but it’s not hard to have both. Mine are Paradigm Studio 100 V5’s in the cherry wood finish. A very good looking speaker as long as the grills are attached. Without, they are ugly. Brands that make t... 
Axpona reviewers perceptions and reality
There are far too many variables at a show like Axpona to compare one’s judgement to another’s. The source of course being the largest variable. The seating arrangement another. I don’t know if there was a Press Day but if so that would have had f...