Jon, the new thread is up. I agree, to discuss Avalon in a Quad thread is not the best.
I have been the very happy owner of the Indra for several months now. As I mentioned I use them together with the Edge NL 12,1 and the C-J ACT 2 Series 2 preamp. This pre/power combination really gets out the best of the Indra. There is no secret that Avalons need some power in order to do their thing. This may be their only flaw as I see it, high quality/ high output amps are expensive. The NL 12,1 don`t have any problems at all!
To make a long story short; I see no major faults in this speaker design. I have not compared it to the Kharma, Wilson and what have you. I see it like this; I know what I like. Other speakers may be better on certain things, the Indras may be better on others. $ 20.000,- doesn`t buy the best speakers in the world and there are always something better. But yes, I am very, very pleased.
I used to own the Ascendant N (latest version). Also a very good speaker, but not even close to the Indra.
It would be great to hear from other Avalon owners, their experiences etc.
And Jon; Yes please check out if you can get a pair of Indra or Isis in for a review. Could be interesting! Thanks.