I was recently in Peekskill to listen to the Strain Gauge system and was floored in every way by what I heard. Every nuance of music I was familiar with came at me with a much greater sense of ease and three-dimensionality.
We listened through his mosfet amp and Monarch bookshelves, eventually adding his modified sub into the chain.
I didn't feel that the Monarchs held the rest of the system back at all, in fact they completely disappeared, and left a glorious wide, high, and deep soundstage.
My fear is that I will not be able to recreate that magic with other electronics and speakers.
I'm considering selling my Quad 2905's and going with an all-SS system. Has anyone heard the speakers on their own, and would I be making the wrong move here. I like the idea of synergy.
My Quads at present time don't sound nearly as musical as the all Soundsmith system.