I have to second what lovinthehd said about recent posters. We have had some real doozies wandering through here lately.\n\nAs far as the audio press in concerned, you need to take pretty much everything with a huge grain of salt. The audio press is unfortunately the most unreliable source about everything audio. This is a shame as it causes people to waste on awful lot of money.\n\nWe had the worst example recently as a friend posted trying to help a friend with a system that must have cost more than most people's houses, but was in fact junk, if for no other reason for the fact that it had blown up for the fifteenth time! He was certainly fleeced by the most avaricious of audiophools.\n\nThe days when the editors of journals devoted to this hobby were seasoned engineers are long gone. I'm thinking of the likes of John Grabbe, Percy Wilson, John Borwick Donald Aldous and many more. Now it is all useless subjective reviews. The guys I mentioned measured.\n\nNow its is left to us to at least try and get some perspective out there based on verifiable and not alternative facts.\n\nBy the way if your first language is German, you do a really good job of responding in the English language. \n\nI hope you stay around.