Since my name has ben mentioned I must give my reaction I guess.
After 30 years I visited a hifi-show again, this time with wife and children and we had a nice afternoon. I told them we had to check if new audiosystems sound better then our aged homesystem. Well luckily no system sounded better!
All the rooms had either to much bass, heavy colouration or no definition. At entering the BD-XX room there was a big difference, phenomenal definition like comparing 4k with VGA. But after sitting down some strange phenomena got in the way. Like people moving close to the speakers, changed the soundstage abruptly. Mind they were not straight in between speaker and listener.
It comes to my mind like the horns are like a radar that makes it possible to see all the obstacles in the room.
Then my favourite track of Van, Moondance, sounded awfull, no base, no warmth, no rhytm. When I came home I played my vinyl-version and was afraid this was a different song, but I'm sure I saw the title on the monitor after Peter found it after a long search.
So it was disapointing to don't hear the perfect bass I was expecting but it was nice to have a chat with the St-family, and my wife is getting warmed up for the NOS1.
Since our government doesn't know anything about economy we have to keep our money in our pockets here in the Netherlands, so I'll have to wait some more before I can join the happy NOS1 family.