Hey I just got the 30SS Series 2 an hour ago and am warming it up... out of the box the damn thing is just stunning - will post more details and photos on another thread.
@lydon - an 83dB speaker will probably not give you the desired dynamic contrasts you may be looking for; be careful with such insensitive speakers
@stargate: thanks for the info
BTW, with the new Spectral preamp in place and the newly arrived RR LPs last week I finally got the chance to fire up the A90 again, after 3 months. Dick Hyman on the stage, and oh my Gawd - the RR HDCD can't compare wrt presence, sorry... full review to follow in the next few days.