That’s definitely the conventional wisdom that I was advised with over and over when I had Duo Grossos and the Duo Mezzo’s over several years.
I tried so-called smooth SETS and ended up finding them too bloomy. It wasn’t until I tried an LTA
1 watt Microzotl that I was really happy with the sound on a wide range of recordings. And later, even better was a solid state Bakoon which I eventually settled on. I also demoed a Dartzeel which was excellent with the AG’s.
Sometimes it can be a mistake to listen to the experts.
I've really come to appreciate the way the W13's present music. They don't have a strong personality -- just great tonality, timbre, balance. They create a large soundstage without losing focus. They are of course very different animals from large horns. Though they fill my large room with no problem, they can't reproduce the native scale of the AG's -- just a matter of physics. Every speaker has compromises, but my subjective experience with the Boenicke's is that I just love their un-forced and un-colored musicality through a range of genres and recordings.How are you liking the Boenicke W13's. I heard a smaller versions of the Boenicke at an audio show and was extremely impressed.