I appreciate the vote of confidence in regards to my ears. Do you think not cranking it up a bit is why I perceived the narrow soundstage and lack of scale ? Also I was talking about coming to listen to my system. I see I didn’t specify that. Happy listening !Now not to start a forum war but I don't buy into needing to have an experienced ear, etc. Either you like something or you don't. If you sat down and didn't like the speakers they aren't for you, plain and simple. Your ears are just fine.