The Baby Grand Reference Gold continue to be one of my 2 or 3 "dream" speakers. Although I love audio and music, I can't help but think I would derive more happiness with the Baby's and cash than the Concert Grands, but obviously YMMV
Well they are f--king amazing. I have heard and owned many amazing systems and not to brag but I have never enjoyed any as much as I have since going the CGR route. May HP rest in peace but when he called the CGR the BEST he ever heard as described in the last review he ever did, reading his words were like reading my mind, although much more refined.
The testament to my happiness, is with the exception of a few tweaks here and there and changing from the REF75 to GS150 nothing has changed in my system and "all I do" is just listen. These are HUGE and extremely SUBTLE and extremely FAST and natural and as transparent as you can get and transmit all the macro and microdynamics without any strain even and particularly at low volume levels like no speaker I have ever heard. The coherence and continuity from the lowest to upper most octaves is an experience I have never witnessed with any speaker. I don't like to compare this versus that, but anyone looking for a speaker in this price range owes it to themselves to audition them as they might just be in for a big surprise. They may not get the press of a Wilson or a Magico but I could care less. The smile on my face and my never ending desire to get home from work and listen is all I care about. I am also not the kind of person who is married to a piece of equipment because I own it. If I don't like something I don't waste my time or energy convincing myself with rationalizations and I just move on. Truth is living with these amazing speakers for the last year and a half in conjunction with the rest of my system I have no desire to move anywhere but to my listening chair every single day.