Hi! Yesterday I dropped by a dealer and listened to a pair of Avantgarde-Acoustic Uno G2 horn speakers driven by Audionote Meishu integrated tube amp. The source used was Esoteric SA-60 CD/SACD player. The result? It made me want to bring my whole CD collection there and listen to them one by one.
Because the Uno has built-in active woofers and has a sensitivity of 104dB, the Audionote Meishu's 9 wpc of pure Class A signal was more than enough to drive them. The only thing I found was that the soundstage seemed rather narrow although it was 3D and holographic. I could hear the timbre/resonance/character of the particular piano played by T. Monk so clearly whereas on my own system, all I could hear was just a non-descript sound of a piano playing.
So has anyone heard the Uno G2's? I'd like to hear your views on them. They retail for $27,800.00. Should I take this route of getting a high sensitivity horn speakers thereby eliminating the need to get a powerful amp? Any pitfalls of getting horn speakers with active woofers?
Or should I get a speaker with low sensitivity like the Magico V2/V3 and get a powerful pre/power like the Parasound Halo JC2/JC1 monoblocks?