So as not to hijack the other L300 thread I thought I'd start a new one to post my thoughts on my latest purchase.
Early last week I was innocently minding my own business when Phil (hifinutt) kindly pointed out that there was a Pure Sound L300 for sale online for £2.5k. After waiting a couple of days hoping/praying that someone else would buy it and not make me spend yet more money on my system (meant to be saving for house extension), I folded and enquired as to whether it was still available. Anyway, two days later and it's now sitting in my system making sounds the audio equivalent of Mila Cunis pole dancing - just for me.
Ever since I bought my Adam Audio active speakers I have always been slightly disappointed with them. Whatever changes I made in my system always resulted in the sound end result - uber detail and impact without a trace of what I'd term 'musicality'.
Enter the L300 - fully 500mm deep and with me at time of writing still wondering how on earth it's going to fit into my custom (read bodged) MDF shelving. The effect this glowing beast has had on my system is profound. It's like it arrived and said to my Bel Canto DAC 'step aside please, I'll take it from here'. There's now the most wonderful tone to instruments - things my system always messed up before like cymbals no longer sound like a digital splash. There's superb decay to notes and it's easy to get a sense for the scale of the recording venue now. This is the first line stage I've had in my system that is not taking one jot away from the signal. Absolutely everything I could hear when the Bel Canto was connected directly to my speakers is still there, but presented in such a way that's impossible to describe. The L300 is gripping. I've never listened to so many albums end-to-end. In fact, I've no idea what the track is called that's now playing - never got this far through the album before but it's just so listenable I don't want to change it.
Conscious that I'm beginning to ramble like a gibbering wreck so will stop now :-) More to come in the next few days as I get more accustomed to the L300.