Firstly, apologies for the fucking awful pun
A few weeks ago i just missed out on Jakes E's that were up for sale here. I've always wanted a pair and it was an impulse attempt, but after missing out on them i was surprised how upset i was. Anyway a chance came up to buy an even fancier pair, but with it the increased costs. I initially thought it's not possible, but after mulling it over, realised how much i had always wanted a pair and with a little sacrifice, it may just be impossible to actually obtain them.
The seller (a fellow Wammer) was a very amenable chap and was in no rush to sell and happy to give me some time to come up with the dosh. So, i set to; i sold my lovely Harbs and then the rest of my entire office system (back to using a pair of original MS 10's & an Arcam Alpha - my 1st ever system) and a couple of treasured vinyl rarities.
The target was eventually reached and on Saturday myself and my 4 year old daughter went on a 'special mission' to pick the E's up from a secret hotel in Earls Court, these monsters are now in situ:
AN-E/spe's in lovely high gloss oak and with the huge bonus of grilles.
So far, i'm absolutely delighted, the Leben, as expected, drives them with ease, delicacy and poise. I know where i have placed them isn't ideal, but they still sound great, some minor adjusments over the next few weeks and a full review soon.