AVI ADM9s: breakthrough or too much hype?
I realise there's been quite a lot of discussion on these active speakers here and there on these forums, but I thought I'd try to launch a more definitive discussion. A member here very kindly mentioned these speakers to me as an option when I mentioned my desire for a high-end system mainly for streaming music via a MAC or iPhone. The ADM9s seem to fit the bill because of the (in fact, rather obvious) innovation of fitting everything needed for streaming (amp, DAC and speakers) in one box. Previously, I had been thinking of getting all Rega components, but the ADM9s (not the catchiest name) would seem to do the same, while taking up less space at slightly less cost. Question is: would they sound as good?I know the manufacturers of these speakers are very vocal in pointing to their virtues but I'd love to hear -- in one place -- music-lovers' experiences, especially of the latest models. I ask this partly because of the difficulty of demo-ing a pair.