A great group of guys in from Centralia, IL to hear the DeVore X's. The X's continue to impress here, driven by the Leben 600, the Ayre AX5 and Ayre separates, the VTL 2.5/150, and for a while the Brinkmann integrated. They're relaxed, they're stimulating, they breathe fire, and then sing like angels. They bring not only the chest but the body to singers, an orchestra envelopes you, a trumpet blats at you. They can play well in any room I've heard them in, large or small. They will show what you put in front of them, both amp and sources, so make it good, make it darn good. And they'll reward you like few speakers out on the market can. People say that the art of speaker building hasn't changed much thru the years, but I disagree. There are many many "good" speakers out there, almost too many, in fact. Yet there are very few great ones. Think about that.