To Jeff Fritz,
I read your picks with interest. Why did you not mention a Wilson speaker?
Did you attend the High End show in Germany this year? If so, what did you think of the new Gryphon Trident II? Others who heard it thought it to be outstanding.
I did attend the High End event in Munich, Germany, earlier this year. Unfortunately, I did not get to hear the Trident II as they were only playing it at specified times and, unfortunately, our show-reporting duties did not allow us to be at Gryphon's room while this speaker was playing. I heard the same as you, though -- that the speaker was really good. Having heard other Gryphon models in the past, I know them to be superb speakers so I would assume the Trident II is a real contender.
As for Wilson -- or any other speaker I left off my list, for that matter -- I simply wrote about the products that I would personally buy, based on my experiences. There are many speakers out there that I have not heard and many more that I don’t think are very good. What I listed are the models that I absolutely know to be good and what would populate my shopping list were I buying at those various price points today. . . . Jeff Fritz