Thanks mate - I have been pestering Mark for nigh on 3 months for stands, and I am trying to decide if I just build them myself or wait it out. The speakers have been sitting in boxes staring at me wondering when they get to come out to play...I don't recall how long it took. The stands did not exist when I purchased the Cats so I spent many $ on custom steel stands. When the Cat stands became available, I took time trying to convince myself to dump the expensive metal stands and buy the Cat stands --- and did.
Thank you so much for your very kind words. I really gave a lot of thought to covering up all of the acoustic treatment so that I could make the room look more like a theater and less like a recording studio.Man what a great looking room. I really like the colors. The way you blended function with style is great. Most people end up sacrificing performance for look or have mo style for function but yours is the best of both.
Not ready yet. I have been listening to the new speakers for a long time and they are VERY nice (much better midrange/tweeter presentation) but the RS20i has yet to be fully integrated. I had one in my room about a year ago and the improvement over the Marantz (actually 90% of the improvement was Dirac over Audyssey)was incredible. Better everything: bass, midrange, envelopment. I have learned a lot about the Datasat since that time and by the time I get all of that functionality operational, it should be quite stunning.Like, like, like! Very soothing atmosphere and theme. Any impressions yet on the new sound, or are you still tweaking?