I believe so, I know they were the top amps from Crown. It's getting confusing now, because more models seem to be creeping in all the time. It's hard to keep up. I found the matrix equally good on sound. I am not networking or going digital with everything so there's a lot on a Crown that I would pay for that would never be used. The Matrix fits my simple needs. The sound is excellent. Yesterdays tests were about proving the fidelity of the system. I'm really happy with it now.
Just an added bit of info regarding the demos which start on the the 8th Nov. For those who might travel by train, there are two lines coming into Southend. The victoria line from Liverpool St. and the Fenchurch St. line. Victoria will bring you to the top of Southend High Street, and Fenchurch will bring you in half way down. At this point you are only a few mins. from the Venue.
Just a reminder. The R2U demos start on Monday eve. Wednesday is out due to prior commitments, so I hope to see as many people as possible during the week. Don't forget, Southend is only a short trip out from London. Also, it's chance to hear B and C neo's in all their glory and the latest Matrix amps.
All the tests are done now, and there are a some people who now know what the system sounds like. One thing I have established this week is that Neo 18's on bass can really cut it, and there is no problem driving them with a lightweight amp. Without exception, I don't think there was anyone at the demo's that would disagree.
Thanks mate, last night was really good, and what the whole thing has established for me is that you can use Neo bass speakers to good effect and you can drive them with lightweight amps, at least with the ones I have, I can't speak for other amps as I haven't had any experience with them. I will let other people comment on the system, if they feel so inclined.