Just to say thanks for so many interesting replies to this post from all of you. Struttmaster is already successfully doing specifically what I wasn’t previously sure would actually work in practice, but there are lots of other comments that are also extremely helpful.

If/when I eventually get round to demoing and subsequently decide to purchase a 218, I will share my own experiences.


priorities: stereo music (primarily 'classical' / choral / opera)
boxes: various 500-series, DACs, G91 (+ non-M e.g. ELS-63)