I mentioned this may happen on several other threads. Wheels did not get set in motion as fast as I thought at first but it is happening. My Twenty.23s were ppicked up by the buyer today and cash changed hands and Twenty5.23s ordered.
Bit of background. It's a fairly stange upgrade in my opinion. I'm never one for the near sideways move. In general it is not cost effective. An evolutionary change is rarely satisfying compared to a revolutionary change that takes you to a different direction entirely (different brand) or a higher model in different range. But the star algined and I am in the position to get a pair of Twenty5.23s for very little indeed when the exchange rate and resale value on my current 23s was factored in.
Plus there is the well documented lack of proper demonstration facilities where I am. I love the sound of the 23s: light, neutral, unfussy to position, completely vanish when listening to music. So I really did not want to rock the boat. They don't excite my sprung floor and deliver ample everything for their size. I have commented recently that the change from 250.2 to 250.DR upset the balance of the system a bit and I didn't get the punch I had before to the extent I was considering maybe the Twenty5.24 or even Twenty5.26. However, my ears adjusted over time and frowning "that's not right" became neutral "well it is not wrong but very different" to eventually, "yeah this actually sounds more correct than before". So, bedgetary-wise I could choose a different speaker and make that revolutionary change I mentioned but ultimately, the 23s have a balance that is so right, it is was clear that another pair of new Twenty5.23s is the most likely correct option.
This is just the first post in the journey for those PMC users out there. Plenty have heard the new range side by side with the existing range at shows, but maybe not many will do such a sideways change in their own living room. It will take a while for them to arrive and longer to run in. Until then, speakerless.
Next post. Unboxing.