Excellent review Phil!! I have a pair of AV1+ speakers and I really like them. I didn't have another speaker to directly compare them to but I can say that I am convinced that the level of performance that I'm experiencing with the AV1+'s is on another level then the PSB's that they replaced in terms of upper mids and highs. I am looking forward to your review of the AV1+ speakers in the near future.
Unfortunately, the Saph's went back about (5) weeks ago... I wish I would have kept them as well.
For me it has been a good lesson in "bigger & higher priced, isn't always better."
Thanks for the input.
I also have paradigm reference 40's. I have only heard good things about the av1's and av1+'s. It would be great if you had the chance to demo both before I bought mine and let us know how they perform against each other. Great review.