Moving these impressions over to here. Inspired by my Amphion discussion with @murphythecat I met @HitmanFluffy at CAF last weekend. The Amphions were the only legitimately decent things there. Everything else was toothless old drunk bloom fi, etched horrificness, or babydick woofer memes that were around JBL 305 level like Vanatoo Zero. These all lose to the better quality cheap monitor stuff (think HS8, A7X, KH120) any day despite boxiness. The bigger Amphions were shockingly decent. Warm butt lovers, low volume wusses, bass flatulence sniffers can leave the hall. There were two towers, one woodgrain and bigger than the white one. Maybe the Krypton3 or the 6.5" woofer tower in woodgrain along with the 5" tower? I wasn't paying attention. Anyways bigger was better for Amphion. They were run off the latest Benchmark stack which might explain the lack of dynamics but a lot of that is probably just the throw off the shelf drivers in a box design versus the higher tech approaches of ATC, Genelec, Neumann, and HEDD. The bigger ones were a little v-shaped and lacked ultimate midrange detail and dynamics but were coherent sounding. I heard them with some late 90s to modern rnb and Metallica's Kill 'em All. They were very revealing of the heavy processing in the clipped snare samples used to make the "clap" effect in the rnb. They were also the only speakers we heard at the show able resolve the opening high-frequency hash in the drumroll of "Hit the Lights" off the original CD of Kill 'em All. The current remaster is cleaner with a better defined midrange despite being more compressed with a v-shaped EQ. It seems to not have been run through an as colored compressor or limiter and is from the original tape, not a copy, so the new cheapo slipcase master is more better and worth picking up for $5 from Amazon. Despite using the older master with less midrange dynamics, the Marshall guitars and Hetfield's voice didn’t pop/honk outta the mix like they should. Treble transients were a little muted too but the metal tweeters aren't harsh. Soundstage is semi-accurate but not exceptional due to poor midrange and treble dynamics. The floorstanders are legit and way better than the 5" nearfields (get something else but I can see why these may be well-liked in a professional context). The brand is way overpriced but was the best thing at the show and surprisingly decent. I don't know how the dual 6.5" woofer nearfields + sub combo would sound (prob better than these floorstanders) but for that ridiculous price, you could get something like the Barefoot, HEDD, Neumann, or Genelec 3 ways that take a dump down Amphion's throat Duke Nukem style. A77X is more fun too and cheap when used from similar distances (not near field). Tweakers will like these though for legit decent sound they can mess around with. The tweeter blowing issue is apparently very real so buyer beware.