I had listened to a little bit of Diana Krall on the web on cheap speakers and I didn't like her style of music, too 1950ish for me.
But yesterday I took a chance and bought her 2006 CD "From This Moment On". I'm astounded by how good her music sounds on the M22's. I've also discovered that I like them even better with the stereo enhancement mode that I've been using turned off and just going with pure direct.
I gave it another good listen last night and made some more observations. After listening in pure direct for a while, the midrange sounded excellent, but most noticeably the upper range was suppressed. My Pioneer has 3 different stereo modes, 1)Stereo, 2)Front stage surround focus, and 3)Front stage surround wide. Both 2 and 3 gave the sound too much emphasis where nothing sounded real. 1 was a lesser version of the 3 and helped to enhance the high end a bit, but still give the overall sound a certain 'loudness' quality that took away from the realism.
I've never listened to SACD, or similar, and was wondering if this reproduces the sound more like what I'm looking for?