The challenge will be in comparing these speakers to live music. We do a lot of "live band" stuff in fall/winter. Jazz, college performances for our son and daughter... the LFR-1100's as active speakers have some pretty lofty goals.
Here are some quotes from the product page:
"The most realistic-sounding speakers ever? Indulge your wildest audio fantasies with these hear-it-all wonders.
Voices are crystal-clear. Cymbals shimmer and bass can be felt, not just heard."
The initial testing will be done with the PS Audio pre-amp and the LFR-1100 actives. Will the bass be felt? Can they reproduce my daughter's opera voice accurately?
FWIW, when I play Lucky Chops - Coco Live off of YouTube through my Chromecast Video, I can feel the bass in the stacked M100/M5 combo with the 800v4 off. This is at reference level (0 on my Onk) through the 1500.
I can feel it even more in PLII with the 1500 driving the M100/M5 and the 160v4 and the 1000 driving the dual QS10HPs.
Of course when I turn on the 800 in gut punch mode, it's a whole different experience.