I've been testing a pair of your nxV500's in my current reference system which comprises of:
B&W 800D Floorstanding speakers ($35,000 a pair)
2 x Classe CA-M400 mono block amplifiers ($22,000 a pair)
Classe CDP-202 CD player with inbuilt volume control ($11,000)Kimber Select Interconnects and Speaker Cables ($7000)
And previous systems consisting of Mcintosh, Mark Levinson and Krell electronics.
I decided to put the nxV500's head to head with the Classe M400's, even though the nxV500 only has 300W/8 which is 100W less than the M400, the sound quality is second to none. Right after hooking them up and pressing play on my reference track of Diana Krall - Live in Paris - Track 1. I Love Being Here With You, it was clear when the bass rolled into the room, it didn't jump or snap into the space like it was a leashed animal, and when Diana's voice is first heard it bloomed beautifully and was sensationally convincing.
The build quality of your product is excellent and it uses high quality capacitors too! I always like to know what the almightly dollar really buys you, and closer inspection of the M400, shows cheap capacitors and internal wiring, including the XLR/RCA interconnect wiring.
In summary the nxV500 is smoother and has greater overall coherence that the hugely expensive mass produced Classe CA-M400 and because of this the M400's have been given the boot and sitting in their place is your very own nxV500 mono blocks!
Nicholas H Canberra, ACT.
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