A friend of mine in Portland had just gotten a pair of the same speakers prior to my visit. I think he's finally gotten the speakers he was intended to have. He mentioned his son, whom he says is a bigger fanatic than he is, and that he has Brinkman turntables.
If you are indeed the son of this individual, whose name is George, we have become good friends, along with Michael, and they have visited me on Whidbey Island several times.
If this is the case, it points out that it is a small world. Maybe I'll have the good fortune of meeting with you, on my next visit.
Enjoy your Ascendos, they are excellent, as is the rest of your system.