Brings back memories..
When I first saw this article, I saw "Ferguson" and was reminded of the company as it was in the 80s. Building cheap electronics that often had some fault.
Turns out it wasn't the same company but the electronics, while expensive rather than cheap, still have a fault.
Also, as a reply to Shades
RE: "the stereo horns need some air to breathe" - Why, do they have lungs?
Speakers don't have lungs as such, but they do work by vibrating air, so they do need a good airflow around them. So, in essence they do breath..
RE: "the soundstage is wide and lithe" - Lithe? Bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible
Maybe the reviewers means that the system can reproduce a wide range of frequencies well, or is adaptable enough to reproduce different styles of music well (different music styles have different frequency rangers). Adaptable is another word for Flexible.
RE: "re-creating crowd ambiance" - Isn't that more to do with the sound editor/mixer?
You can have the best production team and production equipment on the planet, but if the listener listens to the recording on a crap sound system he or she won't get an accurate recreation of the crowd ambiance.
RE: "fleshy, realistic vocals" - Fleshy? Having much flesh; plump; fat.
Flesh doesn't only refer to the stuff our bones are covered in. Have you heard of the phrase "fleshing out an idea"?