Originally Posted by Manatee
I haven't used either of these units, but I've heard samples of them. Since nobody else has chimed in, I'll say it's my impression that the Phoenix would give you more lower-midrange beef, while the Varis would give you more upper-midrange clarity. I hope that reply is better than none at all! FWIW I would go for the Varis.
Thanks for your opinion, I've also listened to some online samples and came to a similar conclusion. The VARIS sounded slightly more coloured to my ears in a good way, whereas the Phoenix added more weight but perhaps slightly more transparent.
Would be really useful to get the opinion of someone who has used both units.