Thanks for your input Daniel, always appreciated.
For me the distance is spot on but then I know you like things a little closer (remembering our Indian recording discussion
). Neither is right or wrong.
On the same note, the Violin is more forward in the soundstage, so the piano sounds right to my ears sitting back a but further. I should probably have posted a movement with both instruments playing but got lazy with MP3 conversion / file sharing uploading etc etc.
I agree, of course, about placement and venue being above recording chain in order of importance but that being a given, I am just finding it hard to justify purchasing a better ADC, so its good to get your agreement on that one.