I guess it was more of a question rather than a statement. I have not used (or even seen) either machine so certainly cant speak with any authority. From reading this thread and some other comments elsewhere it sounds like the Musica may have some teething problems with build quality.Originally Posted by 7C5B4D5F47340 link=1274839714/50#50 date=1296870149
As always you tend to hear the few bad stories rather than the many good ones so this may be an unfair comment. My Oscar is certainly a very solid and reliable machine.
I certainly wouldnt assume a machine will perform well just because it is a HX.
I am pretty sure the Musica has a 58mm group, just like the Oscar.
Have you considered the La Spaz Mini Vivaldi II? It has a lever for steam but quite a big footprint. I had the bench space I would seriously consider it and I love the look of it.